Mazel Tov!

I was driving while listening to BEP's I Gotta Feeling when I realised that Hitz.fm censored the word Mazel Tov.
Why?
Is it because it's a hebrew word for congratulation? Is it because it usually used by Jews? Will it make muslims attracted to Judaism and consequently lead to their conversion?
Aren't we being anti-semitic here?
What if a rapper used words like shukron and assalamualaikum in the United States? Will the words be censored? I guess we'll never know because:
1. We're not in the US so we don't listen to their radio.
2. Where got muslim singers in popular top40 countdowns????
I think the cencorship board consist of really old fashioned pegawai-type people who hates jews. Personally, I hate the zionist Israeli government, not Judaism.
Because without Judaism, there wouldn't be Islam.

25 comments:

Jem said...

What do you mean when you say "Without Judaism there wouldn't be Islam"? (This is a question btw, not a statement. No offense)

acip said...

nt agree with da last statement...

Anonymous said...

"Bismillah! no-,we will not let you go-let him go.." lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen tak dak sapa2 kecoh pun...

Afiq Deen said...

Nabi Ibrahim is a Jew who preached and practiced Judaism during his time and without Judaism and Christianity, Islam wouldn't exist.

Islam is a sucession of both major religions. Study your islamic history people!

Radiah said...

i've been listening to songs from idan raichel and maya evraham.they are both from israel and are jewish.and i don't know if i should be guilty of it.but then again, if anyone could prove that a song can influence anyone to switch religions, i'll take his or her point and stop listening to these songs. but until then, i don't see why music should be the scapegoat of religious intolerance. if you're having issues, don't involve others.
sigh.
orthodox thinking some people have.
p.s. not referring to afiq but people with issues.

doo-dah said...

You're not supposed to be against Israelites in general,You're just against the Zionists.Like in every core of society there are bad apples,in Israel the bad apples are the Zionists.

N said...

I agree with your post. Censoring it is just like practicing racism and doing that places us on the same lowly level as those who discriminate palestinians. We should concentrate on hating their actions, not them.

Although perhaps your explanation on Islam coming from Judaism and Christianity may seem a bit misleading to others. It's quite on the contrary because they are three very distinct religions. Their essence are the same, their histories are linked.

The same misconception applies to Darwin's theory (not that I'm a Darwinist) - he didn't say human beings come from apes, instead we (apes and homo sapien) come from the same ancestral line.

Anoneemus™ said...

I dont know why Malays hate Jews. Dun they know that Rasulullah showed respects 4 Jews during his life.

Rasul berdiri waktu jenazah yahudi diarak di depan baginda.

dan rasul juga menyuap makan pada seorang yahudi yang buta.

Afiq Deen said...

Bukan melayu tapi melayu yang tak berilmu.

I agree with you doodah.

N, Islam, Christianity and Judaism are labels. When the religions were formed, there were no names to describe the religions other than the nature of the religion; which was devotion towards one single god.

As times passed and the saints that preached the religions died, people began to label their religions. This caused different religions, even when the motivation is the same to fight each other.

So Jem and Acip, Judaism is in fact the grandson of Islam. It has the same lineage and we share the same saints (nabi). This is a FACT not an opinion.

atikah w. said...

'Because without Judaism, there wouldn't be Islam.'


Hmmm... wouldn't it be more correct to say that Nabi Ibrahim preached of Islam to his people but the Jews of later times had took some of the beliefs of Islam into Judaism? Because your statement would imply that Islam had came later than Christianism and Judaism when Muslims believe these prophets had long preached (since Nabi Adam)about the one religion which is Islam but 'diverged' into other forms of religion. Hence, Islam did not derive from Judaism at all. Judaism derived from Islam. Well, from the Muslim's perspective anyways.

Afiq Deen said...

No, you're wrong. It didn't happen that way. You're under the impression that some people stole bits of Islam and made it into a whole different religion. It's not from a muslim's perspective but a shallow muslim who did not study other religions but Islam.

like I said, it's just a label, a name.

if everyone thinks like you atikah, muslims would feel superior over other religions. How is this considered tolerant?

atikah w. said...

Wow, and here I was thinking you're open-minded enough to discuss things without being defensive.

I did not say stole. I said diverged. Even in Islam, there are many sects. Like I said, from a Muslim point of view, Christianism and Judaism derived from Islam. Why do I say so? Muslims have 25 prophets that we are obligated to know. Nabi Ibrahim is one of them. He was a Jew, yes, that was his race. But can you say he practice Judaism? If you say he practiced Judaism, how can he be one of Islam's prophets if he does not preach about Islam? It does not make sense. Judaism and Islam has differing teachings and tenets. The teachings of Islam from Nabi Ibrahim and Nabi Muhammad are also different in the sense that Nabi Muhammad's teachings are much more extensive than Nabi Ibrahim. But they are all still teachings of Islam. If you say that Nabi Ibrahim preaches about Judaism, does that mean Allah SWT promotes Judaism? Similarly, can a Christian say Islam 'stole' some info from Christianity since we acknowledge their prophets such as Nabi Adam, Nabi Nuh, Nabi Isa etc? This is what I meant by divergence.

It is not a label. A label is a human invention. By saying all religions are the same, you are undermining the divine will of revelation as though religions are wholly categorized and created by men. For instance, Christianity believes in the holy trinity while Islam believes in One God. How does Christianity influences Islam then? If you say that Islam, Judaism and Christianity has similar foundation then yeah, that makes sense. But if you say Islam is a mixture of Christianity and Judaism, well, in which part? Even Muslim prayers are different from Christian prayers.

I do not need to believe in other religions to be tolerant of them. Do I believe in the crucifiction of the Prophet Jesus? No. But do I mock the Christians of it? No. They are welcomed to believe whatever they want to believe as I am welcomed to believe whatever I want to believe. That is tolerance.

RITZ CHEWAN said...

5:68 don't let them get to you...

Afiq Deen said...

I got you explaining things thoroughly didn't I? Now this is a discussion (get used to it!)

A label IS a human invention and religions ARE labelled. Jesus Christ PBUH did not ask his disciples to call his religion Christianity. Abraham (nor God) did not ask his people to call the religion Judaism. Same goes to Islam. A few centuries ago, Islam is referred as Mohammedian.

You clearly do not understand the many teachings of Christianity, there are hundreds of different sects! And a handful of christian teachings do not believe in the holy trinity. You're generalizing a field of knowledge that you have little of to prove your point which makes your claim disputable. So I will dispute, and I am also disputable. This is not being defensive, this is what people refer as debate.

And why you so concerned of the Truthfulness of Islam over other religions? This mentality right here is the blind faith that had driven countless muslims to war with people of other religions and vice versa. Jihad my foot. Killing people who worships the same god is just downright moronic.

I am actually being defensive and I know that. There have never been a time where I accept things that I consider wrong. Maybe it's our upbringing, I was schooled in a Roman catholic school, a tahfiz pondok and lived most of my young life with a family of Hindus. I think it is necessary for people to actual live a life of various cultures and religions to understand that all religions are peaceful and is a continuation of one another.

Judaism and Christianity perfected Islam. Judaism and Christianity IS Islam in its time, you can't deny that. The divergence you're referring to is the cultural assimilation of those religions. Like Islam practiced my malays. It's not totally the same with the practice of Islam in other countries.

Anonymous said...

Debate? It's funny, Afiq and Atikah. You're both saying pretty much the same thing, just in different ways.

Hahah!

-Yrt

RITZ CHEWAN said...

42:13. Dia telah mensyari'atkan bagi kamu tentang agama apa yang telah diwasiatkan-Nya kepada Nuh dan apa yang telah Kami wahyukan kepadamu dan apa yang telah Kami wasiatkan kepada Ibrahim, Musa dan Isa yaitu: Tegakkanlah agama dan janganlah kamu berpecah belah tentangnya. Amat berat bagi orang-orang musyrik agama yang kamu seru mereka kepadanya. Allah menarik kepada agama itu orang yang dikehendaki-Nya dan memberi petunjuk kepada (agama)-Nya orang yang kembali (kepada-Nya).

RITZ CHEWAN said...

Katalah apa-apapun korang jangan gaduh.. dan tulah masalah Kaum Ibrahim (Sekarang Brahmins!) Musa dan Isa... mereka tak dapat bersatu. Muhammad learned from all that and united mankind umat Ibrahim Musa dan Isa included. Allah says Tegakkan Agama dan Jangan Berpecah Belah tentangnya... we should learn something from that...

RITZ CHEWAN said...

5:68. Katakanlah: "Hai Ahli Kitab, kamu tidak dipandang beragama sedikitpun hingga kamu menegakkan ajaran-ajaran Taurat, Injil, dan Al Quran yang diturunkan kepadamu dari Tuhanmu." Sesungguhnya apa yang diturunkan kepadamu (Muhammad) dari Tuhanmu akan menambah kedurhakaan dan kekafiran kepada kebanyakan dari mereka; maka janganlah kamu bersedih hati terhadap orang-orang yang kafir itu.

RITZ CHEWAN said...

should be "?"

RITZ CHEWAN said...

Tapi apa kerja orang Islam sekarang? Us all included..

3:19. Sesungguhnya agama (yang diridhai) disisi Allah hanyalah Islam. Tiada berselisih orang-orang yang telah diberi Al Kitab[189] kecuali sesudah datang pengetahuan kepada mereka, karena kedengkian (yang ada) di antara mereka. Barangsiapa yang kafir terhadap ayat-ayat Allah maka sesungguhnya Allah sangat cepat hisab-Nya.

RITZ CHEWAN said...

73 jalan 73 pintu yang pergi hanya Satu...

Salah satu dari 73 atau jika seluruh umat ber Satu..

Its not about Melayu Cina dan India, Neither is it about Islam Christian dan Yahudi..

Its about umat manusia hidup bersama..

RITZ CHEWAN said...

Clicheed as it may be- 1Malaysia... for once Najib got that right..

ace77 said...

Radiah, I am listening to Offer Nissim & Betty Raul. The lyric is now stuck in my head - hebrew some more. 100% direct dari Israel.

I am against Zionism. Jewish people are like us manusia juga.

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