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Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Holy Month of Ramadhan

its Ramadhan again! if you live in Kuching, there's Kuching Fest for 3 weeks at MBKS from 5 pm onwards. its food heaven. i have yet to go to this food fair. will go there this weekend.

first week into the holy month of Ramadhan and have you heard of the (in)sensitive ads by 8TV? (just google 8TV ramadhan ads you'll have lots of links, however, its no longer available on youtube) and please read the comments by our muslim friends, those who truly know the meaning of fasting and observing it, not because they have to, but because they wanted to.

Each year, the church where i belong, held a fasting month in the month of august (coincidentally during the Ramadhan this year). we fast and pray, mostly for our family, friends, local authorities, the government, YDPA etc. usually, its a 40 days fast and prayers marked to end by 16 September (Malaysia Day). i started participating in this church activity in my univ days (when i had to save lunch money for books and also because i desperately need guidance in what to believe in). now, i believe, you cant imposed faith to a person. one only can lead a donkey to where the water is, but to make it to drink is a whole lot another matter.

i am aghast reading of church raid in Damansara Utama. Datuk Dr Hasan Ali, please dont undermine the faith of your fellow believers.

5 comments:

jenkays said...

the muslim holy month never stop me from reflecting my on believe.. spontaneously having to fast with them the whole month during work makes me "insaf"...
i saw the insensitive promotion of 8 tv i was saddened by it..but oh well..guess the bragging about harmony is just merely cos we the minority understands who we are....

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kukuanga said...

yalo... puasa buat kita lebih realize our shortcomings and lebih appreciate orang di sekeliling, food yg kita ada dsb.

its good that they promptly tarik balik the ads. but, the damage already done baitu kan?

jenkays said...

yeah..they always just undo things but damage have been done but they just ignore...
kdg2 terpikir kalau terjadi pada the other side...we will already be persecuted...tapi apa kan daya dunia mana yg adil..:P

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