Friday, August 28, 2009

un-Islamic manners during Ramadan

In this holy month of Ramadan, you would imagine an atmosphere of peace, goodwill and compassion, in accordance with the teachings of Allah (swt) as Muslims strive to perfect compliance with one of the 5 pillars of Islam, fasting.

According to Dr Arafat El-Ashi, the director of the Muslim World League (Canada), when Islam requires Muslims to fast, “it planted an ever-growing tree of infinite virtue and invaluable products.”

He stated that the spiritual meaning of the Islamic Fasting aims to achieve the following:

(a) It teaches man the principle of sincere Love: because when he observes Fasting he does it out of deep love for God. And the man who loves God truly is a man who really knows what love is.

(b) It equips man with a creative sense of hope and an optimistic outlook on life; because when he fasts he is hoping to please God and is seeking His Grace.

(c) It imbues in man the genuine virtue of effective devotion, honest dedication and closeness to God; because when he fasts he does so for God and for His sake alone.

(d) It cultivates in man a vigilant and sound conscience; because the fasting person keeps his fast in secret as well as in public. In fasting, especially, there is no mundane authority to check man's behaviour or compel him to observe fasting. He keeps it to please God and satisfy his own conscience by being faithful in secret and in public. There is no better way to cultivate a sound conscience in man.

(e) It indoctrinates man in patience and selflessness, as through fasting, he feels the pains of deprivation but he endures them patiently.

(f) It is an effective lesson in applied moderation and willpower.

(g) Fasting also provides man with a transparent soul, a clear mind and a light body.

(h) It shows man a new way of wise savings and sound budgeting.

(i) It enables man to master the art of Mature Adaptability. We can easily understand the point once we realize that fasting makes man change the entire course of his daily life.

(j) It grounds man in discipline and healthy survival.

(k) It originates in man the real spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood, of equality before God as well as before the law.

(l) It is a Godly prescription for self-reassurance and self-control.

But alas, the noble objectives of fasting during Ramadan that Allah (swt) set for his believers have been totally ignored by a few (around 50) Malaysians. Instead they did the exact opposite.

malaysiakini photo

But the clue that might just give away their 'affiliation' has been their most un-Islamic ways of dragging around a severed cow’s head. Once I saw this strange practice in Bali.


  1. Did they have a police permit to assemble?

    Where were the police and what were they doing when this travesty of religious bigotry was being acted out?

    Why did the police not show their concern and arrest the participants' for their own safety'?

    We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

  2. Hmm.. we can't discount the likelihood that the 'tukang gigi' is behind this despicable act..

  3. Thats why religious party like PAS must not establish any strong foothold in the country. What they are doing is culturing extreme Islamic ideology that influence the muslim society thinking. Thats how Taliban emerge, we already have some in the country. The cunning, the beer issue, the pig abattoir in Kedah etc. It will not end here, slowly and surely, one by one more controversial issue will arise.

    Yet the non-muslim supported them, so these people are asking for it, they will pay a hefty price. DAP are must be responsible as they band together with PAS......

  4. Fellow Indians in Selangor , me think this is a provocation by certain interested party to create disharmony amongst the races.
    It is also a dirty trick to discredit the PR government , do not fall for the trap, beware, beware, beware.

  5. Yes, Hindu Malaysians - dont pay attention to this small group of ignorant people.

    The majority of Malays are againsts such barbaric acts. They are a real disgrace not only to ISLAM but to MALAYSIA!

    Anna Koh

  6. nice one ... i'm thinking to have rendang kepala lembu, just like the persians with goat's head .... drool..

  7. What is so un-islamic? Well. Maybe un-islamic. I am not expert in religion.

    But definitely Muslim-like. Very much like the muslims we know and love as seen in TV all over the world.

    PS: I do believe most Malays are not supporting them either. Still, the seeds have been planted as the authorities looked the other way.

  8. Really? & I wonder what people think about this.

    "The Koran contains contradictory statements like other religious books, but the Koran itself provides the reader with a way to know what to do with contradictions. In the Koran, it says if you have two passages that contradict each other, the one written later supersedes the one written earlier. A passage written later abrogates (makes null and void) passages written earlier that contradict it. It says so right there in the Koran. Most westerners don't know this. And they are unaware that the peaceful, tolerant passages were written early in Mohammad's prophetic career. According to the Koran, those passages have been overwritten by later, more violent, less tolerant passages." (continue reading):

    & about this?:

  9. what did the police do?

    nothing coz its such a volatile situation! if its somebody else, the idiots would be in kamunting now.

    PDRM, take a hike and a real one, not salary hike.

    Toyo, hope its not one your ideas again.

  10. I bet my last dollar that Killed Toyol aka Killed Koyo bugger is behind this barbaric and outrageous protest.

  11. Follow the Pakistani army's way to get rid of fanatics forever.

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  13. ...aku lebih suka makan 'kepala ikan' laa ....!