Perak Mufti Datuk Harussani Zakaria had only informed a group of people at a closed-door meeting at the state mosque of the allegations that some Muslims had converted to Christianity, said Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali.
The Perak Mentri Besar said the objective of the meeting had been to control young people so that they would not go astray.
(source)I have enough of the confusions often brought up by the higher authorities. Very often, these group of Muslims see my faith in the wrong light.
ONE – Christianity
I agree that there are many ‘branches’ of Christianity, some of which are ajaran sesat using Jesus’s name. So, it is very unfair for Muslims to group all into this category. Just like we don’t lump all Muslims into Ayah Pin’s followers.Eventhough many of the Muslims scholars are able to discern but will they tell their fellow Muslims about this? Or do they continue to let the misguided to continue remain in the dark?
TWO – Pengaruh barat
What the Muslims are afraid of is often pengaruh barat of the immoral kind. But not all orang barat are immorals. And not all orang barat are Christians. So, don’t lump orang barat, pengaruh barat and Christianity into one.
THREE – Catholics Christians
The fiasco at the church in Silibin, Perak is caused by Muslims worrying that fellow Muslims convert to Catholics. Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to just convert to Catholics. We have to go through a full year of soul searching, several rites (which is a detachment from our previous faith) and only get to be baptised on Easter (usually around April). And it may surprise some Muslims and non-Catholics that the Catholic faith have stricter ‘rules’ than Islam. For e.g., no pre-marital sex, do not practice birth control, no divorce, no infidelity, no IVF and many more. The only difference is probably we eat pork because God says He created all the animals for us to makan. And yeap, good Catholics (which I didn’t say I am 😛 ) pray a few times a day too.
So, to those who are so concerned about the ‘young being led astray’, I will say, “Chill it, dude. You are looking at the wrong direction. The young that are led astray is not because of Christianity. They are lured by Setan himself. How about taking a good look at the root cause of it? Maybe if you relaks sikit brader and stop being such a moral police, your younger generations will find the true beauty of Islam?”
Enough of making my faith looks bad. Solemnly I say to you, the last thing you should worry is IF Muslims convert to Catholics. Because they are coming into a much more ‘restricted’ faith. Of course, I am not saying that they should do it. What I am saying it, don’t worry lah, all these people who are going to convert to Catholicism have God in their heart, they know what they are doing. It is God’s calling.
Oh ya, I do have one very strong stand. Do not mix religion with politics. Because politics is about money, power and control. And God says….No servant can serve two masters. You either love one and hate the other. God is at one end of the spectrum and money is the evil end, Mr. Setanmoney. Simple?
*remember, no bashing of other’s faith, ok?*
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