Here’s what I wrote today. Read and let the criticising begin!
Learning through practise
By Zan Azlee
SEPT 30 — To practise a religion, one must understand that religion. And to understand the religion, one needs to know the religion. But is it even possible to know and understand a religion completely so one can actually practise that religion properly?
Or would you really not be considered a true believer and practitioner if you don’t totally understand the religion? I, for one, have to admit that I do not totally understand the religion I practise (Islam, in case you were wondering).
What does that make me? An infidel? A kafir? A non-believer? Or maybe just a plain old bad and sinful Muslim? What I have been told by other Muslims (to my face even!) is that if you don’t understand the religion, just keep quiet and do as you’re told.
Now isn’t that wonderful? Just shut up and do what other people tell you, and everything will be all right. I guess ignorance is bliss. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]