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Takeaway #8 from talk on “Malay Muslim Thinking – Lessons from History” at Masjid Assyafaah Darul Hadith on 16 Feb 2013

Extracts from my FB post. Thanks to Ahmad Salik Ahmad Ishak

Takeaway #8 from Dr Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied‘s talk on “Malay Muslim Thinking – Lessons from History” at Masjid Assyafaah Darul Hadith on 16 Feb 2013

Allah says in the Qur’an:

31:30 That is because Allah, He is the Truth, and that which they invoke besides Him is Al-Batil (falsehood), and that Allah, He is the Most High, the Most Great.

The problem we are facing in this era of crisis of the mind is that we are worshiping false gods. If we ask the Malays whether Allah is their god, they will say yes but if we ask them if they are afraid of ghosts more than they are afraid of Allah, they will also say yes. If we ask them if their prophet is Muhammad, they will say yes but if we ask them if they are living their lives according to the ways of the prophet, they will say: I don’t know and I don’t care. This is because today we believe in a religion that is wrong and this is one of the effects of colonization to our minds.

We are faced with many wayward ideologies and our children accept them without much thought. One of this is Liberal Islam. In one of Ulil Abshar’s book, he wrote that the prohibition of marriage between a Muslim and a non-Muslim is no longer relevant. He also said that Al-Quran did not prohibit such marriage. When our children read such books, many of them choose civil marriages.

A lot of our children have also murtad (left the religion). The number of Malays holding on to Islam is decreasing and the number of Malays becoming without religion is increasing. Why is this so? There is a problem in their thinking.

Another wayward ideology is the Syiah Rafidah. Historically, the Malays have never had any problem with the Syiahs because the Syiahs that came to this region were among the Indians. They kept to themselves and did not disturb others. But today, we see the new Syiahs becoming very aggressive in trying to change our religion to become more like theirs. The Syiah ideology is wayward because they curse the companions of the prophet and this group is becoming more and more influential by the day.

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