*this was a long overdued post but who cares, I’m just going to post it up on the blog, ’cause I can do that.*
This is going to be a mere ranting about a certain issue that has been going around in Malaysia, especially among Malays, for the past week or so. I’m sure a lot of people have seen at least one picture / comment / tweet / blog post / Facebook status / whatsoever saying that ‘Saying Rest in Peace to Paul Walker (or any non-muslim) is haraam haraam haraam‘.
Truthfully, I never thought I’d be ranting about this on my blog. Heck, I was never one of those bloggers who write about these so-called ‘roti canai’ topics, but somehow, things are just getting a little bit too much for me to handle and I just can’t stand all this stupid ‘blind faith’.
But before that, let me just say that I am not saying that ‘saying Rest in Peace to non-Muslims’ is halal or haraam, ’cause I am far away from being qualified to be giving out these fatwas about halal and haraam when I can’t even be istiqamah with my own self. So don’t go and say that ‘Oh, this blogger says that saying Rest in Peace is halal and therefore she shall burn in Hell with all the other non-believers she’s praying for.‘
|“Topik roti canai, part one”|
|“Topik roti canai, part two”|
Someone posted a confession to the INTEC Confessions page on Facebook. Personally I enjoy going on this page, ’cause sometimes people would post up topics that are worth discussing and debating on, and I enjoy reading all the comments, but I just have to say, this particular one is just, well, amusing and too tempting to let go.
Putting everything aside, saying how ‘we know deep down he will not rest in peace and burn in Hellfire‘, seriously? I mean, is this really what Islam in Malaysia has become? Judging people based on what or who we think they are?
How many of us actually know Paul Walker in person? How many of us has actually seen him in real life, for that matter? Who are we to say that he is a kafr? Who or what exactly is a ‘kafr‘?
Although I agree, the safest way to tackle the issue at hand is to just say “I’m sorry for your lost” or “Our condolences to you and your family” and other words/phrases that are synonymous with the two phrases, but to say that a person would be burn in Hellfire?
Who are we, God?
Even if we know for a fact that a person is a non-Muslim, how inconsiderate of us to say out loud that a person would burn in Hellfire just because he/she is a non-believer? And what, just because you recite the Shahadah 9 times a day, that gives you a one way ticket to Jannah (Heaven)? Really?
And instead of using a screenshot of your oh-I-adore-him-because-of-his-knowledge Ustaz as an argument, do your own research and reading and come up with proofs to back your arguments up.
Until next time, stay awesome people