ALLAH Issue Re-Visited
I was compelled to write this article in response to a question posed by a blogger in Malaysia Today People’s Portal(English Section). The question is simple: ‘Why should the Muslims be INFURIATED by the ‘Allah Ruling’ in the High Court?’. I would like to share with visitors to this https://warisantmk.wordpress.com/ the article as follows.
THE MUSLIMS, when they perform their 5-times per day SOLAT, will not miss reading, in Arabic, verses meaning this, ‘Verily, my solat, my spiritual purification, my life and my death are all for the sake of Allah, the God of the Universe’. Meaning, Allah, the God Almighty, is the MOST CENTRAL part of the life of Muslims, including the Malays.
Whilst, central to the Muslims ARTICLE OF FAITH is the acceptance of the ONENESS of Allah, the ONLY God of the Universe, and the ONLY God worthy of being worshipped. To the Muslims, to associate any other dieties, persons or anything else with Allah, the Almighty God, is the GREATEST SIN any human being can commit. Infact, according to Islamic teachings, Allah, the Almighty God, may forgive ALL sins of human being, EXCEPT for those who associated PARTNERS with Allah.
To the Muslims, the MISGUIDED CHRISTIANS have brought PARTNERS to Allah, by ‘introducing’ the concept of TRINITY, a concept which indirectly put into question the GREATNESS OF ALLAH, as if Allah, the God Almighty, still requires other entities such as SON-OF-GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT to rule and administer the Universe.
To the Muslims, the name ALLAH is not the universally accepted name used by the Christians in their own HEARTLANDS, places like Rome, European countries, and countries of North and South America. Even at the Vatican, the World Capital of Roman Catholicism, the name ALLAH is not uttered by the POPE in their daily, weekly or other services.
Against such background, the Muslims in Malaysia believe that the Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia is ‘adopting’ the name Allah as a STRATEGY to propogate Christianity among the Muslims, by trying to CONFUSE them by using similar name ALLAH for Christian God. And the Muslims believe that they have the RIGHTS to be infuriated by such OVERTURES.
Nevertheless, the Muslims only voiced out their displeasures in mosques, after the Friday Solat gatherings, which they have ABSOLUTE RIGHT to do. All were under control. But, its beyond the ability of either the Government or UMNO and Malay NGOs to make sure that certain Muslim elements may not be able to hold their anger, in advance of the Court of Appeal procedures.
But… I wonder whether the Muslims would be able to hold their ANGER much further, if the Court of Appeal eventually uphold the decision of the lower High Court.