Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured; from dawn until sunset. Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality. Ramaḍān is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramaḍān, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year. Ramadhan was the month in which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity.
"When Ramadan arrives, Heaven's gates are opened, Hell's gates are closed, and the demons are chained up" and who ever passes away will enter paradise.
Both in the same day and month this year...so how? Are the GhoST/demons free or locked? Are the Gates of Hell closed or Opened?
Dear Muslim brethren, don't u know the meaning of Ramadan? Why do u act this way? Tarnish our beloved Malaysia's image, you create racial tension...isn't Ramadan a month of Patience? Did Prophet Muhammad ever tell u to insult other religions, plus shouting "god is great"....Now That's an insult!
The cow head incident.
This incident is the most talked about presently. A group of people, after performing Friday prayers, marched to the government secretariat building with a severed cow head.
The object of their volatile outpouring is the relocation of a Hindu temple from section 19 to section 23. The cow head is severed. It was bloody. Protesters held it by the horns and carried the grisly object from the mosque to the secretariat building. Along the way, they shouted God is Great. Inflammatory speeches were made by the ring leaders of the cow head march. One Ibrahim Ismail gave a very incendiary speech. The sun was high. It was very hot. Some people kicked the cow head. It was shown on YouTube.
Section 23 is a part within the sprawling suburb of Shah Alam. The majority of people staying in section 23 as in Shah Alam are Malays. They are also Muslims. They are God Fearing people and good Muslims. If the protesters are residents of section 23, they have shown themselves as 'better' Muslims that their brethren in section 19. They are teaching the section 19 residents how to be good Muslims.The unusual protest by some 50 people in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state, raises new fears of racial tensions in this multiethnic Muslim-majority country where Hindus comprise about 7 percent of the 27 million population.
The demonstrators who marched from a nearby mosque after Friday prayers dumped the cow head outside the gates of the state government headquarters. Selangor adjoins Kuala Lumpur.Protesters stomped on the cow head and spat on it before leaving the site.
The demonstration, which occurred days before Malaysia celebrates its independence day on Monday, comes amid a new campaign by Najib to promote national integration by emphasizing equality of all races.
The Malaysian Insider quoted a protest leader, Mohammad Zurit Bin Ramli, as saying a temple would disturb Muslim practices.
"The temple will disrupt our daily activities like prayers. We cannot concentrate with the sounds coming from the temple," he said.
Excuse me, sounds from the temple? Hello! What about the sound from the MOSQUES everyday...5 times a day...loud speakers... REALLY SILLY excuses. HYPOCRITES! And it was an ILLEGAL PROTEST!
the worst insult to Hindu community took place in this country, kicking a sacred animal and creating provocation. There are enough evident collected by the media showing the group and the individual involved. Giving speech, the Taliban style of extremism. Why these extremisms were not arrested? Thank god, this country is full of rational, harmony loving people. The police has apologised for not responding immediately. Well it is fair enough. Now why such a delay on the arrest? Are the police waiting for September 5th , where the forum to take place between the MBSA and the residents of section 23? Which will surely gather huge crowd. Why the forum now? Do anybody with the right mind will organise an open forum, when the issue is still very fresh in people's mind. Take action on those who are responsible and have a close door forum directly with the leaders of the community later stage. Probably the issue can be resolved in a civilized manner.Section 19 temple = during BN rule. Section 23 temple = PR rule. So the cow head protest is not only aimed at creating a climate of fear for Hindu worshipers but also as reason perhaps to dispose of the PR government unconstitutionally. Indeed the ringleader of the cow head demonstrators said, the severed cow head wasn't meant to insult the Hindus religion. It was meant to show that leaders of the PR government in Selangor are stupid like cows. Ah ha - the object of his desire is to kick out the legitimately elected government! This cow head demo is therefore just cannon to the political fodder.
The severed cow head is symbolic of what? To the Hindus a cow is a sacred animal. Can we infer from the severed cow head, that this dismembered anatomy of a cow, is meant to send ominous signals to the Indian/Hindu community
Human Resource Minister S. Subramaniam said the incident infuriated Prime Minister Najib Razak, who asked the national police chief to investigate. Witnesses said police stood by and did nothing to stop the protest.
52 years of independance, Malaysia a country that claims to be harmonious and peaceful, a country where there is "TOLERANCE" between the races... I don't know if our country is really ready to declare "MERDEKA" or "MALAYSIA BLOEH"