Jan 3, 2010

Malaysia Court Decision vs The Truth - Name of Allah

By Agence France-Presse, Updated: 12/31/2009

Malaysia court rules Catholic paper has right to use 'Allah'
Malaysia's high court ruled Thursday that a Catholic paper had the right to use the word "Allah" after a long-running dispute between the government and the weekly in the Muslim-majority nation.

Malaysia's high court ruled Thursday that a Catholic paper had the right to use the word "Allah" after a long-running dispute between the government and the weekly in the Muslim-majority nation.

The ruling overturns the government's controversial threat to cancel The Herald's annual publishing permit.

http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3770686


By Agence France-Presse, Updated: 1/2/2010
Malaysian Muslim activists oppose 'Allah' ruling
Muslim groups in Malaysia have voiced opposition to a court ruling allowing a Catholic paper the right to use the word "Allah", and said Saturday they plan to demonstrate.
Muslim groups in Malaysia have voiced opposition to a court ruling allowing a Catholic paper the right to use the word "Allah", and said Saturday they plan to demonstrate.
Malaysia's high court ruled Thursday that the Herald weekly had the right to use the word "Allah" after a long-running dispute between the government and the paper in the Muslim-majority nation.
The Herald has been using the word "Allah" as a translation for "God" in its Malay-language section, but the government argued "Allah" should be used only by Muslims.
The court ruled the Catholic paper had the "constitutional right" to use the word 'Allah', declaring the government's ban on the word "illegal, null and void". Government lawyers have not yet decided whether to appeal.
Muslim groups have opposed the ruling.
"The court decision is not right and we are planning to hold a major demonstration to protest this," Syed Hassan Syed Ali, secretary general of Malay rights group Pribumi Perkasa told AFP.
He and 50 other Malay activists held a small protest over the ruling outside a central mosque Friday.
"We fear that the court victory will mean that Christian missionaries will now use the word, confusing (the identity of) Muslims and undermining religious harmony," he said.
Federation of Malay Students' Association advisor Reezal Merican said although the court decision had to be respected, the government needed to appeal it.
"We want to live in peace with all religions here but the word Allah has traditionally in Malaysia been used to represent the Muslim God, which is different from Christianity, and this must be addressed," he told AFP.
Northern Perak state mufti Harussani Zakaria was also critical of the verdict, calling it "an insult to Muslims in this country," according to the influential Malay-language Utusan Malaysia newspaper.
The Herald is printed in four languages, with a circulation of 14,000 copies a week in a country with about 850,000 Catholics.
The court case was among a string of religious disputes that have erupted in recent years, straining relations between Muslim Malays and minority ethnic Chinese and Indians who fear the country is being "Islamised".

http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3772256
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After reading the news above, I started to think...

Is it true, the name of Christian God is Allah? Is it Jesus is really a God to Christian ? Was it clearly mentioned in the bible the name of God is Allah ? If Allah the God mentioned in bible then who is Jesus actually ? Is it in the trinity, name of Allah was mentioned as the God. Who is really the God now to the believer, Allah or Jesus ?

Or if Jesus is the son of God as always claimed by bible, why the son and the father have name from difference dialect ? The son have the english name and the father have an arabic name. Jesus is in english by adding the J in front of Iēsus and Allah is from arabic word.

Then, how can human translate a name into a pronoun ? Allah is a name and God is a Pronoun.

As stated in the last sermon of our beloved Prophet Muhammad pbuh (s.a.w)

This day the disbelievers despair of prevailing against your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me (Allah)! This day have I perfected for you your religion and fulfilled My favor unto you, and it hath been My good pleasure to choose Islam for you as your religion (Surah 5, Ayah 3).

The question is, how could a group of man in court changed what already stated by Allah through prophet Muhammad s.a.w and also changed what already stated in Al Quran ? Clearly stated " and it hath been My good pleasure to choose Islam for you as your religion ".

If Allah clearly informed Islam as the chosen religion, how can other religion claimed Allah is the name of the God in that religion ? Beside, in the religion's book itself never mentioned that the religion is the choice of Allah.- http://islambrowser.blogspot.com/search/label/THE%20LAST%20SERMON

Are they knows Islam better than Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. ?

From another reading i have found the narration as below

Allah: Allah is the proper name in Arabic for The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. It is used by the Arab Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew; 'Allaha' in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus). The word Allah does not have a plural or gender. Allah does not have any associate or partner, and He does not beget nor was He begotten. SWT is an abbreviation of Arabic words that mean 'Glory Be To Him.'

The question is, is it Allah as the court approval to be used by Christian in Malaysia does not beget nor begotten. Jesus ( actually not the real name of the prophet) claimed for a long time as son of God by Christians. Is it the God here same as God as believed by muslim and as stated in Quran. Allah in Islam is the God who does not beget children and He is not begotten not as believed and stated in Bible which have the trinity concept (Jesus is the son of God) . So another question, How could the two difference features of God can share the same name ? ( Allah is a name in Islam, not a pronoun)

Another question, may be the last one, let say because of the weak of the law here, all the christian here started to call their god as Allah, how about Pope John Paul and all the christian at the Vatican city. Do Pope too will call his God as Allah . If yes, at last will stated in history that the new name of god in christian is from Malaysia court decision. Not from God order, not from bible or from the mouth of Jesus.

How about Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, are the herald will accept Prophet Muhammad as the last Prophet too after taking the Prophet Muhammad's God's name as their god's name ?

Hopefully they will re think about this because Allah is the name of god and always used or mentioned in every page of Quran but never been used even in single page of Bible.

Note from Wikipedia for Jesus name:
The name Jesus is derived from the Latin Iēsus, which in turn comes from the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs). The Greek is a Hellenized form of the Aramaic name Yēšua (ישוע), a short form of Hebrew Yehōšua (יהושע). Yehōšua (יהושע) is the name by which Moses called his successor as leader of the Israelites, known in English as Joshua; it means 'the Lord is salvation', or literally 'Yahweh saves'. There is a major discrepancy between the Hebrew and Muslim Arabic forms of this name, since the original Hebrew form of this name has the voiced pharyngeal `Ayin or `Ayn consonant at the end of the name (as does Christian Arabic يسوع yasū`), while the Muslim Arabic form عيسى `īsā has the `Ayn at the beginning of the name. For this reason, some claim the Arabic name Isa is related to the Biblical name Esau (which begins with a pharyngeal), but it is also similar in the vowels to the Aramaic version of Jesus, viz. Eesho (Aramaic forms of the name, however, still have the voiced pharyngeal `Ayn consonant at the end of the name).
http://islambrowser.blogspot.com/search/label/Isa%20%28Jesus%29%20a.s

Note for One God in Islam
SURAH AL-IKHLAS
سورة الإخلاص from Al-Quran
Comprised of four (4) ayahs.

The translation in English


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

1. Say (O Muhammad) He is Allah, the One clear of partners and similars.

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (1)

2. Allah is the One needed by all and He needs none.

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ (2)

3. He does not beget children and He is not begotten.

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ (3

4. And there is none, in any way, similar to Him.

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (4)

http://www.aicp.org/islamic-information

This all the question came into my mind after reading the news of the court decision.

World seek for peace but honesty is still something that unspoken.
-rb

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