Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Muslim Dilemma – HUDUD and the chopping of hands

While we Muslims are busy debating about cutting of hands, non-Muslims are busy discussing cutting edge technology. So who do you think will rule the world?

While Muslim doctors are asked to perform the act of severing hands, non-Muslim doctors are encouraged to find ways to reattached them. Who do you think will win people’s minds?

While Muslim leaders debate about chopping of hands, leaders of the other faiths are busy giving a helping hand to those in need in all corners of the world, including to needy Muslims.  So who do you think will win their hearts?

My dear Muslim brothers and sisters, we need to re-look at our priorities. In Malaysia, we Muslims are yet to be discipline at work, we do not read enough and our kids are not the best at their studies. We still need the government’s help and we are far behind in so many aspects. And we think Hudud is crucial at solving all these?

As I suggested above, doctors around the world are busy finding ways to reattached severed limbs. One day when technology reached the level that reattaching limbs is as easy as ABC, perhaps finally we will realized that the Quran is not literal in its hidayah.

“Say: Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.” Quran 39:9

“Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is informed of what ye do.” Quran 58:11

“High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my Lord! Advance me in knowledge." Quran 20:114

“And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” Quran 3:159


Anas Zubedy
Kuala Lumpur


Anonymous said...

A good one. When go visitation and tour, while the non Muslims are busy finding places of interest, the Malaysian Muslims are busy looking for Halal shops and restaurants. It's very irritating to hear conversation with Malaysian Muslims who keep harping on halal non halal, it's time to pray or solat, those ladies must tutup aurat or else be punished later, etc etc. Can't they just quietly go for solat when it's time without telling the whole wide world? Can't they not judge others who look different from them in terms of dressing?

KTemoc said...

succinct comparative points nicely brought out.

Anonymous said...

Let the Malays choose their own way that is to leave Islam if they want to ....Ada berani? I bet berduyun2 nak keluar...