Why are some Malay Muslims so judgmental and derisive to non-conforming members of the community?

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I am Malay and nominally Muslim, and while I adhere to certain tenets of the religion, primarily those that I find make sense, I have found myself drifting further away from the religion by the constant badgering of certain family members about how I always am not, in their eyes, being the best Muslim I can be. I do not

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Confession: I’ve stopped believing in Islam 2 years ago

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Ok I don’t know how to make a good opening to this, but I’ve stopped being a believer for a while and have been drinking, smoking, eating pork two years ago. I’ve always hated the idea of God and never believed him but for my parents and grandparents, I pretended to. I never saw any of the things people say

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Should Muslims be registered in Singapore?

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Muslims in Singapore are registered, many I spoke to are supportive of the registration act as it allows them to by pass certain aspects of civil law, such as marriage (ROMM recognizes polygamy), inheritance laws (Faraid; wherein the male relative is entitled 2:1 of the will), burial rites and other privileges. I say privileges because I had to pay $20

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Aiseyman! Is the arrest of Zulfikar Shariff a sign of failure of our civil society to curb dangerous extremist ideology?

I know Zulfikar from the early years of Fateha.com when we both were volunteers in a Muslim organisation. I had many interactions with him and has no doubt that he holds extreme views. While he coddles to opposition political figures in the name of ‘human rights’, he violates those principles by agreeing with, for example, punishments such as death for

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Aiseyman! ISURAMUYA Japanese Restaurant claims to be Halal but it is NOT MUIS certified!

In a reddit thread posted yesterday, web the user lattakia revealed his intentions to organise 2 concurrent Gay Pride Parades in Malaysia (tentatively Johor Bahru and Ipoh) soon and has even secured an anonymous sponsor! He said that his goal for the event is to promote inclusiveness and LGBT rights where people of all walks of life (whether gay/trans) will

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