April 13, 2024

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The Truth must be told no matter what so Justice can live!

Haris Ibrahim! Kaffir means………

Blogger Haris Ibrahim asks me why I call Karpal Singh and Wong Chun Wai as ‘Kaffirs‘?

I have no problems to help enlighten Haris Ibrahim as to why I call them so because it is my duty as a fellow Muslim to share with him why we need to be crystal clear in our defining those who are Muslims and those who are Kaffirs?

The Surah Al Kafirun is very straightforward in defining who are the Kafirun?

Does Wong Chun Wai believe in Allah? Obviously not! He is a Christian, right?

So, he is a Kaffir straight and simple.

Same goes for Karpal Singh.

He does not believe in Allah, right?

So, he is a Kaffir.

What is so difficult in understanding that dear Haris?

I don’t have time to beat around the bush as far as this simple matter is concerned.

Whomsoever does not believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as his or her Lord Almighty is a Kaffir.

No need to say this and that or go waltzing round the angsana tree or whatever?

Now, about my saying that Karpal and Chun Wai are a ‘blessing in disguise for Muslims’ here in Malaysia is because when both these Kaffirs attack Islam and the Muslims raising this and that matter or issue involving anything concerning the Muslims here or touching on anything Islamic, it creates a reaction amongst the Muslims here in Malaysia who start reacting to their statements!

In a way, the anti-Islam and anti-Muslim statements by people like Karpal and Chun Wai is like an awakening call to Muslims here in Malaysia to start taking note of matters concerning Islam and the Ummah.

Just like Lina Joy’s case where Haris himself is her lawyer.

It made the Muslims realize that they have been slacking and not taking charge of their faith and not bothered about the state of affairs of their fellow Muslims all these whiles.

You need to fully understand the gist of what I am saying dear Haris and not conclude otherwise or make assumptions about my statements?

Karpal and Chun Wai might just be the alarm clocks that Muslims here need because if not for them, the Muslims here would be still lackadaisical about their affairs and that concerning Islam.

Hope you are clear about the reasons why I call them Kaffirs? They aren’t Muslims, are they?

Anyway, that’s about it. Plain and simple. Read the contents below from www.islamicgarden.com [now expired] for more insights about this.

Extracted contents from Wayback Machine:

The Meaning of Kaffir and Kufr

As much as it is important to understand the meaning of ‘Islam and Muslim’ likewise it is important to understand the opposite i.e Kufr and Kaffir. There is a lot of confusion about these words and their meanings, so therefore the knowledge of their meanings in Arabic becomes even more essential.

Every generation of Muslims faces some sort of trials to test our faith and weed out those who are sincere to Allah and those who are not. In our time, there is a lot of confusion about who is a Muslim (a believer in the Oneness of Allah) and who is a kaffir. This confusion has reached the extent that some people do not like to call anyone a kaffir including those whom Allah has clearly indicated in the Qur’aan. On the other hand, there are some who arbitrarily call people Kaffir without knowing the essential meaning of the word.

At the same time, the securalists have taken over the education of the Muslims in Muslim lands and are currently in the process of squeezing out any remaining elements of Islam; its meaning and its responsibilities, from the curricula that our children face. It is therefore, time that we understand the true meaning of the word.

We also find Muslims being labeled as terrorists, extremists or fundamentalists while others attempt to water down the boundaries of Islam into something that resembles pseudo-christianity, where everyone is forgiven and everyone goes to heaven, regardless of their disobedience and ingratitude to Allah and their perception of who Allah is. Islam, however stands between these two extremes.

First of all, Allah, the Almighty uses the terms Kufr and Kaffir in the Qur’aan, so we cannot say that these words do not exist or that they have no meaning. The Qur’aan is referred to by Allah as Al Furqan, meaning the Criterion, and it is upon this criterion that we must base our understanding of all things.

Allah has stated plainly in the Qur’aan that the righteous; the Muslims who believe sincerely and act according to the laws of Allah, will inherit Paradise. In Sura An Nur, Allah says, “Allah has promised those among you who believes, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah.)
(Sura 24:55) 
Can this honor possibly be for anyone who is in a state of kufr?

In Sura Al A’raf Allah says, “And the dwellers of the Fire will call to the dwellers of Paradise: “Pour on us some water or anything that Allah has provided you with.” They will say: “Both (water and provision) Allah has forbidden to the disbelievers.” (Sura 7:50)
From this we see clearly that disbelief is a state; a state wherein resides the consequences of one’s actions. The disbeliever will not be allowed the comfort and provision of Allah, that he used to enjoy in this life. Who are these disbelievers and what are some of their characteristics?
Allah says in the Qu’raan, 
“Who took their religion as an amusement and play, and the life of the world deceived them.” So this Day We shall forget them as they forgot their meeting of this Day, and as they used to reject Our signs.” (Sura 7:51)

The phrase ‘who took their religion as an amusement and play’ is important. We want to look at the words ‘amusement and play’ and discover their meanings in Arabic. The Arabic words are ‘lahu wal la’b.’ The meaning includes anything that does not include remembrance of Allah; anything which distracts us from thinking about Allah and mentioning His name; where the remembrance of Allah is the last thing in one’s mind. It means to busy yourself in something in place of something else. This is the state of taking Islam as an amusement and play. How many ways can we become distracted from Islam and the remembrance of Allah? This is a state of existence; a state of putting oneself far from Allah. Such people are those who allow themselves to be diverted, for whatever reason, from the remembrance of Allah and taking the religion of Islam seriously as it should be taken.

Allah says, “And when you (Muhammad pbuh) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur’aan) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they tuSatan another topic. And if Satan causes you to forget, then after the remembrance, sit not you in the company of those people who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong doers.) (Surah Al Anam Chapter 6:68)
Such people will be of those who Allah admits to the fire. May Allah, the Almighty protect us from this!

The root word of Kufr is ‘kafara’ which means to cover something or not to disclose something. So it refers to people who know the truth but cover it and fail to disclose it; the one who covers the truth after it has been made manifest to him; who covers the favors of Allah and opposes it.
Allah says in Sura Al An’am, “They (the Jews, Quraish pagans, idolaters etc) did not estimate Allah with an estimation due to Him when they said: “Nothing did Allah send down to any human being (by inspiration).” Say (O Muhammad pbuh): “Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought, a light and a guidance to mankind which you (the Jews) have made into (separate) paper sheets, disclosing (some of it) and concealing (much). And you (believers in Allah and His Messenger pbuh) were taught (through the Qur’aan) that which neither you nor your fathers knew.” Say: “Allah (sent it down).” Then leave them to play in their vain discussions.” (Sura 6:91)

This is essentially different from those people who are ignorant (Jahil) i.e. they do not know about Islam or have not been exposed to Islam. Allah guides whom He wills, and He is Just and Merciful.

It is important to note that the word ‘la’b’ implies going off to other than the straight path; to busy oneself with something other than what one were told to busy oneself with i.e. to obey Allah.

As we stand amidst the trials and tribulations of today’s world, it is essential to remember that Allah is the Sole Maintainer and Protector of all things. He is Mighty and Honors and Dishonors whom He chooses. Those who take His religion as a plaything, a sport, as being of secondary importance in life – and do this while knowing Islam and our duties to Allah, are guilty of kufr and hence have removed themselves from His Almighty Care. Allah says, “They are those who deny the Ayat (signs, proofs, evidence, revelations etc) of their Lord and the meeting with Him (in the Hereafter). So, their works are in vain, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall not give them any weight.” (Sura 18:105)

The final success is for those who are humble and sincere before Allah and who establish piety on earth as Allah prescribed. May Allah make us of those with whom He is pleased.

Peace out!

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