BAN SIS with a nice logo to go with it. You know what struck me upon perusing this logo below? It takes more care and thought creating the logo. On the other hand probably 2 seconds to put a cross onto it. Maybe that is why it is in our culture to ban things, especially books. It is the easy way out.
BAN SISTERS IN ISLAM IN MALAYSIA Menghentikan Ideology karut yang boleh merosakkan akidah.
( To stop ridiculous ideology that could jeopardize the belief)
( To stop ridiculous ideology that could jeopardize the belief)
And what belief is that? That women should be oppressed like they were oppressed in the era of the jahiliyah? (oops...sorry, I just gave you the "infidel's" link. Here, click THIS JAHILIAH for a non infidel explanation ; never mind that the explanation is via the infidel internet)
It made me curious, as any ban thing would (kind of a publicity actually. I mean after they burnt Galileo for simply stating that it is actually the earth that is rotating around the sun, and not the other way round, I can't risk dismissing ideologies that are rebuked, shunned, etc until I learn about it now can I?)
Perusing through the "BAN SIS IN MALAYSIA" website, I looked for grounds on which they’ve decided that SIS should be banned, I found none. However, I found this instead:
1. Islam is the way of life
2. Al-quran and As-sunnah does not need to be reinterpreted
3. Allah is just and fair there is no discrimination of women in ISLAM
Only three positions? The Karma Sutra can come up with more positions than that, talk about a dead non creative mind. So okay, let me just go through them with you.
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1. Islam is a way of life.
Banning something without fully understanding it is a way of life? Sounds like "my way or the highway" to me. Who's way of life is it exactly? I mean if you can only come up with only 3 positions, and no reason for the ban stated anywhere on the website, obviously you need to do more research in the matter before you set out to launch a smear campaign, right?
Hmm..guess they haven’t heard of Al Hujraat verse 6, in which God tells us to verify the truth in the information, before passing it on;
ا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ
" O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and after wards become full of repentance for what ye have done."
We don't know who is wicked and who is not until we know right? So just establish all news to be true before passing it on to others, simple common sense. Then again, the Malay society tends to go with the flow, more of wanting to belong to the majority and indulging in what is hype..I give you a simple example....MAWI...nuff said.
2. Al Quran and As Sunnah does not need to be reinterpreted.
I suppose if you’re taught to feel contented from small with the little knowledge embedded into your mentality, this is so true. Fed with milk, burped and go back to slumber. Nice life. But have every one of those people actually read the whole of quran and sunnah to decide that they do not need re-interpretation? Really? Look at Turkey, whom the world refer to as the progressive Muslims,(well, the rest of the "Islamic" countries are basically "out of this world", so.....) and they are directing the re-analization of sunnah.
Even the Quran interpretation from Arabic to English are known to have been tampered with, as claimed by Edip Yuksel, Aidid Safar and others. They may be wrong, but I think to decide who is wrong or who is right, we should learn the content first in able to do that, not ban them, unless of course, you have things to hide. Unless you are telling me that God Himself did the translation, why is it so hard to acknowledge the possibility of human error in the interpretation of Quran from Arabic to English? Are these translators "maksum"?
3. Allah is just and fair there is no discrimination of women in ISLAM.
Duuuuhh….who’s questioning Allah? It’s idiots like you that make us wonder were you the people who contributed to the statistics that led to scientists' conclusion that humans do not use much percentage of their brain matter. It is the human interpretation of God's law, that needs questioning.
Besides, ask those poor women divorcees who are faced with so many problems the moment they step into the Syariah Department to file for divorce, all the way to fighting for monetary support from the biological divorced fathers, THEY will tell you there's no discrimination..ppfff!!!
Don't let me start on mental discrimination. They're so good at mental discrimination, so much so the women themselves taught what is not rightly done unto them, are actually the law of God and comes from Hadiths that cannot be questioned.
I give you an example of Ammendments of law privileging men, executed in 1994 regarding polygamy.
For example, in 1994 : the fifth condition in section 23i.e. "that there would be no reduction in the standard of living, directly or indirectly of the existing wife and dependants", was deleted through the Amendment Act of 1994. I got this off SIS's website by the way. It's no wonder many wants SIS banned. They know the law and what manipulation was done to it, by, well, non other than the Muslim men!! And they say they are not discriminative!!!
Women are told to do things even God have not mentioned at all, covering their heads for one. I mean, logically, if one were allowed to ummm....think, [obviously those who said common sense if dangerous in Islam are not acquainted, or perhaps had forgotten the verse "It is not for a person to acknowledge except by God's leave. He casts the affliction upon those who do not reason." (10:100) ] wouldn't it make more sense that if God would have mentioned it at least once, should He think that covering the head is important or even necessary at all? Because He did say ,
وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ طَائِرٍ يَطِيرُ بِجَنَاحَيْهِ إِلاَّ أُمَمٌ أَمْثَالُكُم مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الكِتَابِ مِن شَيْءٍ ثُمَّ إِلَى رَبِّهِمْ يُحْشَرُونَ
[Yusufali 6:38] There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
I wonder, which part of the word,"nothing" some people they do not get?
So in the end, there are a long list of don'ts that some may make you go, "Huh?" or "WTF?" and when they come up with the do's it has the same "WTF" effect too. (Breasfeed-not-for-the-milk program ....is one example). And Muslim becomes more of the people who refrain from life rather than doing. (Maybe that explains the lack of the "giving" part in Malaysian Muslim practicing culture. I mean, maybe it's me, but I hardly see righteous Muslims volunteer to change bed pans or sheath in the old folks' homes or the illegal immigrants like the Myanmaris for example. Oh! I forgot, we don't help infidels. Hmm...)
So what we do in our free time? We create the Halal Journal. It's probably easier than to come up with the thicker "Haram Journal". God only said "....forbidden unto you the flesh of swine....", becomes "forbidden unto you the swine and anything to do with it".
Surah An Nahl;
وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ لِمَا تَصِفُ أَلْسِنَتُكُمُ الْكَذِبَ هَـذَا حَلاَلٌ وَهَـذَا حَرَامٌ لِّتَفْتَرُواْ عَلَى اللّهِ الْكَذِبَ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللّهِ الْكَذِبَ لاَ يُفْلِحُونَ
"But say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth,- "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah, will never prosper."
What worries me is not the banning of SIS, i think SIS can take care of themselves pretty well, they have very intelligent and even powerful women on board. It’s the amount of morons out there…currently about 12,000++ (very eery like when you see the hotel or posh restaurant prices with a ++ sign at the end of each figure) that "signed up" for the ban. Well, you cannot be that smart if you sign up for something you don’t understand right? Only morons signs something they don’t fully understand. Ask the lawyers, they’ll quote to you the amount of these imbeciles that probably double the amount of "Ban SIS" followers.
It is a fond thing said against us that we must know the quran and hadith before we can actually speak out regarding an Islamic issue. Why can't the same law apply here? Why can't we make sure that those who wishes to ban SIS, know their Quran and their Hadiths. Why the double standard eh?
Am I for SIS or for banning SIS you may wonder. Well, at this point, all I can say is that, the ban had instigated my interest into finding out more about SIS, an organization I hardly knew existed (then again, I'm a social retard), until they decided to call upon a ban unto it. Suddenly, SIS looks interesting as any ban material would be. Banning is a form of desperate measure to hush normally the truth, by the majority. Well, haven't you heard? Truth hurts. If one do not think something is threatening and causing them the insecurity, why not just ignore it. Why bother to impose a ban?
I may agree with the SIS agenda, or otherwise, but I think it is only fair for me to say that one need to understand, empathize with something before making the decision to stand by it or against it. In short, I do not sign a blank cheque.
Banning on the other hand, is a desperate cry of insecurity. Here's a simple solution. How about we ban banning?Not a bad idea eh?
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