A short rebuke of Ezam Mohd Nor

By Art Harun | August 16, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

AUG 16 — Dear Ezam,

With reference to your manic and almost maniacal spewing of hatred last Friday, I just have this to say to you.

You are an embarrassment.

This is Ramadan. Muslims fast during Ramadan. Good Muslims do not only fast and suffer mere physical pain during the fasting — a six-year-old can do that — but they reflect upon themselves and upon their surroundings and they abstain not only from food and drinks, but also from all things evil and ungodly.

The hunger pangs and thirst which Muslims suffer during the fast are just the surface of something which is deeper and more meaningful. Good Muslims correlate the mere physical abstention to a more meaningful spiritual experience. Without the spiritual experience and realisation of fasting, the act of fasting becomes and is reduced to a mere ritual and yearly routine.

Perhaps it was not a surprise that you did what you did last Friday. That is because, well, you are just being yourself.

Jihad in Islam has been totally misunderstood, by the non-Muslims and Muslims alike. And who is to blame for such misunderstanding when there are people like you going around running amok after Friday prayers and rabidly calling for jihad and threatening to burn down news portals?

May I ask you Ezam Mohd Nor, exactly against who were going to jihad? All Christians in Malaysia? The Damansara Utama Methodist Church? Oh yes, against those Christians who are conspiring to proselytise all Muslims in Malaysia and elsewhere. Yes, I forgot. But exactly who are they? And where are they?

Jihad does not mean declaring a war. The word “jahada”, which is the base word for jihad, simply means “to strive” or “to struggle”. Throughout time, this word has been twisted, manipulated and misinterpreted by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The result is that Islam has been painted with this black image of suicide bombers seeking martyrdom and of cartoons like yourself running amok after Friday prayers and in the compound of a mosques no less.

The Quran ordains:

“Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors.” (2:190)

Yes. It asks us to fight and strive. But only in the cause of Allah and against those who fight us. We are not asked to look for fights. Even if circumstances require and demand us to fight, the Quran implores us not to transgress limits.

May I therefore ask you Ezam, was there any party fighting us last Friday? If so, who? And did you not stop to think that you were not transgressing the limits last Friday considering the nature of our society?

What is the best jihad of all jihads? You think it’s burning down other people’s offices is the best? Well please go and study the Quran and the traditions.

You gave a fiery speech. You called for a jihad. You threatened to burn down news portals (assuming it is possible to do so). Well, you could have used your speech in a better way, namely, to call people to the ways of Allah. That is true jihad. Allah commands:

“Who is better in speech than one who calls (other people) to Allah, works righteous, and declares that he is from the Muslims.” (41:33)

Do you know what was the best of jihads to Prophet Muhammad? On another occasion, a man asked the Prophet Muhammad:

“Should I join the jihad?’ He asked, ‘Do you have parents?’ The man said, ‘Yes!’ The Prophet said, ‘Then strive by serving them!” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 5972)

Yet another man asked the Messenger of Allah:

“What kind of jihad is better? He replied, ‘A word of truth in front of an oppressive ruler!’” (Sunan Al-Nasa’i, No. 4209).

So please Ezam, take your jihad away. Islam does not need your kind of juvenile jihad. — art-harun.blogspot.com

  1. #1 by seah_thomas on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Juvenile Jihad !!
    Seems to me a more appropriate behaviour of ….juvenile jahat
    He he he he he

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 3:12 pm

    Wanted 2 score special brownie points mah during Ramadan, good boy doggie, rollover

  3. #3 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 3:47 pm

    OMG! Ezam, you are such a pale shadow of the devil.

    At least, the devil recognises God. I am not sure if you recognise anything at all.

    Go get your head checked.

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 4:44 pm

    He made sure he qualified 2go2 d promised land where 72 palaces n 80 virgins wait 4 him

  5. #5 by eh on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Oh gosh stupid guy…big mouth…no substance…

  6. #6 by monsterball on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 8:30 pm

    First he threatened and warn.
    Then he turned coward .
    This Ezam is a disgrace to all Muslims…twisting and turning at the month of Ramadan.
    What a big mouth idiot he is.

  7. #7 by bruno on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 - 2:30 am

    Ezam,you are a froggy jumping from Umno to PKR and then back to Umno.You are like a commodity which can be bought,just like bras and panties.You are a shameless creature.

  8. #8 by k1980 on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 - 1:13 pm

    I suspect the dna extrated from saifool’s behind actually belonged to eezam!

  9. #9 by bruno on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 - 4:06 pm

    Ezam,you should go down on all doggy fours.You know what I meant.

  10. #10 by bruno on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 - 4:08 pm

    Doggy fours mean like a doggy,okay Ezam.You a blurdy disgrace to society.

  11. #11 by bruno on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 - 4:12 pm

    When Jibby snaps his fingers in comes Ezam jumping doggily for his doggy treat.Happy dog’s days,Ezam.

  12. #12 by rockdaboat on Thursday, 18 August 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Is Ezam a Muslim?

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