When I was young and stupid, every time I passed a Chinese eatery selling 'bah kut teh' I always thought it was some kind of tea but didn't really bother to find out what it is until in my later teens when I learned what it really is from a Chinese girlfriend .Literally, translated into English it means "Pork Rib Tea Soup" or "Pork Bone Tea Soup." In Malay, it would repulsively be called "Sup Tulang Babi"
Now, some smart guy have decided that Muslims should also enjoy this succulent hawker's fare by substituting the pork with some halal ingredients but keeping the same name.
As usual Muslims can’t be left to think for themselves.We are so stupid we can’t tell the difference between the negative and positive pole.
Below is a statement from Jakim.
“Walaupun mereka mungkin akan membuat permohonan, Jakim tidak akan meluluskan makanan bak kut teh halal itu kerana sudah jelas ia tidak mengikut hukum yang telah ditetapkan di dalam Islam,” katanya.(Jakim will not issue the halal certificate to those who apply as we deemed they have not complied with the rules set out under Islam)
Tegas beliau Jakim bimbang masyarakat Islam akan salah faham dengan membuat tanggapan bahawa makanan itu sudah halal dimakan jika Jakim memberi pengiktirafan halal.(Jakim is worried that Muslims may be misled that the food is halal if Jakim issued the certificate)
The questions I would like to ask.What about turkey ham and beef bacon served at every breakfast in every luxury hotels in this country some of which are owned by the government. Is it not the same, against Islam too, to give halal labels to haram names. Ham and bacon are exclusively made from pork meat, the same as 'bah kut teh'.
Than what about hamburgers used by MacDonald and other burger chains in this country. Why are they given the halal label? What about hot dogs? Is it not against Islam to think one is eating dog meat even if it is not dog meat?Shouldn't the name hotdog be banned from being used in this country?
In Islam, which is haram the animal, the name or both?
Can someone tell me?
Who moved my cheese?