Re: Valentine's Day - HARAM dalam Islam
Hi fellow Recommers, don't mind me if I share my heart out here - not just about Valentine's but also this whole issue surrounding it.
BTW disclaimer: No offence to everyone, regardless of your beliefs. Apologies for that.
Valentine's Day is around the corner and news is going around the corner that good, pious Muslims should avoid celebrating it, as it is immoral, promotes promiscuity, and is the bad influence of Christians, so it must be avoided at all costs.
Now there's nothing wrong if you want to live a more moral lifestyle - in fact I personally would admire you for doing that. However, here's a sincere confession from a fellow Malaysian:
I'm a Malaysian Christian and all those accusations really hurt me.
It's not just Valentine's Day where they, the self-righteous religious people, will point a finger and say that I'm immoral and commit vices because of my beliefs - as far as I know immorality is shunned in the Bible! They (those self-righteous religious people) say that they must dress modestly and avoid us like avoiding some disease. I want to befriend them, but they set up a high wall shunning me from ever getting in, like they're some sort of exclusive club.
Wake up lah! They always equate Westerners to Christians and everything bad. FYI, how many real Bible-believing believers are there in the Western world? I suspect that more people there actually believe Eastern beliefs and spiritual designers! So would they say that all is bad influence too? Just because someone doesn't have the same beliefs doesn't make them any less of a human being! And stop saying that Eastern is all good and Western is all bad lah! Both also got pro and con, so stop painting the picture like we're so much more moral!
I took Form Six so I took up Tamadun Islam, which is actually a very interesting subject - so that I could know the history of other religions other than my own, and get to know my Muslim friends' beliefs better! It is an enjoyable subject until once again, they point fingers at us saying that we are bad influence and that we corrupted your holy books! I'm fine with it if that's what you believe, but can't you say it in a more matter of fact way? Knowing how many people take history as facts per se... Heard about respecting other people's beliefs while staying true to your own? They offend me to my face!
Now they can't even say "merry Christmas" to us anymore because that's Christian influence! Once a wish of goodwill that has no religious connotations (except to the ones celebrating it), they do it again! They sensor all the Christmas carols except those which are obviously secular - what, you think people can be converted by singing carols?
If I want to be self-righteous like them, I can. I can say that I'm Christian but still Malaysian, still Asian, dress modestly, and I don't fool around! But then I'll be just like them - not admitting that I'm imperfect, that I make mistakes and that I can be a hypocrite.
They have all the right to post nasty Facebook posts and news articles about how everything bad is our fault and how we deserve to die, yet I cannot do the same! I am so tempted to do so yet I choose not to because I don't want war!
Hypocrites! They tell people to be more moral but have they looked in the mirror today? Have they focused on helping people instead of telling people that they cannot do this and cannot do that? Of course they can, but do they really care for those people or they just want to look holy?
That's all...please, please understand that I'm not angry at religious people, just those who think they're all that.
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