Recently, many ignorant bloggers gave way to stupid rants and raves about my objection to the term ‘DeepaRaya’ being bandied about by some unthinking people who thought it’s okay to mix and match two religious celebrations each so different in its principles and ideologies!
Islam is a monotheistic faith based upon Worship of the One and Only Almighty God of us all, Allah Subhanahu Wata ‘ala! The difference between Islam and Hinduism is so vast and crystal clear as we all know!
It is not my intention to condemn the Hindus for their chosen beliefs. To each their own remains my principle.
The unfortunate trend nowadays to ‘assimilate’ all religious festivities and celebrations into one ‘joint’ celebration supposedly to show that as Malaysians, we are the best nation on Earth is really trying to pull a fast one on the people!
I am not against ‘socializing’! I am all for the spirit of ‘Muhibbah’ amongst us Malaysians for I am a firm believer in the Brotherhood of Mankind.
As a Muslim, I believe that we are all equal before Allah save for those who submit to Him and those who choose otherwise.
The greatest sin for a Muslim to commit is the sin of associating anything else with the Worship of Allah! This sin is called ‘Shirk‘ and it is the one major sin that will not be let pass by Allah without total repentance @ Taubat Nasuha of the sinner.
Those Muslims who take part in the Hindu festivities of Deepavali are considered to have committed ‘Shirk’ and are accountable to Allah in the Day of Judgement.
Non-Muslims who do not understand what Islam is and what it is not do not have the moral or the religious grounds to condemn us who speak out against this ‘transgression’ upon Islam!
Fellow blogger MENJ and myself are called ‘idiots’ for defending our faith! We are called names by those who do not have an inkling as to what the subject matter is about for these name callers are the very deaf, dumb and mute who will face Allah’s Judgement on the Last Day itself!
Eesa the Son of Mariam (Alaihis Salam)-peace be upon him) advised ” Do not cast thy pearls (advice) upon the swine (the name callers- in this case) for the sheer reason that these rabble of ‘know it all’s’ think they are the champions of whatever lamebrain train of thoughts or lifestyle they live as being the ‘in thing’ to do or be!
MENJ and myself will continue to guard our faith to the best of our abilities and will voice out our objections towards any attempts to pollute our faith.
There are already too many cockeyed and blinkered ‘smart alecs‘ who think they know more about the tenets of Ad Deenul Islam than the Muslims themselves!
Even those who call themselves Muslims do not have an iota of responsibility towards safeguarding the faith for they are too busy wallowing in their hedonistic lifestyles so prevalent in the world today, more so in the ‘Melayu Boleh’ land of Malaysia!
Last night’s ‘Konsert Sure Heboh’ of TV3 in the grounds of the Shah Alam Stadium is a clear sign of where the priorities of the Malay Muslims in this land are!
To ‘party’ themselves to ‘hell’! Malaysia Boleh!!!!
The Ummah here in Malaysia are on the fast track to oblivion! As the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wassalam foretold’ In the last days, my Ummah will be so many as the froth of the ocean waves; Yet they will be weak!’
The reality of what the Prophet has foretold has come to pass. There are many other foretelling’s of the Prophet SAW that has become a reality today but I will share more about them in my future postings.
Those who adulterate our faith with practices which lead to Shirk against Allah are ignorant of the very basic principles of Belief in Allah!
Visit this link to learn about Shirk!
Allah has not forsaken them altogether! Those who have committed Associating Allah with anything else need to really repent for this most unforgivable sin and ask for Allah’s Mercy!
If they do repent, there is a possibility of receiving Allah’s Mercy and His Compassion. But if they persist, just wait for their due in the Hereafter!
The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam-May Peace be upon him) also provided protection against the inevitable acts of Shirk by teaching certain specific prayers which may be said anytime.
Abu Moosa said, “One day Allah’s messenger delivered a sermon saying ‘O people, fear Shirk for it is more hidden than the creeping of an ant.’
Those whom Allah wished asked, ‘And how do we avoid it when it is more hidden than the creeping of an ant, O Messenger of Allah?’
He replied, ‘Say: Allahumma Inna na’oodhu bika an nushrika bika shay’an na’lamuh, wa nastaghfiruka limaa laa na’lamuh” meaning (O Allah, we seek refuge in You from knowingly committing shirk with You and we ask Your forgiveness for what we do not know about).’
Hadith collected by Ahmad and At-Tabaraanee.
Cases like this associating the celebration of Eid Mubarak (the 1st day of Syawal and the successful completion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan) with another religious festivity is likened to the parable of a small black ant creeping in the pitch-dark night! It goes unnoticed except for those who are vigilant.
Things like these if left unopposed; will see the faith of Islam slowly but surely be corrupted with practices and innovations that will lead to Kufr!
As it is, Islam today is already suffering from so many misrepresentations and innovations that those amongst the Ummah who love this faith for what it truly is can’t just ignore these malpractices and allow it to be polluted by such likes as associations with other beliefs and practices! That is tantamount to ‘Subahat’ @ accomplice!
I am just saying that people can celebrate together but do not lump the faiths into one. We all live together in this land. We just need to know the do’s and don’ts where it touches on the religious practices. Don’t cross the line!
Those who came up with the terminology ‘ DeepaRaya’ may have meant well- to bring about social integration- but their methods fell short. It offends us Muslims.
We can have Happy Deepavali, Gong Xi Fa Cai, Selamat Hari Raya and Merry Christmas- each unique and special to its adherents but please …stop mixing them all up.
Doesn’t pass Allah’s ISO! Islam is the Way of Life that Allah SWT revealed for all mankind.
Be whatever you want to be. Be good to each other. Show Mercy, Love and Respect to each other. That’s all. At the end of the day, both MENJ and me mean well. We just want our faith to be as it is. No need to turn it all into ‘rojak pasembur’! Get it?
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