What’s wrong with non-Muslims quoting Quranic verses?

by Azly Rahman
April 05, 2009

I read the following troubling Malaysiakini newsstory. It happened in Malaysia:

‘Belittling Islam’ – police report against DAP leader

by Jimadie Shah Othman | Apr 5, 09 11:52am | Malaysiakini

A police report has been filed against Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming for allegedly belittling Islam during a ceramah in the campaign for Tuesday’s Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election.

The report was filed by Malay Unity Action Front president Osman Abu Bakar at the Taiping district police headquarters this evening.

According to him, Nga – who is also the Taiping MP and Pantai Remis assemblyperson – made the disputed remarks during a ceramah in Changkat Jering two days ago, the contents of which were also published on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s blog.

In his report, Osman accused the DAP leader of belittling Islam by reciting Quranic verses from the Surah Al-A’ raf for campaign purposes. Furthermore, he said the holy verses were recited improperly.

In view of this, Osman said he felt compelled to lodge a police report in his capacity as president of the Unity Front.

The activist was accompanied by some 15 supporters, some donning shirts bearing Barisan Nasional and Umno logos, to the police station.

I do not see anything wrong in a non-Muslim finding wisdom in Quranic verses; the message of Islam is universal.

I do not see anything wrong in Muslims quoting from the Bible, the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana and Mahabharatta, the I Ch’ng, the Analects of Kung Fu Tze, or even from Marx’s Das Kapital.

No need for to lodge a police report on the DAP man who quoted the Quranic verses.It merely display our ignorance of the perspectives of others. We should be proud if we hear politicians finding wisdom from all religions and philosophical texts.

Embrace multiculturalism and learn from the wisdom of all scriptures. Universal values and timeless wisdom in all these texts.

We must grow up, read more, and grow old with timeless wisdom.

  1. #1 by OrangRojak on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 3:36 am

    finding wisdom
    I think that’s a separate issue. The man’s police report accused Nga of ‘belittling’ Islam. Presumably, on the great scale of things, there are certain interpretations of ‘belittling’ that might cause you to see things less magnanimously?

    Feel free to print my comment, draw penis shapes on it, wipe your backside with it, and set fire to it while saying that whoever wrote this comment must be a complete Kant (I grew up in Essex, for me it’s indistinguishable from the rude word unless I’m paying very close attention).

    In a ‘free country’ you have to accept somebody might be upset by anything creative you might consider doing. Just because I don’t mind you doing terrible things to my comment, doesn’t mean somebody else might get upset by another person using their favourite book to market a political party. He must be allowed to complain.

    What interest would it be to the police? Is there a specific ‘belittling Islam’ crime in Malaysia? If Nga is quoting from the Quran, it seems … ill advised to me. I sometimes try to tell my in-laws that they’re not really Chinese, but people can be easily upset about things they strongly believe are True.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 3:56 am

    I can utter any world religions quotations or faith sayings… out of Malaysia…no one cares….but infact praises you to be so knowledgeable.
    Only in Malaysia…Koranic verses cannot be uttered by non believers…and these guys know next to nothing about other religions. They have been successfully brainwashed by UMNO and PAS.
    I did quote from the Koran few years ago….and out come hordes of Muslim fanatics after my skin.
    So sad…so many Malays are such illogical… clowns to the world.
    And why not……UMNO ministers are well known clowns too.
    They need to be…to cover up their corrupted personalities.
    All these are play acting……so much so……hypocritical Muslims.. are produced by the thousands…by UMNO. How cruel can they be..for the sake of dirty politics….to stay in power….to be so filthy rich.

  3. #3 by passerby on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 4:32 am

    If quoting something positive from the quran is wrong, these morons must be real nuts. We all know that the quran contained so many racist verses which are influencing so many muslims to become terrorists all over the world and these morons should be proud if we can still find something positive in that quran. So what do you want us to view you UMNO morons – islamic extremists?

  4. #4 by isahbiazhar on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 5:06 am

    It is a political move and it does not represent Islamic thoughts.The Quran can be quoted freely by anybody in any faith as the religion does not forbid it in any verse.Our Islamic minister should come out with a statement so that non Muslims will freely use the Quran.Regretfully this is one of the reasons that they opposed any interfaith dialogue.The presence of the Saudi royalty in an interfaith dialogue in Europe had shown the way.No protest was lodged by any Islamic or governmental organisation at that time.Perhaps those who had made police reports should by now be regretting their moves.Islam is universal and it fits the time including any elections in Malaysia.

  5. #5 by Taxidriver on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:28 am

    That UNMOputras keep abusing the Islamic religion for political gains is known to many. I find a bit of consolation in this latest incident as it has become crystal clear to many, many of my friends to whom I keep telling to fear the Islam practised by UNMO Muslims rather than PAS.

    Is this what Najib meant when he implored us to judge him by his actions?

    PAS members……….P (practising) Muslims, UNMO members P (political) Muslims. Looks same, but they are NOT!!

  6. #6 by lew1328 on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:47 am


    I’m not surprise such action by the UMNO running dog. This is because they have been breath and mislead from its original teaching ever they’d joint the party. I first came to know his when one of the UMNO members said non Muslim not allow to say: -“Assalamualaikum” . What’s wrong? Racist again and again…

  7. #7 by sotong on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:54 am

    These are grossly misguided people…….thanks to decades BN’s narrow, divisive and damaging politics of religion.

    The damages are permanent, long term and far reaching…there is no quick fix.

  8. #8 by vsp on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 7:00 am

    Basically, it is an insidious attempt to hijack religion and Allah so that whatever UMNO does will always be seen to have the stamp of Allah’s authority. This development is dangerous not only to the non-Muslims but also to the Muslims themselves.

    History has shown that whoever claimed God for themselves will finally turned out to be the oppressors of others. They began to ban this and that as if they are gods themselves. In the process things can be twisted to suit to their advantage. We have seen this been practiced more and more often in this country.

    They have became the final arbiter of the truth, justice and other attributes of God. They have become so potent that they will deny justice and truth to others, whether you may be a non-Muslim or a Muslim. Mark my word, the dark age of religious bigotry of bygone era will reappear if everyone is not careful.

    Open your eyes and see that what I have said on numerous occasion has not become the norm and practices of the UMNOputras.

    Muslims, especially, open your eyes and don’t let these hypocrites hijack Allah for their own agendas. You might be the biggest losers.

  9. #9 by Taxidriver on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 7:08 am

    isahbiaZhar says:

    “It is a political move and it does not represent Islamic thoughts”

    It is a (low class) political move and it does not represent Islamic thoughts.

  10. #10 by passerby on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 7:58 am

    Did allah said non-muslims cannot quote from the quran and if so, show us where it is said in the quran? Do these umno morons have the permission from allah to say so or they just simply interpret the quran. Do they know they have just committed apostasy by simply miss-interpreting their quran or putting words in allah’s mouth? Apostasy is a serious offense and the punishment is death.

    Where is the religious department and why are they not out to charge these morons for apostasy?

  11. #11 by merdekablog on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:09 am

    Next time if you hear a Malay or Indian politician quoting a word from Confucius, file a police report! How ridiculous is that!!

    This bunch of people just used every possible, and even impossible, means to attack PR, but the truth is they are degrading themselves and indeed showing their immaturity in various cases.

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  12. #12 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:28 am

    If UMNO do not allow non-Muslims to quote verses from the Quran, how are they going to convert non-Muslims?

  13. #13 by taiking on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:48 am

    Running out of ideas and getting really desparate. Like the umno sent cybertroppers here the only three ways to win over people’s heart and opinion known to them and actively pursued by them for the last half century are agitation, provocation and threats – none of which would work AT ALL. These methods are way way out of date and is in fact counter productive in the face of a more educated populace. Be more sophisticated in your approach pls. Be more conciliatory man. Be kinder. Be more understanding. Then again they are old dogs arent they? As a matter of fact a really old dog is re-joining the pack. So dont expect any new approach from umno.

  14. #14 by chengho on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:49 am

    Ngeh and Nga again in Perak…..
    Nga trying to upstage LGE , since LGE talk about Calip Omar AbdurAziz in Penang state gov administration
    Nga need to go further than that by quoting verses from Quran ( from youtube not redtube )
    Nga position himself to be the next general secretary of DAP

  15. #15 by wanderer on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:51 am

    UMNO goons are just interested to see everyone quoting from their false teachings of Islam…UMNO Quranic verses, denying the true message of Islam to be heard… simply to shield their impurities.
    Obviously, the dark days are ahead of us when the ruling party uses scumbags, behaving like caretakers to inject their distorted version to deceive and gain political mileage.

  16. #16 by monsterball on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 8:56 am

    yhsiew..They really are not interested for Chinese…Indians and other races to be Muslims. It is reserved only for Malays by an Almighty.. in Malaysia. That Almighty have spoken to them…and chose UMNO Malays .as his guardian angels…to protect it with their lives in for a place in Paradise.
    Where is it…almighty have not reveal it yet..akang datang…….bulum sampai.
    However…other races that marry an UMNO Muslim is soooo fortunate..to be converted automatically….assured a place in Paradise too..where??….your guess is as good as mine.
    But…UMNO Muslims in Malaysia know where. They have clear visions. They are special human beings.
    UMNO Muslims are around 3 million??
    Talking big..protector of the Islamic faith..whereas 70 million Chinese Muslims living quietly….keeping far far away from these weird hypocrites with false titles..
    Indonesia can boast of at least 200 million Muslims.
    Not one have a false title!!
    There you can see…how weird and hypocritical… UMNO Muslims are.
    They say…stealing from others is not sinful……seems to have been written in the Koran.
    They twisted the wisdom of Prophet Mohammad…saying.. stealing from their enemies is not a sin…to stealing from Malaysians…not a sin.

  17. #17 by taiking on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 9:11 am

    See what they are doing? They claim sole proprietory rights towards the nation’s wealth and resources, the rahman’s legacy, the MSM, Allah and now the quran. I am sure Allah himself would like as many people in the world to read and understand the quran. So is malaysia a democratic or a communist country?

  18. #18 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 9:16 am

    This whole thing is driven by Zahid Hamidi, a Najib political assasin.

    Read this to see who the complainants are:

  19. #19 by UzMiNoOnist on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 10:10 am

    For once, let our court decide the true color of “1Malaysia”

    UMNOputras are becoming more and more of an extremist bunch of idiotic “KKK wanabe’ supremos.

    If the court finds it is wrong, then I would only interpret it as “How low the understanding of Islam the true teaching of humility, by Umnoputras”.

    Just to find some logic here. If those who lodge the police report are true defender of Islam the true teaching of humility, they should lodge a report on UMNO for being openly corrupted with “money politic” as Islam the true teaching of humility, forbids corruption and ill gotten wealth. ,…. maybe UMNO have another version of Quran where God the Almighty’s words of wisdom are replaced by C4s, hatred, killings, hefty commisions and making police reports.

  20. #20 by Bobster on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 10:40 am

    Highly respectable Tok Guru also said no problem so what is the problem Zahid Hamidi.

    Only Muslims in BN can use Quranic Verses. Only Muslim in BN can use the name Allah and nobody else. Even Christians are forbidden to use the name Allah though Christian and Muslim sharing the same origin.

    Seem like Muslims in BN are so special compared to many of our Muslim friends. They don’t behave the same like BN. BN are special breed only in Malaysia.

  21. #21 by ekans on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 10:49 am

    I was once told what is said to be a true story about two Arab tourists who visited KL.
    They became acquainted with a friendly local who impressed them with his command of the Arabic language.
    After offering to show them the sights, this friendly local invited the two Arabs to follow him to a mosque for prayers.
    However, the two Arabs politely declined and explained that they are actually of the Christian faith.
    This local fellow expressed shock because he presumed that these Arabs are Muslims because they had used the same Arabic phrases as those he normally thought are only used by Muslims such as “God willing”.
    I’ve also been told similar accounts where local Muslims (especially Arabic speaking ones) who had encountered non-Muslim Arab tourists, had thought that those Arabs are apostates…

  22. #22 by voice on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 10:59 am

    They think they own Al-Quran, looks like the UMNO animals are more saint

  23. #23 by Yee Siew Wah on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 1:11 pm

    That two religious half cooked hypocrites idiots thought they own the Quran. Thats the problem with Bolehland. We have a bunch of these religious so-called holier than thou who have nothing better to do than to harp on stupid issue like non-muslim quoting Quranic verses. How stupid these idiotic goons can they be. They actually do a big big disfavor to a good religion like Islam. Real hypocrites to the core.
    Even PAS come out in support of Nga. Now I beleive PAS muslims are much much better than these scumbags which has become running dogs of UMNO.

  24. #24 by taiking on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 3:26 pm

    1Malaysia is already turning into a joke even before it has a chance to show its face. So much for najib and gang. I predict the sinking of the MV U.M.N.O. within 365 days.

  25. #25 by Ray on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Hi ORANG Rojak,
    Neither there is any wisdom in Islam …>>>
    “ISLAM Indeed A False
    RELIGION>>>characterised by Instability & Religious Bigotry…>>furthermore A CURSE rather than Blessing.””
    Therefore any quotes taken from koran is absolutely of no essance or wisdoms or TRUTH.
    Don’t waste time pursue Islam ……

  26. #26 by frankyapp on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 5:22 pm

    Osam Abu Bakar ,the activist smells roden rat when he went to make a police report against DAp man,alleging him of improper reciting the quranic verses.What a hyper hypocrite he is especially wearing BN t-shirt claiming to represent the malay unity action front.Well here again another unprincipled umno man,need I say further,should Tunku of Dap sees it

  27. #27 by monsterball on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 5:33 pm

    Ray…I disagree!
    Islam is a wonderful great religion.
    Just look at live TV in Mecca.
    Have you ever seen one million pray with no class distinctions in any religion or faith followers?
    There is nothing wrong with the Islamic religion.
    The Torak and Angel are the same as Bible.
    The Koran seems to be more purer to read as compared to the Bible.
    Islam and Christains are from Abraham’s two sons…..Isaac and Ismeal.
    Therefore…we can say…both branched out from the Jewish faith….the Johovah witnesses.
    And like all religions or faiths believers..the so call holy men….priests…pastors….popes..imans..are the main cause of using religion for political reasons.
    In Malaysia…UMNO uses it to control the minds of Malays.
    Put that aside…all religions teaches good…..nothing bad.
    It is again UMNO and PAS twisting the words to interpret as they like…to control minds….not free them.
    I hope no one will belittle any religion..except the followers.

  28. #28 by moonman on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:26 pm

    “Dia sudah melampau. Mana boleh si kafir membaca ayat al-Quran dan memperalatkannya?” bentak ‘pencinta’ Islam di dalam kenyataan akhbar dan laporan polisnya.

    “Ia jelas mencabar kesucian Islam!” tokok seorang lagi.

    Ada sesuatu yang saya masih belum mampu formulakan ialah, mengapakah kaum Muslimin begitu tenang, yakin dengan kepercayaannya dan terbuka untuk dialog dan perbincangan semasa mereka menjadi kaum minoriti, sebaliknya terasa begitu terancam, tercabar, tergugat semasa mereka menjadi kaum majoriti yang memegang kuasa.

    Ia suatu keganjilan.

    Sepatutnya yang minoriti itu duduk dalam kekhuatiran. Rasa jati dirinya semakin terhakis, bimbang segala yang ada di sekitar mencabarnya, lalu menjadi sangat defensif terhadap agama masing-masing. Sepatutnya begitu.

    Dan tatkala mereka bertindak sebagai pemerintah, berkuasa, berkuantiti sebagai majoriti, maka mereka akan rasa sangat selesa, terbuka, dan tidak fragile oleh cetusan-cetusan kejadian harian di kiri kanannya. Sepatutnya macam itu.

    Tetapi realiti di Malaysia sungguh terbalik.


    Saya tidak suka membanding-banding.

    Orang tua kita sudah membuat pepatah, “hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri, lebih baik berhujankan batu di negeri sendiri!”

    Tetapi orang kita jugalah yang pakar membanding-banding. Kerana banding-membanding itulah terbinanya Jambatan Pulau Pinang, Menara Berkembar Petronas, malah pernah juga Subang Parade dinobatkan sebagai pusat membeli belah terbesar di Asia Tenggara.

    Daripada dibanding-bandingkan benda yang sekunder itu, lebih baik kita bandingkan soal-soal premier yang lebih kritikal.


    Terkenang kembali pengalaman semasa bertugas di Belfast Islamic Centre.

    Kami memang kaum minoriti. Jumlah Muslim pada bulan pertama saya memulakan tugas, hanya sekitar dua atau tiga ribu orang di seluruh Ireland Utara. Tetapi menjadi kaum minoriti tidak menjadikan kami Muslim yang defensif lagi reaktif.

    Kami terbuka kepada dialog, menerima jemputan untuk berdialog boleh dikatakan setiap hari. Ada dialog dengan pelajar, ada dialog dengan gereja. Kita dengan bebas bertukar-tukar pandangan tentang agama dan kepercayaan masing-masing, khususnya di peringkat isu-isu bersama berkaitan etika dan tanggungjawab sosial.

    Kami tidak mengurung masjid di balik tembok, kesan rasa terancam kerana hidup sebagai minoriti. Sebaliknya masjid itu sentiasa terbuka malah sering juga hadir ke ruang-ruang terbuka yang disediakan di pusat bandar, untuk berjumpa dan berbicara.

    “Kami dari sebuah sekolah rendah Katholik di Newry mahu melawat masjid tuan. Bilakah tarikh dan masa yang sesuai?” tanya wakil sekolah berkenaan melalui panggilan telefon.

    “Saya dan rakan-rakan daripada Fakulti Kemanusiaan Open University UK mahu berjumpa dan bertukar-tukar pandangan dengan pihak Islamic Centre” tercatat demikian di sepucuk surat yang saya terima.

    Permintaan-permintaan begitu datang setiap hari. Dan lazimnya kami akan cuba menyusun jadual lawatan agar mereka datang kira-kira sejam sebelum Solat Zohor. Tujuannya ialah untuk menyediakan masa sekitar satu jam untuk berdialog dan kemudian apabila masuk waktu Zohor, mereka akan dijemput ke dewan solat utama, duduk di bahagian belakang dan melihat kami menunaikan solat Zohor berjemaah di masjid.

    “Bolehkah orang bukan Islam masuk ke Masjid?” tanya seorang pelajar Malaysia yang baru tiba ke UK.

    Soal demikian sudah lama diselesaikan. Jika bukan Muslim secara mutlak tidak boleh masuk ke masjid, entahlah berapa orang penduduk Semenanjung Tanah Arab yang berpeluang bertemu dengan Nabi Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Tidak berlakulah kejadian Arab Badwi yang kencing di dinding masjid dan segala catatan yang lain.

    Masjid adalah tempat orang mencari Islam, bukan tempat Muslim mengurung Islam.

    Saya tidak banyak pengetahuan tentang Biblical Literature. Tetapi saya membaca serba sedikit mengenainya, dan menggunakannya untuk sempena-sempena yang sesuai terutamanya ketika sedang berdepan dengan pelawat beragama Kristian. Semasa menjelaskan tentang hak mutlaq Tuhan terhadap nyawa manusia dalam kertas kerja berkaitan Euthanasia, saya memetik keterangan Bible berikut:

    “No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death.” [Ecclesiastes 8:8a]

    Petikan itu berdiri bersama dengan petikan saya daripada keterangan al-Quran, firman Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala:


    “… Dan janganlah kamu membunuh jiwa yang telah diharamkan Allah (membunuhnya) melainkan dengan jalan yang hak (yang dibenarkan oleh Syarak). Dengan yang demikian itulah Allah perintahkan kamu, supaya kamu memahaminya” [al-An’aam 6: 151]


    Tujuan saya menggandingkan keduanya adalah untuk menekankan bahawa soal peranan agama dalam memelihara nyawa manusia adalah persoalan yang besar. Muslim atau Kristian mesti mempunyai tahap sensitiviti yang sama terhadap apa-apa prosedur perubatan dan bukan perubatan yang menggugat hak ini. Euthanasia bertentangan dengan peraturan agama sama ada Kristian mahu pun Islam.

    Adakah saya telah menyamakan Islam dan Kristian?

    Tentu sahaja tidak.

    Kalau Mak Senah makan sireh dan kambing Mek Yah makan sireh, apakah Mak Senah sama dengan kambing Mek Yah? Analogi yang sangat buruk untuk andaian seburuk itu. Titik persamaannya ialah, pokok sireh perlulah dijaga kerana Mak Senah dan kambing Mek Yah sama-sama mengambil manfaat daripadanya.

    Antara Islam dan Kristian, Euthanasia tidak harus berdepan dengan apa-apa konflik dari segi penggubalan polisi di hospital jika dilihat daripada perspektif agama kerana kesemua agama bersepakat dalam menolak campur tangan manusia dalam menentukan saat kematian manusia yang lain. Itu sahaja.

    Pandangan saya yang dimuatkan di dalam kertas kerja yang dibentangkan, diagihkan kepada kesemua pembentang yang lain, juga hadirin yang menyertai. Tentu sahaja saya tidak menyertakan teks Arabnya untuk mencegah daripada ayat-ayat al-Quran jatuh ke tempat-tempat yang tidak baik. Tetapi berdosakah saya membiarkan para non-Muslim dari kalangan paderi dan pelajar perubatan di The Queen’s University Belfast menggunakan ayat al-Quran dalam keadaan mereka tidak Muslim?

    Bahkan saya berpandangan sebaliknya.



    “Sesungguhnya Allah menyuruh berlaku adil, dan berbuat ihsan, serta memberi bantuan kepada kaum kerabat; dan melarang daripada melakukan perbuatan-perbuatan yang keji dan mungkar serta kezaliman. Dia mengajar kamu (dengan suruhan dan larangan-Nya ini), supaya kamu mengambil peringatan mematuhi-Nya” [al-Nahl 16: 90]

    Apabila Ahli Parlimen Taiping daripada DAP dan beragama Kristian memetik firman Allah daripada al-Quran untuk memberitahu hadirin tentang kedudukan KEADILAN dan BERLAKU IHSAN dari perspektif al-Quran, apakah ini suatu penghinaan terhadap Islam?


    Nga Kor Min salah menyebutnya? Betulkan sebutannya.

    Betul sangatkah sebutan-sebutan ayat al-Quran oleh perwakilan-perwakilan parti yang Melayu dan Muslim itu? Betul sangatkah ucapan-ucapan Datin-datin dan Puan Sri semasa menyebut ayat al-Quran dalam ucapan-ucapan perasmian mereka? Sepatutnya salah sebutan itu diiringi oleh usaha membetulkan sebutan, bukannya berbondong ke Balai Polis membuat laporan!

    Sikap inilah yang menghairankan saya.

    Terlalu defensif.

    Masjid dikurung, Quran dibendung, yang lulus untuk kegunaan non Muslim hanyalah rumah-rumah terbuka pada hari perayaan Islam! Apakah punca Islam menjadi mandul di negara kita?


    Soalan tadi belum berjawab. Apakah ketika seorang Ahli Parlimen beragama Kristian memetik ayat al-Quran tentang ADIL dan IHSAN sebagai asas seruannya untuk semua Muslim dan non-Muslim menolak KEZALIMAN, adalah suatu penghinaan terhadap Islam?

    Saya yakin, jawapannya mudah.

    Ia bukan penghinaan terhadap Islam.

    Ia adalah PENGHINAAN terhadap MUSLIM. Iaitu Muslim yang mengaku Islam tetapi tidak beramal dengan Islam. Muslim yang sensitif dengan salah baca al-Quran, tetapi tidak sensitif dengan pembekuan al-Quran dari asas pemerintahan.

    Nga Kor Min ‘memang patut didakwa’.

    Tetapi bukan dengan dakwaan menghina Islam.

    Sebaliknya Nga Kor Min patut didakwa kerana menghina ‘Muslim’. Muslim yang bermain-main dengan Islam. Permainan yang menjadi punca terhinanya Muslim siang dan malam.


    “… Patutkah kamu hanya percaya kepada sebahagian al-Kitab dan mengingkari sebahagian yang lain? Maka tiadalah balasan bagi orang yang berbuat demikian itu dari antara kamu, selain dari kehinaan ketika hidup di dunia, dan pada hari Qiamat akan ditolak mereka ke dalam azab seksa yang amat berat. dan (ingatlah), Allah tidak sekali-kali lalai akan apa yang kamu lakukan.” [al-Baqarah 2: 85]

    Sesungguhnya Allah tidak sekali-kali lalai dengan kelakuan-kelakuan yang mengelirukan oleh Muslim dan Islam mereka.

    “Aku ke Paris dan aku bertemu dengan Islam tanpa Muslim. Aku kembali ke Kaherah dan kubertemu dengan Muslim tanpa Islam” – Muhammad Abduh

  29. #29 by ktteokt on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:27 pm

    If quranic verses are so holy as to only limit its recital to Muslims only, then why BLARE away quranic verses during Friday prayers through the loudspeakers on top of mosques? Wouldn’t non-muslims get to hear them and it is haram for non-muslims to even hear the quranic verses in the light of what has transpired. May I then suggest that the loudspeakers on top of mosques be silenced! And to imagine Malaysia calls itself a “free country” in so far as religion is concerned!

  30. #30 by moonman on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:28 pm

    Apabila mendengar petikan ceramah YB DAP yang mengutip surah An-Nahl ayat 90, aku tidak merasakan tindakan YB tersebut sebagai salah. Ini kerana, beliau membaca ayat Al-Quran tersebut dengan lahjah cinanya. Lahjah yang agak sukar untuk sama seperti orang arab membaca Al-Quran.

    Jika kita berjalan ke mesir, sebilangan badwi di sana membaca Al-Quran dengan menyebut huruf ”jim” dengan hurum ”Ga”, sedangkan dalam bahasa arab, tidak wujud langsung huruf ”ga”. Jika mereka membaca ”iza JA a nas rullah”, mereka membacanya dengan ”iza GA a nas rullah”

    Lahjah arab mesir ini, tidak sekadar dikalangan orang badwinya sahaja, bahkan ada sebilangan profesor yang mengajar di Universiti Al-Azhar pun membacanya sedemikian. Persoalannya, apakah membaca dengan lahjah tersebut adalah tindakan mempersendakan Islam??? lebih-lebih lagi, jika dibacanya itu disebabkan memang agak sukar lidah menyebut dengan sebutan yang betul.

    Apabila aku mendengar YB DAP tersebut menyebut surah An-Nahl Ayat 90, aku agak kagum. Ini kerana, aku sendiri pun tidak ingat ayat yang sering dibacakan dalam khutbah jumaat itu adalah surah an-nahl ayat 90. dan aku yakin, kalau tanya sebilangan Orang islam, masakan mereka tahu itu adalah surah an-nahl ayat 90, bahkan membaca ayat itu pun pasti mereka tidak mampu.

  31. #31 by ktteokt on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:29 pm

    And not forgetting the television which “chops” off running programmes just for the sake of the Azan. Couldn’t the Azan be arranged before or after a programme? The way it is going now, it is as though “Islam” is forced down the throat of the rakyat!

  32. #32 by moonman on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:32 pm

    Umno is RADICULOUS. Next time a Malay, Chinese or Indian Muslim say “Merry Christmas” to his fellow Malaysian Christians, sent him to Kamunting Camp. Or Gong Xi Fa Chai, Happy Deepavali etc or vice versa.

  33. #33 by moonman on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 6:39 pm

    Dear ktteokt

    Nope, each Azan is said at the precise timing of marking of solat time (not prayer -In Islam prayer is something u asked God or Doa but Solat is an obligation as u need to pay Toll on our halfway decent highways). Each time zone are marked by way before Seiko, Rolex or Rado invent watches which is the Sun since the dinosaurs time. To arranged before or after your favorite program can only be done if you could delay the earth rotation on its orbit. :-)

  34. #34 by anna brella on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 7:46 pm

    “All fanaticism is a strategy to prevent doubt from becoming conscious.” H A Williams.

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  35. #35 by frankyapp on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:46 am

    Well,talking about the islamic faith,I have several un-answers question and would appreciate any one especially from muslims who are expert in their faith.

    (1) Why is it okay for muslim to kill muslim ? Samples for reference in Parkistan,muslim sucide bomber killed dozens of fellow muslims near or in the mosque during friday prayer .Not one islamic country including malaysia ever come out to condemn it despite official claim by muslim group such as the Bin laden’s .Similarly in Iran and other islamic states,same kind of merciless killing happened,the rest of the whole muslim world remain dead silence as well.

    (2) But when the jews killed just one muslim,the whole muslim world including malaysia burst out furiously to condemn and yelled for revenge immidiately.

    (3) Isn’t this example shows islamic faith and it’s believers/followers are unrealistic,extremist,voilence,fanatic,terrorist and ungodly as well.

  36. #36 by ekans on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:20 am

    Not too long ago, Malaysian cinemas had shown this film called ‘Body Of Lies’.
    In it, US actor Leonardo di Caprio potrayed an American CIA agent based in post-Saddam Hussein Baghdad who can speak Arabic quite fluently.
    There were some scenes in this film where Leonardo had quoted verses from the Quran in front of certain Arabs.
    If the Malay Unity Action Front president, Osman Abu Bakar, and his supporters are so concerned about non-Muslims quoting verses from the Quran being offensive to Muslims, why didn’t he and his group lobbied for the Censorship Board to ban ‘Body Of Lies’?
    I understand that many Malaysian Muslims had seen this film, but there was no news of anyone of them complaining about it…

  37. #37 by Ray on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:26 am

    Hi MonsterBall,

    Prophet Mohamad Is NOT A PROPHET and Therefore whatsoever
    scirbed by this ordinary man is all Faked 500 AD ago(quoted from saudi arab Historical Archives).
    There are only 3 True Religions in this world>>>Catholitism,Protestism and Judaism and the rest ARE NOT
    even religion at all….

    Sincerely Ray…BTW I AM NOT A CHRISTAIN or believer of christaninty too

  38. #38 by BoycottLocalPapers on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:18 pm

    I believe it will be a great if the BN government could stop all non-Muslims not only from quoting the Quran but also stop non-Muslims from reading the Quran altogether. Then, there will be no non-Muslims converting to Islam. That will be good for non-Muslim communities as we can no longer hear cases of dead body snatching, baby snatching, property snatching, etc.

    If BN can do that, then I will support BN instead of DAP which is collaborating with PAS. :D

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