Malaysia court rules non-Muslims cannot use “allah”

A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, even in their own faiths, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling.

    Using the word "allah" to explain who God is, will only lead to confusion.
Using the word “allah” to explain who God is, will only lead to confusion.

The appeals court said the term Allah must be exclusive to Islam or it could cause public disorder.
People of all faiths use the word Allah in Malay to refer to their Gods.

Christians argue they have used the word, which entered Malay from Arabic, to refer to their God for centuries and that the ruling violates their rights.

One Malaysian Christian woman said the ruling would affect the community greatly.
“If we are prohibited from using the word Allah then we have to re-translate the whole Bible, if it comes to that,” Ester Moiji from Sabah state told the BBC.

Source: The BBC.

My comment:

All Christians should use the word Elohim to explain who God is.  This Hebrew word is easy to pronounce. And this word display that God of Israel is plural. Father, Son and Holy Spirit is One God. Three in One, always in agreement.

“allah” is a singular word. It is an Arab linguistic word for “god”, but this deity is not God of the Bible. “allah” is for 99 per cent of us synonym with the “god” of the Koran. Surely a false “god”, and nothing but a desert demon that appeared to the false prophet Muhammad.

I will not encourage anyone to use the word “allah” to explain God of the Bible. Such an approach to truth, will only add to confusion. I make an exception for Arab Christians, who might find it useful to use “allah” in their approach to non-believing Arabs.

Written by Ivar

10 thoughts on “Malaysia court rules non-Muslims cannot use “allah”

  1. Thank you Ivar! The muslim god is satan, not our God. Our God is Love, their god loves killing and death, submission, women in burka’s, and torture. The muslim’s say that God has no Son. That is anit-christ. We must get it straight who God is. JESUS IS LORD, He is Love, Creator, Alpha and Omega, The beginning and the End, Almighty, I AM, Jealous, Eternal God, God of Hosts, Living God, Holy One of Israel, God of Heaven, Heavenly Father, unchanging, Longsuffering, Just, Impartial, foreknowing, truth, God of wrath and judgement. God gave His Son to die for you and for me as a free “gift” and we are promised eternity for just believing and accepting this gift of God, Jesus. . For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves’ it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8&9. The god of Islam can’t do that. Satan was created by God and he will be judged and put in the lake of fire. Make sure you worship the right God-Jesus because after you die you can’t change your mind.

    1. Dear Nannette

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Thanks for blessing me. It is true. The “god” behind Islam is Satan. This evil ideology reject that God has a begotten Son, eternally God, and equally God as the Father.

      If you believe in Elohim, you believe in a plural God. Most religious Jews, believe in the Messiah. They are waiting for Him to come and rescue them. I always tell them that The Messiah has been here before, and that He is about to return. This is the truth.

  2. “Allah” is the name muhamad’s family used for the chief diety of the 360 dieties they worshipped. On recent archaeology finds discovered that Allah is actually the name of the moon-god from Mesopatamia.  On statues of the moon-god show “crescent-moons” carved on the chest of the moon-god. The “crescent-moons”  is used by many Mulsim nations as a symbol of their religion as seen on national flags etc. Neil  

  3. Yes! And Yes! This is important. Our God is not Allah, the name of a desert demon. He has actially a name: YHVH! The God of Abrahsm, Isac and Jacob

  4. Like Rebecca said,

    Psa 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

    Allah is a word for God, not His name.

  5. The article from the BBC states,

    “People of all faiths use the word Allah in Malay to refer to their Gods.”

    It should say with a small “a”,

    People of all faiths use the word allah in Malay to refer to their Gods.

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