Let’s not beat around the bush anymore. It was a confusing time for everybody in the country. Muslims and Non Muslims alike, everybody was reading and giving opinions and comments and critics. Let’s get one thing straight: You Should! Whenever an issue comes up, it’s important to get dialogues out and strive to be informed about what is happening in the country. I’m here to tell you that the issue has been resolved. No, Cadbury Chocolate is NOT HARAM. No, Cadbury should NOT be boycotted. Relax fellow Muslims, keep the mud water and blood transfusion kits in your bags and breathe a sigh of relief.
This is because the Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan has issued a statement saying that the Chocolates are not Haram. Why? Because it happened outside of the manufacturer’s control. It was a contamination. For all we know, it could’ve been a sabotage.
“Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Fatwa Majlis Kebangsaan Profesor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin berkata ia termasuk dalam kategori keadaan ‘Umum al-Balwa’, iaitu keadaan musibah atau kesukaran yang berleluasa dan sukar dielak.
“Dalam kes produk siap diproses dan telah dipasarkan kepada pengguna yang pada asasnya telah dihasilkan melalui pemprosesan serta menggunakan bahan-bahan yang suci dan halal, dan juga telah disahkan sebagai HALAL tetapi kemudian didapati telah berlaku kontaminasi DNA babi pada sebahagian produk (kelompok tertentu sahaja), maka dalam keadaan ini, Muzakarah telah memutuskan bahawa ia adalah dikategorikan sebagai ‘Umum al-Balwa'” -Bernama
To understand the details, please read the article issued by Bernama at this link : CLICK HERE .
I know a lot of people would disagree, but Islam as a religion is not an oppressive and unreasonable religion, quick to pass judgement and sentence an individual or corporation. By that extension, Muslims shouldn’t be either. However, the situation we have been seeing is not so. Muslims have been demanding for boycotts and Non Muslims have been criticizing and ridiculing these minorities. While we’re busy pointing fingers at our neighbors, understand that we now have serious problems of our own. Racial Unity is a thing of the past. We call for an abolishment of race based political parties and we yell bloody murder at racists but religion and race are the two things that constantly makes headlines. If we want it, better act like we deserve it. Show that we’re ready for it.
Make a conscious effort to try and educate the people around you to be more tolerant and increase understanding about each other. No matter what religion you belong to. Muslims are not the only ones being dismissive. It’s an epidemic of ignorance.