Tuesday, July 15, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 17: 马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列 - Malaysia Chinese Muslim In A Nutshell


Mimbar, Chinese Muslim Mosque, Ipoh.
敏拜尔,敏拜楼(指清真寺殿内的宣教台,形如楼梯)

This is articles about Malaysia Chinese Muslim published by Nan Yang Newspaper (南洋商报) at 2010 year. A bittersweet and complicated of our Reverted Muslim story. Although there is slightly incorrect statement about Islam and Muslim, the rest about social and prejudice against Reverted Muslim is defined precisely.

Still, it's very interesting for Chinese readers to have a glance about who is Chinese Muslim in Malaysia.

以下的文章是由南洋商报于 2010 年所刊登相关马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列。 基于华裔穆斯林一直处于灰色地带,鲜少人真正了解华裔归信穆斯林的真正状况与外界的压力。然而这并不代表身为穆斯林的华裔就得一直低着头过活,我们仍然拥有自身的使命去让外界理解何以我们选择了伊斯兰,甚至可以向外界讲解有关“回教”一词并不恰当于形容 Islam 这一个阿拉伯文字。

“回教”顾名思义就是回回族的宗教,而 Islam 的真正涵义有两个:顺从和平安。伊斯兰本身提倡‘顺从真主’。所以 Muslim 这一个阿拉伯字的涵义就是“顺从真主的仆人”,也反驳了“回教徒”这局限了其定义为:回回种族的宗教教徒。况且马来西亚何来的中国少数民族?大部分的穆斯林都是马来同胞和印度同胞。皆因伊斯兰本身就是世界性的宗教,从没有区分肤色与富贫之别。

由于有关华裔穆斯林的中文文献相当有限,谨此分享源自南洋商报的一些文章。若要深一步探讨和了解华裔穆斯林敬请留言或者电邮: lifemualaf@gmail.com

祈愿真主赐予您平安


马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列1:大马华裔穆斯林 情何以堪?

马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列2:马华穆斯林历史 郑和引航

马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列3: 信奉穆斯林等同放弃 本身文化与身分?

马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列4:政治?节庆?异族?异教? 身分归类的疑惑

马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列5: 改教风波 如何平息?

马来西亚华裔穆斯林系列6(完):厘清宗教灰色地带 回归自由

Thursday, July 10, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 12: The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week


This is what you won't read from local Newspaper, everybody is busy about Fifa World Cup and who is going to be the Winner? Argentina? German??

This is a saddening Ramadan month, please pray for our Muslim brothers sisters at Gaza right now. If you ever wonder what's going on between Israel and Gaza, this is an informative article:

Original Link :
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-true-gaza-backstory-that-the-israelis-arent-telling-this-week-9596120.html

Friday, July 4, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 5: Hibernation



Well... I promised myself to write 30 articles for 30 days before this.
Seems like I have failed to do it. I feel sorry for the weak outcome.

There's too much commitment to deal with in reality. At least I'll be back to my blogging life after everything settled down. May everyone have a faith fulfilled Ramadan Month.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 4: The Hunger Games

Everytime I walk into Pasar Ramadhan and it's 6pm.

Today I'm not feeling well...
So I would just write a simple article today.

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 3: Iftar And Tarawih In Madian Mosque, Beijing, China




Zhang Farish (Mr. Red Hat) is travelling at Beijing, China right now. He can't even access into Facebook, Blogspot and Wordpress. The only communications we have is just Whatsapp. Alhamdulillah, I received lots of information from him again. Although we only met each other only one time this year, we are actively chatting over internet communications.

I would like to share his journey at 北京市马甸清真寺 (Madian Mosque) at first Iftar day based on our Whatsapp conversations :

Monday, June 30, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 2: Bazaar Ramadan

Bazaar Ramadan in Malaysia
(Credit: The Malaysian Times)

When I was a kid and saw Bazaar Ramadan (Pasar Ramadan). "Hooray!!! The annual Pasar Malam FIESTA (Night Market) is held up again for weeks!! "

Later on 8pm I rode bicycle to there... "Where’s everyone?”

The whole Bazaar Ramadan was cleaned up at 8pm, only left a few hawkers selling foods. That’s my first memory about Bazaar Ramadan, only Malay hawkers and mostly Malay’s cuisine. Unlike Pasar Malam (Night Market), the bazaar is selling all sorts of goods like foods, clothes, fruits etc. I was a top fan of VCD and fried chicken back in 90’s time. Normally those hawkers selling goods until 10.30pm, so it’s kind of unusual for me whenever I failed to buy something at Bazaar Ramadan around 8pm.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 1: Shepherd

Every prophet was a shepherd

All praises to Allah SWT, I’m going to perform the sixth year fasting in this year’s Ramadan. I have decided to make a “Ramadan Reflections” writing project that present 30 articles in 30 days of Ramadan month, for the first time ever. Besides celebrate the 6th years of embraced Islam, I would like to relearn the meaning of Taqwa spiritually and physically.

I have the toughest moments since last year November until now, it’s seriously affect my life and also this blog’s writings. Perhaps my readers may realized that I write the most least articles this year, unproductive and dull. What’s troubled me the most is whenever I put too much hopes upon others, they turn out to be upset me the most. Therefore I have realized that I lost my Taqwa gradually since last year, hoping the best from others.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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