it’s been a while since I drew anything 🙂
Before we start bashing each other, let me ask you, did Billi Lim promote inter-faith or inter-racial? Inter-Faith is between religion and inter-racial is between race. We Malaysians, are sensitive about race issues, but when it comes to faith (religion), it is always a few notch higher.
Malaysian Muslims are governed by the syariah law. It states that anyone to marry a Muslim must convert to Islam. Although the syariah law is man-made, it is based on Qur’an and Hadeeth and it’s not something they come up overnight. A verse from the Qur’an, Al-Baqarah, 221.
According to the Qur’an it is permissible for a Muslim to marry CHASTE men/women of the book. I have heard one scholar emphasize that not all Christians are lawful — only those who have never fornicated and who guard their modesty are lawful.
However, the problem arise when raising kids. Surely you will tell your kids the importance of Islam. Naturally, what you explain will be in direct contradiction to what your spouse explains. You will be left with no alternative but to compromise the message of Islam and face the consequences or live with great tension.
And so, there is a fine line between Muslim-Christian marriage.
I fully support Billi Lim’s idea of inter-racial marriage. However we must adhere and embrace the fact that, religion rules cannot be changed nor altered to fit ones desire.It’s like the traffic light. It’s a general rule understood by everyone. Unless you want to kill yourself, go ahead slam the accelerator when the red light is on ➡
- If you have question(s) please take them to JAKIM, I am not an Information Counter 🙂
- If wish to register for pre-marriage course, click here 👿
ps: I loved a Buddhist (chinese) girl once, sadly we couldn’t take it any further 🙁 😥
foot note: more > http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/78920