i am back:)
so today i have a case to share which is about conversion to another religion.
currently there is a hot issue going on in Malaysia where there is this Indian couple who filed a divorce due to her husband conversion to Islam. he used to be a Hindu. firstly, i will say subhanallah because this man had already gotten hidayah from Allah. so another problem arose. what is going to happen to their children? are they going to follow their mother and remained as a Hindu or following their father and converted as a Muslim? to add on, their father already converted his children to Islam without his wife consent and agreement. as a result, the scenario became chaotic and his wife decided to bring forward this case to court. In the end, the verdict was her children should follow their mother thus remain as a Hindu. i actually watched this video where the two children one is a boy age 11 and the other one is a girl. im not sure what is her age. they came with their mother and attended the press.
at the end, the boy named Karan was interviewed and here was what he said.
"i dont want to follow my father. i want to follow my mother. i am an Indian. i dont want to be a Malay. I am borned as a Hindu and i dont want to die as a Malay."
so being an 11 year old boy, he may not be exposed to the different religions let alone Islam.naturally he will follow his mother. as being mentioned in the Quran, there is no compulsion in religion. it is only when one has reach 18 and above then one has the right to choose their own religion.
so what is your say about this sensitive issue? another thing that wonders me is the stereotype and thinking of the non muslims towards their understanding of Islam. Islam is not only for malays or arabs or any other specific race. Islam is a universal religion:). where ever you go, which ever continent you explore, definitely, you will see a Muslim be it of different race, colour, language or culture. be it north south east or west, you will absolutely see people with their Muslim identity. so i dont know when this stereotype going to fade. may i stress again that Islam is for all races and not for any specific race.
so back to that topic , hopefully the bond between the father and his chidren will be everlasting and growing stronger and stronger despite their religious background. it is a really sad and touching story. i feel ike crying. you know what i mean right.. and hopefully too , Karen and his sister will find the truth during their lifetime journey and yar.. thats all i can say. can you imagine, you have been staying with your lovely daddy and all of a sudden, your father converted to a religion which is strange to you? and due to that, you are in dilemma on who to stay with and which one to follow.
so how do you feel about it. have your say.
have a nice weekend ahead:)