No need to change your name, Muslims are not so easily confused


YOUR SAYS | “It’s rude and insulting to change the names of festivals.”

Perlis mufti proposes a name change to Bon Odori

Business first: For God’s sake have some respect for Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. It’s Her Majesty’s state, no need for strangers and people in a hurry to comment.

If respect for Her Majesty isn’t enough, then have some common sense. Muslims are not so easily confused.

If they are, then every Malaysian who left Malaysia to study or as a tourist would have left Islam and converted upon returning from non-Muslim lands where churches, temples and other religious sites abound.

I see lots of Japanese flags and footprints outside Japanese restaurants where many Muslims frequent. What about these?

After all, the flag of Japan with the rising sun also has its roots in the Shinto religion. The sun plays an important role in Japanese mythology and religion because the emperor is said to be the direct descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu and the legitimacy of the ruling house was based on this divine appointment and its descent from the main deity of the Shinto religion. predominant.

Should flags and other decorative items used in restaurants to create ambience also come with a disclaimer, like Timah whisky?

Vijay47: My God, Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin is a genius, and I’m sure he did it all on his own.

I wonder why we didn’t realize it earlier, that the solution to man’s problems is only a revision of terminology. No doubt this emanates from the previous discovery, where evolution “baby” at “khinzir” makes this animal a mousedeer. It is surely something beyond even David Copperfield.

So all that’s left to make Bon Odori acceptable is simply an amendment to the tag – change it to Japanese Cultural Festival and presto, it’s Tokyo Rules OK! It does not matter that the various forms of celebration within the festival remain unchanged and are still a reflection of a long ‘ohayogozaimas‘ (morning greeting) tradition.

De Bon Odori, or JCF, Asri will undoubtedly invent the best mousetrap, the potential is limitless. “Saki“can be called”syrup”; “corruption” can be qualified as “incitement”. Wow, the list feels like eternity and beyond.

I just can’t wait for the day when Asri suggests changing Ismail Sabri to Alexander the Great.

Iphonezours: These people spend so much effort on minor issues. I am ashamed as a Malaysian when other nations, especially our neighbours, are doing so much to improve their economy, infrastructure, education and health.

Here we have ministers/preachers/PAS who have nothing better to do than dwell on a non-subject despite the decree of Sultan Selangor.

Why can’t you better use your head to find solutions to improve our economy as the prices of basic necessities rise and our standard of living falls?

Elector of Selangor: This appears to be another power grab between PAS and our beloved Sultan of Selangor for control of the Muslim faith. The PAS is now determined to undermine our sultan’s decree telling Muslims not to attend the Bon Odori festival.

We must keep PAS out of future governments, whether federal or state.

Realkeluargamalaysia: It is rude and insulting to change the name of the festival, which they have been using since time immemorial.

If you don’t want to attend, don’t. There is absolutely no need to change its name so that Malay Muslims in Malaysia can be mentally comfortable attending.

People like this mufti and his ilk are totally unwelcome, not just in Bon Odori but anywhere else.

OrangePanther1466: It’s an insult to Japanese tradition and culture if you change the name of their festival.

You are expected to learn and appreciate the cultures and traditions of others if you want to live in a global community. You shouldn’t be easily confused if your faith in your religion is strong.

Green Moon: The Japanese Malaysian Chamber of Commerce is keeping a close eye on the fanaticism that has been building lately, with PAS being part of the ruling government.

Many countries welcome the Japanese with open arms with incentives. Don’t let your foolish acts drive out the remaining Japanese factories.

Bon Odori: PAS Ulema wing backs Idris after royal decree

The Wakandan: Apparently, the Ulama wing of PAS accepted the challenge, thus triggering a confrontation with Sultan Selangor.

It certainly takes a lot of nerve. Lower souls would certainly avoid this path. It may be a show of force, or if you will, desperation.

The general elections are fast approaching. Radicalism is always the strong point of PAS, and it is an opportunity for it to exercise – to show what it stands for.

However, it certainly crosses the red line. The sultan is obviously clear about what he wanted. He even ordered the religious minister to attend the Bon Odori festival to see for himself.

But what are the police saying about it? We can reserve our popcorn. There will be more drama after this – unless someone backs down.

Mon2cen: That’s what we were told in school days. Malay rulers are the guardians of the Islamic faith in Malaysia. They oversee Islamic affairs in each of their states as the head of the religion.

However, PAS believe they are the guardians of the Islamic faith. By appointing a PAS Minister for Religious Affairs, the Prime Minister gave PAS a means to propagate his type of Islamic practice.

They think Muslims are weak and immoral, therefore need their presence to remind and control their behavior, to the point of ignoring the rights of people of other faiths in this country.

It is time for the true guardians of the Islamic faith to speak out, otherwise the PAS clerics will usurp their positions.

Optimus: Ultimately, Muslims should ask themselves if their faith in Islam is really so fragile that they can be so easily shaken or swayed by those so-called “un-Islamic” elements they claim exist in cultural events. other races. or parties.

If religious faith is strong, why the constant fear of proselytizing Muslims, right, left and centre?

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