Saturday, 2 January 2010

Malay Muslim Groups and UMNO in Mourning: May Run Amok for "Loss" of Monopoly of ALLAH to Catholics in Malaysia

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Khir Toyo said that he is now in mourning, as a Muslim, for the loss of "Allah" to the Catholics. Read here for more

Malaysian version of Islam vs the Malaysian Federal Constitution

MUSLIM groups in Malaysia have voiced opposition to a court ruling allowing a Catholic paper the right to use the word 'Allah". They said on Saturday they plan to demonstrate.

"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.

Malaysia's high court ruled on Thursday that the Caltholic 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.

"Allah is a MUSLIM God" According to Mamak Reezal Merican

Federation of MALAY Students' Association Advisor, "Mamak" 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.

But renowned constitution law expert Abdul Aziz Bari joined the chorus of voices applauding High Court judge Lau Bee Lan's decision to overturn the Home Ministry's ban on the use of the word 'Allah' in the Malay language version of Catholic weekly The Herald last Thursday. Read here for more in Malaysiakini

The High Court's decision allowing a Catholic weekly publication to use the term 'Allah' must be governed by strict conditions, said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Read here for more

Umno Wanita chief/
Minister of Family, Women and Community Development, Shahrizat added that Wanita Umno has sought a meeting with Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Jamil Khir to discuss the matter.She stressed that the movement will champion and ensure that the place and position of Islam was not tarnished. "If need be, we will apply to meet the King," she said. Read here for more

The Prime Minister's Department, with the cooperation of the Home Ministry, will appeal against the Kuala Lumpur High Court's decision in allowing the Catholic weekly magazine The Herald, to use the word 'Allah' in its publication. Read here for more

Malaysiakini Readers' Comments

  • The Christian citizens in Sarawak have been using the word 'Allah' in their worship for ages as the local natives are all schooled in Bahasa Malaysia, thus the churches have to conduct their worship in BM, and the words, 'Allah', 'Maha Esa', etc, are often used. Even the name of the church is in BM - the Sidang Injil Borneo. Please be reminded that the Dayak natives are the majority and Malay Muslims constitute only about 20 percent of the population of Sarawak. I believe it is the same in Sabah. Also East Malaysians provide you 50 percent parliamentary seats, so don't bully us!

  • Umno has only one choice to make: Either they pursue the case in the Appeal Court and which we know they will win, and stand to lose an almost one million votes in the coming 13GE (general election), and most likely the two states in East Malaysia as well, or let the case be and move forward. Put your '1Malaysia' sloganeering where your mouth is. No more no less.

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Anonymous said...

All Rakyat Malaysia,
Another doomsday for Judge Lau Bee Lan, she will be transfer , or send to do something else for the court decision, meaning not complying to UMNO practice, "UMNO DIDAHULUKAN, PENYOKONG UMNO DIUTAMAKAN"
May Allah Bless You

ktteokt said...

A LOST AND FOUND notice on the Internet - "LOST - 1 ALLAH belonging to UMNO. Finders please contact UMNO HQ at PWTC Kuala Lumpur. Reward."

Anonymous said...

I read in one of the UMNO-supported blogs saying that Islam is the sole property of the Malays. He is wrong, Islam is a universal religion, just as Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism are universal religions. Where in the constitution was it stated that Allah cannot be used by others? The east Malaysians and the Sikhs have been using the word "Allah" for hundred of years. I doubt that Sabah and Sarawak would be willing to be part of Malaysia if it were known that they cannot use the word "Allah" in their worship of God. In so doing, have they insulted Allah and have the law being thrown at them? No, it did not happen for years since Independence, but only recently when UMNO were forced against the ropes by their opponents did they exploit the sanctity of Islam to sanction their misdeeds.

Religion is a very powerful tool and whoever controls it wrongly would bring untold misery for the masses. History is replete with many horrible atrocities, all committed in the name of religion. The decaying Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation, Hilter and many Islamic regime today all used religions as the basis for their justification to do harm.

Even before there is a Islam, the word Allah was used. Islam, Christianity and Judaism worship the same God so it doesn't matter what name is used for God. It can be interchangeable with the language that is being used. Christianity believe that the message of God should be transmitted in the local language unlike Islam Hadhari which wants its believers to imitate the Arabs. So like the east Malaysians who only speaks the local language, Allah has been in use for many years. Mahathir confirms this: "I accept the term 'Allah' had been used in Sabah and Sarawak before the two states joined Malaysia." For Christians who speak other languages such as English, Chinese or Tamil you don't find them referring to God as Allah because that was not the term of God in that particular language. Just like if we use the term "car" in English and "kereta" in Malay it doesn't mean that "car" is a horse and "kereta" is a buffalo. Both refer to a road vehicle with four wheels.

Was there anywhere in the Koran where the name of Allah is confined within the Islamic religion only? In fact the Koran states that it would be a confirmation of the greatness of God if other religion should refer him as Allah. Because "Allah" is the term for God in the Arabic language. In Islam Allah is unfathomable to the mind of mere mortals. Words are insufficient to describe the attributes of God. That's why there are 99 other names for Allah and still it would be wanting. Allah is all-powerful. It's only men who have inferiority complex who want to confine Allah in a gilded cage. As a Muslim one should be proud that other religion wants to use Allah as a term of reference.

Let's be frank about it. The Islam that is practiced in Malaysia is purely political Islam. It is about control and stupefying the masses into accepting man-made rules. UMNO which is so corrupt does follow the true dictates of Allah but only uses Islam to perpetuate their rule with cruelty and unIslamic methods. Religion is just a tool for them to silence any divergent views. Pity the Malays who do not see this subterfuge of UMNO. The Malay race will not progress for a thousand years with such siege mentality and inferiority complex until they throw off this yoke of UMNO bondage.

Anonymous said...

'his' ALLAH must be sadden by his declaration dat HE is ONLY own by malaysia malays < 20 juta !! sigh !

Anonymous said...

You can bet your last sen Khir Toyo actually mean he's in mourning for the loss of the Barisan Selangor State Government to Pakatan. In fact, he's been mourning since March '08.

Anonymous said...

he is in mourning because he cannot shift into his 24juta mansion laaaaa !