Tuesday, August 13, 2013

To our Muslim brethren, you are more than welcome to pray at our place

Yesterday, I came across this news article in the Malaysiakini that a group of Buddhists monks used a surau for meditation.  Some said they were Tibetan monks, some said Malaysian monks but the person who allowed the surau to be used was a Singapore Muslim.  Without haste, as expected, the usual "The act has not only hurt the feelings (of Muslims) but also insulted Islam" was made.  Now before anyone goes overboard with this incident, let us reflect how other religions accommodate Muslims in their hour of need.

And how about this article here about a church in Scotland opening its doors to the Muslim who had to pray in the rain and wind.

These are just two mere cases of how Christians have shown to be charitable to Muslims.  There are many more if one cares to surf the net.  I don't believe I have heard any Christian, even from the Ku Klux Klan (the right wing Christians), to utter a statement like,  "These acts have not only hurt the feelings (of Christians) but also insulted Christianity." 

Ramadhan may be over, but I hope that there is still a sense of love and charity in the hearts of our fellow Muslims to come to the aid of our brethren from other faiths when in need.

So, to my Muslim brethren, the next time if you found that you do not have a place to pray due to unforeseen circumstances, do visit our local priest or pastor for assistance.  They will be more than happy to accommodate your request unconditionally.

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