UiTM Warns Students About The Threat Of Christianity In "Allah And Christology" Seminar
The "Allah and Christology" seminar organised by UiTM and various Muslim groups on 6 May 2014 has stirred controversy as it is deemed to have spread false impressions about Christianity.
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) And Various Muslim Organisations Organised A Seminar On The Use Of The Word "Allah" And Christology On 6 May 2014
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.themalaysianinsider.com
The speakers included Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) secretaty-general Abdul Karim Omar, and Indonesians Masyud SM, Irena Handono, Menachem Ali and Insan LS Mokoginta.themalaysianinsider.com
The Aim Of The Seminar Was To Increase The Understanding Of Muslims About The "Allah" Issue, Yet The Event Itinerary Included Talks About The Threat Of Christianity
In The First Session The History Of Christianity, Indonesian Lecturer Masyud S.M Argued That The Christian Gospel Is A Fake Gospel.
The teachings of Jesus are not the words of God as he was a “human slave” and not divine, an Indonesian lecturer asserted at a forum on “Allah” here today. “Jesus is only a human slave to Allah. So his words should not be treated as gospel,” Masyud insisted, claiming that gospel was an amalgamation of the words “god” and “spell”.themalaymailonline.com
“The so-called gospel is only Jesus’ words, speech, hence should not be called gospel,” he said, adding that it should be called Jesus’ bible or the tales of Jesus instead. “The Christian gospel is a fake gospel.”themalaymailonline.com
He also argued that books in the Bible written by Christ’s disciples such as Matthew, Mark, and Luke were considered hearsay and similarly should not be considered the Word of God. Citing experts he did not name, Masyud claimed that experts on the New Testament have said 82 per cent of the words ascribed to Jesus in the gospel were not actually spoken by him.themalaymailonline.com
In The Threat Of Christianity, Indonesian Lecturer Insan L.S. Mokoginta Preached That "Every Jesus Follower Should Enter Islam, If Not It Would Be A Betrayal To Jesus".
Christians are betraying God unless they convert to Islam, an Indonesian Muslim convert told a seminar on the use of the word “Allah” and Christology at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) here today. Christology is the study of the life of Jesus Christ based on the records of his disciples in the New Testament.themalaymailonline.com
“Every Jesus follower should enter Islam, if not it would be a betrayal to Jesus,” Indonesian lecturer Insan L. S. Mokoginta told a thousand-strong audience that included former Malaysian prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.themalaymailonline.com
Citing passages from the Bible, Insan also listed 10 examples to support his argument, including a verse in the Book of Leviticus, from the Old Testament, which allegedly forbids the consumption of pork as pigs are “unclean”. “He (Jesus) even admitted to being sent by God. In other words, Jesus is not God but is a prophet,” he said. Islam is the only “true religion” acknowledged by Allah, he added.themalaymailonline.com
In The Christian Culture Session, Manager Of Pusat PITI Irene Handano Advised Muslims Against Celebrating New Year And Wishing Merry Christmas
Muslims must refrain from celebrating New Year and stop saying “Merry Christmas”, a speaker at a University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) event said today.
“We shouldn’t wish Merry Christmas because it means that Jesus is reborn,” Irena Handano, manager of the Chinese Muslim Association of Indonesia or Pusat PITI said.
Uttering the greeting means one has acknowledged and agreed with it, she added. She also questioned the practice of celebrating the new year on January 1 when Muslims have their own calendar, Hijriyah or Qomariyah.yahoo.com
Muafakat President Abdul Karim Omar Revealed That The Number Of Christians Will Outnumber Muslims In Malaysia By 2100 If Christianisation Continues
The “threat” of Christianisation was brought up again today at a forum at a public university where a crowd of about 1,000 was told that Christians will outnumber Muslims in Malaysia by 2100. Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) president Abdul Karim Omar said this was based on the rapid increase of Christians in Malaysia.themalaysianinsider.com
”According to our research, the percentage of Christians increases by a huge amount every decade." He said the latest statistics showed that the number of Christians in Malaysia stands at less than 10% of the population, while Muslims are more than 60%. “But if Christianisation continues, by 2100, there will be an equal number of Christians and Muslims – 40%. And it will continue to increase."malaysiaedition.net
“But in a Parliament white paper, the then PAS president Yusof Rawa revealed that 66,000 people had turned away from Islam. “And in 2006, Perak Mufti Datuk Seri Hurusaini Zakaria said the number had increased to 250,000. I don't know how much it is now,” he said, adding that the situation painted a “scary picture”.yahoo.com
He Warned Of The Many Strategies And Different Disguises Christian Priests Use To Proselytise And Convert Muslims
Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) president Abdul Karim Omar said "undercover Christian priests" worked with Muslim children as football coaches and others. "I know of one priest who was sent to Malaysia, who is now a football coach in Subang Jaya. “What is scary is that there are many Muslim parents who send their children there," he said.themalaysianinsider.com
"What happens is that these kids are then brought over to Brazil under the guise of attending football training, but are instead brought to churches there." Karim claimed he learnt of this "Christianisation strategy" from a Brazilian website which listed the names of Christian priests sent all over the world to proselytise.themalaysianinsider.com
He went on to reveal that young graduates from the United States were also used to proselytise to Muslims here. "These young graduates work for the church in the US and under the campus ministry, they come here. "They make friends with Muslim students and under the pretence of wanting to know more about Islam, they proselytise. Some naive Muslims have even brought these Americans home for Hari Raya."themalaysianinsider.com
He called on Muslims to spread the "Christianisation strategies" to ensure other Muslims do not fall into the trap of Christians. "I hope now that you know these things, you will spread the word to other Muslims," he added.themalaysianinsider.com
According To The Malaysian Insider, A Book On The Threat Of Christianisation And Alleged Evangelism Among Muslims Were Distributed To Over 1,000 Students In The Seminar
Copies of a book published by the Selangor Islamic Council (Mais) on the threat of Christianisation and alleged evangelism among Muslims in Malaysia were distributed to more than 1,000 students who attended a seminar on the use of the word Allah and Christology at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) yesterday.themalaysianinsider.com
"Pendedahan Agenda Kristian", a 120-page book, has five chapters which talk about what the Quran says about Christians, the laws about proselytisation among Muslims as well as Christian evangelism. It warns Muslims to watch out for "tricks" by Christians to sway Muslims from their faith.themalaysianinsider.com
The book also claims that the main reason there is apostasy 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."themalaysianinsider.com
The Christianisation movement, it said, 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."themalaysianinsider.com
Furthermore, Students Received A Book Titled "Obligation To Preserve The Sanctity Of The Name Allah"
The book "Obligation to preserve the sanctity of the name Allah", meanwhile, explains to Muslims why non-Muslims, in particular the Christians, cannot be allowed to use the word Allah. This is in light of the tussle over the Arabic word – which means God – between the Catholic church and the federal government.msn.com
The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Is Worried That The Forum Would Cause Confusion And Prejudice Among Muslims Against Other Faiths
The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Malaysia said in a statement today that it was appalled at the UiTM programme, on the use of the word “Allah” and Christology, which it deemed as negative and not promoting peaceful co-existence and harmony among Malaysians of different faiths.themalaysianinsider.com
NECF Malaysia secretary-general Eugene Yapp also said that if such programmes were allowed in other higher institutions of learning in the days to come, it would cause confusion and a sense of prejudice among Muslim students against people of other faiths.malaysiaedition.net
NECF also questioned whether it would be acceptable if the roles were reversed and non-Muslims questioned the way the Quran was written. “How would Muslims feel if followers of other faiths were to invite their experts to interpret how the Koran should be written? “This seminar smacks of gross insensitivity and goes against the grain of Prime Minister Najib’s ‘One Malaysia Policy’, “Yapp said. He added that it was truly disappointing that the seminar was allowed to be held in the first place.malaysiaedition.net
Human Rights Movement Secretary-General Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria Says The Talks Presented Were Impressions Rather Than Facts
Meanwhile, Human Rights Movement secretary-general, Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, who also expressed concern over the seminar, said that in the first place, discussion on other religions without the leaders of that particular faith present, was not the way it should be conducted.themalaysianinsider.com
"I am a firm believer in freedom of speech but matters presented by the speakers at the seminar seem to be impressions rather than facts. It does create alarm, doubt and will definitely prejudice hearers, it was very irresponsible and they came up with irrational analysis and conclusions," Denison added.yahoo.com
He said that as opposed to the contention that Christians were proselytising to Muslims, there were many cases of Christians and Hindus being converted to Islam in the country, adding that even globally, there were more conversions to Islam than from Islam to Christianity. "Some parents have complained of their underage children being converted in residential colleges and hostels," said Denison.malaysiaedition.net
He Called On The Home Ministry To Act Against The Organisers Of The UiTM Seminar In Accordance To The Penal Code As The Talks Could Create Alarm In Society
As such, he called on the Home Ministry, Department of National Unity and the police to act against the organisers of the UiTM seminar. "They must be asked to clarify what they said and also their statements that could create alarm in society must be reviewed against the Penal Code," he added.themalaysianinsider.com
He also called on leaders in public office to step up to their public duty and advise extremists groups to stop these kinds of talks. "The political leadership must find solutions, this is the reason you were elected.themalaysianinsider.com
"You must not be selective in application of the law, please do your job in the best interest of the nation and for all Malaysians without fear or favour," Denison said.themalaysianinsider.com