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Does Isma need to ride to MAIS’s rescue?

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aznan Hasan who is the chairman of Isma’s Ulama Council askedDi manakah salahnya penganjuran seminar di UiTM?’ (Isma website, 17 May 2014)

The UiTM seminar on Christianization has been subjected to volley after volley of attack from The Malaysian Insider which had principally fanned “the outcry over the seminar” and goaded for it to become classified as a police case.

Latest is TMI‘s report yesterday headlined ‘Anti-Christian seminar too hot a potato for Selangor Islamic council‘.

My question is simple. MAIS distributed its booklet ‘Pendedahan Agenda Kristian’ to the seminar participants. Among other things, the booklet cited dozens of ayat from the Quran as well as the Hadith.


Below are four sample verses among the dozens featured in the MAIS booklet in its first chapter ‘Dalil-dalil nas tentang sikap sebenar Kristian’.

MAIS quoted surah Al-Baqarah, verse 140 and interpreted it as:

“Penegasan Allah tentang sikap sikap Yahudi dan Nasrani yang menyembunyikan keterangan sebenar serta usaha mereka untuk memutar belit fakta dan bukti demi menyesatkan manusia.”

2:140 “Or do ye say that Abraham and Ismail and Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do ye know better than Allah ?” Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah? But Allah is not unmindful of what ye do!’

MAIS quoted surah Ali Imran, verses 110 & 111 and interpreted it as:

“Penegasan Allah tentang sikap Yahudi dan Nasrani yang sentiasa mengejek dan membuat tuduhan tidak berasas yang menjejaskan kesucian agama Islam.”

3:110 “Ye are the best of Peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them. For among are some who have faith but most of them are perverted transgressors.

3:111 They will do you no harm you, barring a trifling annoyance; If they come out to fight you, they will show you their backs, and no help shall they get.”

MAIS quoted surah Al-Maidah, verse 18 and interpreted it as:

“Penegasan Allah tentang sikap ego dan menunjuk-nunjuk golongan Yahudi dan Nasrani yang merasakan diri mereka sebagai kelompok terpilih yang lebih baik berbanding manusia lain.”

5:18 “[Both] the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the sons of Allah, and His beloved.” Say, “Why then doth He punish you for your sins?” Nay, ye are but men He hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He pleaseth. And to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: And to Him is the final goal (of all).”

MAIS also quoted the well known surah Al-Baqarah, verse 120 and interpreted it as:

“Penegasan Allah tentang sikap dendam golongan Yahudi dan Nasrani yang selama-lamanya tidak akan redha dengan Islam dan umatnya selagi tidak berada di bawah telunjuk mereka”.

2:120 “Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion.”


ABOVE: Isma’s ulama council head Aznan Hasan and Isma president Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman

The position taken by Isma is ‘Di manakah salahnya penganjuran seminar di UiTM?’

According to The Malaysian Insider, MAIS “has decided to remain silent”.

In this matter of national importance, silence – whether elegant or eloquent – simply will not do. If MAIS chooses once again to bury its head in the sand like an ostrich, then we will only get a repeat of DUMC.

The Quran, in all its renowned English translations, mentions the Christians specifically by name. The above verses are from the Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation.

MAIS highlights Surah Ali Imran verse 110 of the Quran that calls the Christians “perverted transgressors“.

MAIS interpreted the verse as:

“Peringatan Allah tentang usaha jahat Yahudi dan Nasrani yang berusaha menjerumuskan umat Islam ke lembah kekufuran dan larangan Allah untuk tidak menuruti serta mentaati mereka agar tidak terpengaruh dengan tipu daya mereka.”

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The crux of the matter

(1) Is it criminal – considering that police reports were made against the UiTM seminar by Christians – for the speakers/MAIS booklet to highlight the contents of the Quran?

(2) Will MAIS stand by its interpretation of the verses that the Islamic council had highlighted in the booklet?

(3) Is MAIS just going to sit idly and allow the seminar to be criminalized in a trial by English media?

(4) Does MAIS concede to the critics of the seminar that highlighting verses from the Quran should be construed as “Christian-bashing”?

MAIS is the Islamic authority of Selangor. If the authorities do not speak up, then the Islamic NGOs will become the spokesmen for the Muslims.

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16 thoughts on “Does Isma need to ride to MAIS’s rescue?

  1. Sesungguhnya banyak pengajaran yang dapat dipelajari daripada kitab suci al-quran.

    Ianya bukan setakat untuk memperingatkan umat Islam akan permainan kotor puak yang memusuhi Islam, tetapi juga menjadi panduan hidup buat semua manusia bagi kehidupan yang sejahtera di dunia dan di akhirat.

    Buang perasaan ego dan tinggi diri dan bacalah Al-quran mencari kebenaran.

  2. Hello Helen…

    Bagi saya sepatutnya perkataan yang patut digunakan bukanlah Kristian sebaliknya perlu ditukar kepadaPendedahan Agenda Evangelista Cina… Tajuk ini lebih sesuai kerana hanya Cina Evangelista sahaja yang masih setia membawa agenda 3G (Gold, Glory, Gospel)…

    Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak sendiri tidak berminat mendakyah ajaran agama mereka kepada Orang Islam tetapi hanya Evangelista Cina sahaja yang beriya2 mahu menyebar agama Kristian kepada Umat Islam…

    Sesumpah=ingat Evangelista Cina…
    Sesumpah=ingat Mem Speaker…
    Sesumpah=ingat DAP…

    1. Got, still wearing tudung when I visit the mosques and suraus.

      But lately I prefer wearing songkok. More high class.


      1. Is that south sea pearl or Tahitian pearl dangling from her earlobe? Looking at that size, it must have cost RM5000 a piece, a friend was a jeweler and he used to buy the loose pearl from a neighboring country for his VVIP clients.

        1. Greedy, self-Glory plus Johnny Come Lately.

          Tu lah, kaduk naik junjung. Untuk menghias diri maka kaduk itu belilah barangan berjenama, anting-anting dll untuk nampak classy.

          It thinks money can buy it class.

          1. Selalu sangat dah panggil orang low class, self conscious la jadinya. Kesian kat HY, takut dengan bayang-bayangnya sendiri!

            Mirror-mirror on the wall…

  3. “The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity”
    by Jeffrey J. Bütz, reveals the true role of James, the brother of Jesus, in early Christianity :

    • Uses evidence from the canonical Gospels, apocryphal texts, and the writings of the Church Fathers to reveal the teachings of Jesus as transmitted to his chosen successor: James

    • Demonstrates how the core message in the teachings of Jesus is an expansion NOT a repudiation of the Jewish religion and the Old Testament

    • Shows how James serves as a bridge of understanding between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

    James has been a subject of controversy since the founding of the Church. Evidence that Jesus had siblings contradicts Church dogma on the virgin birth, and James is also a symbol of Christian teachings that have been obscured. While Peter is traditionally thought of as the leader of the apostles and the “rock” on which Jesus built his church, Jeffrey Bütz shows that it was James who led the disciples after the crucifixion. It was James, not Peter, who guided them through the Church’s first major theological crisis — which was Paul’s idiosyncratic interpretation of the teachings of Jesus.

    Using the canonical Gospels, writings of the Church Fathers, and apocryphal texts, the author argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the Church. He shows how the core teachings of Jesus are firmly rooted in Hebraic tradition; reveals THE BITTER BATTLES between James and Paul for ideological supremacy in the early Church; and explains how Paul’s interpretations, which became the foundation of the Church, are in many ways a betrayal of Jesus the Messiah. Jeffrey Bütz reveals a picture of Christianity and the true meaning of Christ’s message that are sometimes at odds with established Christian doctrine and concludes that James can serve as a desperately needed missing link between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to heal the wounds of centuries of enmity.

    Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenmann on the subject of St. James’ Jerusalem Church heritage of the original Jesus teachings: [YouTube]

    1. Recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 1 The Revelation:

      “Khadija then accompanied him (Muhammad) to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin ‘Abdul ‘Uzza, who, during the Pre-Islamic Period had become a Nazarene (Hanif, or Unitarian followers of Jesus and Moses) and used to write the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to write (not from the letters of Paul of Tarsus). He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa, “Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!” Waraqa asked, “O my nephew! What have you seen (in the cave Hira)?” Allah’s Apostle described all he had witnessed. Waraqa said, “This is the same one who keeps the secrets [ie. Archangel Gabriel] whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out.” Allah’s Apostle asked, “Will they drive me away?” Waraqa replied in the affirmative: “Anyone who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be driven out then I would strongly support you.” But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration (to Prophet Muhammad) also ceased for a period.”

  4. I sincerely hope Isma can compliment Perkasa in Melayu-Islam fight against evangelist-dapster-chameleonism-biawakism bunch.

    like what helen said, hang pijak kaki aku, aku hentak kaki hang. saya tambah, “baru ada akai”

  5. Kita gunakan terma kaum jahiliyah untuk klasifikasikan kaum yang mencemuh inisiatif kita mempertahankan kesucian Islam…biar lah Dr. Mujahid the Christians appeaser dengan angan-angannya..

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