Connect with us

Social Stories

Using Prayer Oil As ‘Affordable Cooking Oil?’ Local Preacher Says Lies Shouldn’t Be Part Of A Joke


Collage 3
Source: Facebook | Firdaus Wong Wai Hung & Kosmo

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

How much would it take for a joke to become offensive?

As the country struggles with the surging price of goods, many have been racking their brains to come up with a solution to cope with the inflation. As cooking oil is among the essentials that see a rise in price, it is definitely a nightmare that comes true for some of us. But will a joke during a crisis make us feel better?

Recently, an image of a prayer oil has gone viral on social media for the wrong reasons. Fu Kui oil, which is capped at a price of RM9.90 and used for prayer purposes has been ‘labelled’ as an alternative for ‘affordable cooking oil’. 

291864241 598968808252528 1594267876660242447 N

The caption of the image says, “Cooking oil for RM9.90. Thank God for the sustenance.”

Is it even funny?

Local preacher, Firdaus Wong Wai Hung has since responded to the viral image via a Facebook post of his yesterday morning (July 3) and he has a friendly reminder to those who enjoy spreading the joke online.

Whatsapp Image 2021 09 23 At 10.46.59

“It’s okay to joke but Islam prohibits us to spread lies, even when we’re joking.”

The packaging of the oil clearly states that the oil is only used for prayer purposes and Firdaus believes that the admin of the Facebook page that shared the image could grasp the label on the packaging well.

He then continued by saying that we shouldn’t associate religion with a joke as we, too would be upset if religious items like songkok and prayer mats were used for humour.

“If we don’t like to see our religion getting insulted, then we shouldn’t make a joke out of other religions too,’ Firdaus added.

He ended his post by assuring the people that ‘right is right, wrong is wrong’, regardless of the races of the people who commit something offensive.

Do you think the ‘cheap cooking oil’ joke is appropriate even if the country is not hit by inflation? 


Also read: Uncle Roger Says The Ukraine Dates Joke Was Unfunny But He Will NOT Apologise For A Bad Joke

Collage 9

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Feat Image Summon Spore Feat Image Summon Spore
News1 hour ago

Anthony Loke: S’pore Vehicles With Traffic Summons Will Be Prohibited from Exiting M’sia if Fines Aren’t Paid

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook yesterday (28 May) announced that all foreign vehicles must have the Vehicle Entry Permit...

Feat Image Spm2023 Feat Image Spm2023
News3 hours ago

SPM 2023: Pendidikan Quran & Sunnah Records Highest ‘A’ Percentage, Ad-Maths Highest ‘Gagal’

Monday (27 May) was a landmark day for SPM 2023 candidates as after doing their best in the O Level...

My Post 1 2024 05 29T105616.669 My Post 1 2024 05 29T105616.669
News4 hours ago

Puchong Residents are Protesting the Construction of a Chinese School in Their Area, Here’s Why!

The residents of Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, are now actively opposing the construction of a Chinese school, SJKC Too Joon Hing,...

Collage 67 Collage 67
News5 hours ago

29yo Businesswoman in Penang Gets Charged & Fined RM2K by Court for Owning 102 Sex Toys

In case you’re not aware, yes, owning a sex toy in Malaysia is ILLEGAL. We’ll get to the laws around...

Feat Image Mobile Wallet Feat Image Mobile Wallet
News5 hours ago

Study: 63% of Malaysians Utilise Mobile Wallets for Transactions, The Highest in The World!

A recent study by Adyen, a global financial technology platform, has found that a whopping 63% of Malaysians utilise mobile...

My Post 1 2024 05 28T145839.287 1 My Post 1 2024 05 28T145839.287 1
News23 hours ago

Someone Allegedly Threw a Shopping Trolley from an Apartment in Bangsar, Nearly Hitting a Woman

Imagine standing outside of an apartment building only to look up and see a shopping trolley falling from above towards...

Collage 3 3 Collage 3 3
News1 day ago

Chef Wan Apologises for Kavadi Remarks on Aishwarya Rai’s Outfit, Says He Was Pointing out Dress Material

Just recently, Malaysian celebrity chef, Chef Wan Ismail surprised many followers with his “Kavadi” remark that was left on a...

My Post 1 2024 05 28T102415.406 My Post 1 2024 05 28T102415.406
News1 day ago

Former Health DG Explains Why Malaysians Need Not Worry About AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects

It was recently announced that AstraZeneca was withdrawing all of their vaccines globally after admitting that their vaccine came with...


Latest Videos