Pakatan Rakyat Version of Islam : Candle Vigil Part of The Culture and Believes
The Ruling on the Involvement of Muslims in the Candlelight Vigil Activity
The 88th Muzakarah (Conference) of the Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia held on 2nd October 2009 has discussed the Ruling on the Involvement of Muslims in the Candlelight Vigil Activity. The Conference decided that:
1. Islam prohibits its followers to be involved in any kind of rituals and religious practices of religions other than Islam.
2. Muslims are prohibited from participating in the Candlelight Vigil activity as it contains elements of similitude (tasyabbuh) with religions other than Islam that can affect the creed of the Muslims.
Evidence / argument:
1- In Islam, light or heat generated by candles and otherwise does not provide any insight regarding faith and belief. Light or fire is only one tool that is blessed by Allah SWT to facilitate human life. However, fire or light become a matter of great significance for the non-Muslim religions, particularly for the country’s majority religion, namely Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. Candlelight Vigil particular practice or the power of light or fire generally have direct connection with all three religions.
2- The ceremony gathered at a place with burning candles as a sign of protest is similar to the practice of non-Muslim religions. Islamic law clearly forbids Muslims to imitate or resemble the culture and way of life of non-Muslims. It is based on a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad in Mausu’ah al-Sunnah, al-Pole Sitta al-Sahih Muslim: Kitab Al-Aqdiyyah, Hadith 18th, 1343 ms, which means:
“The Messenger of Allah said: Those who practice the things that were not in practice we then have it rejected.” (Narrated by Muslim)
3- The Prophet also forbade his people from doing something that is not derived from religion, as mentioned in Mausu’ah al-Sunnah, al-Kutub al-Sitta Sahih Muslim: Kitab Al-Aqdiyyah, Hadith 17th, 1343 ms, which means :
“It has been reported to us by Abu Ja’far Muhammad bin al-Subhi and Abdullah bin Aun al-Hilali all of Ibrahim bin Sa’ad said Ibn al-Subhi, told to Ibrahim bin Saad bin Ibrahim bin Abd al-Rahman bin Auf, was reported to us by my father of al-Qasim bin Muhammad daripda she said; The Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever invents (flirt) new thing in our business and the matter was not included in it then it is rejected.” (Narrated by Muslim)
Now, the ruling has already being made by Majlis Fatwa. Yet these jokers still performing the same act as before. How hard can it be to understand that candle vigil is prohibited in Islam. If as this simple instruction they could just denied, don't be surprised that they will also blessed sodomy as part of their culture and religion understanding. Pakatan supporter has deviate from the Islamic teaching way further than I could imagine. I am not trying to be a religious bigots but there is a time and limit for any of our actions according to religious belief and teaching. That what makes us human with faith over god all mighty. No such things as modernizations of Islam. Quran is our guidance until the judgement and end of days. Do not interpret Quran as you wish. Muslim should understand this better. No need for me to elaborate more. Look at those photos.....