I got to know this customer of mine a few months back, he is a Chinese Muslim convert and his name is Mawardi Chew Abdullah,( I like that name), i love talking to him, simply because i can learn a lot from him.
I always tell him that i would argue with him if we talk about religion, but his mild demeanor and cultured character, and his patience always puts me at ease with him, dont know why but as i got to know him better, i got the answer.
Marwadi is a person who truly believes in the teaching of Islam, he knows the religion well, and just because he knows his religion well, he is all so humbled by what he'd learnt. He had never once potray himself like a messenger of God that tries to bulldoze his belief unto me and telling me how his religion is more superior than mine.
My praise, the elevation and the respect i have for Mawardi is not to promote Islam, but rather to reflect upon you and me, your faith, my belief. How many times have we come across somebody comes to you blankly, telling you if you do not believe in what he believes, you shall be doomed to hell, and how many times, when you need some religious elders to comfort you, they start telling you,you suffered because you are sinful.
If the religion that we embrace and profess cannot change us to be a person with compassion and love, to lend a ear to some friends, then what else can our religion do, i really wonder? Do we reserve our eternity only to those who we think are fitting for it, do we want our religion to only make us rich, do we stop someone from entering our sanctuary of worship because that someone is a sinner ,not worthy or infidel according to your standard?
I remember once, when i had some troubles with life, and i needed to talk to one of the pastors in my church of whom i regarded someone as inviting, instead he told me to make an appointment to see him the next day, what i wanted was only a few minutes of his time,from thereone, i just couldnt see Christ in him and everytime he stepped onto the pulpit to preach, i just felt that he was not the medium used by God.
Why cant your belief change you, or is it you wont let it change you? I see the truth of Islam when i see Mawardi, i feel the warmth of Islam, when i talk to Mawardi, I sense the serene of Islam, when i sit across him.
Can people around you see the religion you embrace in you and from you? Keep that answer to yourself
Q)What is the most hypocritical behaviour you ever heard from so called religious person?
For you to be different, try to be indifferent......
P/S : I Know We are All not God, and you'll look evil if you try to play God..