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28 January 2010

KIDNAPPED BY FBI? - TRUE OR FALSE?

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Someone sent this to me
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Above: (Said to be) Prisoner No. 650: Dr Aafia Siddiqui
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A Pakistani PhD. Having 144 Honorary Degrees & Certificates, In Neurology, From Different Institutes Of The World,
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The only neurologist in the world have the Honorary Ph.D From Harvard University, Hafiz-e-Quraan, Aalima. Not even a single American matches her qualifications. She is said to have been kidnapped along with her 3 children, by the FBI from Karachi, with the help of Pakistan Government alleging connection with Al-Qaeeda. Now she is in USA prison, having lost memory, due to physical, psychological & sexual torture. She is imprisoned with men.
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Comment: How far is this true, no one can really confirm this allegation, even me, the blog writer. I hope this is not true.
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26 January 2010

KEMUNCAK PENGGUNAAN ALLAH

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Maka berkatalah golongan Nasrani, kami berjaya menuntut hak kami mengenai penggunaan Allah kerana "Allah itu pencipta semua makhluk makanya Allah adalah milik semua". Demikian SMS yang dihantar kepada penganut muslim di Pendalaman Sabah.

Atas: Gereja yang menggunakan nama Allah dan salib berbunyi "Allah itu Kasih". Ungkapan ini mempunyai erti tersirat jika kita bergaul dengan umat kristian. Tetapi umat Islam yang tak bergaul dengan Kristian akan membuat komen "Tak apalah. Biar diorang gunakan kalimah itu". Komen seperti ini mereka keluarkan dengan hanya mereka duduk dikerusi empuk di bilik berhawa dingin, tanpa mereka bergaul dengan orang kristian.

Atas: Gereja di atas rumah kedai menggunakan nama Allah yang berkemungkinan besar akan mengelirukan generasi (anak-anak) Islam di masa akan datang. Nama ini juga bisa mengelirukan umat Islam yang baru berjinak-jinak dengan Islam dan juga umat Islam yang lemah dari segi aqidah.

Atas: Umat kristian menamakan Allah sebagai Jesus dalam senikata lagu bertajuk "Allah Peduli". Lagu ini dinyanyikan oleh, Agnes Monica, artis/pelakon pingitan dari Indonesia yang menjadi idaman penonoton di Malaysia.
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Think carefully for our future generations…
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Remember the quote “to see the future of nation just look at their youth @ youngsters"… So what happens now will give big implication on our next generation…
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It’s about using "Allah" for their God. Christians believe Jesus is the son of God. So, the Malaysian Christians (I believe only a fraction of them) currently claim that the word belong to them as much as it belongs to Muslims.
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It’s really sad they can’t even accept simple thing & can hurt Malaysian Muslims really bad… For many decades, Malay Muslims have sacrificed a lot for the other Malaysians (both as Malay race and as Muslim religion) in the name of unity.
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But right now, when it will affect our Aqidah’ & purity of Islam religion, it’s really TOO MUCH to compromise…. We don’t want our past mistakes to happen again & again….. Some people believe this is a part of the Jewish plan.
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P/S: The above are some interesting photos that may open Muslim's eye regarding this matter in the name of democracy, or whatever…..
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20 January 2010

ON THE USE OF 'ALLAH' BY THE HERALD

by Azril Mohd Amin
18 January 2010
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Herald Issue – Part I
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The Malays, as one foreigner once summed up, are a people who rest under the coconut tree with the sun shinning brightly and cheerfully upon them whilst the wind blow softly against their faces.
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This observation is meant as a compliment to the temperament of the Malay Muslims. As compared to Muslims of other countries, the Muslims of Malaya did not go through a period of great conflict and bloodshed to obtain independence. As a result, you have a Muslim community who is tolerant and receptive to other religion and races.
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The constitutional position of Islam and the Malays can be understood by making an analogy to a house owner who welcome visitors into their house and allowed their visitors the right to use the living room, dining room, the bedrooms, the garden, and all other areas, except, the house owner was to say, “Never ask for the right to use my own master bedroom. It is my special privilege.” After a few decades, the house owner has shared everything in his house except for his own master bedroom. He finds that his visitors, having enjoyed unlimited access and use of all the parts in his house are now knocking on the doors of his master bedroom, demanding for the right to use his own master bedroom, his last bastion.
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The case of the weekly Herald has jolted the largely Malay Muslim community into the realisation that their last bastion, their master bedroom (i.e. Islam and Malay privileges) is now very much at stake. The positive outcome from the Herald fiasco is the unity of majority of the Muslims coming to the fore to protect and defend a matter held dear to their very essence, their religion, culture and sense of identity.
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The Herald had since 1986, illegally used the words “Allah” to refer to God in its publication. Under Control of Undesirable Publications of the Printing Presses And Publications Act introduced in 1984, the Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) (Ministry of Home Affairs) has the power to introduce the Garis Panduan Penerbitan Kementerian Dalam Negeri (“Guideline”) to regulate publications such as the Herald. According to the Guideline, words such as “Allah”, “Kaabah”, “Baitullah” and ‘Solat” are not allowed to be used by religions other than Islam. The KDN then issued a letter dated 19.05.1986 instructing and advising the weekly Herald not to use the words contained in the Guideline. Such words are deemed as sensitive to the Muslim community and may cause disharmony, disunity and confusion among the community especially the Malay Muslim community.
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However, instead of adhering to KDN’s instructions and advice to cease publishing the word “Allah”, the weekly Herald repeatedly breached the Guideline by reproducing the publication in the Herald containing the words “Allah”.
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The Archbishop of the Titular Roman Catholic Church (“the Church”) himself admitted in his Affidavit that a total of eight letters were sent to the Herald by KDN advising them to cease the use of the word “Allah” in their publication which went unheeded. The word “Allah” is banned for use by non Muslims under the anti propagation laws of states in its schedule of offensive words. Despite a clear statutory provision disallowing the use of Allah by non Muslims, the Herald continued in acts of infringement of the anti propagation laws and blatantly disregarded the Guideline since 1986 until 2007. Since no immediate and decisive action was taken by KDN in response to this transgression of state law and consistent breach of the Guideline, the Church was emboldened enough to file a Judicial Review dated 19.03.2008 for the following declarations:-
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1. that the Church is entitled to use the word ‘Allah’ in The Herald, a weekly Catholic publication of the Church;
2. that the Guideline by the Kementerian Dalam Negeri is illegal; and
3. that the use of the word “Allah” is not exclusive for the religion of Islam.
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The Herald meanwhile, posted their publication online until it came to the attention of the Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (“MAIS”) and the Muslim Chinese Association of Malaysia (“MACMA”) who were deeply concerned on the effects of the publication on the Muslims in general, especially as they were made to understand by the Church that the publication was to be solely for internal circulation of members of the Church. With its posting online by the Herald however, meant that the general public and those outside of Kuala Lumpur including the world at large would have unlimited access to the Herald. The MACMA feared that the publication would cause confusion among converts due to the terminology used. It may also open the floodgates for other beliefs to challenge the Guidelines and use the word “Allah” in their practise.
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As a body entrusted with the protection of the rights and interests of Islam and the largely Malay Muslims, MAIS viewed these developments with alarm and concern. MAIS is empowered under state legislation to dispense their duties as the lawful representative of the Sultan of Selangor including to advise the Sultan of Selangor on any matter impacting the unity and interests of the Muslims. Having presented to the Sultan of Selangor the gravity of the matter, the Sultan of Selangor found the situation to be sufficiently compelling for MAIS’s intervention. With the blessings and unequivocal support of the Sultan of Selangor, MAIS filed applications to be admitted as interveners for both the Summons and Review. Their action was emulated by other Majlis Agama Islam of the States of Wilayah Persekutuan, Terengganu, Johore, Pulau Pinang and Melaka. Throughout the case, solicitors and MAIS officers handling the case attest to the ease by which they were able to advise and brief the Sultan of Selangor and to obtain further directions. The deeds of the Sultan of Selangor shall be crafted in our historical manuscripts as a monarch who has displayed a deep conscience and understanding of his role as protector and custodian of Islam and Malay rights, in the case brought by the Church.
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The intervener applications by MAIS, MACMA and Majlis Agama Islam of States were provided for by statutory provisions under the Rules of the High Court. Unfortunately, the Court did not allow their application even though MAIS argued for their inclusion under the various provisions in the Rules of High Court, including provisions for special entry to oppose the judicial review. The Court did not recognise the statutory duties of MAIS under state legislations as the lawful body to advise and aid the Sultan of Selangor in such matters of judicial review relating to the rights and interests of Islam and the largely Malay Muslims.
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The Court made a pronouncement that MAIS have no basis to justify that they have a direct interest in the case, in total disregard to MAIS’s statutory function as adviser and aid to the Sultan of Selangor in matters of Islam and Muslim rights. Thus, MAIS was denied the opportunity to put forth their arguments before the Court by the Judge presiding the case, Datuk Lau Bee Lan. This situation proved fatal to MAIS’s intervener application and was a major factor that led to a decision in favour of the Herald. The Court decision meant that the words “Allah” and consequently, “Allah’s Son” were allowed to be used in the Malay pages of the Herald weekly. The Court decision has also set a precedent that where it deems fit, parties who expressly transgressed and breached laws, may still come to Court challenging the authorities’ right to enforce laws under the guise of “constitutional rights”. This is one of the greatest mockeries to our judicial system.
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Consequently, the reaction of the Muslim community to the Court decision dated 31.12.2009 is largely one of disbelief, anger and humiliation; a deep wound that if it were at all to recover, would require a long healing process.
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Herald Issue – Part II
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The Judge presiding the case of the Herald, Datuk Lau Bee Lan, in her decision disallowing MAIS, MACMA and Majlis Agama of States as interveners, made special mention of the fact that the applicants in this case were unable to provide concrete evidence that the use of the word “Allah” is sensitive to the Muslim community and would cause disharmony, disunity and confusion among the Muslim community. As such, it may be inferred that the Judge was of the opinion that the usage of the word “Allah” by the Herald and the Church would not be of material consequence as far as the Muslim community is concerned.
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Events that unfolded during the days immediately succeeding the decision proved otherwise. NGOs, Islamic organisations and various other organisations whether politically connected and apolitical were greatly moved by this outright disregard of the Muslim’s community sensitivities. The government, initially unsure of the correct stand to be taken, followed the stance set by our former premier in this issue, where Tun Mahathir in his statement immediately after the Court decision was handed down stated that “….the word “Allah” is specific for Muslims..” and “…in Peninsular Malaysia we have never heard of Christians using the word Allah when referring to God in the Malay language, why are we using the word now?..”. Tun Mahathir’s sentiment is shared by many Muslim groups in Malaysia who questioned the motives behind the application by the Church to use the word “Allah” in the Herald which may, subsequently lead to the use of the word of “Allah” in a Malay language version of the bible. The other versions of the bible, which is the English, Chinese and Tamil language do not include the word “Allah” in their publications. As such, it seems that the word “Allah” and as such, “Allah’s Son” are meant to be used exclusively for a Malay language version and targeted for the largely Malay Muslim community.
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The demonstrations of opposition to the Court decision that took place all over the country culminated in sporadic attacks against Churches in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Malacca and Sarawak, hinting to possible civil unrest if left unabated. A news report dated 11th January 2010 in the Star which states “…Some 1,700 members of the Protestant Church packed the hall for the joint Mandarin and English services from early yesterday…” points blankly to the age old customary usage of English and Mandarin in their Church services, which reinforces the suspicion of the Muslim community towards the intention of the Church in using the word “Allah” in the Malay language pages of the Herald-Weekly and the Malay version of the bible. Members of Churches testify through at least one blog (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/12096) as follows:- “It is for the use of ‘Allah’ in worship and publication in Bahasa, not in English…Yes, they had use God and will continue use God in English worship/publication but in Bahasa, they want to use ‘Allah’ back”.
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In respect to the attacks against the Churches, there have been notable efforts by the government to pacify the Christian community whereby monetary compensation and contribution to repair the Churches were offered. The Muslim community generally do not condone the attacks and belief that these attacks are isolated incidences and committed by extremist individuals. However, similar efforts by the government to pacify the Muslim community are wanting and the Christian community have not come strongly forward to state their disagreement with the application by the Titular Roman Archbishop to use the word “Allah” in Malay language pages of the Herald-Weekly. In order to contain extremist individuals and comfort the wounds of the Muslim community inflicted by the Church’s Court application, a more decisive stand has to be made by the government authorities.
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Although the stand by the government authorities in this issue is uncertain and lacking in direction, the King – Yang Dipertuan Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin ibin Almarhum Sultan Madmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah (“Yang Dipertuan Agung”) came forward to point the direction that the government is supposed to drive in this issue. In the statement issued by the Yang Dipertuan Agung dated 9th January 2010, the Yang DiPertuan Agung reminded all parties to respect Islam as the religion of the Federation and emphatically stated that the use of the word “Allah” shall precisely follow that as understood and complied in the Islamic context. The statement made by the Yang DiPertuan Agung had to a certain extent, provided some semblance of relief from the black abyss that currently envelopes the muslim community.
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The statement by the Yang DiPertuan Agung that Islam is the religion of the Federation is of great significance in its meaning and effect. Under the Constitution, Islam holds a special position that is unquestionable. This special position is entrenched in Article 3 of the Federal Constitution that states, “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace in harmony in any part of the Federation.” Therefore, Article 3 establishes the sovereignty of Islam as the religion of the Federation and the rights of other religions to be practised shall not encroach on the rights of Muslims to practise Islam nor cause disharmony to Islam. The description of Islam as a religion above others under the Constitution is aptly described by Judge Mohd Nor Abdullah in a decided case in the year 2000 (Meor Atiqurahman bin Ishak & Ors v Fatimah Sihi & Ors [2000] 1 CLJ 393), where Islam is likened to a majestic tree known as the “Pokok Jati” which is tall, strong and luminous. It stands and walk before others, its presence is in the main arena with its voice heard loud and clear. If its nature is not as such, then it cannot be said to be a religion above others in the Constitution.
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The Yang DiPertuan Agung, in taking the office of Yang DiPertuan Agong, is subject to the Oaths he had pledged as stipulated in the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution. In accordance to the Oaths taken under the name of Allah, the Yang DiPertuan Agong has an undisputable sacred duty as custodian and protector of the religion of Islam and Malay rights.
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In the case of the Herald, the Yang DiPertuan Agong, having been advised by Constitutional experts, came instantly to the defence of the Islamic religion and being an institution by itself, was the first to pledge support for the Sultan of Selangor in the intervener application. The Majlis Agama of Terengganu, being the state directly under the Yang DiPertuan Agong was initiated as a party through its Majlis Agama Islam to the intervener application. For states that have no Sultan such as Malacca, Pulau Pinang and Wilayah Persekutuan, the Yang DiPertuan Agong took upon himself to instruct the Majlis Agama of these states to join in the intervener application. The Sultan of Johor, meanwhile, came into the intervener application through the advice of their Mufti.
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The main thrust of the Yang DiPertuan Agong’s and Majlis Agama States’ concern is the confusion that the misuse of the word “Allah” would cause among the Muslims and non Muslims alike. The concept of Allah as understood, embraced and practised by the Muslim community in Malaysia is totally distinct and separate from the concept as understood by the Church conceptually, culturally and theologically. Whereas, the concept of Allah embraced by the Muslim community in Malaysia as defined in the context of Muslim and Malay tradition is Allah in a MONOTHEIST (TAUHID) sense as opposed to the concept of TRINITY of God as understood by the Church.
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In the aftermath of the Church attacks, calls were made for the Muslim community to remain calm and not to disrupt harmony. Some opinions chided the Muslim community for their intolerant behaviour towards the Court Decision and even advised that the issue of the use of the word “Allah” in the Malay language pages of the Herald-Weekly has been unjustly magnified. The nation has forgotten one critical aspect in all of this mayhem; the Muslim community did not start the encroachment of the rights of other religious communities. Instead, the act of the Church in bringing the matter to Court is seen by the Muslim community as a belligerent and provocative act and this fact should be acknowledged by all, as a first step towards healing wounds.
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Information Secretariat, Persatuan Peguam Peguam Muslim Malaysia.
(Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia)
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(Note: Republished with permission from MLAM dated: 19.01.2020)
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GALERI FOTO MAJLIS KHATAM AL-QURAN KE 4 - PART 2

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GALERI FOTO MAJLIS KHATAM MASJID NEGERI SABAH KE 4
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Atas: Pelajar Al-Quran Masjid Negeri Sabah

Atas: Pelajar Al-Quran surau Taman Kemajuan Likas

Atas: Sebahagian dari tetamu jemoutan

Atas: Majlis Khatam di mulakan


Atas: Pelajar MNS

Atas: Pelajar MNS

Atas: Pelajar MNS

Atas: Doa Khatam dibaca oleh Ust Hj Muchlis Ali Kasim

Atas: Pelajar MNS

Atas: Pelajar MNS

Atas (dari kiri): Encik Janathan Kandok (Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Kastam), Ustaz Muchlis (Ketua Syukbah Dawah MNS), Prof. Madya Hj Ab Rahman Kimsin (wakil pelajar MNS)

Atas: Janis Abdullah Pengerusi Majlis Khatam Ke 4

Atas (dari kiri): Fatimah Jindang, Salindawati, Dian

Atas: Suasana meriah majlis Khatam MNS kali ke 4
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19 January 2010

MAJLIS KHATAM AL-QURAN KE 4 - Part 1

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MAJLIS KHATAM AL-QURAN KE 4 ANJURAN UNIT PELANCONGAN MASJID NEGERI SABAH MERIAH
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Kota Kinabalu, 17.01.2010 (Ahad):-
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Seramai 50 orang pelajar Al-Quran telah selesai mengadakan majlis khatam Al-Quran di Masjid Negeri Sabah baru-baru ini. Majlis itu dianjurkan oleh Unit Pelancongan Masjid Negeri Sabah dengan kerjasama gabungan pelajar Al-Quran surau Taman Kemajuan dan Pelajar Al-Quran Masjid Negeri Sabah.
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Perasmian majlis tersebut disempurnakan oleh Yang Berhormat Datuk Bolkiah bin Hj Ismail, Pembantu Menteri Pelancongan, Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar Sabah dan disaksikan oleh kira-kira 150 orang keluarga peserta khatam dan tetamu jemputan. Turut hadir ialah encik Janathan Kandok, Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Kastam, Datin Saidatul Badru Tun Mohd Said, Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Majlis Ugama Islam Sabah dan Ustaz Muchlish Ali Kasim, Ketua Syukbah Dakwah Masjid Negeri Sabah.
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Majlis ini juga turut mendapat liputan dari media tempatan terutamanya RTM dan telah disiarkan pada 18.01.2010 dalam berita TV1 pada jam 7.00 pagi. (Nota: terima kasih kepada RTM)
Atas: Janis Abdullah menyampaikan cenderahati kepada YB Datuk Bolkiah, Pembantu Menteri Pelancongan, Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar Sabah
Atas: Ustaz Muchlish sedang memberi ceramah bertajuk 'kelebihan membaca Quran'
Atas: Peserta Khatam Al-Quran dari Masjid Negeri Sabah (dari kiri: Sohasto Basri, Hussien Shukoor) Atas: Pengacara majlis Sdr Awang Jasmin Jaimin, sedang bertanya sesuatu kepada encik Janis Abdullah mengenai acara seterusnya.

Atas: Sebahagian dari pelajar kelas Sabtu dan Ahad turut memberi sokongan

Atas: Hajjah Kasmah Hasbullah, Ketua Pelajar Al-Quran Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas sedang memberi ucapan mewaklil pelajar dari surau Taman Kemajuan Likas. Atas: Profesor Madya Hj Ab Rahman Kimsin (wakil pelajar Al-Quran Masjid Negeri Sabah) memberi ucapan bagi pihak pelajar Masjid Negeri Sabah. Atas: Inilah antara tetamu yang hadir dalam majlis tersebut.

Atas: Encik Janis Abdullah memulakan ucapannya sebagai mukadimah sebelum memulakan majlis.
Atas: Antara yang hadir (dari kiri): Janis Abdullah (Pengerusi Penganjur), Datin Saidatul Badru Tun Hj Mohd Said (Ahli Majlis Tertinggi MUIS), YB Datuk Bolkiah Hj Ismail (Pembantu Menteri Pelancongan, Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar), Janathan Kandok (Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Kastam), Ustaz Muchlish Ali Kasim (Ketua Syukbah Dakwah Masjid Negeri Sabah).

Atas: Yang Berhormat Datuk Bolkiah Hj Ismail, Pembantu Menteri Pelancongan, Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar Sabah, sedang menyampaikan ucapan perasmiannya.

Atas: YB Datuk Bolkiah menyeru umat Islam supaya terus bersatu padu dan mengimarakkan masjid dengan mengikuti pelbagai siri ceramah untuk menambah ilmu.

Atas: YB Datuk Bolkiah juga menasihatkan tenaga pengajar Al-Quran agar menyumbang bakti dengan seikhlasnya agar usaha mereka mendapat rahmat dan keberkatan Allah agar menjadi ibadah.
Atas: YB Datuk Bolkiah juga menasihatkan umat Islam agar bersederhana dalam segala perbuatan dan pertuturan kerana ini adalah selari dengan ajaran Islam.
Atas: Sebahagian dari peserta (berbaju hijau) majlis khatam Al-Quran dari Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas.
Atas: Pelajar Al-Quran dari Masjid Negeri bergambar bersama-sama Janis Abdullah (duduk No. 5 dari kanan)
Atas: Gabungan dua kumpulan pelajar Al-Quran iaitu Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas (berbaju hijau) dan pelajar Masjid Negeri Sabah (berbaju ungu) bergambar untuk kenang-kenangan.

Atas: Pelajar Al-Quran Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas yang diketuai oleh Hajjah Kasmah Hasbullah (nombor 5 dari kanan).
Atas: Pelajar mengabadikan kenangan mereka melalui sesi fotografi

Atas: Pelajar dari Masjid Negeri Sabah

Atas: Ceria ber'posing' sebelum majlis khatam dimulakan.

Atas: Beginilah suasana majlis khatam yang ditunggu-tunggu oleh pelajar Al-Quran sebagai satu lagi lekaran hidup mereka dalam usaha membudayakan Al-Quran "ke arah jutawan Al-Quran". Moga-moga usaha mereka ini mendapat keredaan Allah serta dilimpahi rahmat.

Atas: Suasana begitu meriah bergemuruh dengan wahyu dan kalimah Allah. Semoga para peserta majlis (samada pelajar mahu pun yang turut hadir) sama-sama mendapat ganjaran Allah melalui bacaan dan mendengar wahyu Allah. Pelajar juga disarankan agar memahami erti wahyu tersebut dan seterusnya mengamalkannya.

Atas: Pelajar dari Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas begitu tekun mengikuti kelas selama hampir setahun dan akhirnya dapat menamatkan bacaan 30 juzu pada hari ini.

Atas: "Relax lah... Kita santai-santai dulu sebelum mula khatam...lagi pun MC belum lagi datang bah.." Beginilah suasana sebelum khatam bermula.
Atas: "Kenapalah ustaz punya nada suara tu rendah sangat? Saya pun terikut-ikut sudah suara rendah. Selalunya suara kami kuat sebab biasa sudah nada suara tinggi" . Inilah yang sering berlaku bila ustaz memulakan bacaan dengan nada suara rendah maka pelajar pun terikut dengan suara rendah menyebabkan suara mereka 'kurang power' dan kedengaran mendayu-dayu.
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15 January 2010

SOLAT GERHANA MATAHARI DAN BULAN

Sembahyang Gerhana Matahari dan Bulan

Al-Kusuf (gerhana matahari) pada bahasa digunakan ketika cahaya matahari atau bulan terlindung sama ada sebahagiannya atau kesemuanya. Kebiasaannya, al-kusuf digunakan bagi gerhana bulan. Hukumnya pula ialah sunnah mu’akkadah. Jika sembahyang gerhana itu adalah untuk matahari, maka bacaan hendaklah diperlahankan, manakala jika gerhana bulan, bacaan hendaklah dinyaring dan dikuatkan.
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Sembahyang gerhana mempunyai dua cara:
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1. Dilakukan pada setiap raka‘at dengan dua kali berdiri, dua kali membaca (Al-Fatihah dan ayat) serta dua kali ruku‘ tanpa memanjangkannya (berdiri, membaca dan ruku‘, kemudian berdiri membaca dan ruku‘). Dan sah sembahyang gerhana jika didirikan dua raka‘at dengan dua kali berdiri dan dua kali ruku‘ seperti sembahyang Juma‘at.
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2. Dilakukan pada setiap raka‘at dengan dua kali berdiri. Pada setiap kali berdiri dibaca bacaan yang panjang. Dibaca selepas Al-Fatihah, Surah Al- Baqarah atau surah-surah lain yang sama panjangnya pada berdiri kali pertama di raka‘at pertama. Untuk berdiri kali kedua pada raka‘at pertama, dibaca ayat yang menyamai 200 ayat. Manakala bacaan ketika berdiri kali pertama pada raka‘at kedua ialah sekadar 150 ayat. Dan bacaan ketika berdiri kali kedua pada raka‘at kedua ialah bacaan yang menyamai 100 ayat Surah Al-Baqarah.
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Kemudian apabila ruku‘, maka dipanjangkannya sehingga menyamai lebih kurang dengan 100 ayat, ruku‘ kedua dipanjangkan sekadar 80 ayat, ruku‘ ketiga sekadar 70 ayat dan ruku‘ keempat sekadar 50 ayat. Cara yang kedua ini adalah yang lebih sempurna. Apabila sembahyang telah selesai, imam bangun berkhutbah dengan dua khutbah, sama seperti khutbah Juma‘at, cuma imam hendaklah mendorong orang ramai supaya bertaubat, melakukan kebaikan serta memberi ingatan agar tidak lalai.
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dipetik dari ceramah Ust Mursal semasa Kuliah Subuh Masjid Negeri Sabah pada 15.01.10 (Jumaat)
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11 January 2010

ATURCARA MAJLIS KHATAM AL-QURAN

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ATURCARA MAJLIS KHATAM AL-QURAN
MASJID NEGERI SABAH


Tarikh : 17hb. Januari 2010 (Ahad)
Tempat : Masjid Negeri Sabah
Masa : 9.00 Pagi

Aturcara:

08.30 Pagi: Ketibaan peserta/pelajar dan keluarga
09.00 Pagi: Bacaan Doa Oleh Ust Ibrahim Hj Kisab, Imam Besar Masjid Negeri Sabah
09.05 Pagi: Ucapan wakil pelajar Surau Taman Kemajuan Likas
09.10 Pagi: Ucapan wakil pelajar Masjid Negeri Sabah
09.15 Pagi: Ucapan Pengerusi Penganjur
09.20 Pagi: Ucapan Y.B. Datuk Masidi Manjun, Menteri Pelancungan, Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar Sabah.
09.45Pagi: Ceramah Agama
10.30 Pagi: Majlis khatam dimulakan
11.10 Pagi: Penyampaian sijil khatam & sijil penyertaan
11.30 Pagi: Jamuan
12.15 THari: Solat zohor dan bersurai
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06 January 2010

GOD & ALLAH

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Can we call the God in the bible as Allah?

Let us compare the Almighty God in the Quran vs the God in the bible.

Almighty God in the Quran

2:255 (Yusuf Ali): Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).

YUSUF ALI: (he is) the creator of the heavens and the earth: he has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs among cattle: by this means does he multiply you: there is nothing whatever like unto him, and he is the one that hears and sees (all things).Surah 42:11

Let us study the God in the bible

God had finished the work by the seventh day, so on the seventh day he rested

Genesis 2:2

"By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work."

The seventh day is holy because on it God rested from all the work

Genesis 2:3

"And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done".

The Lord rested on the seventh day and blessed it and made it holy.

Exodus 20:11

"For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy".

The Lord abstained from work and rested.

Exodus 31:17

"It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested".

the Lord our God rest upon us

Psalm 90:17

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands".

On the seventh day God rested from all his work

Hebrews 4:4

"And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work."

Ooops God in the bible rest on the seventh day???
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In the Quran, Allah never ever rest.

Surah 50:38

TRANSLATION BY SHAKIR: and certainly We Created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six periods and there touched us not any fatigue

TRANSLATION BY PICKTHAL: and verily We Created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six days, and naught of weariness touched Us.

TRANSLATION BY YUSUF ALI: We Created the heavens and the earth and all between them in six days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us.
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05 January 2010

TAKRIF ALLAH

الله أكبر-!
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ALLAH DAN PENAARIFANNYA!
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Kalimah "Allah" asalnya dari bahasa Arab, yg diseru-sebut sebagai nama Tuhan sebelum jahiliah lagi malah "Allah" itu sendiri diyakini kewujudan dan keesaanNya oleh bangsa Arab sebagai Tuhan Yang Maha Tinggi dan disembah sesuai dgn perutusan yg dibawa oleh Nabi Allah Ibrahim a.s.
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Sayangnya, peredaran masa yg berlalu begitu lama dan panjang dari era Ibrahim a.s. hingga keera kerasulan Muhammad s.a.w. menyebabkan masyarakat Arab, yg mulanya menerima konsep keesaan Allah menurut millah Ibrahim a.s. itu, kiranya terdedah dgn unsur-unsur negatif dan penyelewengan, yg menyusur masuk kedalam tradisi dan kepercayaan bangsa Arab sehingga akidah mereka yg suci terjejas.
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Penyelewengan kepercayaan dan akidah itu ketara ditahun Masehi 300 sesudah runtuhnya empangan Ma'arib diselatan Tanah Arabia, dan disinilah bermulanya era baru yg dikenali sebagai Zaman Jahiliah, suatu zaman begitu gelap bagi bangsa Arab, dimana pemujaan dewa-dewi dan berhala serta amalan animisma berleluasa apabila mereka meletakkan objek dan imej pelbagai bentuk-rupa untuk disembah bagi mendapatkan restu sbg amalan keagamaan, namun kalimah "Allah" tetap dibibir mereka dan sering digunakan sebagai kata sumpahan.
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Demikian kalimah "Allah" bagi bangsa Arab, yg amat memahami maksud yg tersurat dan yg tersirat – baik golongan Arab Muslimin; Arab Musyrikin, Arab Kristian mahupun golongan Yahudi yg menghuni ditengah-tengah masyarakat Arab. Kalimah "Allah" begitu mudah dan jelas diucapkan dikalangan mereka kerana kalimah itu adalah kalimah yg terbit dari bahasa ibunda mereka sendiri. Akan tetapi, mereka yg diluar Arab, mendapati sukar menuturkannya dgn jelas, fasih dan tepat, dan bagi penganut-penganut agama Islam lainnya, sekalipun bukan keturunan Arab, ucapan kalimah "Allah" begitu mudah dipertutur dlm kehidupan seharian, kerana ia merupakan kalimah paling suci dan sering disebut berulangkali dlm solat dan dzikir.
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Kalimah "Allah" adalah nama Tuhan bagi orang-orang Islam maka begitulah "Yahweh" (يهوه) bagi orang-orang Yahudi; Jesus atau Christ bagi orang-orang Kristian ataupun God dan Lord sementara tuhan atau dewa-dewi bagi agama lain seperti Budha, Hindu, Majusi, diberikan nama tertentu yg diguna pakai dlm penyembahan mereka.
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Kalimah "Allah" itu begitu asing bagi mereka yg bukan Arab dan juga bukan Islam, menyebabkan terkelu lidah mereka utk menyebutnya, selain kaedah mengeja dan menulis kalimah itu, tidak mampu membunyikannya dgn tepat dan jelas maka itulah kalimah الله"" begitu eklusif kedudukannya dalam pertuturan dan sintaksis bahasa Arab.
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Penaarifan ataupun definasi "Allah" dari sudut pemahaman makna dan maksud begitu berbeza sekali dgn pemahaman maksud "tuhan" yg dipercayai dan diamal oleh penganut-penganut agama luar Islam. Penaarifan dan definasi "Allah" disisi Islam begitu jelas iaitu berpaksikan tawhid atau kewujudan Allah Yg Maha Esa, yg zatNya dilitupi oleh أسماء الحسنى" " (Nama-Nama atau Sifat-Sifat Yg Mulia) sementara agama lain, mempercayai dan meletakkan imej, makhluk, benda ghaib, roh, binatang, bermacam makhluk dan kejadian alam sebagai tuhan utk disembah dan dipuja.
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Apabila kalimah "Allah" itu desebut maka ia membawa pengertian Tuhan Yg Maha Esa; tidak berbilang; tidak bersekutu; tidak berbapa; tidak beribu; tidak beranak atau diperanakkan; tidak berpasangan; tidak bercucu, dan tidak bercicit; dlm erti kata lain, tidak menyerupai atau menyamai apajuapun makhluk, semangat, roh, batu, api, bulan, bintang dan sebagainya. Sehubungannya Allah berfirman هوالله أحد. الله الصمد. لم يلد و لم يولد. ولم يكن له كفؤا أحد" – الإخلاص 4-1 قل [Mfhm: "Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad), Dia adalah Allah Yg Maha Esa; Allah, yg bergantung kepadaNya segala sesuatu; Dia yg tidak beranak dan tidak pula diperanakkan; dan tiada sesuatupun yg setara denganNya"].
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Apakah pengertian atau semantic kalimah "Allah" sedemikian ini diaku-terima oleh penganut agama lain lebih lagi oleh golongan Kristian yg hendak menggunakannya dlm risalah agama mereka? Mengapa harus digunakan kalimah "Allah" yg skrip jawinya الله"" kalau ianya tidak disebut atau tertulis didalam Injil? Mengapa baru sekarang ini kalimah "Allah" diperlukan? Untuk apa? Kewujudan Allah Yg Maha Esa, bukan akar-umbi kepercayaan Kristian; konsep ketuhanan mereka ialah "Trinity" – satu dlm tiga; dan tiga dlm satu; jadi mengapa mereka perlu menggunakannya sekalipun ianya bertentangan dgn kepercayaan mereka? Apakah mereka jujur? Sukar penafiannya jika dikatakan mereka menggunakannya sekadar mahu mengelirukan konsep keesaan Allah yg menjadi pegangan orang-orang Islam! Kemungkinan cakap-cakap pasar dlm dialog nanti bunyinya seakan begini; "Aِnda orang Islam percaya "Allah" sbg Tuhan maka kami pun begitu, percaya kpd "Allah"; dan "Allah" kami adalah Holy Spirit (Bapa)!".
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Kalimah "Allah" yg tiada sekatan penggunaannya oleh agama lain akan lebih parah jadinya bilamana patung terbesar didunia misalnya, selain benda-benda dan pelbagai imej beraneka rupa yg lain akan juga dinamakan sbg "Allah" oleh mereka yg menyembahnya semata-mata utk mengeliru dan menarik minat orang Islam mendekati agama mereka masing-masing; apakah tiada kemungkinannya? نعو ذ بالله من ذلك !
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Agama Islam bertapak dibumi Malaysia sejak kesultanan Melayu Melaka melalui Negri Trengganu ditahun 1303; yg diperkenal sejurus kemudian secara lebih meluas kpd orang-orang Melayu termasuk pembesar-pembesar Negeri oleh pedagang dari Gujarat, dan sebaliknya agama Kristian dibawa masuk dan diperkembangkan melalui kuasa penjajahan Portugis dari Eropah, yg meruntuhkan Kerajaan Melayu Melaka, sebuah Kerajaan Islam lalu menakluki dan memerintahnya bermula ditahun 1511.
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Hakikat sejarah menunjukkan, perkembangan agama Kristian disokong-bantu oleh penjajah Portugis, yg diikuti kemudian oleh penjajahan orang Eropah lainnya iaitu Belanda dan British, yg mempermudah perjalanan agama Krtistian sampai menjadi selesa penyebarannya, dan nyata sekali Kristian itu sinonim dgn penjajahan Barat sbg mana berlaku di Benua Afrika maka itu, tiada halangan dan tiada galangan terupaya dilakukan dlm bentuk apajuapun untuk mengganggu perkembangan Kristian di Malaysia, yg berterusan hingga kehari ini.
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Amat malang sekali, demi keghairahan menarik minat orang Islam kpd Kristian mereka sanggup mengurbankan kehadhiran agama yg harmonis perjalanannya sekian lama, dgn usaha yg siasia kebelakangan ini. Jika demokrasi diambil kira sebagai sistem pentadbiran bernegara maka penduduk majority Islam yg berjumlah 60.4 peratus itu lebih berhak mengambil sesuatu tindakan berbanding Kristian, yg merupakan golongan minoriti berjumlah hanya 9.1 peratus dari bilangan rakyat Malaysia seluruhnya. Apakah wajar suara minoriti membelenggu dan mengekang suara majoriti?
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Adalah diharapkan agar kewajaran yg dihasilkan dari kesedaran dan tanggungjawab sosial demi kesuburan masyarakat dinamis dan harmonis, akan mengambil alih sikap tidak mensyukuri nikmat yg dimiliki selama ini, lalu dikhuatiri kerugian besar lagi berpanjangan jua yang akan dialami kelak! Menarik balik rayuan penggunaan kalimah "Allah" dlm penerbitan dan penggunaan oleh mereka yg bukan Islam, adalah satu-satunya cara terbaik demi memelihara hubungan dan interaksi yg menjana kerukunan dan kesejahteraan hidup pelbagai pihak di Malaysia saat ini! Penyebaran kristian atau sesuatu agama bukan Islam, tidak cacat tanpa penggunaan kalimah "Allah"!

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Sorotan: rashad shamsuddin
(nota: tulisan ini diemailkan kepada saya)
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03 January 2010

BLASPHEMY MOST FOUL

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Media Statement By Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar, President, Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia.
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In the days leading to the decision of the case brought by the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop applying to use the word Allah in the Malay version of the bible, the Muslim community sat muted whilst being schooled by the non Muslims on their own religion. At the helm of this muted movement were politicians including their ulamas, political alliances and Muslim intellectuals who all agreed that it is permissible for the use of the word Allah in the Catholic weekly Herald publication.
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The first effect that we shall see from the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court dated 31.12.2009 allowing the Church to use the word Allah in their Malay language publication is the birth of Allah’s son. From now onwards, the Christian God in this new publication shall be referred to as “Allah” and Jesus Christ as “Anak Allah”.
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The Muslim calendar, ie the Maal Hijrah for the year 1431 shall be well remembered by all Malaysians as the year where the trinity of Allah accompanied by “Anak Allah” shall be celebrated in the books of the Christians in the mother tongue of the largely Malay muslim populace and marked by the lunar eclipse event. In Surah Al Ikhlas, verse 1-4, Allah says ‘ Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; 2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. 3. He begets not, nor is he begotten; 4. And there is none like unto Him.‘
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For the unlettered and unschooled in Islam, verse 3 simply means that Allah “does not give birth”, nor is “Allah given birth to”. It is incumbent for all Muslims, both lettered and unlettered, to uphold the sanctity of the concept of monotheism in Islam and never to allow Allah to be portrayed as having the attributes of a human being, the ability to beget a Son of which the echelons of the political community using Islam as their brand name in Malaysia have so easily facilitated and consented.
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Those responsible for allowing this event to take place shall have to answer in their graves and in the hereafter for committing the greatest of all sins, “shirk” or polytheism of the highest degree. No argument can justify the usage of “Allah” and “Anak Allah” in any kitab here; yet those in a position to prevent this occurrence has shamelessly come to the defence of The weekly Herald to teach us how to pray to our ONE GOD.
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What is the rationale for using the word “Allah” in the Christian books and how does this promote racial integration or even “One Malaysia”? If anything, this event draws the divide between the races even more. It is a deep shame that we have to live with for the rest of our lives, losing a battle that need not have been fought at all. It is not the fault of the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop that we lost our pride and identity, we are our own doing. The pride of our community today fell due to treachery by those who fought and won political battles using the name of Islam. In the Quran, Allah warns us most of all against people who sell their religion. Allah says in the Quran, “..do not sell my religion for a paltry sum..”. In this case before us, the situation involved is even worse, they sold their religion for free.

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Source:http://thereflectiveheart.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/blasphemy-most-foul/
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Republish with permission (date 03.01.2010)
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