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A Catholic church in Malaysia which prays to Allah has prompted a court case over who can use the word.

Muslim leaders say Islam should be the only faith to use it, saying its use in other faiths could lead to confusion and conversions.

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Muslim leadership of Malaysia, BBC News 37 Comments [5/27/2009 5:58:04 AM]
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Submitted By: Technocrat
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Dear idiots, Allah means God, Chrisitians in the middle east used it long before Islam was founded.

5/27/2009 6:06:14 AM



Quick, someone trademark the word "God".

5/27/2009 6:11:46 AM

The Jamo

So if I use the word "allah" a lot, does that mean that the people who hear it will "convert" to atheism?

5/27/2009 6:21:15 AM

MK

Man, even the Muslim fundies don't understand their own words...

5/27/2009 6:34:38 AM

Horsefeathers

"A Catholic church in Malaysia which prays to Allah has prompted a court case over who can use the word."

Oh, good god. I can see it now, some jackass is going to try to trademark "God" or "Allah" to keep the heathens from using it.

"Muslim leaders say Islam should be the only faith to use it, saying its use in other faiths could lead to confusion and conversions."

Anyone that easily confused is certain to be a high priced commodity in the religion business, no doubt.

5/27/2009 6:37:16 AM

wackadoodle

So what the hell do arab christians call god?

5/27/2009 6:51:17 AM



Allah damnit this is stupid. I hope to Allah that this ends peacefully and correctly. Also, not doing a good job on convincing people you guys worship the same god, are ya?

5/27/2009 6:53:27 AM



Oh but the Muslims are SO peaceful and loving and non-confrontational and they JUST want to get along with everyone else.

5/27/2009 6:53:49 AM



Yes, people are so confused that they convert on the spot when someone says Allah. Never mind all the talk about Jesus. Nope! People there are just so gullible that they do that. I think this is more a case of trying to discriminate against a minority religion. Hey look! discrimination against christians! RR eat your heart out. Oh wait those are catholics, never mind.

5/27/2009 7:22:54 AM



Wait, why would a church in Malaysia, in a country where the official language is Malay and where God in Malay translates as Tuhan, use Allah, the Arabic word, as their translation of God? Who knows, maybe it is a sneaky way to admit that both religions worship the same God. In my opinion its a way to "cash in" on the major religion, by portraying yourself as the same. Maybe thats where the confusion might stem from.

Anyway, dont think this is fundie so mehed....

5/27/2009 7:39:29 AM

Mister Spak

Allah is MY invisible man!!! You can't talk to him!!

5/27/2009 8:28:50 AM

freako104

Allah means god you dumbfuck

5/27/2009 8:39:28 AM

Lucilius

Fuck Allah. So sue me.

@961559: I'd say it's because Islam predominates in Malaysia, so that's just the "divine" name people are already culturally accustomed to hearing.

5/27/2009 9:02:21 AM

arcturus

I'm no expert on Arabic, but I'm pretty sure that "al" means "the", and "lah" means "god".


5/27/2009 9:12:31 AM



@Lucilius:

So its understandable that some of the Muslim leadership may view this is some kind of sneaky way to manipulate people.

5/27/2009 9:21:30 AM

AuraTwilight

You can't claim ownership of a word, retard.

5/27/2009 9:32:46 AM



"Dear idiots, Allah means God, Chrisitians in the middle east used it long before Islam was founded. "

I don't think that's true. I think Christians started using that word under influence of their Arab / Muslim overlords. In many languages (inclusing Indonesian which is very close to standard Malay) 'Allah' is the defacto word for 'God' (although Tuhan is also used).

Regardsless, Muslims always make the claim that Allah is the same as the Christian God and that their words means the exact same. It's also their way of reassuring Christians that switching to Islam isn't really a switch. More of an 'upgrade'.


The hypocricy of these Malays is thick.

5/27/2009 9:33:04 AM

Osiris

Allah means God and you can't copyright a fucking word.

5/27/2009 10:04:27 AM

aaa

Excuse me, i seem to have warped into a british sitcom. Where's my multidimentionaly sciency thingy i used to get here?

5/27/2009 10:09:48 AM

draco_nite

@aaa
Are you talking about Doctor Who?

(pardon my idiocy)

5/27/2009 10:11:00 AM

werewolf

This is funny.

5/27/2009 10:20:29 AM

Grigadil

What's the Arabic for Flying Spaghetti Monster?

5/27/2009 10:59:18 AM

Antichrist

So every time I say "goddamnit" somebody converts to Christianity?

I guess I should stop.

5/27/2009 11:05:56 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"You can't use that word. We own it!"
Seeing as how Allah just means "God" anyway, which is itself confusing because it is just a proper noun version of the generic word "god" used to describe the divine superbeings of almost every religion...I'm going to have to suggest that if you are going to complain to anyone, complain to the people who decided to have a nameless god. (Or, rather, an effectively nameless god, because you aren't supposed to call him "Yahweh", lest you...I dunno, awaken him from his thousand year slumber of something).

5/27/2009 11:16:33 AM

Ken

Only the Spanish may worship Dios!

5/27/2009 11:24:05 AM
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