Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 2)

The Dark Hedges lined the roads of Northern Ireland- filming location for the Game of Thrones. (Andy Lee/Caters News)
The Dark Hedges lined the roads of Northern Ireland- filming location for the Game of Thrones. (Andy Lee/Caters News)

The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. (Caters News)

Please click here for: Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 1)

 

Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 1)

White sheet in Iceland. (Andy Lee/Caters News)
White sheet in Iceland. (Andy Lee/Caters News)

The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. (Caters News)

Please click here for: Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 2)

Charlie Hebdo’s Idea Of Freedom of Religion And Freedom Of Speech

“Every time we draw a cartoon of Mohammed, every time we draw a cartoon of prophets, every time we draw a cartoon of God, we defend the freedom of religion,” – Gérard Biard,.

Firstly as a Muslim, I do not support the mass shooting at Charlie Hebdo’s office and it must not been done in the name of Islam because it is wrong according to the teaching of Islam Ahli As-Sunnah Wa Al-Jama`ah, as what we practise in Malaysia.

Now, it is always interesting to see how people interpret freedom of speech and freedom of religion and use them for their own agendas.

I do not understand why humiliating and disgracing religions can be regarded as defending freedom of religion.

Freedom of religion means the rights for everybody to manifest his or her religion in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; and not the rights for everybody to insult religions.

So people who support freedom of religion must respect these rights and not the other way around.

When one make fun and disgraces a religion, the person no longer respect the rights of the believers of that religion; hence there is no more freedom of religion.

Then talking about freedom of expression and freedom of speech, some people believe in total freedom and that they have the rights to do anything or say anything they like, including to purposely hurting or insulting others and there is no limit to how far they can go.

I cannot comment about the French law regarding freedom of expression and freedom of speech because I do not know about the constitution of the country; however as a civilised and responsible person I think that it is weird to purposely make fun and insult religion just because the law allows one to do so.

Just because my mother bought me a big box of my favourite chocolate, it does not mean that I should eat them all at once, because that will not be healthy; and so I must think before I do something.

In Malaysia, there is a limit to freedom of expression and freedom of speech as written in Article 10 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia and making fun of other religions is against the teaching of Islam.

It is a good thing because we must learn to respect each other and while some people love to insult others, most of them do not like to be insulted in return.

And while the supporters of Charlie Hebdo want others to respect their freedom of expression and freedom of speech, they themselves cannot respect the freedom of expression and freedom of speech of others.

They slam Pope Francis for saying:

“There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity … in freedom of expression there are limits,” and that “one cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.”

And Gérard Biard denounced the Western publications that have declined to reprint his paper’s controversial cartoons, he told NBC that:

“When they refuse to publish this cartoon, when they blur it out, when they decline to publish it, they blur out democracy.”

Isn’t democracy means the right for everybody to choose what we want?

So if Gérard Biard and his supporters believe in democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of speech, they must not slam the Pope and those publications for not following their ideas.

Is The Government Or Anwar Ibrahim In The State Of Paranoia?

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Anwar Ibrahim made the above press statement in reference to Eric Paulsen’s arrest for his spiteful  tweet that maliciously accused JAKIM for promoting extremism every Friday.

Reading Anwar Ibrahim’s statement makes me feel so irate because he had gone too far to politise and sensationalise this issue and maliciously condemning JAKIM, the authority and the government.

It is a defamatory attempt to disrepute the Islamic authorities and the Malaysian government.

Calling the government as “a government in a state of paranoia” is just like calling the Malaysian Muslims who are angry and hurt by Eric Paulsen’s series of humiliating and spiteful tweets as also being in the state of paranoia.

So now Anwar is trying to say that the people who are doing their best to protect peace and harmony and prevent hatred between the multiracial Malaysians are paranoid?

Or could it be that it is Anwar himself who is paranoid because he is too troubled by all the problems that he’s facing?

Anwar wrote that Eric Paulsen did no offense by tweeting his spiteful tweet, when Eric Paulsen not only made false and wild accusation towards JAKIM but indirectly humiliates Islam and spews hatred towards the Muslims who support JAKIM.

Anwar wtote:

“… the over-reaction to Paulsen’s tweet also signifies the rising tide of religious intolerance that appears to be engulfing our multi-racial multi-religious nation. And fanning the flames of communal suspicion, hatred and hostility are the usual suspects who owe their existence to political patronage.”

Anwar accused the authority for “over-reaction to Paulsen’s tweet”, so my questions are:

  1. What kind of tolerance does Anwar Ibrahim ask from the Muslims? Is Anwar asking the Muslims to become ‘Liberal Muslims’ who do not follow the rules of Islam, do not fight for Islam and do not bother if others humiliate Islam?

  2. Who is actually “fanning the flames of communal suspicion, hatred and hostility”? Isn’t it Eric Paulsen who did that by maliciously accusing JAKIM as promoting extremism in its Friday sermons and continuously humiliate Islam and the Muslims in his other tweets?

Anwar is actually looking for trouble and is spewing hatred by making such statement; and if the government is really “in a state of paranoia” as accused by him, he would already be charged in court.

I seriously wonder, how can Anwar Ibrahim, a person who used to be regarded as a great Muslim political leader, has the heart not only to support those who defame Islam but also to defame Islam and the Muslims in order to support them.

He wrote that, “Jakim sermons have on various occasions made unwarranted attacks”, which is untrue and humiliates Islam because what ever was said in JAKIM’s Friday sermons are in accordance with the teaching of Islam Ahli As-Sunnah Wa Al-Jama`ah.

Anwar Ibrahim must sit down and think back of the things that he had said during the time when he was the president of ABIM and realise that the Malaysian Muslims are not Liberal Muslims because Liberal Muslims do not follow the teaching of Islam.

Even Pope Francis says there are limits to freedom of speech and that, “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.” 

Remember what Karpal Singh once said? “Anwar Ibrahim has created enough problems for the country. Anwar Ibrahim harus bertaubat”.

A Hot, Hot Day – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A hot, hot day,
The blazing sun,
I have to stay,
Indoor all day.

A hot, hot day,
It’s sizzling hot,
It’s hard to play,
Even a simple game.

A hot, hot day,
Temperature soars, 
Oh, how I pray, 
For a cooler day.

Saifuddin Abdullah Tuduh Khutbah JAKIM Sebar Kebencian?

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Let me start with a tweet written by Saifuddin Abdullah which I presume is a comment on Eric Paulsen’s tweet saying that JAKIM promotes extremism every Friday.

In Saifuddin’s tweet, he seems to be supporting Eric Paulsen by posting a part of  JAKIM’s Friday sermon and pretending to ask something like, “how about something that spews hatred like this?”.

After studying JAKIM’s Friday sermon from JAKIM’s official portal, I found that the Friday sermon that Saifuddin Abdullah refers to is “Rasulullah SAW Kekasih Allah”, on January 25, 2013.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Ternyata sekali lagi, hari ini musuh-musuh Islam cuba memesongkan dan meruntuhkan akidah ummah. Mereka bersatu sesama mereka dan berusaha dengan pelbagai helah dan cara termasuklah dengan membuat tuntutan penggunaan kalimah Allah di dalam kitab mereka. Wal hal telah jelas kalimah Allah Lafz al-Jalalah adalah khusus dan mutlak untuk agama Islam serta satu ketetapan yang begitu nyata bagi mengelakkan umat Islam menjadi keliru, ragu-ragu, dan tersilap mengenal identiti Allah SWT.

To me, Saifuddin Abdullah is wrong because:

  1. There is nothing wrong with the above Friday sermon. As an adult Muslim, it is weird if he is not able to understands the sermon.

  2. Since when does reminding the Muslims to protect their akidah is considered as spewing hatred?

  3. He is supporting a person who humiliates Islam.

  4. He, himself also humiliates Islam by questioning what Islam teaches us to do; which is to remind each other towards good deeds and away from bad deeds. His question is uncalled-for especially because he is a Muslim.

  5. I read the whole text and JAKIM did not tell the Muslims to hate anybody, only to protect our akidah and be wary of our enemies.

  6. A Muslims must try to stop any incoming threat from it’s source or ‘sadduz zara’i’ but he is doing the opposite.

I do not know what is the point of Saifuddin Abdullah doing what he did.

Does he feels cool to accuse JAKIM spewing hatred to justify and support a non-Muslim who slander JAKIM and Islam?

And he also re tweeted  Eric Paulsen’s tweet:

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Now, Saifuddin Abdullah always promotes what he said as being moderate; which makes me wonder what does he mean by the word?

Does being moderate means that we do not only let others humiliate Islam but we too should find ways to humiliate Islam, follow and interpret Islam the way we wish and be free from our responsibilities as a Muslim?

Or does a moderate Muslim means to be only partly Muslim and being a true Muslim is called an extremist?

Maybe this can help us understand the terms better:

moderat vs ekstrem

Below is the full text of the Friday sermon:

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia

RASULULLAH SAW KEKASIH ALLAH

(25 JANUARI 2013 / 13 RABIUL AWWAL 1434H)

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Saya berpesan kepada tuan-tuan dan diri saya sendiri, marilah kita berusaha untuk meningkatkan ketakwaan kita kepada Allah SWT dengan sebenar-benarnya. Kita laksanakan segala perintah-Nya dan kita jauhi segala larangan-Nya. Mudah-mudahan kita semua beroleh kebahagiaan bukan saja di dunia bahkan juga di akhirat. Mimbar hari ini akan membincangkan khutbah yang bertajuk: “RASULULLAH SAW KEKASIH ALLAH”.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Semalam pada 12 Rabiul Awal setiap tahun adalah hari sambutan Maulidur Rasul yang menjadi salah satu hari kebesaran Islam yang disambut meriah di negara ini. Walaupun Nabi Muhammad SAW telah meninggalkan kita, namun kekasih Allah ini tetap berada di dalam sanubari dan hati umatnya sekiranya kita seorang  hamba yang beriman. Baginda SAW  telah membawa kepada kita risalah Allah dengan dua cara. Pertama, menyampaikan perintah dan panduan Allah SWT melalui wahyu Qur’ani; dan Kedua, menghidupkan wahyu-wahyu Allah dengan sempurna melalui perbuatan, perkataan dan pengakuannya atau apa yang dinamakan sebagai sunnah nabawiyah. Kemuliaan akhlak Rasulullah SAW sebagaimana yang dicerminkan di dalam al-Quran, wajib diambil tauladan secara mutlak dan di taati oleh manusia sepanjang kehidupan ini. Firman Allah SWT di dalam Surah at-Taghaabun, ayat 12:

Maksudnya:“Dan taatlah kamu kepada Allah serta taatlah kepada Rasulullah; maka kalau kamu berpaling, maka sesungguhnya kewajipan Rasul Kami hanyalah menyampaikan (perintah Allah) dengan jelas nyata.”

 

Bukti penegasan ‘taat kepada Rasulullah’ ini terdapat di dalam kalimah Lailahaillaah dan Muhammadur Rasulullah yang menunjukkan bahawa Allah SWT dan Nabi Muhammad SAW  adalah Tuhan dan Nabi kita. Penggunaan kalimah La adalah suatu bentuk perakuan kewujudan tuhan yang dinamakan Allah dan menafikan tuhan-tuhan selain-Nya. Dengan itu, seluruh umat Islam wajib bersatu dan menolak segala bentuk atau konsep tuhan yang lain daripada Allah SWT. Ini merupakan syarat mutlak sahnya kepercayaan kita terhadap adanya Tuhan dalam Islam selain mengarah kepada meng-Esakan Allah SWT. Firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Ikhlas ayat 1-4:

Maksudnya: “Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): (Tuhanku) ialah Allah Yang Maha Esa. Allah Yang menjadi tumpuan sekalian makhluk untuk memohon sebarang hajat. Ia tiada beranak, dan Ia pula tidak diperanakkan. Dan tidak ada sesiapapun yang setara dengan-Nya.

 

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Yakin dan percayalah, antara agenda yang diberi keutamaan dalam misi Rasulullah SAW menyebarkan Islam ialah dengan memperkasakan akidah ummah. Umat Islam diikat dengan erat melalui konsep tauhid, kiblat yang satu, kitab yang satu, pemimpin yang satu. Namun dalam pada itu, Baginda juga sentiasa diterjah dengan berbagai ancaman musuh Islam yang didalangi oleh orang-orang Yahudi untuk mengkucar-kacirkan pegangan dan fahaman umat Islam. Mereka menggunakan pelbagai pendekatan, diantaranya menggunakan isu agama sebagai alat untuk menghancurkan umat Islam. Mereka menghasut sesetengah umat Islam yang lemah imannya dan hilang intergriti untuk melanggari ajaran al-Quran dan sunnah Rasulullah SAW. Mereka juga memperalatkan sebahagian daripada pemimpin yang beragama Islam yang dikaburi oleh keghairahan untuk mendapatkan kuasa.

Oleh itu, tidak menghairankan ada di kalangan umat Islam pada hari ini yang mengaku beriman dengan Allah dan Rasul-Nya, tetapi pada masa sama telah mentafsir Islam mengikut hawa nafsu. Mereka sanggup melakukan tindak-tanduk mengikut kemahuan sendiri dan akhirnya perbuatan tersebut kelihatan janggal, pelik di khalayak ramai. Besarnya pengaruh nafsu dan peranan syaitan dalam kehidupan ini terbukti apabila mereka tanpa segan silu mengutamakan kepentingan diri, mengutamakan kebendaan walaupun nyata bercanggah dengan al-Quran dan sunnah.

Sedarlah, inilah masanya untuk umat Islam bersatu bagi memelihara kesucian agama Islam dan mempertahankan akidah umat Islam.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Ternyata sekali lagi, hari ini musuh-musuh Islam cuba memesongkan dan meruntuhkan akidah ummah. Mereka bersatu sesama mereka dan berusaha dengan pelbagai helah dan cara termasuklah dengan membuat tuntutan penggunaan kalimah Allah di dalam kitab mereka. Wal hal telah jelas kalimah Allah Lafz al-Jalalah adalah khusus dan mutlak untuk agama Islam serta satu ketetapan yang begitu nyata bagi mengelakkan umat Islam menjadi keliru, ragu-ragu, dan tersilap mengenal identiti Allah SWT.

Mimbar yang mulia ini ingin menyatakan berdasarkan kajian ilmiah bahawa kalimah Allah tidak pernah terdapat di dalam Taurat ataupun Bible dan mereka percaya bahawa tuhan wujud dalam konsep Trinity iaitu God Father (Bapa Tuhan ), God the Son (Anak Tuhan ) dan Holy Spirit (Roh kudus), dan ketiga eleman ini dirujuk sebagai satu tuhan dengan panggilan umum (The Lord).

Oleh itu, Muzakarah Jawatankuasa Fatwa Majlis Kebangsaan Bagi Hal Ehwal Ugama Islam Malaysia Kali Ke-82 yang bersidang pada 5-7 Mei 2008 telah memutuskan bahawa lafaz Allah merupakan kalimah suci yang khusus bagi agama dan umat Islam dan ia tidak boleh digunakan atau disamakan dengan agama-agama bukan Islam lain. Begitu juga dengan pegangan seluruh umat Islam di Indonesia yang bersepakat kalimah Allah hanya diguna pakai oleh orang Islam sahaja.

Mimbar ingin menyatakan sebagai umat Islam yang beriman kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya, maka menjadi kewajipan kita menjaga kesucian kalimah Allah serta mempertahankannya dengan cara yang terbaik dan sekiranya terdapat unsur-unsur penghinaan atau penyalahgunaan, maka ia perlu disekat mengikut peruntukan undang-undang yang telah termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Umat Islam mesti tegas dalam menjaga kesucian dan identiti agama. Sikap terlalu terbuka sehingga membenarkan perkara perkara yang menjadi hak Islam disalahgunakan oleh agama lain adalah amat merbahaya, kerana matlamat mereka yang utama adalah untuk mengelirukan umat Islam dan menyatakan bahawa agama adalah sama. Ingatlah bahawa semua gejala keruntuhan akidah ini sebenarnya telah menjatuhkan kemuliaan dan darjat umat Islam sendiri. Akibat yang lebih buruk ialah azab siksa yang pedih di akhirat yang menanti golongan yang ingkar. Firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Maidah ayat 72:

Bermaksud:“Sesungguhnya telah kafirlah orang yang berkata: Bahawasanya Allah ialah Al-Masih Ibni Maryam. Padahal al-Masih sendiri berkata: Wahai Bani Israil!. Sembahlah Allah, Tuhanku dan Tuhan kamu, bahawasanya sesiapa yang mempersekutukan Allah, maka sesungguhnya Allah haramkan kepadanya Syurga, dan tempat kembalinya ialah neraka; dan tiadalah seorang penolong pun bagi orang yang berlaku zalim.

 

Janganlah ada segelintir umat Islam yang hanya pandai berbicara soal Islam namun dalam masa yang sama sanggup menggadaikan maruah dan agama sendiri. Lebih menyedihkan lagi ada di kalangan  umat Islam hari ini yang langsung tidak sensitif dan sanggup menggadaikan akidah dan masa depan ummah demi kepentingan diri sendiri. Bayangkan akibatnya.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Yakinlah, di tangan kitalah letaknya tanggungjawab dan kuasa untuk mempertahankan kesucian agama Islam. Dalam hal ini, umat Islam memerlukan penghayatan Islam secara menyeluruh. Berdasarkan maqasid syariah maka menjadi tanggungjawab setiap umat Islam untuk menjaga lima perkara iaitu agama, nyawa, akal, keturunan dan harta. Mimbar ingin mengingatkan salah satu prinsip penting yang mesti dilaksanakan oleh umat Islam bagi memastikan kedaualatan agama kekal terpelihara ialah dengan menyeru kepada kebaikan dan menghalang kemungkaran. Allah SWT berfirman di dalam surah al-Hajj ayat 41:

Yang bermaksud:Iaitu mereka yang jika Kami berikan mereka kekuasaan memerintah bumi nescaya mereka mendirikan sembahyang serta memberi zakat, dan mereka menyuruh berbuat kebaikan serta melarang dari melakukan perkara yang mungkar. Dan ingatlah bagi Allah jualah kesudahan segala urusan.

 

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Mengakhiri khutbah pada minggu ini, bersempena dengan sambutan Maulidul Rasul, marilah sama sama kita menjana peningkatan dalam penghayatan dan ketaatan dalam melaksanakan ajaran yang di bawa oleh Rasulullah SAW. Marilah sama sama kita mempertahankan dengan segala upaya kemuliaan Rasulullah SAW dari sebarang penghinaan, memberikan penghormatan sewajarnya kepada Rasulullah SAW dalam tindak tanduk kita seharian dan mencontohi akhlak, keperibadian dan teladan yang ditunjukkan oleh Nabi SAW  dalam setiap tindakan.

Program Maulidur Rasul ini pada dasarnya adalah sebahagian daripada aktiviti dakwah. Ia bertujuan untuk mentarbiyah, membimbing dan memperingatkan umat Islam agar menghargai apa yang dikurniakan oleh Allah SWT. Salah satu pengajaran itu ialah memperingati perjuangan Nabi Muhammad SAW sebagai seorang pesuruh Allah yang paling berjaya menegakkan ajaran Allah, Rasul terakhir, tokoh teragong sepanjang abad di dunia dan akhirat kerana membawa perubahan besar kepada lanskap akidah seluruh juzuk hidup manusia di dunia. Malah hingga ke hari ini peribadi suci Rasulullah SAW masih dikagumi musuh-musuh Islam. Justeru, mimbar menyeru kepada semua pihak, marilah sama-sama kita menjadikan sunnah Rasulullah SAW sebagai amalan hidup dan mengelakkan diri dari perbuatan yang menyimpang dari sifat Rasulullah SAW yang sebenarnya.

Dengan demikian sambutan Maulidur Rasul yang diberi liputan meluas dalam media cetak dan media elektronik memberi peluang kepada rakyat pelbagai agama di negara ini memperingati seorang insan terpilih, memahami gaya kepimpinan, memahami akhlaknya dan memahami dasar politik, ekonomi dan sosial untuk kita teruskan dan hayati. Firman Allah SWT dalam Surah Ali Imran, ayat 31:

Maksudnya: Katakanlah: Jika benar kamu mengasihi Allah maka ikutilah daku, nescaya Allah mengasihi kamu serta mengampunkan dosa-dosa kamu. Dan Allah Maha Pengampun, lagi Maha Mengasihani.

A Little Green Apple – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A little green apple,
Fell down from a tree,
It landed in a bush,
Wondered how to be free.

The apple was stuck,
It wanted to get out,
It thought for a moment,
And decided to shout!

“Help! Help!”
The hopeless fruit said,
Then it heard footsteps,
Which came from a spade.

“Here, let me help you”,
Said the blue spade,
“Thank you, Mr. Spade”,
The happy apple said.

They became friends,
That helped each other,
And happily they lived,
In the garden together.

Eric Paulsen Slanders JAKIM

Screenshot_1Human Rights lawyer, Eric Paulsen wrote on his twitter page on the 9th January that:

“JAKIM is promoting extremism every Friday. Govt needs to address that if serious about extremism in Msia.”

As a lawyer who claims to be fighting for Human Rights, Eric Paulsen must not make such false accusations towards others.

And if JAKIM does promote extremism “every Friday”, then I suppose JAKIM will not publish their Friday sermon for the whole world to see.

As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must learn about the Federal Constitution and understand the Article 3(1), which says:

“Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

First of all every citizen of Malaysia must accept and respect the fact that Islam is the religion of the Federation because that is an important part of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

According to Dato’ Naser Disa, a very senior lawyer who is also our constitution expert, the words, “but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony” means that the followers of other religions must practise their religions in peace and harmony with others from other religions especially Islam, which is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia; and not to cause uneasiness towards the Muslims.

It does not mean that Islam and the Muslims must obey them and they can do anything to Islam.

Eric Paulsen’s harsh words had cause anger among the Muslims and that is already wrong because there will be no more “peace and harmony” as written in Article 3(1).

And non-Muslims has no rights to set the rules for the Muslim of how to practise Islam.

Has Eric Paulsen forgotten the Article 11(3)(a)?

Article 11(3)(a):

“Every religious group has the right—
(a) to manage its own religious affairs;”

Eric Paulsen and his friends always use Article 11(3)(a) when it suits them but now he is the one who rudely interfere with not just another religion’s affairs but the affairs of the religion of the Federation.

Eric Paulsen also bashed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar and told him to be “neutral and impartial” after the IGP tweeted that Eric Paulsen should be arrested under the Sedition Act.

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After all he had said, Eric Paulsen again tweeted that, “criticising Jakim should not be construed as insulting Islam” which I think is a lame excuse that could only be agreed by his friends who really hates the government.

Worst is Eric Paulsen does not criticise JAKIM but he slandes JAKIM and unfairly tarnish the Islamic authority.

JAKIM is the official Islamic authority in Malaysia and so, if he insults JAKIM, then it means that he also insults Islam, which is the religion of the Federation.

Eric also re tweeted some of Lawyer For Liberty tweets about some of JAKIM’s Friday sermons, including sermons about Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 120 and also about Syi’ah.

Like Lim Kit Siang who also thinks that he has the rights to interfere and complain about the verse from Quran, Eric Paulsen must understand that they are not Muslims, so they do not understand the concept of Islam and have no rights to teach  JAKIM and the Muslim about the verses from the Quran and other parts of our religion.

What is wrong when JAKIM warned the Muslims of Syi’ah which is a deviant teaching?

From his accusations, it shows that he knows nothing about Islam so it is silly for him to argue and fight about something he does not know or understand.

As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must understands that the head of Islam is the Sultans and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and he has no rights to control Jakim or the Muslims.

I am very sad to see a lawyer who fights against the law instead of fighting for the law.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin: Investigate Eric Paulsen

(The Star) – PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants action to be taken against Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen over his statement accusing the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) of promoting extremism through the Friday sermons.

Muhyiddin, when asked to comment on Paulsen’s remarks against Jakim on Twitter, said Paulsen’s action must be dealt with appropriately.

“The relevant authorities should investigate Paulsen’s statement and appropriate action be taken as many non-Muslims do not understand what Islam really is.

“Islam is not an extremist religion, (and) since when have our people (Malaysians) acted extraordinarily? Islam is the most moderate religion,” he said.

Muhyiddin was speaking at a news conference after viewing the situation on the first day of the 2015 school session at SK Cyberjaya and SM Cyberjaya, here.

He said the allegation of Friday sermons being deviated should not come about at all as the sermons do not ony revolve around the Islamic way of life but also societal and humanity issues.

“Perhaps Paulsen does not know this at all or has not learned about Islam,” he said.

Paulsen had made the statement accusing Jakim of spreading extremism every Friday (through the sermons) on his Twitter page on Jan 9.

Sembang Santai Home-Schooling

My father was addressing  the audience at the event, January 10, 2015.
My father was addressing the audience at the event, January 10, 2015.

My family were invited to a talk about home-schooling at an event organised by KAM, ‘Sembang Santai Home-Schooling’ in Shah Alam yesterday.

Apart from my parents, my elder sisters Aiman Amani and Aeshah Adlina, I was also called to talk on the stage.

Nobody told me that I was going to give a speech, so when I was called to the stage, I was rather surprised.

But as it was my second public speech, I was not that nervous except for the fact that my heart was thumping.

I gave a speech about something that really matters to me, the true definition of Freedom of Speech in Malaysia as written in Article 10 of the Federal Constitution, the four sensitive issues and the Sedition Act.

I was giving my speech on Freedom of Speech.
I was giving my speech on Freedom of Speech.

To my surprise, during the Question and Answer Session, there are lots of questions that were directed to me.

Most of the questions were a bit hard to be answered since I was half nervous because I never thought that the participants would address their questions to me and that I’ve never thought of some of the things that were asked.

However, I tried my best to answer all of them.
It was a proud moment for me when someone who stood up to ask me two questions told the audience that he has been reading my blog.
Abang Mohd Hanif, who has actually been following my blog is also a blogger and I’m glad to get to know another wonderful and more experienced blogger.
During the program, I really enjoyed the wonderful Qasidah that was performed by the delegates from Terengganu.

The wonderful Qasidah group fro  Terengganu.
The wonderful Qasidah group fro Terengganu.

My sisters and I also performed two songs, Alhamdulillah by Dawud Wharnsby Ali and Khalifah Song, which we only had a day to practice.

I really wished that my father had told us earlier about it so that we can have more time to practice.

Right after the program was over, a lot of people started to crowd around me to take pictures with me 🙂

I really enjoyed the program and the chance to meet so many wonderful people and I hope that I can meet them again.

I want to thank KAM for giving me a chance to share my ideas.

It is a good way to for me to learn on how to express my ideas in front of other people and to answer unexpected questions spontaneously which are very important to me in pursuing my ambition to become a lawyer and a politician.

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