Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Majlis Fatwa dipermainkan

Di bawah ini Mummy bawa satu contoh yang kecil daripada seribu kes dan persoalan bagaimana Majlis Fatwa diperlekeh-lekehkan jika majlis ini tidak bijak mengendalikan fatwa. Kita tidak harus mempersalahkan mereka-mereka yang cetek tentang Islam ini. Tetapi yang harus menanggung pencemaran imej Majlis Fatwa ialah mereka yang di dalam Majlis Fatwa sendiri.
Dear Kam,
Is it true that yoga has been banned? My friend and I do yoga and we’re thinking of going underground and setting up secret yoga cells. Please don’t reveal my name because I don’t want to be arrested.
Yogi. Via email.

This yoga ban has to be the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. Its sounds like people being afraid of something they don’t understand and then banning it. Now if I want to practice yoga, I’ll have to go to a more liberal country like Saudi Arabia or Iran. What they should really do is ban the 21st century and then ban the rest of the world. Unless the ban on yoga is part of a wider “war on good health”, in which case there presumably won’t be a ban on diabetes, hypertension and taking a nap whenever it rains. The whole yoga thing was first raised by a professor at UKM, which might help explain the present high standing of our universities in the world.

(Extract from a column Talking Edge, The Edge 1/12/2008 page 22. Conducted by Kam Raslan)


  1. I don't think the fatwa body is to blame. People who gave these "komen bodoh" are people who are too lazy to read & digest what was said by Majlis Fatwa.
    It doesn't matter how much Majlis Fatwa explains (walaupon sampai berbuih mulut pon), they would still take the surface & gave their komen bodoh.
    Our role is to take these as it is, komen bodoh, and ignore it.

  2. Why is Yoga incompatible with Catholicism?

    Yoga is incompatible with Catholicism because the best known practice of Hindu spirituality is Yoga. "Inner" Hinduism professes pantheism, which denies that there is only one infinite Being who created the world out of nothing. This pantheistic Hinduism says to the multitude of uncultured believers who follow the ways of the gods that they will receive the reward of the gods. They will have brief tastes of heaven between successive rebirths on earth. But they will never be delivered from the "wheel of existence" with its illusory lives and deaths until they realize that only "God" exists and all else is illusion (Maya). To achieve this liberation the principal way is by means of concentration and self control (yoga).
    Indian spirituality is perhaps best known by the practice of yoga, derived from the root yuj to unite or yoke, which in context means union with the Absolute. Numerous stages are distinguished in the upward progress toward the supreme end of identification: by means of knowledge with the deity; the practice of moral virtues and observance of ethical rules; bodily postures; control of internal and external senses; concentration of memory and meditation–finally terminating in total absorption (samadhi), "when the seer stands in his own nature."
    Although the psychic element is far more important in yoga than the body, the latter is more characteristic of this method of Hindu liberation. Its purpose is to secure the best disposition of body for the purpose of meditation. The practice begins with a simple device for deep and slow breathing.
    Stopping the right nostril with the thumb, through the left nostril fill in air, according to capacity. Then without any interval, throw the air out through the right nostril, eject through the left, according to capacity. Practicing this three or five times at four hours of the day, before dawn, during midday, in the evening, and at midnight, in fifteen days or a month purity of the nerves is attained.
    After such preliminary exercises, more complicated practices are undertaken, but not without the guidance of a professional yogin, called guru. The meditative phase begins with fixing the mind on one object, which may be anything whatsoever, “the sphere of the navel, the lotus of the heart, the light of the brain, the tip of the nose, the tip of the tongue, and such like parts of the body” or also “God”, who on Hindu terms is the only real being who exists.
    Gradually by sheer concentration of attention; the mind reaches a state of trance, where all mental activity stops and the consciousness rests in itself. The state of samadhi is the culmination of yoga and beyond it lies release. The life of the soul is not destroyed but is reduced to its "unconscious and permanent essence."

  3. Kam from the Edge is an intellectual wannabe. His answers are mostly sarcastic, playing to the gallery of people who are just stupid and probably, who do more harm than good. People who are like Kam will never want to listen to another opinion unless that opinion is one they agree. They will talk down on you and try their best to be funny when actually he is not. I like the Edge but I skip his column because there is nothing that I gain. Its there for a reason I suppose but to me, its a waste of space :)

    Moderate Liberal

  4. dalam perkara yang you bawakan ini,aku berpendapat bahawa kolumnis akhbar itu yang patut di-persalahkan sebab,dia yang kena explain in details kepada pertanyaan itu, bahawa ianya hanya haram untuk orang-orang islam yang mempraktikan pakage yang ada dalam yoga itu,iaitu termasuk doa-doa dan mentera yang perlu di-baca...tak dinafi bahawa akhbar memang suka 'spin' isi cerita (sebab aku sendiri pernah alami dengan Gary singh dari akhbar 'The Sun' dulu)

  5. ya has been play-up by Hindu Sangam entity and the like...
    Pseudos crapp like this is commmon in cyberspace tho,it was deliberatly to counter the rulling and justify that they are right after all and many people (in the street's) share the very same opinion. Fatwa council jus did their religious duty, which is to protect the muslim from a grace sin that would ultimately corrupt their religious and subconscious mind. When they forbidding yoga, of course it mean a standard version of yoya practice by indian who's be "into your self" with their clay god, chanting or not...
    So if you still wanna practice yoya without thies hindus element, it would be completly alright jus like when one's take ham that free from pork. Yup this is a halal ham out of original and not so secrect ingredient which is pork..

  6. Dear Blog Owner,

    Stumbled across yer blog & me first time here. Read a few of yer entries & must commend you on yer refreshing common sense approach on issues such as 'ketuanan melayu' & the fatwa on yoga.

    Contrast yer views with the blinkered & hate-filled rants of many wankers (eg ipv6), its good to see you can smell the manure from the roses.

    Multi-culturalism is a TRUE Malaysian heritage. Don't let blinkered hatemongering politicos & myopic "religious" leaders destroy our country.


  7. Mummy,
    Tulisan-tulisan yang menarik. Saya mohon gunapakai gambar 'Bodoh Macam Lembu'. Terima kasih. Lawati blog saya - http://braveheart-blogger.blogspot.com

  8. Terima kasih braveheart. Mummy dah visit blog you. Marilah sama-sama kita tegakkan kebenaran ini. Kerana masa amat sedikit yang tinggal. Esok masih tidak tahu kemana Melayu ini.

  9. who eats chilli must be hot mehh...
    @brave heart :holly cow!!

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  11. Kalau orang Islam belajar dan faham fikah dan tauhid (Aqidah), mereka boleh bawa diri dan tidak akan melibatkan diri dengan aktiviti yang diragui dari segi aqidah.

    Disebabkan ramai orang Islam tidak memahami perbuatan atau aktiviti yang boleh menjejas aqidah maka Majlis Fatwa terpaksa mengeluarkan fatwa sebagai melunaskan tanggungjawab mereka,

    Kerana babi dan anjing itu semua orang tahu ianya haram maka tidak perlu lagi diberi tahu.

    Bukan Yoga sahaja yang boleh menjejaskan aqidah malah banyak lagi adat Melayu dan Jawa yang diamalkan dibelakang tabir boleh menjejaskan aqidah . Kalau dibuat kaji selidik mungkin perkara ini akan timbul. Saya rasa perkara ini berlaku pada semua lapisan masyarakat.

    Perkara seperti ini kita kena bincang secara menyeluruh bukan pada kes yang terpilih atau tajuk yang tertentu sahaja.

    Tanggungjawab pihak berkuasa ialah memberi ilmu Islam atau memberi faham syariat Islam itu kepada masyarakat atau kepada rakyat di bawah tanggungan mereka sehingga mereka dapat membezakan di antara haram dan halal, syirik atau munafik.



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