The Quran Page That Alvin Tan Smeared With Faeces

When Alvin Tan posted a comic of himself using a page from the Quran as toilet paper, he was  pelted with death threats and curses. Amidst the furore, no one noticed the page that Alvin Tan used as toilet paper. No one, except for Illy Muzliza. Here is a blow-up of the page Alvin Tan smeared with faeces (allegedly). See if you can spot what she noticed.

The Quran Page That Alvin Tan Smeared With Faeces

 

A Sign From God?

Illy Muzliza noticed that the page that was “desecrated” was from Surah An-Nahl, verses 103 to 110. To her, it was a sign from Allah. Take a look at what she wrote :

The Holy Quran, Alvin Tan and…

So I discovered something… I’d say, beyond incredible a moment ago. I do not wish to talk about Alvin Tan’s latest horrible act (that comes a bit later in this post) but I wish to touch on how amazing the Quran is.

We’ve all had our “SHOW ME A SIIIIIGGGGGN” moments. Moments when we’re sad, depressed, delighted or just puzzled. And BAM- almost instantly, EVERYTIME, we get those signs we needed from Allah. Flip a random page from the Quran- BAM, there you have it. Scroll down your Facebook newsfeed and BAM, there you have it.

Now there’s Alvin Tan… and a chocolate-smeared page from the Quran. Have you ever thought- out of ALL pages from the Quran, he tore that particular page. So I did a little bit of digging, and found out that that page is from Surah An-Nahl, verses 103 to 110. I’ll just leave the translation here:

16:103: And We certainly know that they say, “It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet.”. The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Quran is (in) a clear Arabic language,

16:104: Indeed, those who do not believe in the verse of Allah- Allah will not guide them, and for them is a painful punishment,

16:105: They only invent falsehood who do not believe in the verse of Allah, and it is those who are the liars,

16:106: Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief… except for one who is forced (to renounce his religion) while his heart is secure in faith. But those who (willingly) open their breasts to disbelief, upon them is wrath from Allah, and for them is a great punishment,

16:107: That is because they preferred the worldly life over the Hereafter and that Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.

16:108: Those are the ones over whose hearts and hearing and vision Allah has sealed, and it is those who are the heedless.

16:109: Assuredly, it is they, in the Hereafter, who will be the losers.

16:110: Then, indeed your Lord, to those who emigrated after they had been compelled [to renounce their religion] and thereafter fought [for the cause of Allah ] and were patient – indeed, your Lord, after that, is Forgiving and Merciful.

Ya Rabb, please safeguard our hearts, Ameen.

The Quran Page That Alvin Tan Smeared With Faeces

 

Or An Intentional Choice By Alvin Tan?

Like him or hate him, Alvin Tan is very intelligent and cheeky to a fault. It would not be beneath him to intentionally select that particular page to smear with his faeces.

Illy Muzliza sees the choice of the page as a sign from God that the “disbelievers” will be the “losers” in the Hereafter. But the very act of smearing faeces on that page could be Alvin’s way of showing his disagreement with, or loathing of, those verses.

 

Whatever You Believe…

Whether you choose to believe, I think we can all learn from Illy Muzliza. Instead of ranting, cursing and threatening Alvin Tan with death, rape, decapitation, an eternity in Hell, etc., she chose to see the brighter side of this controversy. She is the reason why I still harbour great hope for a better Malaysia.

The idea that we must have racial unity or religious conformity is absurd. We are all different people with different ideas and opinions, even if we are of the same race or believe in the same creed. The idea that we must all be 100% in unison for something, and against something else, is nonsensical.

We can have vastly different ideas, opinions and beliefs and still live together in peace and harmony. How? By simply understanding that in return for the freedom to say, opine and believe anything we want, we must accept that everyone else is entitled to the SAME RIGHTS.

So feel free to disagree. Feel free to debate any issue. Feel free to expound your own ideas and opinions. But if we can’t come to an agreement, let us all at least agree to disagree. As Illy Muzliza pointed out, Allah will “handle” things in the Hereafter. Go in peace.

 

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  1. Thor

    TLDR; who cares, don’t read(pun intended) too much into it. Who cares what the piece of paper says when the imaginary being is to many others just like Amon-Ra or Odin, ever consider that? Nevertheless, the real impact of it the world over is that it seems to encourage millions of people who have real anger management problems that end up killing real people, like the 100s in France – rewarding their hospitality to refugees with real harm. More harm than is done to an imaginary sky-being by putting chocolate on a book many people believe in as much as they believe in Santa Claus.

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  2. WasGivenParadiseAsAName

    My dear fellow human being, if those whom you mentioned ended up killing people, does it not bother you to think for a second and question your existence, or be grateful even despite and i quote “Nevertheless, the real impact of it the world over is that it seems to encourage millions of people who have real anger management problems that end up killing real people, like the 100s in France – rewarding their hospitality to refugees with real harm.”. As fellow human beings whom were given intellect, i ask from you to ponder and study the Quran. Have a lil peek into it. Randomly open n read it with sincerity. May Allah open doors and gives us hidayah and to guide us to eternal happiness.Amin.

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    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      I know you are referring to Thor’s post, but I’m curious about what you posted, even though it’s really off-topic.

      You asked him to read the Quran with sincerity. Would you do the same if he asked you to read the Bible or the Torah with sincerity in return?

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      1. Nur Afiqah Jamal (@feeQajamal)

        we Muslims do accept the Torah (as the book taught unto Nabi Musa) and the Bible (as the book taught unto Nabi Isa), as they are also the teachings of our prophets before our beloved Muhammad PBUH. and surely any of us who understands that will sincerely and wholeheartedly read those books without prejudice. hope that clarifies.

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        1. Dr. Adrian Wong

          Thank you for the clarification, Nur Afiqah Jamal.

          If you are referring to my question to WasGivenParadiseAsAName, I was actually asking him if he would also open his mind to read the holy books of other religions.

          I understand every religious person’s need to proselytise. I just think that if they are honest about “seeking the truth”, then the very least they can do is read at least a few holy books (from different religions) and consider a few of the many religions out there, before deciding for themselves which is the “one, true religion” for them.

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          1. Hazim bin Ismail

            Sure…I did..and I had. I have many many many doubts when I read the Bible. Because I am very particular when it comes to belief. I can tell you a long list of why Chirstianity is false just by referring back to the Bible. This is already when I read the Bible/Torah with sincerity (same for Judaism).

            I can’t do the same of Islam. It’s the closest answer to the truth. Believe it or not it’s up to you. If you want me to get into the details, it will take a whole book. But I’ll leave the research back to you since I believe you too are a person seeking knowledge.

          2. Dr. Adrian Wong

            Heh.. That’s quite funny since Prophet Muhammad himself accepts the Bible and the Torah as legitimate holy books. 🙂

            I personally do not put any value in “belief”, only the evidence. That’s the reason why I can only be an atheist.

      2. bobby

        If im him yes i will… cause i know if i read the torah with sincerity it will lead me to the bible, if i read the bible with sincerity it will definatly lead me to the Quran.. all the books comes from a prophate which indeed is teaching u and leading u to the last and final massenger Muhammad S.A.W..

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  3. wirebug

    The Muslim community should fight the so-caled level 1 who smear the religion than those level 2 who may hate it and smaer it further because of the action by level 1. So, stop bickering too much on those small smears like this and focus on the big and serious smear and evenryally, level 2 smears will be gone one level 1 has been tacled.

    If you guys know what mean…

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  4. zie

    ALLAH create us and the universe and Nabi Muhammad is the messenger. Read and understand AL-Quran by its meaning in a basic first then learning the AL-Quran from any islam”ustaz or ustazah” any islamic college u prefer to. This is for those who wanted to talks about the AL-Quran to do this first, then dare againt to discuss about the book “AL-Quran” and might be if u are lucky enough being blessing from ALLAH..to provide u with the help..

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  5. Marymariah

    Dr Adrian Wong, evidence can be found in the Quran. One good example is that it is mentioned that there are 7 layers in the sky. Modern science has proven that there are 7 layers in the earth atmosphere. Stratosphere, ozone layer, etc (can’t remember all of them). Prophet Muhammad couldn’t possibly had known this because he was illiterate The verses were revealed from a higher being and it was 1500 years ago. Personally I dun think the society at that place (middle east) and at that time had much technology. In fact, I believe it was chaotic. There r other examples like The Big Bang Theory, the description of the foetus and so much more. The Quran and science compliment each other

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    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      Marymariah, this is really OFF-TOPIC, since this is supposed to be about Alvin Tan desecrating the Quran… but I will answer you this one time.

      First of all, the Quran actually said that there are seven samaawat (heavens or firmaments). That means seven structures ABOVE the atmosphere.

      That puts paid to your opinion that it was talking about the 7 layers of atmosphere. More so when the atmosphere only has 5 layers – troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere.

      It also said that Allah “adorned” the lower heaven with lights. As we now know, the lights in the sky are produced by stars (including our own Sun) that are VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY far away…. Certainly not in the lower heaven, no matter what definition you wish to use.

      You are right that Prophet Muhammad couldn’t possibly have known about the 5 layers of the atmosphere, and that was precisely the case. He did NOT know that there were just 5 layers.

      Once, maybe the Quran complemented science, but that ceased with the end of the Golden Age of Islam. The focus on Islamic fundamentalism (I’m not referring to terrorism, but going back to the “roots” of Islam) has taken away the desire to seek the truth through science, in the interested of protecting the akidah of the faithful.

      Now, let’s get back to topic, which is about Alvin’s desecration of the Quran. Thank you for your feedback though.

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      1. Marymariah

        Dr Wong, I may seem to be off topic but I was referring to your comment about your believe in evidence only. By the way, the 5 layers u mentioned is largely determined by temperature. 2 other secondary layers may be distinguished by other properties…

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        1. Dr. Adrian Wong

          Marymariah, that’s why I responded to your post. 🙂

          As I pointed out, the Quran was actually referring to firmaments that are ABOVE the atmosphere… not part of the atmosphere.

          There is not a slight on your prophet. As you yourself pointed out, he was illiterate and couldn’t possibly know all these facts. Therefore, it’s no surprise that he got it wrong.

          Now, if we may, let’s get back to the topic. Perhaps you have something to say about Alvin’s actions? Or a better response to it?

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  6. Wak Lu

    Apa saja lah korang…? Orang berak takde paper lain nak pakai pun buat bising. Biar lah dia nak buat apa. Faith is up to individual. If u try to explain from minus infinity to max infinity to non-believers, they will still be non-believers. As they (whoever they are) say: the teacher will only arrive when a student is ready. Penat aku tengok korang argue who is right or wrong, true or not true. Just focus on ur kindness within and it will radiate wout a single word uttered. Becos if u really believe in the Hereafter, its not the mouth tt will justify ur good but ur deeds.
    Pergi solat ke, baca quran ke or kalau malas, pergi tidur lagi bagus. Jangan nak eksyen bagus (applies to everyone including me). Adios amigos!

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