Oh my God, really? It all started with a 'tazkirah' by Teo Nie Ching at a Surau in Kajang.
Under the consent of the Sultan of Selangor, MAIS or Majlis Agama Islam Selangor has banned non-muslims from entering mosques without their permission.
I think this is a extremely stupid decree. EXTREMELY STUPID.
The proper reaction to this unfortunate incident is to ban politicians from giving any kind of speech in Suraus and Mosques and not non-muslims.
Banning non-muslims from entering mosques will do so much damage to Islam's very foundation which is its openness to everyone from all stages of life, muslims and non-muslims alike. If deters non-muslims from witnessing the beauty of Islam, from the metaphorical vast open space of the praying hall to the interaction with any outputs that spreads the word of peace through Islam.
And why is everyone seems to be okay with this ruling? Is it because it was made political?
I think it is because the ruling was consented by the Sultan. As the head of Islam in the state, he should know better than to ban non-muslims from entering mosques.
If it were up to me, I will let the Ulamas' debate on this issue first and reach a concession before agreeing upon any new rulings. Or has that been done and the ruling is still to ban non-muslims from entering mosques? If that's the case, we have just reached a new low in the level of religious intolerance in Malaysia.
Ya Allah, I can't believe this is even happening! What is wrong with you people???