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Sukar Untuk Percaya LESEN CETAK Bible Bahasa Melayu Telah Dikeluarkan….

January 22, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR 20 Jan. – Kementerian Dalam Negeri memberi amaran akan mengambil tindakan tegas termasuk menarik balik lesen percetakan terhadap pengeluaran Bible versi bahasa Melayu sekiranya isu penggunaan kalimah Allah itu menjejaskan kestabilan dan keamanan negara. Menurut Menterinya, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, pihaknya sedang memantau semua perkembangan serta pelbagai desakan berhubung isu penggunaan kalimah Allah dalam Bible versi bahasa Melayu.

“Kita lihat kesahihannya terlebih dulu dan pihak yang bertanggungjawab. Jika sesuatu isu membabitkan politik, agama dan perkauman, yang paling asas adalah bagaimana isu itu boleh menjejaskan keselamatan dan ketenteraman awam…Tanggungjawab kementerian memastikan keamanan negara terjamin,” katanya ketika ditemui selepas melancarkan program Unit Rondaan Bermotosikal (URB) kawasan Ampang, dekat sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas desakan pelbagai pihak supaya pihak berkuasa menarik balik lesen dan menghentikan percetakan Bible versi bahasa Melayu…….. – Utusan Malaysia

Di atas adalah ‘extract’ dari salah satu berita utama sebagaimana dipaparkan di muka depan Utusan Malaysia semalam. Aku bagaikan tidak percaya dengan paparan berita sebegini, dan sekiranya ia tepat, menimbulkan banyak tanda-tanya di kalangan umat Islam.

Sejak bermula tahun baru 2013, umat Islam di Malaysia amat TERCABAR dengan kenyataan Lim Guan Eng menggesa Kerajaan membenarkan kalimah ALLAH digunakan di dalam bible versi bahasa Melayu. Rata-rata ‘overwhelming’ majority umat Islam menentang, sehingga memaksa Majlis Syura Ulama PAS membuat keputusan muktamad untuk TIDAK MEMBENARKAN kalimah ALLAH digunakan di dalam bible versi bahasa Melayu. Keputusan Majlis Syura Ulama PAS memberikan mesej yang amat jelas kepada DAP dan PKR, bahawa, umat Islam di Malaysia BERSATU HATI di dalam isu penggunaan kalimah ALLAH.

Sepanjang polemik isu penggunaan kalimah ALLAH, yang telah bermula pada tahun 2010, dan dihidupkan semula oleh Lim Guan Eng menjelang tahun baru 2013, umat Islam hanya membincangkan soal penggunaan kalimah ALLAH. Tidak ada perbincangan tentang LESEN CETAK dan seumpamanya. Umat Islam tidak menimbulkan isu LESEN CETAK, kerana mereka  yakin dan percaya bahawa  Kerajaan amat peka dengan sensitiviti umat Islam, dan TENTANGAN umat Islam terhadap sebarang penggunaan kalimah ALLAH di dalam bible versi bahasa Melayu. jadi tidak pernah terlintas di hati sanubari mereka bahawa Kementerian Dalam Negeri akan mengeluarkan sebarang lesen untuk mencetak bible versi bahasa Melayu di negara ini.

Namun begitu, kenyataan DS Hishamuddin Tun Hussein semalam menimbulkan TANDA-TANYA, apakah Kementerian Dalam Negeri sebelum ini telah mengeluarkan sebarang LESEN CETAK kepada mana-mana pihak untuk mencetak bible versi bahasa Melayu yang memuatkan kalimah ALLAH???? Aku harap aku telah tersilap faham paparan berita Utusan sebagaimana di atas. Aku harap Utusan telah tersilap lapur kenyataan Dato’ Menteri. Di dalam umat Islam berbagai lapisan masih ‘berperang’ untuk menepis percubaan penganut agama Kristian Roman Catholic, yang mendapat sokongan kuat DAP dan PKR, untuk menggunakan kalimah ALLAH di dalam bible versi bahasa Melayu, umat Islam amat terkejut, malah SUKAR UNTUK PERCAYA bahawa ada pihak yang telah mengeluarkan LESEN CETAK untuk mencetak bible versi bahasa Melayu yang menggunakan kalimah ALLAH. Kalau sudah cetak, sudah tentu akan diikuti oleh usaha-usaha mengedarkan bible tersebut di kalangan umat Islam, sebagaimana telah mula dikesan berlaku di sebuah sekolah di Pulau Pinang.

Sekiranya paparan berita tersebut tidak benar, dan tidak ada lesen mencetak bible versi bahasa Melayu telah dikeluarkan kepada pihak-pihak tertentu, apa logicnya DS Menteri Dalam Negeri mengeluarkan kenyataan berbentuk amaran untuk ‘menarik balik lesen percetakan terhadap pengeluaran Bible versi bahasa Melayu’????

Sekiranya BENAR bahawa lesen-lesen percetakan telah dikeluarkan kepada pihak-pihak tertentu, pihak bertanggung-jawab tidak ada pilihan lain selain dari MENARIK BALIK lesen-lesen tersebut, kerana pengeluaran lesen-lesen tersebut adalah suatu langkah ‘jump the gun’, atau suatu langkah yang mendahului isu kalimah ALLAH diputuskan secara muktamad baik dari sudut politik, agama atau perundangan.

Bagi umat Islam, KEPUTUSAN MUKTAMAD telah dibuat oleh umat Islam dari berbagai latar-belakang fahaman politik bahawa kalimah ALLAH tidak boleh sekali-kali digunakan di dalam bible versi bahasa Melayu.

Lim Guan Eng Instigated Christians On Christmas Eve

December 25, 2012

DAP has once again raised the thorny issue of the use of word ‘Allah’ in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, in his Christmas message today, urged the government to allow Christians to use the word in the BM version of the bibles, in the spirit of the holiday”,so went the news reports today.

What a timing….for Lim Guan Eng to  stir up the emotions of Christians in the country….on Christmas eve….the day before Christmas day of 2012.  Like Nik Aziz, his counterpart in PAS, DAP’s partner in Pakatan Rakyat coalision, who claimed that every verse of the Quran is ‘political’, Lim Guan Eng seems to eat and drink politics….every single day and hour of his life is ‘politics’, namely anti-UMNO politics. And today, on the eve of Christmas day, he thought it was a ‘timely’  to raise the issue of the use of the word Allah again…the issue which had nearly sparked off a religious/racial riot in the country in quite recent past.

In his Christmas message, LGE was reported to have added that the use of the word Allah in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible has been allowed in Sabah and Sarawak for the last 50 years and practiced in the Middle East for more than a thousand years.

My point of contention here is, why compare with Sabah and Sarawak, and the Middle East countries. Are Sabah, Sarawak and the Middle east countries the birthplace of Christianity, and the heartlands of Christianity?

Why he dare not compare our situation with the Vatican and Rome, the actual BIRTHPLACE of Roman Catholicism? Why he dare not compare our situation with European countries, the countries where Roman Catholicism used to spread like wild fire, and eventually became the HEARTLANDS of this main branch of Christianity? Why he dare not compare our situation with North and  South American countries where the churches dominate their skylines.

The answer is DEAD SIMPLE. In the Vatican and Rome, the BIRTHPLACE of Roman Catholicism, and European countries, the HEARTLANDS of Christianity, and in North and South Americas, the Christians in all those countries NEVER HEARD of Allah as the name of their Christian God.

To Malaysian Roman Catholics, please travel to the Vatican and Rome, please visit churches and cathedrals in Europe, please meet Christians in North and South American countries, they all will tell you that the name ALLAH never appeared in their Holy Bibles….and they will advice you to forget ALLAH….and not to listen to politicians like Lim Guan Eng…

To all Christians all over the world, I wish you all a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

PAS Bersubahat Dengan Pakatan DAP-Gereja

October 7, 2012

Menjelang PRU 13 yang hampir mendatang, saban hari kita disajikan dengan ‘breaking news’ yang hangat-hangat, khususnya di ‘political hotspots’ seperti Selangor dan Pulau Pinang.

Kita ucapkan tahniah kepada YBK kerana telah memenangi hak ke atas tanah milikan mereka di Serendah. Pembinaan UiTM di Serendah sudah tentu akan menjadi ‘catalyst’ kepada pembangunan pesat di Hulu Selangor. Keputusan mahkamah berhubung tanah milik YBK ini memberikan satu TAMPARAN hebat kepada Kerajaan Selangor. Selain dari ini, kita percaya, keengganan Kerajaan Pakatan Selangor tidak membenarkan pembinaan Loji Air Langat 2 akan memberikan kelebihan kepada BN menjelang PRU 13, demikian juga dengan gerakan menuntut tunggakan subsidi air yang semakin hebat hari demi hari.

Berita-berita dari utara, khususnya Pulau Pinang tidak kurang hebatnya. Tahniah kepada Pemuda BN Pulau Pinang kerana berjaya mendedahkan perlakuan-perlakuan ‘double standard’ Kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang di dalam beberapa urusan jual-beli  hartanah, khususnya terma-terma ‘istimewa’ bila berurusan dengan kroni-kroni mereka, tetapi sebaliknya pula dengan syarikat-syarikat Pemaju yang dikaitkan dengan Kerajaan Persekutuan. Nampaknya Kerajaan Pulau Pinang banyak belajar dari Singapura di dalam SOSIAL ENGINEERING, bagi menambahkan penduduk Cina di PULAU Pulau Pinang, dan ‘menghalau’ Melayu/Bumiputra ke Seberang Perai…inilah gambaran yang sedang berlaku di Pulau Pinang.

Sehari dua lepas, umat Islam dikejutkan pula dengan berita ‘breaking news’ bahawa Lim Guan Eng telah cuba MENCUCUK golongan gereja di Pulau Pinang, di dalam suatu perjuampaan dengan kira-kira 300 pemimpin Gereja.  Semasa di Melaka dulu, Lim Guan Eng  ‘mencucuk’ orang Melayu untuk membenci UMNO/BN. Tetapi, di Pulau Pinang, LGE rata-rata gagal di dalam usahanya memperdaya kaum Melayu, sekalipun pernah menyertai perarakan Maulidu Rasul beberapa tahun lepas. Jadi menjelang PRU 13, Lim Guan Eng terpaksa mendapatkan sokongan padu kaum Cina, termasuk yang beragama Kristian. LGE tahu bahawa amat mudah ‘mencucuk’ penganut Kristian supaya membenci kepimpinan Melayu/Islam di negara ini.

Walaupun ada seorang dua pemimpin Kristian menyatakan kurang senang dengan apa yang telah diserukan oleh LGE kepada 300 pemimpin gereja sehari dua lepas, aku sebenarnya tidak sedikit pun terkejut  mendengar berita 300 pemimpin gereja di Pulau Pinang bersedia menerima kehadiran LGE, dan turut bersedia memberikan ruang dan peluang kepada LGE untuk ‘mencucuk’ mereka dengan pemikiran-pemikiran membenci UMNO/BN….pertembungan antara Kristian dan Islam telah berlaku sejak lebih seribu tahun yang lalu, dan ‘cold war’ tersebut berterusan sehingga sekarang…samada secara terang atau secara senyap. LGE pula memang hebat di dalam ‘menangguk di air yang keruh’…..dan ‘mencucuk’  memang KEPAKARAN LGE. Kalau di negara-negara kuku besi seperti China, ‘pencucuk’ seperti LGE mungkin telah di’nyahkan’ ke Gurun Gobi untuk bercakap-cakap dengan bukit-bukit pasir seorang diri.

Persoalan selanjutnya, apakah PAS hanya berdiam diri melihat Pakatan DAP-Gereja. Semua sudah tahu jawapannya….sudah tentu PAS akan berdiam diri dan memerhatikan sahaja. Bagi PAS, undi Cina DAP amat berharga sekali, malah lebih berharga dari agama dan bangsa mereka. Bukankah apabila orang Kristian menggunakan nama ALLAH di dalam Injil mereka  sekali pun, PAS boleh diam juga….malah memberikan pula justifikasi kepada kaum Kristian. Bagi aku, orang Melayu/Islam sudah tidak boleh menaruh sebarang pengharapan kepada PAS lagi.

Tidak susah untuk kita membayangkan bahawa LGE akan mempertahankan Pulau Pinang dengan apa cara sekalipun, supaya tidak tergendala  impiannya menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebagai satu lagi CHINESE STATE…..dengan bantuan Gereja dan PAS… selepas Lee Kuan Yew berjaya menjadikan Singapura CHINESE STATE pertama di luar Greater China.

ALLAH, Regional Name of God To Christians, Specific Name of ONE TRUE GOD To Muslims.

January 18, 2010

To the Muslims, ALLAH is the SPECIFIC NAME of the ONE TRUE GOD, the God who created the Universe, and the ONE TRUE GOD worthy of being worshipped. For this reason, ALLAH is uttered by ALL MUSLIMS throughout the world in ANY LANGUAGE. In the Arabic ALQURAN, ALLAH is the name of the ONE TRUE GOD. In English or Malay translations of the Quran, the word ALLAH is also being used. Among the Muslims worldwide, the word ALLAH has never been substituted by any other word, not even Tuhan.

In contrast, the name ALLAH is not used by all Christians. Its only used in the Arab world and in Indonesia, where the population are predominantly Muslim. While in the Christian heartlands of Europe, ALLAH has been a foreign word. Furthermore, the earliest of Hebrew and Greek bibles DID NOT use the word ALLAH either. So are the most read English-version bibles.

Meaning, to the Christians, there is NO SPECIFIC NAME to theiir god. The name of their god seems to change according to the LOCAL LANGUAGE. In Arab world, they use ALLAH. In Hebrew, ELOHIM. In Greek, YAHWEH or JEHOVAH, and in English, GOD. If they were to consistent with this pattern, the local translation for ‘god’ in Bahasa Melayu is ‘Tuhan’. Why, are they going for ‘arabic’ term ALLAH in this Malay-speaking region then?

Obviously, in the Arab world and in the Malay speaking Malay Archipelago, the Christians who are MINORITY, would have adopted the word most used by the Muslims, as part of their STRATEGY to convert the Muslimms to their religion. In Europe and America, where the Christians are the MAJORITY, their Christian leaders are not fighting for the use of the world ALLAH, despite political powers are in their hands.

Despite the lengthy High Court judgement, there was not even a mention that the MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS do not ever utter the word ALLAH in their prayers. The judgement only gave examples in the Arab world, Indonesia and East Malaysia context.

No doubt, prior to Christianity, ALLAH was the God of all Messengers of ALLAH, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac and Moses. But they used ALLAH for the ONE TRUE GOD, not for the FABRICATED TRINITY GOD. As I’d mentioned in my earlier postings, Christianity in its present form was DEVIATED by the Romans, who introduced the additional Gods, God the Son, and the Holy Ghost, in their new TRINITY GOD.

I can only agree the Christians using the word ALLAH if they are willing to REMOVE addditional FABRICATIONS on top of the ONE TRUE GTOD, including the GOD THE SON and GOD THE HOLY GHOST, from their teachings.

The Heart of the Problem in ALLAH Issue

January 12, 2010

Apart from the brain, the heart is the most VITAL part of our body. When the heart stops beating, one is considered DEAD. To ensure that the physical body is still living and functioning, the heart has to be kept healthy and capable of servicing other parts of the body.

In analysing the REAL REASONS behind the ALLAH issue, and possible solution to it, its essential that all the interest parties understand THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM.

Looking at the TREND of debates on the issue, non-Muslims seems to be driven by a belief that the Muslims are GREEDY, wanting to have the name of ALLAH exclusive for themselves, and not willing to SHARE the name of ALLAH with others. Worse still, this is seen as part and parcel of other Malays exclusive rights as provided in the Federal Constitution.

To say the least, such line of thinking is MISLEADING the understanding of the whole issue. It is not true that the Muslims are demanding EXCLUSIVE rights over the word ALLAH, and it is not true that the Muslims are against the non-Muslims, believers in God and atheists alike, calling the God of the Universe as ALLAH.

The Muslims know perfectly well that the name ALLAH existed even before the Universe was created, before Adam and Hawa(Eve) formed and breathed life, before the advent of Abrahamic faiths, before the mystrious birth of Isa(Jesus) and before the appointment of Muhammad as the Final Messenger of ALLAH for mankind. Meaning, the name of ALLAH has been there since ETERNITY.

Adam and series of Messengers of ALLAH were appointed among mankind to explain to the human race the TRUTHS about  the existence of our GIGANTIC UNIVERSE, our own life in the planet Earth, and other HEAVENLY quetions like where were we from, what’s our role in this world and where is our final DESTINATION. Neither scientists nor historians have any capability to uncover these TRUTHS. As far as ordinary human beings like us, elements of the Universe are GREAT MYSTRIES. Yet, for the Messengers of ALLAH, they received direct REVEALED KNOWLEDGE from ALLAH, the Creator of the Universe, as to the TRUTHS behind the MYSTRIES.

One of the fundamental tasks of the Messenger of ALLAH, including Adam, Noh(Noah), Ibrahim(Abraham), Musa(Moses), Isa(Jesus) and Muhammad(Mohamad) was to remind the human beings that ALLAH is the Creator of the Universe, and that He is the ONLY ONE worthy to be worshipped. Over time, certain tribes and races were driven to worship IDOLS, DIETIES and FALSE GODS, in some cases alongside their worship of ALLAH, the one and only true God. The  sending of Messengers of ALLAH managed to bring back human race to the right path. And the main theme of their teachings was invite human beings  to WORSHIP ALLAH, and NOT TO ASSOCIATE HIM with false dieties or gods.

According to Islamic teachings, the GREATEST SIN, among sinful acts, is to ASSOCIATE ALLAH WITH OTHERS. In this sense, to the Muslims, the Christians are GREATEST SINNERS, by elevating the status of perfectly human Isa(Jesus) and the Holy Spirit to be  PART OF GOD. To the Muslims, the present sets of Christian beliefs are DEVIATIONS of the original true teachings of Isa(Jesus), the Messenger of ALLAH.

Since the Christians have ADULTEREATED the ONENESS OF GOD, by elevating the human Isa(Jesus) and Holy Spirit as PART OF GOD, the  Muslims simply are not willing to share with the Christians the BIGGEST SIN of associating ALLAH with His subjects of creation. To allow the Christians to use the word ALLAH as their ‘God the Father’ is like allowing the Christians to STEP ON or TO DEGRADE ALLAH, the Almighty God.

Every creature in the Universe, including all human beings on this tiny planet Earth may call the God as ALLAH, as long as they refer to the ONE TRUE GOD, the Creator of the Universe, the God who is the subject of worship by Muslims. BUT, ALLAH should never be used to refer to the TRINITY GOD as believed by the Christians.

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Christians DEVIATED from Original Teachings of Isa(Jesus), the Messenger of ALLAH.

January 7, 2010

The Muslims are taught that PRIOR to the advent of Muhammad, the Final Messenger of Allah, and the religion of Islam, there were earlier Messengers of ALLAH being sent to mankind, all with the same basic message, WORSHIP ALLAH and DO NOT ASSOCIATE OTHERS with Him.

The Quran mentioned at least 25 Messengers of ALLAH, including Adam, Noh(Noah), Yaakub(Jacob), Yusuf(Joseph), Daud(David), Sulaiman(Solomon), Ibrahim(Abraham), Ismail(Ishmael), Ishak(Isaac), Musa(Moses), Isa(Jesus) and Muhammad(Mohamad).  They were sent at different period of time, to different tribes of mankind.

All above-mentioned Messengers of ALLAH were selected by ALLAH, to convey to manking TRUTHS about the Universe, including the knowledge of  ALLAH as the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, and ALLAH as the only God to be worshipped. And those who followed them, worshipped none other than ALLAH, even before the advent of Muhammad, the final Messenger of ALLAH.

During the lifetime of a particular Messenger of Allah, his followers would be following his teachings strictly. But, upon their demise, the followers tend to go back to their old ‘bad habit’ of worshipping ‘idols’ and FALSE GODS, or modify the teachings of the Messenger. When this happened, ALLAH would send another Messenger to bring back people to the right path. 

Indeed, it was the same ALLAH who had appointed Isa(Jesus) as a MESSENGER OF ALLAH, to bring back the LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL, who deviated from the earlier  teachings of Musa(Moses), an earlier Messenger of Allah. However, after the elevation of Isa(Jesus) temporarily to heaven, as revealed to Muslims(as against the Christians belief  that Jesus was crucified), the later Christians had OVER VENERATED Isa(Jesus), transforming him from a PERFECTLY NORMAL HUMAN BEING to be SON OF GOD. Worse still, the SON OF GOD was made a COMPONENT of TRINITY GOD, beside the other component, the HOLY SPIRIT.

By doing that, the Christians had DEPARTED  from the most fundamental teachings of earlier Messengers of ALLAH,  to worship ALLAH alone, and not to bring any other element to be ASSOCIATES with the one and only God, ALLAH. Chriatians’  FABRICATION of Jesus and ‘Holy Spirit’ as the SECOND and THIRD components of God was/is their BIGGEST LIE to mankind. It made a MOCKERY of one and only true God, ALLAH. It lowers the GREATNESS of ALLAH, to a level fit to father a human being by the name of Isa(Jesus).

Muhammad, the Final Messenger of ALLAH was sent to put back mankind on the right path after the DEVIATION of the Christians from the original teachings of Isa(Jesus), the Messenger of ALLAH.

This is the fundamental difference between Christians understanding of God, and the Muslims understanding of God.

The Muslims do not want the one and only true God, ALLAH, be adopted as the name of God of the Christians, because the Christians have DEGRADED the only one true God, ALLAH, to the level of human being, by fathering the HUMAN BEING Isa(Jesus).

The Muslims are taught  that ALLAH is the one and only God for all the Universe, and all within the Universe, including all human beings, Muslims and Christians included. But the muslims do not want the term ALLAH be used as God in the Christian sense, after the Christians had DEGRADED the GREATNESS of ALLAH, to the level of  human.

REGIONAL NAMES of Christian God

January 5, 2010

From the contraversies unfolding the last few days, centred around the name ALLAH, certain observations can be made.

To the Christians, there is NO SPECIFIC NAME for the God of the Universe. The Greek Christians did not have any name for it, describing it only as ‘tetra-grammaton'(the four-letter word) or YHWH. Most Europeans Christians call it GOD, while others JEHOVAH. The fact that certain Christian Arabs call their God  ALLAH, could well be due to the influence of their predominantly Muslim neighbours, as in Indonesia. 

Its very fair to conclude that, to the MAJORITY of Christians, ALLAH is not the household name for their God. ALLAH is definitely FOREIGN to Christians in European countries, the United States and countries of North and South American, Australia and New Zealand. And  I doubt whether the word ALLAH is ever uttered in the Vatican, the capital city of the Roman Catholic Christians, or in the Canterbury Cathedral, the spiritual heart of Protestant Anglican churches.

Most Christians would have heard the word ALLAH for the first time, not from their pastors, clergymen or bishops, but most likely from the MINERATS OF MOSQUES, now sprutting like mushrooms  even in Christian heartlands. And, unlike Muslims all over the world taking names linked to ALLAH, like Abdullah, Saifullah, Hasbullah and such like, Christian names outside the Arab world rarely have their names associated with the word ALLAH.   

Contradictory to that, the name ALLAH is uttered by ALL MUSLIMS, in any language, any where in the world. To Muslims, God has a SPECIFIC NAME, and ALLAH is the specific name of the God of the Universe. Ask Muslims in Arab land, America, Europe, Asia or anywhere about the name of the God, they will give  the same and only answer, ALLAH.

It looks like the God as perceived by Christians, have REGIONAL NAMES. I wonder what would be the God’s name on Mars.


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