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As Salaam Alaikum.
I am a lawyer friend of yours. There has been some criticisms in the internet lately regarding a government decision not to allow a Catholic magazine to use the expression "Allah" in their magazine.
I am suggesting that you put up the following note in your blog so that the public knows what the legal position is in regard to this matter. Just say that the opinion is given by a senior lawyer, without mentioning my name.
"The Minister is correct in preventing the use of the expression "Allah" in the Catholic magazine. There are laws in most states in Malaysia which provide that certain Arabic/Islamic expressions cannot be used pertaining to a non-Islamic religion.
In Selangor, this law is called THE NON-ISLAMIC RELIGIONS (CONTROL OF PROPAGATION AMONGST MUSLIMS) ENACTMENT 1988.
Altogether 35 words/expressions are mentioned in the law, including the word "Allah".
It is to be borne in mind that these laws are State Civil Laws (in contrast to State Syariah Laws), and these laws apply to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
These laws are passed pursuant to Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution.
I for one agree totally with the Deputy Minister of Internal Security Johari Baharom and my lawyer friend for it is simply not only ridiculous for any Kaffir to go about pretending to worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala when in actual reality they don't!
Being condescending is one thing but for us Muslims to just go along with the Christian missionaries attempts to subtlely infuse seeds of doubts and confusion amongst the masses as to the covert agenda of proselytizing their beliefs amongst the ignorant ones in society will be an act of irresponsibility and punishable in the Hereafter for not protecting our faith's principles of not associating anything else with Allah. Period.
This is the reason why the Malaysian authorities are right in nipping this menace in the bud and clear the confusion before it becomes an epidemic as what is taking place in the Arab world today.
As a Muslim, I detest any attempts by any Non Muslim to address his or her imagined deity to be that of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
Glory be to Ar Rahman, the One and Absolute from all these attempts by the Munafiqs and Musyriks amongst humankind who rebel against Him yet want so much to use His Name to be addressed for their imagined god.
I am being clear about where Allah's prohibition stands as to associating Him with anything else!
There's no 'if's, but's or maybe's as far as the matter of Aqeedah is concerned about His Supremacy above all else in the universe.
Any Muslim who goes along with agreeing to others especially the Kaffir's attempts to use the word 'Allah' for their imagined deity is an ignorant @ jahil and ought to repent and start learning as to the whole reality of his or her faith of Islam.
In the Holy Qur'an Chapter 112 Verses 1 to 4 , Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands:
- Say: He is Allah, the One!
- Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
- He begets not nor was begotten.
- And there is none comparable unto Him.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is commanding us Muslims to say that He is One!
He is the only Lord who is besought by all Mukmin's @ Believers.
To say that the Non Muslims devote their prayers to Him is a total fabrication and outward lie because they do not have faith in Allah Azza Wa Jalla as we Muslims believe in to the letter.
Imagined, misconstrued, beguiled ideas of what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala actually is and what the Kaffir's and Munafiq's @ Hypocrites imagine Him to be is wrong and Non Muslims ought to be honest enough to admit that.
I have read some blogs and websites questioning as to whether Muslims have the absolute rights to the word 'Allah'?
I say absolutely 'YES'!
I can't make way for anyone to go call their imagined deity 'Allah' when in reality they are not Muslims and don't believe in Allah as what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands us to !
You want to believe in Allah the Almighty, then by all means do so in the real sense. Not putting up an act or a sham!
No one's stopping anyone from claiming their birthrights to be a Muslim!
Be a Muslim properly and worship Allah honestly if you really mean it.
No need for anyone to go address something other than Allah and then use the term 'Allah' for their misguidance.
There's nothing for me to be shy about in defending the prohibition of misusing the word 'Allah' for the Christian's hidden agenda in breaking down the defense of a Muslim's Aqeedah bit by bit until such acts of Kufr becomes second nature to any Muslim worth his or her name in the true sense.
We can be fellow human beings and socially civil to each other but when it comes to the matter of faith, we need to be sincere and draw the line of not confusing the Haqq @ Truth from the Batil @ Falsehood.
Only those who are sincere to themselves will acknowledge my words to be the absolute truth and not misconstrue this article to be attacking the Non Muslims.
This is a matter concerning preserving the Truth from falling into misguidance.
Kaffir's need to be rational enough in realizing that Allah as what we Muslims believe in aren't what they believe their deities to be!
It's as straight forward as it can be.
How would you feel if your child goes and claims some other man as his or her natural father?
How would you feel if you in the position of Almighty Allah ( metaphorically speaking) who created everything yet your creation goes ahead and worships some other creation or imaginary deity or deities?
Allah the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful is so magnanimous that He allows certain tribes amongst mankind to still exist and keep on with their misguidance in the name of free choice but not without revealing to mankind His Supreme Constitution in the form of the Revelations of the Holy Al-Qur'an Al-Kareem!
To mankind has been sent 124,000 prophets and messengers over Time and yet here we have some quarters still recalcitrantly going about worshiping something other than Allah and claiming that they too have a right to address their deities as such?
The Malaysian Government especially the Islamic Affairs Department under the auspices of the Prime Minister's Office must make it absolutely clear that they will not allow such abuse to take place in this land.
If Arab Christians address their imagined deities as 'Allah' then their authorities have failed in their duties to stop that nonsense.
We don't hold sway over other nation's affairs and it is up to their respective Islamic authorities to do their jobs and stop the rot.
As far as Malaysia is concerned, we the Muslims here must stand firm against this affront to our faith and support the Internal Ministry in this prohibition.
If the Non Muslims have a wish to address their deity as 'Allah' than they are just shortchanging themselves of the Mercy of True God Almighty who is Allah Ar Rahman Al Kareem.
Come believe in Allah as you should and discover that He is the Only Creator who deserves to be worshiped in the true sense and not be mistaken for some other creation or imagined being.
'La haula wa la quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil adzhim bil sulthanik!'
Learn the meanings of this Ayatul Kursi.
It is the most powerful protective line of verses that Allah the Most Beneficient has revealed to us a protection against the evil forces that He has created as a check of balance between good and evil in this universe.
Recite these verses over anyone who has been possessed by evil whether by evil spirits or any other situation.
I have found it to be most effective in treating folks who have been charmed and as a result of their being weak internally and subjected to external manipulations by evildoers amongst us.
Those who wish to cleanse their homes and abodes from the djinns and iblis laknatullah will find the Ayatul Kursi most effective in ridding their residences from such evils. Insya Allah.
Come be practicing Muslims in the real sense and do not waste any more precious seconds of our remaining lives. Insya Allah.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Walillahil hamd!
Every human being is but the Child of Adam Alaihis Salam and no matter who you are right now, black, yellow, white or brown, you have the absolute right to be a Believer of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the real sense.
Don't short change yourself and go believing in something else.
Many people around the world are realizing the truth that is in Islam. It's not easy to change what one is or has become overnight.
Becoming a Muslim is a life changing experience and personal journey towards peace in one's heart and mind. Not many have a smooth transition. Some have faced death in their attempts to be a Believer and some have had supportive parents, friends and families.
Each person's struggle is unique and quite note worthy. Whatever it is, believe me when I say that Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows us best and He will reward or punish us accordingly.
Be sincere to ourselves and learn to accept the truth that There is No God but Allah and Muhammad is the Last Messenger of Allah.
Be a Muslim. I will teach you how. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as to how to go about it.
May Peace, Mercy and the Blessings of Allah be upon us all. Ameen.