Friday, September 27, 2013

To the Malays: "Whither are we bound?"



I miss my beautiful Malay women and girls of yesteryear.
During Hari Raya I remember seeing Malay girls wearing baju kurung, baju kebaya with their flowing beautiful hair yang berikal mayang.
Alas, today my Malay girls are spotting that strange looking camel hump hairdo, and many of them covered themselves from head to toe.
Whither are we bound for!? To being Arab and discarding totally our beautiful Malay culture?
I wish to see, before I die the Malays to go back to their true root self of being a gentle race full of grace and etiquette and smile and not be as crude and self righteous as the race they are trying to emulate: the Arabs.
"Sheikh Mustapha Mohamed Rashed argued that Hijab is not an Islamic duty. He stated that Hijab refers to the cover of the head, which is not mentioned in the Holy Quran at all. “Nonetheless, a bunch of scholars insisted vehemently that the veil is both an Islamic duty and one of the most important pillars of Islam,” he added. Read here...


  


10 comments:

azmanaris said...

V.S Naipaul in his book "Beyond Belief" calls Malays, Indonesian and Pakistanis (the book is about his travels to these Muslim countries) converts of Islam. Islam is the religion of the Arabs.

It is amazing how many Malays today is starting to think otherwise, see themselves as Arabs, donning their dress and about everything else! I too want to see Malays returning to the old, Muslim but a Malay.

Anonymous said...

My late grandfather was a Mufti in the sixties ( of a state i shall not name here)and I recall that his wife, my late grandmother, never had her hair covered up. Neither did his daughter and daughters in law. But I am the last of the remaining few to continuously defy the call to cover up my hair because i do believe that it is not an Islamic duty to do so.

Pelatuk said...

nice..........

Anonymous said...

...camel hump hairdo...wonder how much cloth is used to make it so high and stand tall ...fake...but then we Malays suka barangan tiruan pun..

UMAR said...

so, what do want the Malays to be ?

to start drinking guiness stout ?
to eat in public during puasa month ?
to be able to participate in beauty contest , cabaret dancing ,gambling ?
Malay men ( police , postmen ) to wear short-pants ?

I am sure you will say such things are not mentioned in the Quran .

Anonymous said...

Datuk,

Walaipun berhijab we are still the malays that we are. Look at it as a fashion statement and the rights to be dressed in which ever way one wishes to be.
Its the same like conversing or learning in English does not make one emulating the West or forgetting or not being the Malays that we are ..
Alangkah segaknya lelaki melayu berbaju melayu, bersamping dan bersongkok .. Pakaian orang melayu. And what do we have now ... Are they less malay ? I don't think so ..
Only my 2 cents worth ...
Wanita Melayu ...

Anonymous said...

The Quran never prescribed the believing women to cover their head. This can be verified by the verse on ablution, where we have to wipe our head and all the other exposed parts of the body. The Quran did not tell us to wipe the awrat or private parts because it is already covered and must have already been kept clean by each individual. Covering of women's head is prescribed in the Bible.

Anonymous said...

UMAR, if that is what they want so be it you cannot legislate a law to infringe on individual rights, as long as they dont cheat, kill,doingit with oother peoples wives and daughjtersand son,so be it if they want to drink guiness stout so be it!

USMAN

Pasquale said...

Wanita Melayu!

Yes they are less Malays because they appears to be unhappy and unable to smile and to be happy as Malay girls do! My observation that is!
You yourself only just now wearing hijab only recently and I dont think you happy right?!





Anonymous said...

Datuk,

Smiling and happy as always.

Look past the form and you'll find the substance, which I am sure you are more experienced in that than I am.

Wanita Melayu