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Thursday, March 5, 2015
I received this from someone. Thank you. This is a letter written by the Mufti of Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin or Dr Maza.
Dr Maza is not liked by the established orthodoxy among the religious people. That is putting it mildly. The orthodoxy hates him. After his first term as the Mufti of Perlis he was even arrested (or charged in the Syariah Court) in Selangor for preaching without a tauliyah. I dont know what became of that case.
But Dr Maza has been reappointed as the Mufti of Perlis.
Here he is objecting strongly to the presence of one ostat fellow in some religious program.
You can read for yourself where Dr Maza says, "Jabatan ini tidak setuju dengan pemilihan panel Datuk Kazim Elyas kerana beliau sering terlibat dengan pembacaan riwayat-riwayat palsu".
Walau ehh !! This is the second time in as many days I am hearing about this riwayat palsu.
Jakim is also preparing a list of hadis palsu.
What do you think folks?
Do you think our GDP will increase by 1% or 2% because of this?
Do you think the Muslims / Malays can catch up with the non Muslims because of these"palsu" things? Is this what life is all about?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This is an interesting video that I received by email just two days ago. It shows the Naqshabandi Sufis in Malaysia performing the salawat. They may call it something else. This salawat is being performed in a royal palace in Perak. You can see the Sultan of Perak DYMM Sultan Nazrin Shah as well as Perak MB Dato Zambry Kadir both present.
I believe the late older brother of Sultan Nazrin was the head of the Naqshabandi order in Malaysia. He died not too long ago and I dont know who replaced him as leader. (I dont think Zambry qualifies :)) )
I have attended a couple of these gatherings in KL. The food is superb.
To me the Naqshabandis are interesting because they are peaceful. They are relaxed and they are not tensed up like the other religious groups that do exist. They are not as judgemental - like most other psychotic religious groups.
And their music and singing is good. If you listen to the video, the constant drum beat is intoxicating along with the singing of numerous voices. The human voice can be captivating.
It is said that there are about 60 million Naqshbandis around the world. Their numbers in Malaysia are also sizeable.
I can tell you more about Sufis in general but I better not. Because there will be some who may be drooling at the mouth looking at this video. "Macam mana nak tangkap mereka?"