USE of Word ALlah

Media Statement

USE OF WORD “ALLAH”

We refer to our previous statement dated 22 November 2009 pertaining to the above matter. Biro Pemahaman dan Pemantapan Agama (BIPPA), Parti KeADILan Rakyat once again would like to affirm our view on the issue.

It is our view that the wish of the non-Muslims to call their God as “Allah” is a positive turn of events and should respectably be recognized. There is no necessity for any faction in the society to take advantage of the current circumstances and turn the dispute into a narrow political propaganda to show off as if they are really the champion and guardian of Islam in this country.

Certainly, we view this phenomenon as a manifestation of the inherent human nature to reckon that this universe is undoubtedly the creation of Allah.

If indeed thou ask them who it is that created the heavens and the earth, they would be sure to say: “Allah.” … (Az Zumar 39:38)

It is without doubt that to worship and glorify Allah as the God is a fundamental right of every person. This is parallel to the provision of the Federal Constitution, Article 3(1) which guarantees the status of Islam as the Official Religion of the Federation while at the same time concedes that other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony. Unmistakably, it is also consistent with the recently affirmed Declaration of Understanding of the Pakatan Rakyat.

Additionally, we are of the opinion that the strive to advocate virtues and prevent misdeeds (amar makruf nahi mungkar) will be eased. Allah says:

Say: “O people of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If then they turn back, say: ye! “Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s will).” (Ali Imran 3:64)

Therefore, to maintain harmony and peace it is crucial for all parties to resolve the conflict by encouraging the culture of interfaith discourse with the highest level of maturity and wisdom. Allah commands:

Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth, best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. (An Nahl 16:125)

And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation) unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say “We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our God and your God is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam).” (Al Ankaboot 29:46)

PROF DR MUHD NUR MANUTY
Biro Pemahaman & Pemantapan Agama
Parti KeADILan Rakyat
06 Januari 2010

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2 responses to “USE of Word ALlah

  1. shortermarvin

    The Holy Bible is a book of fantasies about the Messiah Jesus a man who was crucified by the pen. Who know more about a man murder then the men who committed the murder? Can you not see all the detail in the murder? To this day no man can give a full detail about a man life except “Lord God”. The Christians and the Jews over plotted in stealing information out of {The Koran with Parallel Arabic Text}.Can you not see that they are fantasizing about “Allah Almighty God” the World Greatest Most High Exalted Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Who did not take the form of a mortal man? This is but one of their fantasies, to clean you of your sins. All “Allah” need say is Be, & it is. People, (The Koran) is “Heaven”, and in Heaven you will find “God”, who lives in Heaven? Also you will find “Paradise” the home of the African-Americans who is the Israelites & Egyptians (Muslims) the faithful servants of Lord God. And the fire that surrounds “Paradise” is the Holy Bible of damnation. The tree that God had commanded you to keep away from He is the Forgiving One, the Merciful God. Allah, we submit this seeking Your divine mercy

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