Copies of a book published by the Selangor Islamic Council (Mais) on the threat of Christianisation and alleged evangelism amongst Muslims in Malaysia were handed out to more than 1,000 students who attended a talk on the use of the word Allah and Christology at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) yesterday.
The book titled “Pendedahan Agenda Kristian” (Exposing the Christian Agenda) and another book “Obligation to preserve the sanctity of the Allah” was distributed to the students. Both books were published by Mais.
“Pendedahan Agenda Kristian”, a 120-page book contains five chapters talking about what the Quran says about Christians –including the laws about proselytisation among Muslims as well as Christian evangelism. The book warns Muslims to look out for tricks by Christians to lead Muslims away from their faith.
The book also states that main reason there is sellout among Muslims is because of Christianisation.
“The problem of Muslims converting to Hinduism and Buddhism is identified to be because of marriage and love relationships,” the book reads.
“But from the three religions, only Christians are found to be actively using missionaries to convert others, especially Muslims.”
According to the book, the Christianisation movement is a very well-planned mission which consists of a “mastermind” who plans the proselytisation movement and strategies.
“This is what makes them so slick in their work. They are actively doing mission work on the quiet.”
However, the other book “Obligation to preserve the sanctity of the name Allah”, explains to Muslims why non-Muslims, in particular the Christians, cannot be allowed to use the word Allah.
This is in light of the debate over the Arabic word – which means God – between the Catholic church and the federal government.
The seminar yesterday was jointly organised by the Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, UiTM, Warisan Ibnu Aaby and the Selangor Islamic Council with the support of Utusan Malaysia, Kumpulan Karangkraf, TV Al-Hijrah, Zikay Group and Pantai Bharu Group of Companies.
UiTM said the seminar was done to increase the understanding of Muslims about the issues concerning the hotly-debated Kalimah Allah issue.
Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) secretaty-general Abdul Karim Omar, and Indonesians Masyud SM, Irena Handono, Menachem Ali and Insan LS Mokoginta were part of the speakers.
Irena and Insan are former Catholic clerics who embraced Islam in 1983 and 1976 respectively.
Part of the seminar included a forum titled “Christianisation vs Islamisation: Where does it lead?” – where the speakers answered pre-prepared questions mainly on Christian beliefs and the Bible.
Some of the questions in the forum included: “Did Jesus really die on the cross for the forgiveness of sins?”, “What is the Trinity?”, “Why did Jesus cry ‘Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani (Aramaic for “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?”) while on the cross?”.
Insan told the audience that Jesus really did die on the cross but disputed that He had died for the forgiveness of sins, as believed by Christians.
”Jesus died because of the greed and jealousy of religious leaders at that time.”
“But if Jesus was God, why did he call out ‘Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani’? He was calling for God so how can he himself be God?” he questioned.
Pointing out that this was an integral part of Christianity, Insan claimed that their faith was in vain because of these questions.
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