Dear TS Vincent Tan,
I read with interests one particular item in the news today, i.e the impromptu announcement by you, who is Forbes' 9th richest man on earth today out of the 40 listed by Forbes, with a net worth, according to the Sun (or as reported in the Sun) to be some US$ 1.6 billion (or approx. RM 4.88 billion) . The Sun reported today that, because of your extreme love for three things - to honor your beloved country Malaysia, to honor your beloved role model and friend, the former PM, Mahathir Mohamed, 'a man whom I have the greatest respect and admiration for.' (quoting the report as said by you), you are converting your family's foundation's, the 'Vincent Tan Chee Yioun Foundation' to 'Better Malaysia Foundation (BMF) Foundation. You also pledged that you would ultimately donate half of your wealth to charity. To begin with, it was reported that you have personally set aside some RM 20.0 million this year alone.
we would like to offer you a much better option and the best reward a man could have in life, which is for your permanent good in the afterlife, the Hereafter. This offer, if you accept, would nullify all your sins in life as a non-Muslim and reserve for you a place in Heaven, with certainty, mingling with those Apostles and Messengers the like of David, Solomon, Noah, Moses, and Jesus and, of course, Muhammad (s.a.w). This is Allah's offer. And, you still has the chance, if you are willing to take it, since you are still breathing ...
Your friends, definitely Mahathir Mohamed and others in high places are included, who are Muslims, have been unfair to you! They know, but they do not want to let you know! If they were true friends, they would have told the truth. Why? Because, they know what is the outcome of a non-Muslim upon his death. A non-Muslim infringes Allah's command in Verse 57, Surah az-Zariat: 'I (Allah) created jinn and man only to serve Me' (i.e. 'to serve Me' means: do what I command and refrain from what I forbid)'. Hence, Verse 13, Surah an-Nisa' says: 'Whoever obeys Allah and obeys the Messenger (i.e. Muhammad), will be admitted into heaven'. on the other hand, according to Verse 14, Surah an-Nisa' of the al-Quran: 'Whoever disobeys Allah and disobeys the Messenger (i.e. Muhammad), and transgress what I (Allah) have forbidden and set limits to, will be thrown into the hellfire.' And, in order to be admitted by Allah as among those who obey Allah and the Messenger, you have to be a Muslim. If you are not a Muslim, you fail because you are disqualified by Verse 57, Surah az-Zariat, because Allah says in Verse 19, Surah ali-Imran: 'The religion accepted by Allah is Islam'; i.e. the religion that is recognised by Allah meeting with His command in Verse 57, Surah az-Zariat is Islam. Other religion is not acceptable to Allah.
The al-Quran says that if you are not a Muslim, and died as non-Muslim, in the Hereafter, not only you will be tormented in the grave, but you will thrown into the Hellfire, without any pity nor reservation. Those who are Muslims will be judged according to what they have done or performed in their lifetime. He does good he will rewarded; he does bad, he will be punished. In the Hereafter, the goods and the bads will be weighed to determine where would be the final destination or resting place for a Muslim, either in Hell or in Heaven. But, for non-Muslims there is only one place, with absolute certainty, Hell. The point is: a Muslim has a 50-50 chance of entering Heaven, but a non-Muslim has 0 chance of entering Heaven! Take your pick.
In Verse 116, Surah ali-Imran, Allah says: 'Those who are unbelievers (i.e. non-Muslims), their wealth and their children mean nothing to Allah, they will be dwellers of Hell, therein is a permanent abode.'
Hence, as the 9th richest man on earth, you are given by Allah a rare opportunity that no one gets, unless he/she takes up a similar opportunity offered to you. But, if you refuse the option or you do not accept the opportunity provided to you, when you die, you are but one of the millions of those non-Muslims who have died before you, and who will die following you, waiting to suffer in Hell. There is no place for you in the Hereafter and at the Day of Judgement, except Hell!. What a pity.
When the Day of Judgement comes, your place is reserved in Hell, no matter how great you were during your lifetime and no matter how great were your children and no matter how much you have help mankind through your various charitable actions, all these mean nothing to Allah. All those only have meanings if you becomes a Muslim and die a Muslim. And, if you accept this invitation to be a Muslim, you have made the best choice for any living man. You have opted to save yourself and to ensure for yourself that you will be 10 times more loved by Allah, because the poorest inhabitant of Heaven has a richness that you do not have now! You would be given by Allah a richness at least 10 times the value of this world. Mind you. Although you are now Forbes' 9th richest man on earth, your richness is no match to the poorest in Heaven in the Hereafter! But, if you become a Muslim, with your richness only you to determine your abode the next world!
When you become a Muslim all your past sins will be erased, and you will be provided with a Book of Records (or Kitab Catatan Amalan) in which all those good deeds during your lifetime as a non-Muslims will be converted into your good deeds as a Muslim. Hence, a double reward for you: first, your past sins are forgiven, and second, your past deeds are recognized by Allah as your good deeds as a Muslim! And all your charitable deeds from now on will be rewarded by Allah even more. Hence, the cumulative effect is a place in Heaven that is not reachable by many among those who were Muslims among the like of Mahathir himself! Your place in Heaven is reserved for you, because you have done so much for Malaysians and for mankind, especially in terms of charity. And, this is only accepted by Allah, if you are a Muslim. Charity in Islam is the greatest examples of proving one's gratefulness to Allah being given the opportunity to experience this worldly life as well as the best proof of subservience to Allah. Both these you, Vincent Tan, have aplenty.
We would like to remind non-Muslims Verse 18, Surah ar-Rad: 'Those who refuse to accept Allah's will, even if they have the richness the like of the Earth and double that, to be used by them to ransom themselves out of Hell, will not be accepted from them. Allah has made for them a permanent abode in the Hereafter in Hell.'
Hence, the best option, and the permanent option, is to be a Muslim and then do your charity, you will be elevated to the place in Heaven reserved only for those of the Apostles and the Messengers the like of Abraham, Noah, David, Solomon, Joseph, Moses and Jesus and, of course, Muhammad (s.a.w). That is the best achievement for any man, especially for a man of your stature.
You have been reminded. Thank you,