Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jesus, The Muslim...

The word Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to God (Arabic:Allāh).[1] An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning "one who submits to Allah".

Many people celebrated Christmas last week and as a multi-racial, multi-religious country, Malaysia is one of the few countries in Asia where Christmas day is made a public holiday. Since Christmas is about the birthday of Jesus, I shall write something about Jesus. I am not interested to get into religious debate, neither am I looking for trouble to be charged with inciting religious hatred. What I am writing is about the submission of Jesus unto Allah and how Muslims should learn from him and follow him in order to understand the will of Allah.

In Quran Surah [3] Al Imran Section 6: 55 "Jesus Cleared of False Charges"
"Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you (of the falsehoods) of those who blasheme; I will make those who follow you superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: then shall you all return unto Me, and I will judge between you the matters wherein you dispute".

From the Quranic verse mentioned above, Allah made a promise in Quran that those who follow Jesus will be made "SUPERIOR" to those who reject faith, therefore, true Muslims who follow Jesus and submit wholeheartedly to the will of Allah WON'T suffer from inferiority complex, they won't have a persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, they feel secure and full of confidence and won't be easily provoked, they are hard working and won't be constantly yelling out in pain that they are weak -economically, intellectually, emotionally, etc, they do not need "crutches" as Allah will strengthen them as they surrender to Him completely. Only those who genuinely and totally surrender to Allah can be called a Muslim, and the Quran also tells us that those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward. It is not difficult to find out whether a person is a believer or not, believers are righteous who won't be involved in money politics or corruption. Believers are unfazed of competition, because of their superiority, they won't cry out for "protection" to enter university, even if they fail to make it, they will work harder to try it out again and again to prove their worth and their tenacity is superior!

Those who totally surrender to Allah (Muslims) are great people, but how many genuine ones we have in Malaysia?

Yes, Allah will make those who follow Jesus superior and his disciples are Muslims (those who totally surrender to Allah)...
Happy 2009 and May Allah bless our country, Amin!