Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Chinese Newspaper explains how to perforn "Sertu"

Yesterday I have read Chinese Newspaper about Muslim not that anti-dog like shooting them with an arrow, throwing stones... Because There are certain Muslim who trying to declare the real teachings of Islam and "Sertu".

Sertu is a purification from heavy najis. The method is to pour one mixture of water and earth, and 6 pourings of water on the affected area. One can begin with any pouring, either water or the mixture. The earth used must not be contaminated with najis substances.

Today, my fb wall and local newspaper flooded with this question: "Who let the dogs out?"

How it started:
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/i-want-to-touch-a-dog-event-a-big-hit-with-muslims

How it ends:
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/21/Touch-a-dog-event-draws-flak-from-authorities-Islamic-scholars-question-the-need-for-campaign-and-i/

http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/10/20/syed-azmi-gets-support-amidst-mounting-criticism-dog-event/
‘I want to touch a dog’ event a big hit with Muslims - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/i-want-to-touch-a-dog-event-a-big-hit-with-muslims#sthash.1TE6XyIo.dpuf


I would like to take this as an opportunity to invite Muslim and Non-Muslim revise what is the myth between Islam and Dog. I don't agree or deny with "I Want To Touch A Dog" campaign (which cause lots of controversy in Malaysia recently) but let the truth be spoken. As quoted in this article by veterinary surgeon:

Dogs in Islam
http://www.islamicconcern.com/dogs.asp

Animal Abuse and Welfare in Islam
by Dr. Ayoub M. Banderker (BVMCh),
veterinary surgeon


Animal abuse, cruelty, and/or neglect form part of the many social ills plaguing the Muslim community.

Last Ramadaan, I wrote an article highlighting the phenomenon whereby misinformed Muslims took their dogs (and/or cats) to the animal hospitals or mobile clinics during Ramadaan, to have them put to death by lethal injection. The reason given by the majority of these Muslims was that Islam forbids them to keep a dog. Also encountered was when an animal that had been ill for a prolonged time and the disease had progressed to an almost terminal state was it only then brought in for veterinary attention. When asked why they waited so long, the Muslim owner would use Islam as a reason, stating that it is not permissible to touch a dog. This still happens.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Covert Racism - An Edible Poison

With Mr. Shi Wei'an ( 史未安; a reverted Dai'e from Jiangsu, China ) 4th from left,
MACMA staffs, and brothers of Islam in Malaysia
This article is written by Farish Chong, please visit his blog at  http://zhangfarish.blogspot.com/
 
Covert racism is a form of racial discrimination that is disguised and subtle, rather than public or obvious. Concealed in the fabric of society, covert racism discriminates against individuals through often unnoticeable or seemingly passive methods. Covert, racially-biased decisions are often hidden or rationalized with an explanation that society is more willing to accept. These racial biases cause a variety of problems that work to empower the suppressors while diminishing the rights and powers of the oppressed. Covert racism often works subliminally, and often much of the discrimination is being done subconsciously.

Refer : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_racism

No doubt, we had enough of racism, especially these petty but controversial ones in Malaysia. However, there is another kind of racism that is infecting anyone subconsciously. Let’s be frank but fair. No doubt, we are all sick of hearing these racism matters floating across the media. Yet, there is another aspect of racism that needs to be heard and understood urgently, so that we can teach our future generations and not repeat this same mistake in future.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Draf Bedah Buku "Dengan Lafaz 2 Kalimah Syahadah"


Semalam saya tengah mengemas documents dalam computer, terjumpa teks ucapan yang saya sediakan untuk taklimat bedah buku "Dengan Lafaz 2 Kalimah Syahadah" pada tahun lepas. Saya rasa ramai orang tidak tahu apakah yang saya telah berucap mengenai buku ini, maka lebih baik saya share draf bedah buku ini kepada semua.

Draf Bedah Buku DL2KS : Disember 2013
Pengenalan diri

Muhammad Ikhwan Ng bin Abdullah
Berasal dari Ipoh Perak. Memeluk Islam pada 2008 bulan ramadhan

Saya melibat diri dalam penulisan blog mengenai kisah kehidupan sebagai muslim sejak 2010, juga menghuraikan masalah yang dihadapi oleh kebanyak muallaf.

BUKU DL2KS merupakan buku pertama saya.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Premium Yunnan Green Tea


See the differences between teabag and loose leaf greentea yourself.
Left: crunched leafs and coloring. Right: Original loose leaf with no artificial coloring.

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Why should we choose loose leaf Yunnan Green Tea?
Loose leaf tea have higher quality and no artificial coloring compared to tea bags.

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Green tea doesn’t just sing to the soul, either— its health benefits are noteworthy as well. Due in part to minimal processing during production, greenteas offer the most antioxidant polyphenols of all teas. Catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), abundantly found in the green tea leaf, is considered to be the catalyst for the tea’s antioxidant and anticancer effects. As we know, antioxidants naturally stabilize the pro-oxidative free radicals in our systems before they attack our bodies’ cells.  When we are excessively exposed to pollutants, alcohol, and medications, for example,  antioxidants found in nutrients like Vitamin E and C can help to balance our oxidative metabolism.

Thus, with a cup full of antioxidants, green tea drinkers reduce their risk for a wide range of diseases and reap the benefits of a balanced system. Aside from from helping to prevent cancers, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, and depression (to name a few), green tea is also linked to clearer, smoother skin and weight loss. Not too shabby for hot water and some tea leaves!

A few tips for consumption:

- When possible, use loose leaf tea instead of tea bags for higher quality.
- Let your tea leaves steep for three to five minutes before straining them out.
- If you’re pouring tea for guests too, try “cycle pouring”– the first cup poured is weaker than the last, so rotating pours to each cup will equally distribute the tea strength.
- Drink your green tea without sugar or milk. The raw robust taste may take some getting used to, but it is acquired (and delicious)!
- Citrus juices complement green tea’s antioxidants and make them easier for your body to absorb. A slice of lemon is a great additive.
As with anything, moderation is key. Green tea is naturally and deceptively caffeinated; for those who are sensitive to caffeine, one cup should be enough.

Happy sipping.

source : http://zibbleinc.com/superfood-saturday-green-tea/

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Food For Thought

My favorite Lian Thong Hainan Restaurant at Taiping,
my wife prepared herself Yunnan Greentea Drinks

"You have become a Malay." My mom is always telling me the same thing.
"What.. Why? Tell me what make you say like that."

"After you embraced that religion, what you eat is just KFC, Mamak stalls, Malay and Siam Restaurant. Why don't you go to Chinese restaurant anymore?"

So I brought my parent to New Hollywood restaurant at Canning Garden, Ipoh one day. There's a lot of Chinese stalls are selling Chinese Foods like Char Kuey Teow, 油炸鬼, wantan mee, chee cheong fun... Most importantly that's no forbidden meat inside. My mom just tells me that this food is not "Chinese" enough.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

前线视窗 之 华裔穆斯林 Galeri Nasional Mandarin


As shown in TV2 during Eid al-Fitr, also my very first time to talk about Islam in Mandarin language. Please share and give comments..

(请点击 HD 以高清影片式观赏)
(Sila tekan "HD" untuk menontonnya dalam format High Definition)

“前线视窗”于2014年开斋节日播映了有关华裔穆斯林以及怡保首座华裔清真寺/回教堂。希望大家可以把这系列影片分享出去。

Slot Galeri Nasional Mandarin telah menjalani temudga mengenai Chinese Muslim dan Masjid Muhammadiah Tasek Jaya Ipoh (Masjid Cina ), Ia disiarkan sejak Hari Raya Aidilfitri pertama 2014 sehingga 5 Syawal. Mohon sebarkan siri video ini supaya dapat berkongsi kepada semua orang.

#1 宽恕 Bermaaf-maafan:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=694634977271128&l=2478386722089148225


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4FBE02C5E00E45A7%21110

 

#2 斋戒 Puasa:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=694655130602446&l=4934571574102256626

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4FBE02C5E00E45A7%21112



#3 穆斯林 Muslim
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=694676690600290&l=3845138499429673432

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4FBE02C5E00E45A7%21109



#4 华裔穆斯林 Cina Muslim
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=694692683932024&l=6790781189236307913



https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4FBE02C5E00E45A7%21108



#5 中华风格清真寺 Masjid Gaya Ala-China
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=694695853931707&l=942301962000433725


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4FBE02C5E00E45A7%21107 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

::Ramadan Reflections::Day 25: Short Film - A Journey To Remember





Pustaka Badrul Production - A Journey To Remember
25 Ramadhan 1435H

Sinopsis : Mazlan dikenali di universitinya sebagai seorang yang kedekut dan tidak suka membantu orang lain. Justeru menyebabkan beliau tidak mempunyai ramai rakan. Suatu hari, beliau tela didatangi oleh seseorang yang bernama Fakhrul yang mengaku dirinya berasal dari dimensi lain, dan ingin membawa Mazlan mengembara ke dimensinya. Adakah Mazlan akan menerima jemputan pengembaraan Fakhrul. Bagaimanakah pengembaraan itu sebenarnya? Sama-sama saksikan dalam 'A Journey To Remember'.

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

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