This week in the news … Allah and God

Malaysian authorities have recently confiscated thousands of Bibles. The reason is that these Bibles use the word Allah to describe God. This is illegal in Malaysia. Why? Because certain Muslim groups suspect that the use of — what they feel to be — an Islamic term for the Supreme Deity in Bibles can be used to win converts to Christianity.

Did they not consider that the conversions might work the other way around if the Name of Allah (or any of the other Names) is employed instead of the Germanic Name?

There is no need to construct such an iron curtain. It belies paranoia and internal weakness, so Muslims reflect: where is their Faith that the Truth will prevail?

Their actions regarding the treatment of the previous Revelations come close to violating the words of the Final Revelation:

And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in that is better, save with such of them as do wrong, and say: We believe in that which has been revealed unto us and revealed unto you, our Allah and your Allah is One, and unto Him we surrender. (Qur’an 29:46)

Disney and Jihad

mermaid-1The Sheikh was speaking about the evils of Hollywood, particularly on children.

“We don’t notice how insidious this is. But there are messages hidden within these movies that are designed to lead our children away from the Deen. Unless for educational purposes, it is better for the believers to keep their families away from television and movies. As but one example, consider this Disney movie, The Little Mermaid. The Muslims are putting their daughters in front of this DVD and leaving them alone with it, maybe to do some other work around the house. Beware: it is like letting Shaitan babysit your daughters! The film concerns a mermaid who falls in love with a prince and wants to become a woman who walks on the land so she can marry him. Her father opposes her desire. She disobeys him and, in the end, marries her prince and the father comes around to the idea. The message is that it is okay to follow your fancies, it is okay to disobey the authority of your family, of your culture. It is designed as propaganda to put into the tender minds of our children that they can do whatever they want, to turn against their culture and families, and eventually this will lead to happiness, eventually their culture and family can be bent to accept this. Subhanallah brothers and sisters, subhanallah!”

The Tailor interrupted thus:

You are incorrect. There is a message hidden within this movie: but it is Divine. And it is not the daughters’ minds that are malleable: within their innocence is Understanding and Wisdom of the Truth in this story. It is the parents’ minds that have been manipulated, it is the parents that need to be educated, not the daughters. It is the parents who live in an Imaginary world, while those daughters who believe in Fairy Tales are closest to the Caliphate of the Real.

The story is our story. The little mermaid is not led away from the Deen, but towards it, though the authorities oppose her.

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