“There are a great many things many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are doing that go completely against the teachings of Islam. On the one hand, they want to spread the word of Allah far and wide to bring as many kafirs as they can to His fold. On the other, they want the converts to know that they’re in charge, that as long as you’re not a ‘true-born’, you’re not qualified to champion the cause of the ummah. And yet, they consider themselves the servants of Allah”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
The majority of the Malay-Muslims in Malaysia are dying to see Lim Kit Siang burst into flames. Some of those I know even performed the Solat Sunat Hajat in Penang last week to seek His intervention in ‘removing’ the senior Lim from the face of the planet. Yet, the minute I began speaking publicly about the need to destroy the DAP, several Malays began to question my conviction towards the greatness of Allah. Actually, there are even those who asked me in person whether or not I performed the sunat (circumcission).
No, the conversation did not end in the toilet.
My point is, there actually are those who want to know if this Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen fellow is a conman. You even have those questioning my right to be a Malay-Muslim. They fail to realise, that the Federal Constitution of Malaysia does guarantee the right for one to consider himself (or herself) a Malay provided that he (or she) professes the religion of Islam, habitually speaks the Malay language, conforms to Malay custom, and, in my case, is the child of a person born in the Federation before Independence.
I fit the bill.
Not only have I lived like a Malay, spoken like a Malay and eaten like a Malay, I mingle with the Malays and have even performed the solat with them. Never once did I face a problem prior to the day I declared war against the DAP. The only problem I’ve faced thus far is with the pronunciation of certain Arabic terms, which, to this day, is still a mammoth task for me. But a true Muslim would understand that the pronunciation of Arabic words does not a Malay or Muslim make.
The recital of the Shahada, however, does.
Yet, there are those willing to chuck this pillar of Islam aside and question my convictions towards the will of Allah. Not only are they as ignorant as ignorant gets, what they’re doing amounts to a sin as far as the religion of Islam goes. To them, a person who recites the Shahada and prays 24/7 is a good and trustworthy Muslim. The minute he (or she) enters politics and shouts “perjuangan ummah,” they kiss the Shahada goodbye and switch to the fitnah-memfitah and syak-wasangka mode.
Ask Ridhuan Tee Abdullah.
Had his name been Zam Alakazam, things would have been different. But because he is Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, there are those having sleepless nights trying to figure out if he recited the Shahada. Then, when they discover that he has, they start wondering if he truly believes in the Quran. In the process, they spend more time thinking of him and less time thinking of Allah. Basically, once you’re a convert, you’d be better off keeping your mouth shut and letting the ‘true-borns’ do the talking.
Yes, all Ridhuan Tee needs to do is to stop the talking and start the praying. Only when he decides to go full throttle on the Quran will the whole lot of the Malays be happy. The minute he starts jabbering about the ummah, you’ll find chatters here ad there about him being a conman. So basically, if you’re a convert, you must never portray yourself to be a defender of the ummah if it is acceptance you seek from the community.
See the problem?
There are a great many things many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are doing that go completely against the teachings of Islam. On the one hand, they want to spread the word of Allah far and wide to bring as many kafirs as they can to His fold. On the other, they want the converts to know that they’re in charge, that as long as you’re not a ‘true-born’, you’re not qualified to champion the cause of the ummah. And yet, they consider themselves the servants of Allah.
I’m no expert in the religion of Islam.
But if you were to understand the religion the way I do, you’ll understand, that what is happening to people like Ridhuan Tee and me is precisely what Allah dictated would happen to mankind towards the end of times. Basically, there will come a day when the munafiq would be looked upon with reverence and the jihadist with scorn. As we speak, there are still those who question my conviction towards the will of Allah but regard those in the DAP who betrayed the Malays as munafiqs.
A munafiq is still a Muslim.
What this means, is that there are those who regard the betrayers of Islam to be Muslims but choose to consider a convert like me as kafir. Yet, these are the very people who witnessed me reciting the Shahada live on camera. Did I not tell you that under certain circumstances, when it comes to the convert, even the Shahada can be cast aside? Did I also not say that the day would come when the munafiq would be looked upon with reverence and the jihadist with scorn?
My Tok Guru was right.
The Malays have a very, very long way to go. Getting rid of the DAP is just half the story. The other half has to do with the Malays themselves renewing their faith in Allah every chance they get. Only when they do that will they be able to bond with one another without pride or prejudice. To some of my readers, treating a convert like me with scorn for no apparent rhyme or reason is akin to treating the Shahada with disrespect.
And if you were to treat the Shahada with disrespect, you’d be no different from the munafiqs you oppose. Tell me, would that not turn your jihad against the traitors of Islam into a meaningless, worthless battle?
Think about it…