yesterday night when i was reading the Islamic Civillisation notes, something hit me. Which i toldmy boyfriend who was sitting next to me playing command & conquer, and he just laughed it off.
the notes mentioned all the right human values that people especially the Malays should adopt. it claims that islamic values are universal so that it can be practiced by everyone. one of it was that humans should not be greedy, and should not gain wealth through unhealthy means. it also stresses that the human should not gamble because winning it is costing another person's wealth without working for it.
the criticism is, if Malays deemed to be religious and obedient to God, then why there are so many Mat rempit who snatches bag and handphones everywhere, whether it's city or town area. it also happens that most pickpockets are Malay. and that they're always accustomed to stealing and robbing. if i'm not mistaken, the idiots who tried to steal an ATM machine last time by chaining it to a lorry and pulling it out of the bank was of the 'you know what' race. You call this heathy means of gaining wealth?
but then of course, there's the Indian and Chinese. Indians are more well known of their rude and threatening ways to gain little money. Chinese on the other hand are masters of crime who do not commit small crimes. If they wanna break the law, they break it real good such as smuggling, prostitution, big robbery and other major cases that brings them alot of money if they succeed. well, chinese are natural entrepreneurs wat!
"They're going to commit crime anyway, might as well do it gloriously. Then either make it or break it. since small crimes, big crimes are still crimes."
Quote by edmund.
And another one of the islamic teachings mentioned that they should be satisfied with what they have and not go for material gains as long as they have a happy n peaceful life. the other side of looking at it? i'll give you an example... when i helped my boyfriend in his handphone shop, i see many Malays coming to buy really expensive phone like N95 and it's very obvious they cannot afford it. however, they go an borrow money from friends or bring in whatever ancient old phones they have to trade in, just to have that phone. is it necessary to have that phone? when there's so many other phones with the same function that cost only half of it? then they suffer from 'hutang' and probably go steal another few handphones to cover their expenses. MAYBE i should look at it this way, they are happier in their life as long as their pocket has a N95!
The chinese pulak, like to buy expensive phones to 'social' and be the admiration of their group for a week. what if they have no money? Credit card la... what if it's over the limit? Ahlong la... what if still in debt with the Ahlong? Find friends to pinjam... it goes one whole round and then they have more than several debts in hand. at the end, phone get snatched by someone on a motorbike.
HAHAHA.... you call this civillisation through the acceptance of religion!
Disclaimer: this is not to condemn any particular race because it's only applicable to a certain percentage of the population.. but i'm just describing according to current situation in Malaysia. people should do something about themselves if they don't want to racially discriminated.