I am so busy today and with discussion on “Grounded Theory” for the ‘Communication Research Methods’ subject tonight with groupmates as next week, we are about to do presentation and energy is drained, I am quite deluded with what is in news. But was shocked to find the absurdity that conquers the atmosphere despite the chaotic madness we, Malaysians are dealing at this very moment. What is all about? It’s “Raja Bomoh” or King of Shamans, y’all!
Yes, Asians particularly antiquated-minded Malays are very much affiliated with dark magics. The mediator, a shaman or in Malay is known as “bomoh” is a very popular go-to alternative “doctor” which is said to be able to cure or to see the unseen. Undeniably, this kind of act is ANTAGONISTIC to the teachings of Islam which prohibits this act as it is considered as Shirk (an essence of deification or worshiping other beings than the ALLAH SWT The Almighty. In Al-Quran, Surah Al Lukman (31:13) :-
““Do not associate aught with Allah; most surely polytheism is a grievous inequity.”
Scouting for MH370?? Is this a joke to assuage the tense? My, my.
Anyway, the presence of shamans of “bomoh”s in the KLIA compound comes with dramatic ambiance. First, it was claimed that the presence was due to ‘invitation’ by some VIPs (Malaysian political figures and artistes are said to be very into “bomoh” in order to elevate the status or stardom; so it is said) as some of them involved in high profile Malaysians fiasco such as the Collapse of Highland Tower & The Mona Fendy Case; but then it is now said that the King of Bomoh himself offered the help.
Two coconuts. Hmmm….as? Symbolize collision? Wallahualam!
Next, it was the “dramatic” display in front of reporters and of course crowd including the foreigners when these shamans performed their rituals! First, it was said that on Monday, the King of Bomoh used binoculars made of bamboo and a fish trap hook as a symbolic to locate MH370; and today, the Bomohs staged a ‘carpet ride’ ala P.Ramlee’s “Zam-Zam Ala Kazam”! Oh, my!
A carpet ride. Ala P.Ramlee or Aladdin’s “A Whole New World”? Huhuhu… It’s a mixed feeling. Both funny and a bit of embarrassing moment as Malaysia now is being scrutinized by The World!! And this??? Urgh! Nauzubillah. Please; back to basic! Seek solace from ALLAH SWT!
A Facebook circulation depicting coverage from Arabic media claiming that the presence of these shamans are Malaysians’ last resort in tracking MH370 – emblazoned with caption “Dark Magic, Malaysians Last Efforts To Reclaim The Lost Flight”. Urghhhh! Outrageous!!! Damn! For y’all who are reading, these are not representative of Malaysians! We despise this!
Yes, we know the intention is pure BUT in Islam, intentions are not to defy the acts – meaning, no matter how ‘pure’ the intention is, if the act is committed in a sinful or heinous way, it is PROHIBITED. Apparently, JAKIM (The Malaysian Department of Islamic Development) has issued a statement that shamanism is prohibited in the search of MH370 as it is an essence of Shirk.
My personal opinion – Thank you for the intention, but Nauzubillah! Let us pray to God SWT instead. So, thanks but no thanks for the “Bomoh”s!