[gha] Fw: Allah ruling by Malaysian Court : “We are laughing at you”

  • From: Steve Rajan & Associates <steve_rajan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:36:46 +0800 (SGT)


>Dear Friends,
God Almighty or The Tao is Brahman--Pure Conciousness. The Tao that Can be 
Described, Verbalised or Talked about is Not the Tao! Can anyone visualise or 
conceptualise The Infiniteness of God! You have to Go Within to Find 
Him who has an Infinite number of Names!
The pitty-patty game that so-called Religious Man think and act out their 
lives on this earth beats or defies my imagination! How can anyone bring God to 
so low a level that you can ascribed a singular name for God 
I have often quoted this in my writings):-\(:-
>                     There is but One God!
>                     Infinite 
is Its Names, Forms and Manifestations!
You, He, She, It and I are but His Manifestations!
Albeit, at a lower level of Conciousness!
It is Blasphemy to limit the Supreme Personality of Godhead to just a name! How 
can any Human have the audacity to confine The Almighty to just a name? Call 
by any name and it will sound as just as Sweet for the God man or the Spiritual 
>                     Don't 
ever get stuck in being Religious, bound by the edicts of any Religion! Become 
Spiritual and go beyond Religion! Being Religious is being Bifocal and very 
narrow point of view but being Spiritual is Holistic or Wholistic and it is a 
360 degree viewpoint!
>                     There 
are 2 types of people in the world that you have to be wary of! The first one 
the politician who try his best to convince you with his guile and wits so that 
you think like him and act according to his wishes which culminate in you 
for him--The Mind Controller
>The second is the clergyman who try his best to control 
your Soul by instilling Fear and Damnation to you so that you will obey what he 
has to tell you--The Soul Controller!
>                                      Grant 
Us Wisdom O Lord to Know You!
>                                                               Yap
>----- Original Message ----- 
>>Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:26  AM
>>Subject: Fw: Allah ruling: “We are  laughing at you”
>>----- Forwarded Message -----
>>From: Krishnamoorthy Muthaly 
>>Sent: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 7:19  AM
>>Subject: Allah ruling: “We  are laughing at you”
>>Award-winning American Muslim scholar on Allah ruling:  “We are laughing at 
>>you”The Malaysian  Insider –  14 hours ago
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>>A well-known American Muslim theologian has joined a  long list of critics 
>>over the recent Court of Appeal ruling on the use of the  word Allah, saying 
>>it was a "political decision more than anything 
>>"This notion that Malaysian Muslims need to be protected by the court  
>>because you can't think for yourself, you can't make decisions on your own. 
>>We  are laughing at you," said Reza Aslan, speaking on BFM Radio's Evening 
>>Edition  programme yesterday.
>>"That you can control people's ideas, their behaviour, their faith and  their 
>>minds simply by trying to control the words that they use, is absurd. It  is 
>>an embarassment to a modern, constitutional, democratic and deeply Muslim  
>>state like Malaysia," he added.
>>Aslan insisted that Christians using the word Allah - which means God in  
>>Arabic - were not a threat to Islam.
>>"A Taliban put a bomb in the Quran and took it to a mosque in Pakistan,  
>>where Muslims were slaughtered on one of the holiest days in the Muslim  
>>calendar. You want to talk about threats to Islam? That's a threat to Islam," 
>> he said, in dismissing the argument that allowing Christians to use the word 
>> in their worship was a threat to Malaysian Muslims.
>>He was referring to an incident during the Aidiladha holidays, in which  
>>Afghan governor Arsala Jamal was killed while scores were injured after a 
>>bomb  placed in a copy of the Quran went off in a mosque during the Eid 
>>Aslan, who wrote the international bestseller No God But God: The  Origins, 
>>Evolution, and Future of Islam, said he was mystified by the court  ruling on 
>>October 14, stressing that the word Allah was merely an Arabic term  for God, 
>>"any God".
>>"Allah is constuction of the the word al-Ilah. That's what the word is,"  he 
>>"Al-Ilah means 'The God'. Allah is not the name of God. Frankly, anyone  who 
>>thinks that Allah is the name of God, is not just incorrect, but is going  
>>against the Quran itself. It is almost a blasphemous thought to think that  
>>Allah has a name.
>>"And this is not an interpretation. It is a historical fact," Reza  added.
>>In its judgment, the Court of Appeal's three-man panel ruled that the  word 
>>Allah "was not an integral part of the Christian faith and practice and  that 
>>such usage if allowed, will inevitably cause confusion within the  community".
>>The decision sparked a debate among local clerics and scholars, while  
>>several editorials in Muslim countries expressed their surprise over the  
>>Pakistan's Daily Times questioned the ruling, asking why Malaysia would  deny 
>>people of other faiths to "own God in all His attributes". The United  Arab 
>>Emirates's The National called the court ruling "wrong", and said the  word 
>>Allah was never exclusive to Islam but used by both Christians and Jews  to 
>>refer to God even before the advent of Islam.
>>Aslan poured scorn on the court verdict, asking, "How can you read that  and 
>>not laugh?"
>>Soon after the court ruling last week, he had taken to Twitter and  remarked, 
>>"How stupid has Malaysia just become? In honor of Malaysia banning  the word 
>>Allah by non-Muslims I suggest US ban the word 'twerking' by anyone  over age 
>>of 17," he said, referring to a type of sexually provocative  dance.
>>Much of Aslan's interview yesterday was made available on Podcast.
>>In it, he slammed those who argue that the faith of Malaysian Muslims can  be 
>>undermined if Christians use the word Allah.
>>"This idea that not only should Christians not be able to use this word,  but 
>>that using the word is somehow a threat to Islam... that Malaysian  (Muslims) 
>>are so stupid if they hear a Christian use the word Allah, they will  
>>accidentally become Christians. I mean, the idiocy of that statement speaks  
>>for itself," he said.
>>Echoing many other Muslim scholars and writers, Aslan said Christians and  
>>Jews in the Arabian peninsula since before the time of the Prophet Muhammad  
>>had been referring to God as Allah.
>>"Why? Because they spoke Arabic... that's why. Not because Allah meant a  
>>specific God but because that it is nothing more than the Arabic word for 
>>God.  It is not an opinion. It is a fact," he pointed out.
>>"Any Imam that tells you God has a name, is blasphemous. It is as simple  as 
>>that. Allah is not God's name. Muslims do not own the word itself," said  the 
>>41-year-old Iranian-American, who is Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies  
>>at the University of Iowa. - October 22,  2013.
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