The “Kalimah Allah” Issue Is Making A Fool of Malaysians

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, City Centre – The request by the publisher of the Malaysian Catholic Herald to use the word “Allah” in its weekly publications has done much collateral damage to our socio-religious harmony.

Race and religion are the two weakest points of the Malaysian society. It is the prime foundation of our country’s progress. Without social order, the nation can not be administered effectively.

This kalimah “Allah” incident is the works of a group with interests. They are  poking the bee hive with a purpose of creating chaos.

Chaos is one of the diversionary methods of destroying the enemy. Based on the Malaysian history, the eruption of ethnic chaos in this country might lead to detrimental consequences if not curbed.

It is just too shallow for the Muslims react emotionally by committing sacrilegious acts such as burning churches . We, Malaysians are supposed to be smarter than that. Before pointing fingers, we should first clear our conscience and try to read between the lines, “why is this issue being brought up now and not before?

What is really the hidden agenda to this issue? Who is the planner of the agenda? The persons or group who flared up this issue must have a plan to achieve their ulterior motive because logically anyone knows that religious matters are not meant to be played around with.

As we know, the Malaysian society is consisted of an eclectic combination of ethnic backgrounds. Each group of societies have different interests and preferences. They all have their own principles and demands to defend as citizens of Malaysia.

We may be blaming the other for not understanding our interests and norms. However, rather than  fiercely championing human rights, in this aspect we should  practice empathy and compromise. It is the only way we can ever live together without sacrificing our right to live in convenience.

Even though we have the freedom of fighting for our rights, it should not be at the expense of another’s rights. We must not exceed our boundaries and given space. Sensitive issues should be handled with wisdom or be left unperturbed.

Therefore, Malaysians, I summon us all to stop this enmity and defy the provocation for the sake of our unity! May God save us!

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11 Responses to The “Kalimah Allah” Issue Is Making A Fool of Malaysians

  1. Pingback: The “Kalimah Allah” Issue Is Making A Fool of Malaysians : WaZup! Asia

  2. Edward says:

    There is another aspect of the issue that I think we have overlooked: the judge who passed the judgment.

    In politics, law is used to regulate society and government. It also protects society from social, political and economic instability. But, unfortunately, the law that supposed to protect our society is by itself the cause for the chaos existing in our mid now. What’s a paradox!

    Therefore, I think judge also need to consider other social imperatives, apart from “establishing justice” so that the true function of law can be effectively realized in more meaningful way.

    Another point that I think we need to ponder is the possibility of the third party’s role in creating this mess in our beloved country Malaysia.

    We have to remember that Malaysia is the most peaceful country in Southeast Asian countries. Our neighbours, with the exception of Singapore, are confronting delicate problems that require a lot of effort to tackle to. Therefore, I believe that “peace” that we are having right now, is something that others are envious about. Therefore, if our country is in the mess, these envious people, regardless of who they are, in the West or the East, are very happy and wish to see more riots and social instability so that we become like them!

    So, remember Malaysians.

  3. drnell says:

    Could it be that the judge is directly or probably involved with the “group” who planned this controversy?

    Second question, was the AG not informed of this case beforehand?

    The “third party” that you mentioned actually relates very much to the “group” that i referred to. Their envy could be nation-based, creed-based, political or even organisational.

    It is a big question on who these people really are. The most important thing is that we as Malaysians should not fall for any conspiracy of inciting hatred amongst us, be it at the local or the international level.

  4. ainis azreen says:

    I share the same perspective you’re looking at. I base my view on current situations but somehow I couldn’t help myself but looking forward to what government could do to pacify the tension. But, its main challenge is ‘political will’. Sad, but this is the reality.

  5. drnell says:

    I really hope the government is more careful in containing ethnic issues in future.

  6. OnDaStreet says:

    “Race and religion are the two weakest points of the Malaysian society.”

    Weakest.. or highly sensitive???

  7. drnell says:

    I think both are correct. It is just a matter of how you perceive it. Thank you for your response.

  8. mohdy2k says:

    Ramai benor yg nak melindungi kalimah Allah, maka apakah mereka tak membaca dengan sebenar-benarnya maksud bacaan di bawah?

    ‘A’uzubillahiminasyaitanirrajim’ @ ‘aku berlindung dengan Allah daripada syaitan yang direjam’.

    Maka apakah mereka tersalah baca dengan bacaan seperti berikut:

    ‘Aku pelindung kepada Allah daripada syaitan yang direjam’????

    Banyak sekali puji-pujian yang kita terima sepanjang hidup kita hinggakan tak terkira banyaknya. Maka apakah sesuai untuk dikatakan ’segala puji bagi kita’ dan bukan lagi ’segala puji bagi Allah, Tuhan semesta alam’ @ Alhamdulillahirabbilalamin’?

  9. OnDaStreet says:

    mohdy2k,
    The same comment dropped at my page huh?

    Well, let me ask you..

    Bila pula ianya menjadi isu “Aku pelindung Allah daripada syaitan yang direjam”? Syaitankah yang mahu gunakan kalimah “Allah” dalam versi Bible yang digunakan dalam Bahasa Malaysia? Syaitankah yang membawa isu ini ke mahkamah???

    Tolong perjelaskan samada anda berada di dalam ruang lingkup pemikiran dan perbincangan yang sama…

    ~ OnDaStreet

  10. mohdy2k says:

    And say: (All) praise is due to Allah, Who has not taken a son and Who has not a partner in the kingdom, and Who has not a helper to save Him from disgrace; and proclaim His greatness magnifying (Him). (Al Quran, Al Isra’: 111)

  11. OnDaStreet says:

    mohdy2k,
    adakah anda faham soalan saya?

    Kita tahu yang syaitan dan iblis akan menyesatkan keturunan adam selagi mana boleh..

    akan tetapi saudara tidak menjawap soalan saya…Adakah syaitan yang membawa isu ini ke mahkamah?

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