May peace be upon you.
To all Christians of the world, I take this opportunity to wish you well on your festive occasion today.
Those of you who are celebrating today, ought to take extra precautions when being on the roads and highways of our nation.
Take this moment to foster and renew your relations with your loved ones and those who are your friends and acquaintances.
As fellow Malaysians, we ought to come together in the spirit of national unity and strengthen our community with mutual care and compassion towards one another.
We might differ in our religious beliefs but that should not be a hindrance to our coming together as one and ensure that our nation continues to be a melting pot of good natured, God fearing men and women, who have been born and bred in this blessed land.
Malaysia is unique in a sense that we can still live in relative peace and harmony. Our country has survived all these years because many of us choose to look at the positive sides of life although we might at times see slight differences of opinion and standpoints.
At the end of the day, we still need to come to the understanding that God Almighty created us all into various tribes and races not that we may bicker continuously amongst us but to come together as His Servants whom He has blessed with the goodness in our spirits and our hearts.
This natural inborn spirit of goodness exists in all of us and those who lose it along their journeys of life can rediscover it if they make the effort to stop for a moment and ponder upon their choices?
As a Malaysian Muslim, I choose to live in peace and harmony with all of you, my fellow bloggers and fellow Malaysians, be you my fellow Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Orang Asli’s, etcetera.
We all have a choice, dear brothers and sisters.
We all originate from Our Father the Prophet Adam (Alaihis Salam ~ may peace be upon him) and Our Mother Sayyidatina Hawwa @ Eve (Radhiallahu Anha ~ upon her be Allah’s Blessings).
Just like the various colors of the rose, we differ in the color of our skin, eye color, physical attributes and general make up of our selfs yet we are all technically the same in our being human beings.
I respect and appreciate the spirit of giving that has come to be associated with Christmas. That is a very good act that will foster goodwill amongst mankind.
In order for us to co-exist in peace and harmony as fellow Malaysians and the general Family of Mankind as brothers and sisters in this earthly life, I call upon you, my dear reader to wish each other well and come to understand that Our Lord Almighty wishes us well as per His Revelation here :
In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
25. Wabashshiri allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati anna lahum jannatin tajree min tahtiha al-anharu kullama ruziqoo minha min thamaratin rizqan qaloo hatha allathee ruziqna min qablu waotoo bihi mutashabihan walahum feeha azwajun mutahharatun wahum feeha khalidoona
25. But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is the Gardens (Paradise) beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, They say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” For they are given things in similitude; And they have therein Companions pure (and holy); And they abide therein (for ever).
82. Latajidanna ashadda alnnasi AAadawatan lillatheena amanoo alyahooda waallatheena ashrakoo walatajidanna aqrabahum mawaddatan lillatheena amanoo allatheena qaloo inna nasara thalika bi-anna minhum qisseeseena waruhbanan waannahum la yastakbiroona
82. Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.
Similarities between us do exist as shown below here in our main prayers :
The Muslim Prayer
The Christian prayer
|The Al-Fateha [The Opening]The Qur’an 1:1-7||The Lord’s PrayerMatthew 6:9-13
[The New Testament, King James version]
|(a) Adoration Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Compassionate, the Merciful. King of the Day of Reckoning.||(a) Adoration Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
|(b) Submission Thee only do we worship and of Thee only do we ask aid.||(b) Submission Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
|(c) Supplication Guide us unto the right path –
the path of those to whom Thou hast
not the path of those who are the objects
of Thy wrath,
nor of those who have gone astray.
|(c) Supplication Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors [Other translations say: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.“]
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom,
The Power and the Glory.
For ever and ever. Amen
Let us try our best to look for things that are common between us and learn to live and let live instead of getting embroiled in unnecessary conflicts between us. We can if we really want to?
You can start by visiting here and read up about it. We can all benefit by learning about each other better.
Knowledge is power and those who are learned will surely stand a better chance of living in God’s Way and not be amongst those who are engulfed in Ignorance.
Na’uzubillah! May God Forbid!
Have a joyous day with your loved ones and be safe on the roads.
On behalf of The Muslim Bloggers Alliance, I wish you all well.
May God bless and guide us all.