As most of us have known, there has been an uproar within the Muslim community in Malaysia due to an 'offensive' picture that was posted by a Chinese couple which was originally just a 'joke' or a 'troll' by them.
They are facing charges of either going to prison or facing chargers or both. (or they might have face the verdict already. Apologies for not being updated)
My take on this is that; yes, they were quite ignorant and silly to post such a picture when they clearly know that pork is Haram for muslims. Even so, I personally do not think that so much hatred and threat on them is what they deserve. Yes, I did get annoyed by their ignorance. But not to the extend that they should face a sentence for their silly or immature act. They can learn from their mistake. They can change if we give them a chance. They can LEARN, if only we had TAUGHT them in the first place.
What happen to exemplifying our dear Prophet, Rasulullah peace be upon him! Where he PRAYS that Allah forgives those who THREW STONES AT HIM TILL HE BLED and THREW CAMEL POO WHILE HE WAS PRAYING. The Prophet peace be upon him, even REFUSED Gabriel's offer to kill off a whole population by throwing a mountain onto them. Muhammad, peace be upon him, kindly said that even though they do not listen to his words, perhaps their children or grandchildren will; which is to say that There Is No God but Allah... :')
I think Alvin and Vivi should have been 'punished' by fasting for a day to redeem themselves :) Maybe like this guy who voluntarily did it.
“Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is
born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided.”
One could only try apologize for the hatred and violence portrayed by others. But one thing's for sure; I am only here to offer you love and peace, as did our Prophet peace be upon him :)
Assalamualaikum w.b.t. :)