Bar Council threatened with action over online Allah poll

SHAH ALAM, March 12 — The Bar Council may face legal action from the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) for holding an online poll on the use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims in their publications.

Mais chairman Datuk Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said they were consulting their legal advisors on what action can be taken.

Mohamad said the word Allah was only for Muslims and the policy had been gazetted by the Non Muslim Religious Enactment 1988 and the Bar Council should adhere to the ruling.

He said it was wrong for non-Muslims to use the word Allah in their publications and they could face legal action under the enactment.

Two polls seeking public views on the use of Allah is currently being conducted on the Bar Council website.

The poll are “Does any one race e.g Muslims have an exclusive right to use the word ‘Allah’?” and “Should The Herald and other religious publications be allowed to use the term ‘Allah’?”

So far over more than 1,000 people have responded and the majority have voted that there was no exclusive right to the word and other publications should be allowed to use Allah.

Datuk Mohamad Adzib said the ban on the use of the word for non Muslims was to prevent confusion among Muslims on the concept of one God as Allah.



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3 responses to “Bar Council threatened with action over online Allah poll

  1. upko1

    It looks the word ‘Allah’ would soon have to be deleted from every non-Muslim’s vocab

    Whether this is really “Allah’s” intention – we need to check!

    Otherwise, hounding men would soon keep “Allah” in wraps.

    Holly Crap!

  2. Pawana

    I dont know whether the christian in Arab countries using the ‘Allah’ or not? Also need to be checked. The ‘Allah’ has been used since the first translation of Bible in bahasa Indonesia or Malaysia. So why now its become an issues….. How about our neighbour countries, what is their opinion/point of view/belief etc? Or only the Malaysian muslims have the issues……But it doesnt bother me….love you enemy….

  3. upko1

    Please go to this website and knowing that word All used by christian arabs for centuries. Thanks Pawana 4 ur comment

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