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Saturday, 29 August 2009

LRTQ 2: This Cannot Be Islamic....

If I were to decide on what should be the 8th wonder of the world, it has to be the brain of a bigot. While scientists are busy fiddling with Einstein's brains, I seriously suggest the scientists do a pro bono on the research of the brain of a bigot, try to comprehend what goes on in there, or whether the act of bigotry actually is a spinal level act, bypassing the atrophied brain.

Honest to God, I cannot even begin to understand what may have gone on, in these pathetic excuse of walnut brains of the people who were responsible in being irresponsibly stupid, by participating in that regretfully imbecilic protest in Shah Alam. It could be politically related, what's not in Malaysia, but the point is ; "What point are they trying to make?"

The thing that annoys me most is that they have got the cheek proclaim the act as Islamic. Which Islam are they talking about? Is it the same Islam that teaches the ummah tolerance and liberality as evidenced in the Surah An nahl surah 90

"Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that ye may receive admonition."

Or the same Islam that encourages the spread of Islam via beautiful preaching, as He said so in An Nahl surah 125

"Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance."

Is it the same Islam that prohibits destructive behaviour, on the contrary encourages good deeds, as what is stated in the surah Al Baqarah surah [195]

"And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good."

Is it the same Islam that encourages holding a counsel for the purpose of upholding righteousness, and not to impose hostility and iniquity, as we can learn from surah Al Mujadila [9]

" O ye who believe! when ye hold secret counsel, do it not for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to the Messenger; but do it for righteousness and self-restraint; and fear Allah, to Whom ye shall be brought back"

Is it the same Islam that does not favour power abuse, like what was said by Allah in

Surah Muhammad 22 - 23:

"Then, is it to be expected of you, if ye were put in authority, that ye will do mischief, in the land, and break your ties of kith and kin? [23] Such are the men whom Allah has cursed for He has made them deaf and blinded their sight."

If what happened in Shah Alam that Friday did not tally with what God had said, as evidenced by the surah in the Quran, and many more, then by all means, stop proclaiming that it was an Islamic act. It's just shameful ,degrading and inexcusable.

God said in Al Hajj (22) verse 39 - 40;

"It is permitted for those who have been persecuted to fight. God is able to give them victory. [22:40] The ones who were driven out of their homes without justice, except that they said, "Our Lord is God!" If it were not for God defending people against themselves, then many places of gathering, markets, support centers, and temples where the name of God is frequently mentioned, would have been destroyed. God will give victory to those who support Him. God is Powerful, Noble."

If they think that this is an act of "Jihad", well then, they have something else coming their way In Al Qasas verse 83 - 84 God said;

"That House of the Hereafter We shall give to those who intend not high-handedness or mischief on earth: and the End is (best) for the righteous. If any does good, the reward to him is better than his deed; but if any does evil, the doers of evil are only punished (to the extent) of their deeds."

We may pray in different gestures, or different places we call the 'house of God' each, but at the end of the day, all prayers go to the same God;

Al Baqarah:186

"When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me: that they may walk in the right way. "

I have nothing else to say except to extend my deepest, sincerest apology on behalf of Islam, to my Hindu brothers and sisters for this inexcusable act of ......I still can't think of a word to roll "imbecilic, cruel, harsh, irresponsible, nauseating, bigotry, pedantic, parochial, misrepresenting, against the teachings of Islam" all into one.

I know this is not a laughing matter, but I thought I'd leave this video, to ease the tension.

Here are other links on the LRTQ blogsphere's take on the same tragedy;
1. Barbarians at the gate by Marina Mahathir
2. New Bob Agency; What the Quran says about Non Muslim places of worship by Anas
3. Woe to the foolish agressors, by Walski
4. Hindu brothers and sisters, please forgive this wayward folks by Rapera
5. Allegories, Analogies or Similitudes In the Quran by Syed Akhbar Ali


hazriq said...

This is what happens to a society that do no read. They become easily manipulated by chess masters. With or without the chess masters, what they did was equally stupid.

zewt said...

protests like these reminds me that my decision to get an foreign PR is the best decision i have ever made. this is no longer my home.

PahNur said...

Sigh...I don't blame you....I'm tempted to migrate too. But if I do, who's there to fight all these ignorant lot? Sometimes it really tiring just to read the news

Eddie H said...

There's a voice going around making these people sound malevolent. I don't believe they are. They are just people who are scared that their way of life and their belief are under threat. More importantly, these people do not often pause to think. For example, I would rather be living next to a Hindu temple than an all-night bar because devout Hindus believe in karma and thus they want to be good people. Drunks on the other hand don't believe in anything when they are under the influence of alcohol. Who do you think is more likely to do you harm?

PahNur said...

Edie H;

I had a Malay patient who did not agree to the erection of Hindu Temple in Section 23, although he did not live there. His excuse was "it is going to be noisy". I smiled at him and ask politely, "as noisy as what the mosque makes 5 times a day using the microphone made by infidels and not to mention the sermons and full length broadcasted prayers?"
and before he could protest I added, "It is basic Islamic teaching to be fair to those who do not profess Islam as their religion.". I doubt he'll ever come back to the clinic. Dun care, and can't help him either. There is no medicine in the clinic to cure bigotry anyway....