Abdul Kahar the self-proclaimed Malay Prophet gets 10 years jail + six strokes of the rotan and fined RM16.5K for conducting “deviationist teachings, blasphemy and spreading false beliefs”. Kinda harsh sentence for someone I thought who was just a little delusional. A little logical banter or better still designer drugs would have changed his mind. Anyway, I guess our courts house a bunch of serious lots – who saw a man with tiny bit of followers as a “threat to the security of the religion, society and nation”.
Okay, putting this era aside, who was the Malay Prophet? Was there a Malay Prophet? Yes, according to the Quran. In fact according to the Quran there were Chinese Prophets, Indian Prophets, Caucasian Prophets, Red Indian Prophets, Afrikan Prophets, and many more all across the world, all through time.
The Quran says,
“To every people (was sent) an apostle: when their apostle comes (before them), the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged” (Quran 10:47)
“ Verily We have sent thee in truth, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner: and there never was a people, without a warner having lived among them (in the past)”.(Quran 35:24)
Ever since I discovered the above Quranic ayats, I have been on the lookout for all those apostles. Was Thiruvalluvar the Tamilian sage who wrote the Thirukkural an apostle? How about the Buddha? Lao Tze? Mani of Persia?
Who were the other apostles not mentioned in the Quran since the Quran only named apostles from the Semitic branch. The Quran says,
“And as [We inspired other] apostles whom We have mentioned to thee ere this,  as well as apostles whom We have not mentioned to thee; and as God spoke His word unto Moses”. (Quran 4:164)
“And, indeed, We sent forth apostles before thy time; some of them We have mentioned to thee, and some of them We have not mentioned to thee …” (Quran 40:78)
In fact according to the Quran, anyone who does not accept even one of the messengers named or unnamed, ceased being a believer.
The Quran says,
“Those who deny Allah and His apostles, and (those who) wish to separate Allah from His apostles, saying: "We believe in some but reject others": And (those who) wish to take a course midway They are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and we have prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment, To those who believe in Allah and His apostles and make no distinction between any of the apostles, we shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful - (Quran 4 : 150-153)
So who were the Chinese apostles? Indians? Caucasians?Afrikans …..? As for the Malay Prophet, I think he or she could have been the person who brought us the Peribahasa Melayu :)