Well today will be my first time posting a REAL post on my blog (sebelum ni asyik copy paste jee hahaa :P ). To me, this is a good way to actually improve your writing skills. It doesn't matter if its in English or in Malay, as long as there is an improvement it is definitely more than okay! Today I would like to write what I think about the latest "hot topic" out there which is the LGBT case. Apparently a few days ago the Malaysian Ministry of Education came out with a list "Guidelines to identify gays and lesbians". I've searched on google but I can't seem to find any photo of that list from the Ministry itself, instead the most popular photo with the highest SEO apparently seems to be this photo from malaysiakini.
Malaysiakini is a Malaysian opposition prone website. Well known with spreading negative stories about the Government and sorry to say, to them (the opposition) everything that the BN Government does will definitely be wrong and they will say that they have the best and rightful solution. To me that is ridiculous, I mean I know the BN Government is very very shitty at times but they also have made decisions which resulted well. For example, when our former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir wanted to build Putrajaya, everyone said he was crazy but look at what Putrajaya is today. Even the opposition wants to get hold of Putrajaya. Well who wouldn't want to have an office in a world class and high tech city like Putrajaya right hahaa. So back to what I was telling you, so yeaa can we really trust Malaysiakini on this one? Knowing the fact that they have always been biased all these while. Well I will leave that for you decide.
Today 15th of September 2012, Dr Puad Zakarshi who is the Deputy Education Minister has made a statement that The Ministry of Education never endorsed such guidelines to be published and circulated in schools throughout the country. The list was actually done in a seminar in Penang which was conducted by a concerned NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) but nonetheless, he said that the ministry views cases of social ills and will give guidance directly and indirectly to all school children to ensure that they stay away from unhealthy activities. Disagreeing with me already? Well let me explain why I agree that we should and must strongly oppose LGBT and protect our future Malaysians.
Everyone knows that Malaysia is an Islamic country therefore it is only fair to have our laws based on Islam. According to Islam, sodomy and homosexuality is against the law. A hadith related by Hadrat Anas says that Prophet Muhammad SAW observed: "When the following five EVILS shall creep into my Ummah, it will then be destroyed. 1) Invoking curses on one another. 2) Use of liquor on a large scale. 3) Wearing of silken clothes. 4) When man shall engage in sexual intercourse with males, and lastly 5) When women shall engage in sexual acts with other females, i.e. SODOMY and HOMOSEXUALITY." So it is clear that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) are all a big sin in Islam.
In Malaysia we have Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), a political party that fights for Islamic rights. We often here them bringing up the issue of Hudud and question why Hudud is not being practiced in Malaysia. If it is true that the Ministry of Education is going all out to finally stop LGBT then isn't that an act that champions the Islamic law? Yes, you will definitely say "but hey we're not having any sexual relationship so what's the big problem?" Let me give you a situation, why do parents teach their kids to be polite at an early age? And why do parents scold their child when they do not act as what has being taught? It is because parents know that being impolite is a wrong thing to do. The problem is people nowadays do not know that LGBT is WRONG! Some actually realise that it is wrong but they rather choose not to listen. Malaysian Muslims today specifically and the world generally, they love to follow the west, they idolise the west to an extend where they will actually follow every single thing that they see in the west without considering whether it's allowed or it's a sin according to their religion. Islam drops to 2nd place. This is very wrong and unfortunately it has definitely come to an alarming state as Islam has been neglected for quite some time. Now, if PAS truly champions Islam then why do they still keep quite and do not say anything when their friends in Pakatan Rakyat are opposing what the Ministry of Education is doing? Are they really a fighter of Islam or are they just using Islam to gain political mileage? Nau'zubillahi min zalik (May Allah protect us from that harm), I will not comment further on that because I prefer not to touch too much on politics.
My point here is that I honestly think that something along this line in necessary in Malaysia. After all, Islam clearly states that LGBT is wrong in Islam therefore as an Islamic country we should and in fact must say no as well! I have a feeling that the niat is good but somehow the implementation is kinda loose here and there. Maybe what they need is to have a proper meeting and conference to correctly execute this in the best way for all Malaysians. There is no point in doing something when your implementation is haywire eventhough your niat is good. I know for a fact that the BN Gov is not thaaaat Islamic but hey if they're starting to change and are trying to slowly bring more Islam into their daily life then why not? I am proud to say that I am a Muslim and as a Muslim, I will definitely support anything or anyone who champions my religion. To me, unity is important but nothing can be more important than your religion. Without religion, humans are nothing. Well, this is what I think. Some may agree and some may not. We can't please everyone right? So yeeaaa, let me know if you do not think likewise then maybe we can have a healthy discussion. It's good to get the brain cells cracking once in a while haha. Everything good comes from Allah and any mistake comes from myself. Till then, wassalamualaikum and have a good day (:
P/S: Selamat Hari Malaysia!!