Archive for: Religion

Lost in ritualistic rigidity

Malays as defined by the Malaysian Constitution is a curious thing: it is not strictly a race, or an ethnic, but rather an ethno-religious group of people. That simply adds the religious component into the classification of a race that would otherwise be strictly defined and passed down through direct inheritance. According to the Malaysian Constitution, a citizen who is not a muslim is not a malay, even if his lineage traces back to as far and as old as the Malay ethnicity can be traced back to.

But it is not this definition in the Malaysian Constitution that this post will center upon, but rather, this association of religion to a certain ethnic, namely the association of Islam to the Malay ethnic.

Eid Mubarak

I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to my family and relatives back home, friends, muslim readers of this website, and all of the muslim ummah in Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and anywhere else in the world. Eid Mubarak from me in Auckland, […]

Di Mana Berharganya Remaja untuk Ummah?

“Apakah peranan yang boleh dimainkan oleh remaja seperti kami dalam konteks membangunkan Islam?” Seringkali kita mendengar persoalan seperti ini diajukan di majlis-majlis dan forum-forum agama, terutama sekali majlis yang membicarakan betapa berharganya golongan remaja bagi umat. Apatah lagi bila seringkali kita diperdengarkan bahawa golongan remajalah yang akan menentukan masa depan sesuatu masyarakat. Lalu golongan audiens […]

Why such a ruckus over hudud law?

Ever since PAS Vice President Husam Musa said that PAS and the Pakatan Rakyat would have enforced the hudud and qisas if Pakatan Rakyat were to take over the Federal Government of Malaysia, there has been a stream of oppositional reactions voiced by many leaders of many political parties. All of those leaders are from […]

Plant a tree wallpaper

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A Response to Fitna

If this post is really my response to “Fitna”, I would agree if you’d say that it’s a late reply. But it is not. This post is taken from, who posted it just one day after the publishing of the “Fitna” film. I found the message is truly profound, and really does reflect the […]

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