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Why I respect other Muslims but not to Malaysian (and Taliban) Muslims?

This is history or islamic teaching to non-Islamic students under the namesake of history?

The factual history is Islam was spread to Middle Asia and India through war during the early days of Islam and Moghul empire. Christian was spread to “barbarian” world by following same stick and carrot approach during the western colonization period from 15th to 19th century.

The UMNO Malay idiots think brainwashing young non-Muslim students will convert them to Islam. The fact is as far as I know, only a very few friends converted to Islam for the sake of marriage with Malay girls.

I was “brainwashed” in my university day through a subject called Islamic Civilization. Did I respect more on Islam after the brainwashing session? The answer is NO, but more hatred against UMNO version Islam.

A holy war sure break out IF Muslim students are brainwashed to embrace other religions under the namesake of history subject in other countries. There are two real examples next to Malaysia, one is Thailand and another is Philippines. Thai Muslims are complaining de-islamization in the schools to buddhism and this is main factor contributing to civil war in Southern Thailand.

For some (I believe is majority) Malaysian Muslims see de-islamization on Muslim students in Thailand is a religious suppression while islamization on non-Muslim students in Bolehland is not suppression but a holy duty from God.

This is the root cause of racial relation problems in Malaysia when local Muslims with power are holding double standards on a same issue.

Summary of Sejarah textbook for Form 4 – A compulsory subject for Muslims & Non Muslims

Below is a summary of what students learn under the subject of History in Malaysian schools.

1. There are 10 chapters to be covered in Form 4, out of which 5 bulky chapters are devoted to Islamic history and civilization. These chapters are categorized as follows:-
(a) The rise of Islamic Civilization and its spread in Makkah;
(b) The Islamic Government in Madinah;
c) The Formation of the Islamic Government and Its Contribution;
d) Islam in South East Asia;
(e) The Development and Influence of Islam Before the Arrival of the West.

2. There is detailed study of the life of Muhammad (pg 102 107). Muhammad is repeatedly extolled throughout for his brilliance, strategic thinking great leadership, consideration, lovingness, patience, perseverance, integrity, high morale courage etc. Students are repeatedly exhorted to EMULATE Muhammad as a role model in life (pg 106, 111, 124, 133, 137, 138). Muhammad�s struggle should be extolled because it resulted in the spread of Islam (pg 110). The formation of a successful community by Muhammad should be emulated by the Malaysian society.

3. Many Islamic viewpoints and beliefs are written as FACTS.
(a) Islam is the gift of Allah to the human race (page 99);
(b) The revelations Muhammad received are from Allah (pg 107);
(c) Mohammad received orders from Allah to propagate the Islamic faith, at first secretly and subsequently, openly and to go to war against the Quraisy Arabs i e. each strategy being directed by Allah (pg 109).

4. Islam is painted as an attractive religion which appeals to many people thereby resulting in many converting in confidence (even at risk of torture). The textbook is not merely written as a matter of historical events (as a history text should be) but as a literature premised on the beliefs of the Muslims about the truth and the greatness of Islam:-
(a) Islam gives equal treatment to all people (pg 110 128);
(b) Islam can be accepted by many people because of the purity of its teaching (pg 110),
(c) The struggles of Islam are described as �pure� (pg 112);
(d) Islam�s economic principles are described as emphasizing fairness, integrity, consideration and generosity (pg l28);
(e) There is social justice under Islam (pg 128);
(f) Syariah law is just, complete and perfect and can be followed by all communities (pg 128);
(g) The conversion of Arab leaders (Khalid bin al Walid, Amru bin al As and Uthman bin Talhah) to Islam in 629 AD is described as an act done after rational investigation into the truth of Islam (pg 133);
(h) Many Christians in Europe were described as being attracted to the uniqueness of Islam against the background of a weak Greek Orthodox Church during the Byzantine Government (pg 162-163);
(i) Islamic social policies based on individual excellence described as being attractive to European Christians resulting in many Christians converting to Islam during the Ottoman Empire (pg 163);
(j) Islam is described as a religion that is easily acceptable and not confined to any race, nation or geography. Islam does not destroy the local culture and way of life (pg 165 ); (k) The uniqueness of Islam is being emphasized (pg 185) – the purity of Islamic teaching encompasses all areas of life thereby attracting many people to embrace Islam.

5. Islam is advocated as a religion suitable as the basis for a multi-racial nation.
(a) The elements of Islam are practical for a multi racial nation. The multi racial community in Madinah governed by the Madinah Charter is cited as an example of this success;
(b) The formation of an Islamic government in Madinah shows that Islam can be practiced in a wholesome daily living.

6.Teachings on Islamic beliefs are included in many places although this should not be made part of a historical text!!
(a) Circumstances when war is allowed in Islam (pg 129 – 130) and principles of warfare in Islam (pg 130);
(b) Islam encourages its followers to be hard working, find halal occupation, not to beg, to enter business and practice halal elements in business e.g. no charging of interest, exploitation, cheating, to be prudent, persevere
(c) Islamic concepts in a paragraph “The Uniqueness of Islam” – concept of God Almighty, fairness, individual rights and community rights, harmonious living, moral purity, concept of happiness in this life and thereafter. These are stated as the factors Islam spread widely in South East Asia. Islam requires rational thinking and therefore is accepted by all levels of society.

Historical Reliability?
(a) Islam spread because of Muhammad’s brilliant way of propagating the faith – by persuasion, not by force, by explanation and showing good example. (pg 110);
(b) Muhammad used diplomacy and positive values in spreading the religion (pg 129);
(c) Islam does not spread by force but by tolerance and on voluntary basis(pg 131, 133, 136);
(d) World history concerning spread of Islam to Europe written from Islamic point of view,
(e) Islamic civilization & knowledge contributed towards Renaissance and Industrial Revolution in Europe.

Sejarah (History) became a compulsory subject for all SPM students few years ago. Is it necessary to emphasize so much on Islam? How do you expect non-muslim kids to adapt all these & score good grade for this subject in SPM?

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