Saturday, November 22, 2008

Malaysia's Fatwa Fad - After Fatwa On 'Tomboys' Yoga Gets The Boot Now

Worried that Muslims could be swayed by Yoga's elements of Hinduism, Malaysia's top Islamic body banned the community from practising the ancient physical exercise.

The National Fatwa Council issued a religious decree telling the Muslims, who comprise two-thirds of Malaysia's 27 million population, that practising Yoga was 'haram' or prohibited in Islam.

Apart from the physical movements, the yoga practices contain worshipping and chanting, which were prohibited for Muslims, it said.

The ruling came after an Islamic studies lecturer recently advised Muslims, who had taken up yoga, to stop practising it as they could deviate from the teachings of Islam.

Meanwhile, the Sisters in Islam (SIS), an NGO, has hit out at a recent ruling on 'Tomboyish behaviour' by the National Fatwa Council, saying it was concerned with the continuous sexist and discriminatory approach towards Malaysian women, especially those who were Muslim.

"The fatwa on 'tomboys' can lead to arbitrary arrests and undue harassment towards our Muslim women and girls. How do the authorities define a tomboy? A woman with short hair? Wearing pants? Wearing shirts? No make-up?", SIS Programme Manager, Norhayati Kaprawi, was quoted as saying by 'Star' newspaper.

She said the women who did not dress or behave as what certain quarters perceived as not feminine were not a menace to society.

"In fact, many of these women hold respectable positions and actively contribute to our society," she said. She also asked why the fatwa was only imposed on women, saying it was yet another example of "selective prosecution".

"SIS believes it is not Islam's obsession to police people's morality, find people's faults or spy on its followers," Norhayati said.

The Council last month issued the edict saying that 'tomboyishness' where a girl behaved or dressed in a boyish manner, was forbidden in Islam. (Agencies)

***** A religious decree by the National Fatwa Council is a serious matter that cannot be simply ignored. However some Muslims may feel that this particular fatwa could be too much of an unwarranted intrusion into their personal lives and that the choice of practising yoga or not should have been left to the individual to decide. After all there have been no reports of yoga-practising Muslims who have become closet Hindus.

I suppose T'ai Chi Ch'uan is next on the
National Fatwa Council's hit list.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the song "Negara kuku"? Even the professor is singing a "kuku" song for the Malaysians with shallow fatwa.Very sad indeed for a university professor to under rate his fellow Malaysians as being uneducated,uncivilised and not able to separate religion and secular matters. We wish that he undertake another doctoral program on theology, this time round on comparisons of religions of the world, west and east.Seek universality in this religions and explain why there is one god for all and why there are many holy books with many-many interpretations made by men, generations after generations.Interpretations get diluted, distorted,corrupted and most of all with interests underlying them.There is no higher form of teaching of mankind than reasoning.

3:22 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

err.. Yoga by decree is only haram if it's accompanied by chanting and worshipping. While the exercise itself is not haram, it's told that it's better to stay away... well, that means you still can do it if you want. :)

3:35 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Jed Yoong said...

I've met a couple of people who are closet believers of other faiths.
One guy carries around a picture of the Hindu god Gana (? The elephant) but he doesn't practise Yoga. He plays in a band though.
=)

3:51 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you your religion, and to me mine.

Al Quran 100:6

3:51 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make my day--- a fatwa ordering all men to marry 4 wives

10:15 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a hindu and I don't care much for this fatwa! As a matter of fact I am happy that the MALAY will leave yoga alone. Else in about 10 years, they will claim that it was their culture copied by hindus! As it is now they have changed history to suit them and there are actually youngsters claiming some of Indians stuff as theirs!

They are great in suppressing others history so that malay history is made prominent. In the process they change history. And in several years youngsters grow up with false historical knowledge and cultural claims.

3:28 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoga Meditation is Fundamental Yet Leads Towards Most Advance Human Achievement
INDIA IS CRADLE OF KNOWLEDGE FOR MAN KIND
Written with un-conditional compassionate and love for man kinds especially looking at what happen for Malaysian Muslim friends.
I think now JAKIM need to have open meeting with Yoga expertise, Medical Experts and openly declare that Yoga is Pure Sciences. Conditional the training should be without mantras, deity photos and rituals. Then all will find save, not shame and without inferiority practicing yoga.

Hi JAKIM why you wearing pans & shirt especially Coat Suites is design by Christian which the TIE is actually look like Cross +. Please fatwa tie wearing!

THE TRUTH IS ONLY ONE MAN PRESENT DIFFERENTLY

ISLAM BORROWED ALL FROM HINDUISM (Few to list)
Arabic under physicians such as Avicenna and Razi Sempion both whom quoted Indian Ayurvedic text, established Islamic medicine.

It is interesting to compare the symbolism of Prophet Muhammad's nighttime ascent to Heaven,
al-Mi‘râj, with the corresponding symbolism in yoga. The Prophet ascended on al-Burâq, a riding beast with the head of a woman, through the seven heavens to the Throne of God. In yoga, the kuNDalinî is a feminine power (sakti) that dwells at the base of the spine and ascends through seven levels (represented by the seven cakras) to the summit of liberation (brahmarandhra).

It goes without saying that both Islam and yoga require basic physical and moral cleanliness and purity (tahârah, sauca) before performing their practices. The two differ in several respects, but one feature that is common to both is using water to rinse the breathing passages: a yoga kriya (cleansing practice) called jala neti consists of pouring water into one nostril so that it flows through the sinuses and out the other nostril. The Muslim when making wudû’ takes water up the nose and blows it out; this is called istinshâ’.

Again, the Islamic version does not go as deep,
being simplified to make it easily accessible to everyone.

The list can go on……

SO I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A VERY LOVELY STATEMENT NEXT JAKIM WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE TO IMPOSE FATWA BAN ON THE FOLLOWING BECAUSE IT HAS INVENTED FROM INDIAN YOGIS/SIDDHAR/SAGES:
1. All Muslim should not use number '0' this is originated philosophy of Suniyam (Nothingness). There is indirect approach to accept the truth of universal creation. It may not suitable for Muslim.
2. Muslim shouldn’t practice NLP
3. Muslim shouldn’t use 'pi' formula.
4. Muslim shouldn’t use 'Chess Game'.
5. Muslim shouldn’t use Arithmetic and Geometric maths formulas.
6. Muslim shouldn’t use medical knowledge and cannot be doctor. Because the entire human's endocrine gland system well known and documented perfectly by Indian philosophy in various Vedas, which yet not discover into final detail by modern scientist.
7. Muslim shouldn’t use curry to cook.
8. Muslim shouldn’t cook/eat toosai, because it shapes like starting of 'AUM'
9. Muslim shouldn’t R&D anything because everything link to ATOM=ANU which first founded and introduce by Indian Veda.
10. Everything copied/duplicated required modification and reducing it to hide the original. Its happen to all including to languages which copied from Tamil which only language have oldest and un-destroyed Literature/Dictionary in the world.
11. Muslim shouldn’t use / do anything.

I highly suggest and urge JAKIM will FATWA:
1. Fatwa ban on all sports which remove skurfs (TUDUNG)
2. Fatwa ban on women/girls who take part sports which only wearing swim suite & underwear (gymnastic/quash/badminton/volley ball/etc).
3. Fatwa ban on women who wear shorts like Badminton.
4. Fatwa ban facebook for Muslim who expose photos to public.
5. Fatwa ban for medical student who have expose and explorer both sex human body.
6. Fatwa ban for all Malaysian MOVIE which expose BODY from release for market especially Malay, Tamil & Hindi.
7. Fatwa ban for all TV show which singing, dance, games which mere exposing body, action, talks which beyond ethic.
8. Fatwa ban for all liquor company like Carlsberg, Guinness, etc. Ask them stop operation immediately.
9. Fatwa ban for all cigarette firms.
10. Fatwa ban for all massage/spa by rejecting all LICENCE.
11. Fatwa on Muslim using the numeral which invented by Indian. '0' is Suniyam concept of Indian nothingness philosophy which will leads towards Hinduism principle.
12. Fatwa from Muslim girls going out for shift works.
13. Fatwa from Muslim girls to go out without a family man together.

WHAT SUPPOSE TO BE DONE FOR MUSLIM IS IGNORE BY JAKIM AND ALL GOOD THINGS ARE BLOCK WHAT A PETTY SITUATION FOR MUSLIM’S IN MALAYSIA. JAKIM or its immature officer IS NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDE POSITIVE RESULT FOR MAN KIND. Let’s people express it.

You know what will happen the land of lovely Malaysia will empty desert where not only Indian & Chinese will migrate but first of all Mature Muslim Malays will migrate earlier.

DETAILS:
All reference here by Sanskrit (Euro-Indo) language document if refer by Tamil Document as original Indian language and only language qualify 11/11 criteria for pure language then knowledge have trace back history of Kumari Kandam which dated back 15,000 years ago. World's entire knowledge unfold from Indian Yogis breathe while in meditating. Proof being discover by latest researchers inside Indian Ocean.

Vedic Philosophy

The Vedas are the oldest written text on our planet today.
They date back to the beginning of Indian civilization and
are the earliest literary records of the human mind.

They have been passed through oral tradition for over
15,000 years, and first appeared
in written form between 2500 - 5,000 years ago.

Veda means “Knowledge” in Sanskrit which derived from Tamil Vetham.

The entire invention before and yet to come is origin from the source of Greatest Indian Siddhar, Yogi, Munivar's writing which arise from the result of practicing the Yoga & Meditation.

A few to list:

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size ,diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.

The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages but it has trace back to Tamil as oldest language. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Ayurveda is the only medicine academic where all other old as well modern health caring technique grown from. Ayurveda is purely Indian and if you want to tell the truth in JAKIM’s context it’s HINDUSIM base.

Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.
Christopher Columbus was attracted India's wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

In Siddhanta Siromani (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton. He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

Madhavacharya discovered Taylor series of Sine and Cosine function about 250 years before Taylor.

Madhavacharya discovered Newton Power series.

Madhavacharya discovered Gregory Leibnitz series forthe Inverse Tangent about 280 years before Gregory.

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days

Infinity was well known for ancient Indians. Bhaskaracharya II in Beejaganitha(stanza-20) has given clear explanation with examples for infinity

Theory of Continued Fraction was discovered by Bhaskaracharya II.

Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.

Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.

Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.

Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.

Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.

Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

The value of "pi" was first calculated by Boudhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10 power of 12.

Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.

Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.
Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.

Most worlds curry base cooking originated from India.

Rig Vedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha. This is in fact refers to the speed of light.

The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single '80-tonne' piece of granite.

The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.

The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE ALREADY AVAILABLE 10,000 THOUSANDS YEARS AGO BY INDIAN BUT MOST OF IT NOT EVEN DISCOVER TILL 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY BY MODERN SCIENTIST.
India's ancient achievements in Medical Science
Knowledge
Artificial Limb
Number of Chromosomes (23)
Combination of Male and Female
Analysis of Ears
Beginning of the Foetal
Parthenogenesis
Test Tube Babies ( from the ovum only)
Test Tube Babies ( from the sperm only)
Elongation of Life in confirmed Space Travel
Cell Division (in 3 layers)
Embryology
Micro-organisms
A material producing a disease can prevent or cure the disease in minute quantity
Developing Embyro in Vitro
Life in trees and plants
16 Functions of the Brain Eitereya
Definition of Sleep Prashna-Upanishad
Chromosomes

India's ancient achievements in Physical Science
Knowledge
Velocity of Light
Trans-Saturnean Planets
Space Travel to another solar system
Gravitational Force (Prashnopanishad)
Ultraviolet Band
Infra-Red Band
Tachyons faster than light
Nuclear Energy
Black Holes
Embryology
Monsoon at Summer Solstice
Entry in South America by Aeroplanes
Phosphorescent Trident at the Bay of Pisco, Peru, S.America
Aeroplanes
Robot
Atom (Divisible) & (Indivisible)

The 4 kinetic ideas behind Hindu Vedic Spirituality (Modern world call NLP)
Karma
Maya
Nirvana
Yoga

Majority Religious Fail because:
ACCEPTING THE TRUTH IS PEACE, MANIPULATING THE FACT IS DISASTERS FOR MAN KIND ALL RELIGION IS ENFORCING COMPASIONATE & UN-CONDITIONAL LOVE BUT IT DOESN’T CUTIVATE OR FEEL BY FOLLOWER BECAUSE SHIELD BY EGO, SHAME, INFERIORITY AND LEADS TOWARDS IN-COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE WHICH BORROWED FROM INDIAN. PLEASE OPEN THE MIND, HEART SINCERELY AND THE CREATOR (what ever you call) WILL FURNISH PEACE LIVE)

4:22 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Readers,
I'm practicing yoga since 11 years old, provide training for more then 10 years. I wish the best for Muslim friends.
Any history can be wrong, wrongly written, wrongly understand or even manipulated.
Truth is Truth which is India is source of all knowledge for man kind in this world, Hinduism is platform of any philosophy and life's code of ethics originates. That's also to be sharp we should say Dharma = 'Compassionate' is where VEDAS formulated.
Whole world every life form will have to point to India if any question need to be clarify with perfect or perfected answer including about sciences, philosophy and origin or god matter. Scientist without meeting Indian Sage and Yogi is continues test ground with correctable error. For a past 21 century history proves this.
As such just to summarize the whole briefing :
Ayurveda, Sciences, Invention as well cultural are origin from India, Dharma, In some people words Hinduism.
Everyone in this world including Christian, Islam Budhist, Jews, etc have become brain by reading those Vedas and translate with customisation according to each individual groups requirement. Most important activity of damage is the pure knowledge of Indian is been cut off partially or change to avoid original tracing thus its hanging without wholeness.
Learned men from China, Tibet the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Afghanistanis, Persians, Arabs and more traveled to learn the complete wisdom and bring it back to their own countries.
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Arabic under physicians such as Avicenna and Razi Sempion both whom quoted Indian Ayurvedic text, established Islamic medicine. AYURVEDIC and its medical treatment concept IS HIDUISM BASE!

16th century Europe, Paracelus, ho is known as the father of modern Western medicine, practiced and propagated a system of medicine which borrowed heavily from Ayurveda.
WHY ISLAM use THAT INDIA'S MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE in ARAB?
WHY ISLAM use THAT EUROPE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE/DRUGS WHICH EUROPEAN BORROW FROM INDIA?
If some proves that my statement is wrong then i will remove this blogs immediately.
Fatwa on Yoga is the greatest loss for Muslim in Malaysia. Soon or near future the world history will witness and accept my compassionate statements.
I have heard muslim people wanted to do pilates, from where does pilates orginates check carefully Muslim should not play Chess Game it is design by Indian?
Next what could happen further highest migration statistic from Malaysia muslim to OVERSEA will increase for next following years.
Can I ask to someone if NOT YOGA to show which other exercise can cure Diebetics or Asthma?
Ok, if you say use medicine then modern medicine foundation its from Ayurvedic!
Most NHS or Hospital and Churhs in Western countries opening with high priority of Yoga Theraphy Centre as important community services.
A day will come Western will stop produce R&D and drugs and just implement Yoga & Meditation, so what Malaysian Muslim going to do for medicine?
This year alone above USD900 Million dollars (RM3,150,000,000.00) more then RM3.5 Billion ringgit spend for Yoga & Meditation research towards health & psyhology benefit in Western country)
Very important message, Indian, via Dharma Edge or now call Hinduism found CHAKRA which is 7 major Chakra, 7 major types of frequencies in human body. It's can be readed via biometric devices (finger print technology). That's is base universal energy flow thru human body thru Chakra and major Endrocrine Gland system. This chakra also base for Yoga Meditation which become beyond ordinary human's imagination about health recovery.
Every human including you and me have that 7 Chakra energy centre of conscious spot existed in body. Sinces this great knowledge is reveal by Indian , Dharma=Hinduism Are you going to deny this 7 Chakra is not exist in your body?
This is just a briefing after several calls/sms/emails/blogs chat about my view about Fatwa on Yoga.
Every country who Fatwa on Yoga will remove it again just matter of time, Malaysia could be first or last country to remove fatwa on yoga.
Fatwa on Yoga is the greatest loss for Muslim in Malaysia. Soon or near future the world history will witness and accept my compassionate statements.

4:24 PM GMT+8  
Blogger dominic said...

Tai Chi should not be the next target. It should be the practise of the "BOMOH" with all its so-called mystic powers and what not. It may be a Malay culture but I am sure it's against the Islamic principles and practice.

What say you?

7:21 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what will happen the land of lovely Malaysia will empty desert where not only Indian & Chinese will migrate but first of all Mature Muslim Malays will migrate earlier

You think you can leave all the Islamic bullshit behind by migrating? Dream on. Every country nowadays is invaded by Mohammedan troublemakers hellbent on conquering territory for the glory of Allah and turning it into an Islamic colonial shit hole. What you see happening in Malaysia eventually will happen to the country you migrate to. What are you going to do? Pass the buck onto your descendants?

6:33 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you your religion, and to me mine.

Al Quran 100:6


Why don't you fuckers stop spreading lies? You know damn well that, by the Islamic doctrine of abrogation, that early verse is overriden by later verses ordering Muslims to use violence to force unbelievers to convert.

7:31 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh,sure they have planned to 'haram' more things such as Toyota, Nissan, Merz, BMW, ..Nike, Adidas, coca cola, Hennessy, champagne,dunhill,....oh yeah,even the imported baju, trousers, the chinese goods, indian foods,all 'foreign' recipes, western costumes,hairdo, ...music,musical instruments, waltz, all ballrooms and discotheque dances,street dances,.TV programmes, radio, statelites,computer hardwares and softwares, internet,..Wow, the list seems endless, man, now, ...what are you muslims in Bolehland becoming? Guess you'll become more sacred, and guaranteed a pass to heaven! Great. All the best, my friends. Come to think of that, this could be a great way to stir local industries,man, ban all imports, use local halal goods only!!! And be sure you'll be saved! Boleh memang BOLEH!!

9:41 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Malaysians,
I feel sorry for the Malays. Their life is so regimented from what they wear, what they eat,what they do and most saddest of all, what they think. They were indoctrinated that by abiding rules of Islam - like good zombies, will take them to heaven.Nothing wrong in believing, but no right is right without the right reasoning. God gives all us, faculty to think, to reason out and most of all realisation that no knowledge evolved by itself.History of religion is a a fusion of previous beliefs (and knowledge) created/seek by mankind to find answers about existence.The contents of religions of the earth are all intertwined with each other's teachings. In thousands years from now, all religions will evolved like they do now.Open up all arguments, we will find compassion and universality of truth.
The more we closed our thoughts,only stupidity and ignorance rule the brain space.

5:10 PM GMT+8  
Blogger DIASPORA said...

THE ORIGINS OF THE EAST COAST KELANTANESE

by Michael Chick

Posted by Dreadnought


Following the search for the origins of the Malaysian constitutional 'malays', my journey brings me to Vietnam. There, I meet up with the Cham people. After all, every Kelantanese I've met claim to be descendants of the Mighty Champa Kingdom.

Just who are the Cham? I met up with Dr. Hang, an Anthropologist at Saigon University, Ho Chi Minh City. According to him, the Champa Kingdom is a 2nd Century Kingdom in Central Vietnam. From 1487, they were continously driven by the Kinh (read as Mongoloid Vietnamese) from Hanoi till Phan Thiet today. Proof of this lies in the fact that there were hundreds of Cham Towers from Hanoi till Phan Thiet (near Mui Ne Beach).



If you'd observe very carefully, you might notice how similar the Cham are to the Kelantanese. The Austronesian Cham of Vietnam look extremely similar, and wear identical headgear to almost everyone in Kelantan. Both male as well as female. Not surprising. The Champa Kingdom had long established trading ties with both the present-day Malaya, Pattani, Aceh as well as Java since the 4th Century. Multiple wars also broke out between the Kingdom of Champa with Java. Migration was simply inevitable.

The Chams were Hindus. They still are today. In fact, all the towers of the Champa Kingdom are of Hindu Origin. One may visit any Museum, from Saigon to Danang till Hanoi. They all have on display, hundreds, if not thousands of Artefacts of this mighty Ancient Hindu Kingdom. It is however, so sad to see the Chams today, getting the short-end of the stick. Since they were driven by the Kinhs (Hanoi) down south, they live in the most hostile parts of the country. Barely getting rain, the land is almost Savannah-like in nature. Large cacti live in abundance on non-cultivated land.

Visiting the Cham produced mixed feelings. On the one hand, one comes face-to-face with the remnants of a mighty empire. On the other hand, one wonders why the Vietnamese government does little to improve the living conditions of these 'bumiputras'. I proposed new theories; that the Cham were in fact the actual people of the Dong Song, Hoabinhian and Sa Hyunh Culture, much to the surprise, but delight of these Saigon Anthropologists. Previously, they only assumed that those cultures belonged to 'someone else', and that Cham History only started in the 2nd Century. Proof being the Temples and Towers. I also highlighted that the Champa Kingdom would have been the second Kingdom of the Hindunization of South East Asia. The first, being Malaya, in the site near Penang called Lembah Bujang, of the 2nd Century.





Upon further scrutiny, there seems to be a lot more than just distant historical similarities between the Cham people, and the Kelantanese. My translator informed me that there were twin towers located in Qui Nhon. 'Much like that in Malaysia'. I was dumbfounded !! I immediately made the 300km journey. In total, I travelled over 2,000 km by road, boat, and every other imaginable transport available, visiting over 30 major Cham Tower sites along the entire coast of Vietnam.

Furiously making notes, I also found that the similarities did not stop at the fact that there were just twin towers. Cross-examining schematic diagrams of the Cham Towers and KLCC was astounding! For example, the top and side view schematics, when overlayed, was an identical match.



The similarities did not end there, even a side profile view of the Cham towers and KLCC was a match. I could barely contain my excitement when I made these cross-comparisons. Even the Saigon Anthropologist Professors were dumbstruck. No one had ever imagined that there was any correlation between an apparently 'Muslim-built Design' with that of an Ancient Hindu one. Add to that, it was located in isolated Vietnam. For those who have visited these sites before, pull out your private photo boxes, and confirm for yourself that the pictures I have displayed here have not been doctored in any way.





Considering that Mahathir was of Indian Origin, it does not completely surprise one that he took inspiration from his ancestry in Kerala. However, one might think that it is strange that he took inspiration from 2 apparently incompatible religions to build his monumental icon. It is even stranger that despite using a Hindu-derived icon to symbolize Malaysia, the Hindraf are swept aside and marginalized. Of course, it is even stranger that Najib takes the trouble to fly in from India, Hindu Priests into his home and office to perform covert rites, as per ascertained by the Driver's Sworn Affidavits.

Can seemingly incompatible religions be jointly practised? No? Read on. This might change your mind. Think for a moment of Sai Baba's concept of 'All religions lead to God' Concept. The clue lies in Vietnam. There is a Religion called CaoDai-ism. It is very widely practised. CaoDai is a merger of Confusianism, Taosim, Buddhism, Catholism, and Islam. This is a unifying and endemic religion. So is the Cham-Bani religion, which is a merger of Hinduism & Islam. Then, there are The Balinese, practising a merger religion of Animism & Hinduism. Of course, most of Java practices Kejawen which is a combination religion of Animism & Islam. So in reality, Najib's merger of Hinduism & Islam would be merely a copycat version of the Cham-Bani-type of religion of Vietnam. To add to it, he is Bugis, which makes him part Mongolian, part Arab. (No reference intended of his involvement with Altantuya). Hence his pale Mongoloid-type appearance! .

Surprisingly, UMNO today has turned to worshipping a Chinese God. And that God, is called the God of Money. So, the combination religion which unites worshiping Corruption and Allah, is called BN (Blatant Narcisism). Since inter-faith combination-worship is now a known Asian trait, is it not strange that UMNO was so quick to dispense with The Sky Kingdom in Terengganu? Perhaps Sky Kingdom Worshippers were not into worshipping Corruption as UMNO fervently does. I wonder what went on in UMNO's minds. I also wonder what Hadhari actually is. (or not...)

Take heart, my Hindraf friends. You now have an World Famous Icon, built by an Indian, who took direct inspiration from Hinduism. Not just one building, but a pair of twins, financed with Malaysian Petroleum money. Be proud. This is the best Hindu Representation of Malaysia, the world has ever seen; something which even 'Semi Value' did not anticipate. Hence, his Political Demise. (or should I have said Allaryahum Semi Value??) I can imagine him going 'Aiyo yoyoyo..' while smacking his forehead.

I'll part, leaving you with a composite picture. Two World-Famous icons 'photoshoped' together to illustrate my point. Please do not let the Khmers see this, or they would sue the pants off Malaysia like the Indonesian Parliament almost did with Rasa Sayang. Maybe the Khmer Rouge did discuss this blatant copyright infringement, maybe they did not. But I doubt Pol Pot lost any sleep over this. I'll keep Malaysia posted at the end of my research in Cambodia.

10:02 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Malaysians,
I feel sorry for the Malays.


This is not a Malay issue. The fatwa applies to Muslims of ALL RACES.

In thousands years from now, all religions will evolved like they do now.

Dream on. Islam hasn't changed in one thousand years and is unlikely to change in the next thousand.

7:27 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

One more wall, one more barrier to segragate Muslim society from the non-Muslims.

And they were asking why is racial and religious polarisation increasing in the country ?

1:13 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is not a Malay issue. The fatwa applies to Muslims of ALL RACES."

But Muslims are highly correlated (R2 >0.9+) with Malays in this country.

"Dream on. Islam hasn't changed in one thousand years and is unlikely to change in the next thousand."

Islam has changed, changed by the followers. It was once the centre of world civilisation but now it is caught/trapped by civilisation.A static stance is a type of change.

8:08 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is not a Malay issue. The fatwa applies to Muslims of ALL RACES."

But Muslims are highly correlated (R2 >0.9+) with Malays in this country.


Thank you for the statistics lesson, even though it is totally irrelevant. The fact remains that the fatwa affects ALL MUSLIMS. It doesn't have a clause excusing all races except Malays from obeying it.

"Dream on. Islam hasn't changed in one thousand years and is unlikely to change in the next thousand."

Islam has changed, changed by the followers. It was once the centre of world civilisation but now it is caught/trapped by civilisation.A static stance is a type of change.


Stasis is not change. A dead end is not a thoroughfare. A short guy is not a tall guy. Logic, my man, logic.

2:12 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous juslo said...

do u think they should ban manchester united too?

Fatwa Bans Red Devils and Christian Clubs
http://juslo.blogspot.com/2008/11/fatwa-bans-red-devils-and-christian.html

12:22 PM GMT+8  

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