29 Dec '13, 12am

Religious without religion – Muhammad As’ad (TMI)

– Muhammad As’ad The Malaysian Insider December 28, 2013 To be a religious believer we have to follow certain strict rules which cannot be violated. For instance as Muslims we believe that Allah is the only God and the Prophet Muhammad is His messenger; we must regularly observe the five daily prayers, zakat, fasting during the month of Ramadhan, and the haj at least once in a lifetime — all these are the five pillars of Islam. As Muslims, we cannot evade those five pillars except for some specific exceptions. Another important step is to make religion a part of our life. The number of Muslims in this country is remarkable. How can we say that we are not religious? However, Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perception Index showed that Indonesia was ranked 118 out of 176 countries; worse than in 2011 when Indonesia was ranked 100. The Indonesia Ulama Council (MU...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/12/28/religious-without-...

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