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How can Muslims become infidels? Don’t be absurd, Harussani!

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P Ramakrishnan takes to task Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria for his preposterous remarks on the Allah controversy.

Harussani Zakaria
Harussani Zakaria

This must be the craziest statement of the century! It is preposterous for the Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria to declare that “Muslims in the country will become infidels if they allow non-Muslims to use the word ‘Allah’”.

How on earth can Muslims stop being Muslims because others use the word ‘Allah’? If there was a grain of truth to this absurd claim, then there will be no Muslims in the world!

Is he suggesting that non-Muslims have the power to turn all the Muslims into infidels? Is he proclaiming that Muslims can only be Muslims when non-Muslims stop using the word ‘Allah’? Otherwise they become infidels?

The world ‘Allah’ is used throughout the world without any consequence. Nobody has even ever suggested that the Muslims will lose their faith and become infidels merely because the non-Muslims utter the word ‘Allah’.

By what logic and by what authority does this mufti come to this idiotic conclusion?

If he actually believes in this silly nonsense, then he must be an infidel, according to his reasoning. The word ‘Allah’ is used widely in Malaysia by the non-Muslims – which must have converted him into an infidel. As an infidel, therefore, he has no right to comment on issues concerning Islam!

Malaysians are greatly shocked and flabbergasted by his statement. We have a right to expect words of wisdom to come tumbling from his mouth befitting his position but instead what gushes out is absolute nonsense that betrays how shallow and bereft of logic he is!

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Clearly he is an embarrassment to Islam, which is tolerant, embracing, accommodating and compassionate.

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