The sermon I heard at the mosque on the first day of Aidilfitri made me mad!
After the breaking of fast (and some good coffee and ice cream!), we left the restaurant and I was still a Muslim.
Freedom of religion is a right of every Malaysian, as enshrined in Article 11 of the Federal Constitution.
Such is the way many Malaysians seem to view religion: without logic or reasoning and merely rituals and blind faith.
Ideas that challenge and contradict other faiths have even more reason not to be banned. The diverse views allow people of different beliefs to come together and accept each other, without trying to persuade or influence others.
A documentary about the separation of the syariah and civil courts in Malaysia.
Who is responsible for determining whether society adheres to a moral code? Who gets to decide what that moral code is?
It was Valentine’s night and they were on a raiding mission all around town trying to catch unmarried couples who were feeling a little bit too amorous.
It’s democratisation of religious interpretation, I guess, and we will never have to face the burden of thinking for ourselves.
I wanted to understand things better from the point of view of the Los Angeles Muslim community. So as soon as the opportunity arose, I attended Friday prayers at a local mosque so that I could listen to the sermon.
We need to be encouraged to challenge interpretations, ideas and thoughts.