We are just days away from celebrating our 52nd year of independence and this downright despicable and disgraceful act had to happen. To quote one of the protesters:
“With a temple on our residential area, we cannot function properly as Muslims. The temple will disrupt our daily activities like prayers in the Surau. We cannot concentrate with the sounds coming from the temple”.
My response to that numbnutted nitwit would be:
If the non-Muslims in our country can put up with the sound of the azan that breaks the silence of dawn everyday, why can't you put up with such sounds coming from the temple occasionally? Muhibbah is not a one way street.
Perhaps they should be reminded of this verse in the Quran:
And revile not those whom they call upon beside Allah, lest they, out of spite, revile Allah in their ignorance / Dan janganlah kamu memaki sembahan-sembahan yang mereka sembah selain Allah, kerana mereka nanti akan memaki Allah dengan melampaui batas tanpa pengetahuan.” (Al-An'am: 108)
If only this weblog is read by more than 2-3 of you out there...