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When Allah is a name patented by Muslims?

In the statement to the media, Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing, the head of the Malaysian Christian Federation, said the term ‘Allah’ was used by Arab Christians, which pre-dated the founding of Islam, and added the ban was contravening the right to the freedom of religion as outlined in the Constitution.

And what about the 10 to 12 million Arab Christians today? They have been calling God ‘Allah’ in their Bibles, hymns, poems, writings, and worship for over nineteen centuries.

The debate on the issue was hot in 2007 in my MalaysiaToday’s forum before GE12. The forum was closed after GE13.

See how PAS members protested against Lim Guan Eng in Penang. They blocked the traffic like UMNO Perkasa did.

If you think by having PAS in the Federal government is better off for non-Muslims, I bet I am wrong.


Exclusively Islamic? Malaysian Christians call for using the word ‘Allah’ in their Bible

Thursday, 27 December 2012

A Muslim Egyptian man holding prayer beads stands next to a Coptic Christian wearing a cross as they queue outside a polling center. (Reuters)

By Al Arabiya

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, PAS, has responded to a re-ignited debate surrounding the use of the Arabic word for God, ‘’Allah’’, as Christian groups claim the right to use the term in their own religious scripts.

The Islamist political party has defended its exclusive right to use the word “Allah”. They suggest that non-Islamic minority groups could use the Malay word for God “Tuhan” in their Malay-language Bible, PAS newspaper Harakahdaily reported on Thursday.

PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said: “There are sensitive elements such as the Declaration of Faith (Shahadah) and Allah, which must be used in the correct context, otherwise there could be unease in a multi-religious society in view of the present situation”.

Referring to the various editions of Bible, Tuan Man said that manuscripts referred to a ‘God’ or ‘Lord’. He added that the Christians in West do not refer to God as ‘Allah’ in their religious texts.

The debate was revived after the Malaysian Multi-Racial Democratic Action Party’s secretary general, Lim Guan Eng, broadcast a Christmas message urging the Federal government to permit Malay-Language Bibles to publish the word ‘Allah’.
Malaysian Catholics and the ongoing debate

In early May 2008 Malaysian Catholics secured the right to initiate a legal battle against the government ban on the use of the word ‘Allah’ in their Herald Malaysia Catholic news publication, AFP reported.

In 2007 the Muslim-dominated government declared that ‘Allah’ could only be used by Muslims and threatened to close down The Herald newspaper if it defied the prohibition.

January 2008 saw the Herald Malaysia battle to keep its publishing license .

The Newspaper won out as High Court judge Lau Bee Lan overruled government objections, saying they were “without merit and therefore dismissed”.

Father Lawrence Andrew, editor of The Herald, welcomed the decision which paves the way for a judicial review of the government ban.

“I am very pleased that we can now proceed. We will see what will happen at the next stage”, he said.

The argument is being conducted in an environment of increased inter-ethnic tensions.

Malaysia is dominated by Muslim Malays, many minority ethnic Chinese and Indians have become concerned over the growing “Islamization” of the country.

In recent months there have been controversies over a ban on the construction of a Taoist statue on Borneo Island and the destruction of Hindu temples by local authorities.

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Venki says:

Is the “Tuhan” in Negaraku and Rukun Negara the “Muslim God” or “Christian God”?

Can Christians sing the Selangor Anthem or Kedah state anthem where “Allah” is used?

Hope to get penjelasan from Jakim and Rais Yatim.

nkkhoo says:

Johor state anthem uses Allah for God. Non-Muslims like me are allowed to sing the anthem.

Why no fatwa to ban non-Muslims to use Allah in Johor?

Allah peliharakan Sultan
‘Nugrahkan dia segala kehormatan
Sihat dan ria, kekal dan makmur
Luaskan kuasa, menaungkan kami
Rakyat dipimpini berzaman lagi
Dengan Merdeka bersatu hati
Allah berkati Johor
Allah selamatkan Sultan

bhaskar says:

I think non-Muslim better don’t sing such anthems as they might be apprehended by those over-zealous Jakim enforcers.

hf tan says:

some folks who was assisted by “mau cari angpow” mentality always have fear of PAS. We leave it to events to unfold before our eyes as the tide for change is gaining momentm day by day.

nkkhoo says:

If the protesters are Perkasa and UMNO members, LGE will open his mouth to condemn them immediately.

Totally silence from DAP when the protesters are PAS members.

DAP is kowtow to PAS like MCA kowtow to UMNO.

Venki says:

When in Malaysia, non malays will gain nothing talking about malay issues pertaining to their religion.

I am not a muslim, I shall leave it to the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak to debate with Umno and PAS on the use of Allah as Tuhan.

nkkhoo says:

When Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaya to form Malaysia, Allah already used by the Christians in East Malaysia.

Banning the usage of Allah in Christian community in East Malaysia is against the points of agreement with Sabah and Sarawak.