by Dr R@28
- Hassan Ali actions in the last few weeks mark a man who has a bipolar problem. Many people think he is defending Islam. He is manipulating the minds of Malays with borderline knowledge of Islam for the sake of his political aspirations. Off late his statement is putting the religion in bad light. He is erecting a big barrier between the non-Muslims and Islam. As the state Exco in charge of Islam, one would expect him to promote and market the Islam to the non-Muslim and enhance the faith among Muslims. In my opinion he failed his task as an Exco. He should be made accountable on the failure of his productivity targets. PAS should sack him for demeaning Islam.
- His stunt about the Christians converting Muslims is not acceptable. The constitution allows the non-Muslims to practice and propagate their religion in any manner that deem fit. If Malay chose to embrace Christianity, then we should not blame the converted and the converter but we should blame the on poor parenting, the micro community and the authorities. They had failed to retain one of their own believers. Islam being the official religion of this country receives support from the state and federal institutions propagate Islam. They are organized. They have access to funding. Despite that there are Malays who walked away from the religion. For that reason they cannot blame the converters. They should whip themselves every time Malay chose to convert. There are many good examples where the authorities failed in their responsibility. Smoking is Haram and yet many Malays and so called strict Muslims, smokes like a chimney. How much effort does the authorities put in to ensure Muslims stays away from smoking? Why left the effort to MOH only? The current approach of protecting Islam by intimidating the non-Muslim is wrong. At the community level, people are too scared to raised issue about religion because of the intimidating behavior. The non-Muslim is quietly keeping it and absorbing it in their chest. There will be a day where they can no longer tolerate it an all hell will break lose. Who should be accountable when that happens? Why are we destroying the beautiful image of Islam by our maligned approach?
- In Malaysia we discourage non-Muslims from entering our mosque. In many parts of the world, the non-Muslims are invited to the mosque to listen to religious sermons so that they can have better understanding about Islam. They are encouraged to see how Muslims pray. Why doesn’t our Mosque conduct and open day on weekly or monthly basis for non-Muslims to explore the religion. In Malaysia many non-Muslim community moves away when there is a new Mosque being built in their neighborhood. Their issue is the unreasonable loudness of Azan and the recitation of Quran before Azan using megaphones. Why is this a practice in Malaysia when it is not even done in the holy land? Many non-Muslim that I met has no problem with Azan. They only request that the loudness is to be within certain tolerance of the human ears. They suffer in silence, as they are too scared to raise the issue. The unreasonable Muslims think they are doing justice to Islam but in reality they are not. We are not bringing Islam closer to the non-Muslim but indirectly and directly chasing them away. We should change our strategy and approach to strengthen the faith among the believers and to encourage the non-Muslim to get closer to Islam. Intimidation is not the way to do it.