Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Contesting sectarian monopoly of 'Allah' term

In its online edition, The Sun reported the editor of Catholic Church weekly The Herald, Rev. Lawrence Andrew as saying that "the use of the word 'Allah' to refer to God among Christians has been widely practised for generations in many countries and it is not meant to offend or confuse the Muslims". malaysiakini also reported Aliran, a multiethnic social reform movement in Malaysia, as observing and opining that "the term ‘Allah’ has been used for centuries without any problem or confusion" and "it has been the common term used by Muslims and Christians alike in the Arab world to refer to God". According to another report in malaysiakini, "a Sabah church has sued the government and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in his capacity as internal security minister for not allowing the import of Christian literature from Indonesia containing the word ‘Allah’". The Malay/Indonesian-language Bible is also available online for free.

M' sia to proscribe Encyclopaedia Britannica ?


Blogger Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

Let God be God
Do not on His name hog
Don't be a spanner in a cog
Don't be trapped by own fog

Blessed Merry Christmas &
Jolly Happy New 2008 (Leap) Year To All!

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng
Tue. 25th Dec. 2007.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Aidi Rahimi Ibrahim said...

It is a Great Honour if Everybody believe in ALLAH. Perhaps one day everybody will!!! Alhamdullillah.

3:38 AM  
Blogger ryan said...

aidi, u must be a religious fanatic. better get out of here.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Aidi Rahimi Ibrahim said...

ryan, thanks for the respond. better get use to use name ALLAH
WORLDWIDE. maybe, the world is changing. do not worry, ryan. PEACE!

3:15 AM  

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