This week, my second letter to the editor, also got published in the local newspaper, Daily Times. But this time they made a cartoon about it too ;).
What’s in a name?
My God, your God — they are the same God whether one believes this or not, so what is in a name? Allah is the Arabic name for God and has always been used by Arabic-speaking Muslims, Jews and Christians without any problem. We, the Christians and Muslims, both believe in the same God so why can we not both call him by the same name? However, this has become an issue in Malaysia where the court has ruled against non-Muslims using the name ‘Allah’.
This is very sad because, once again, we are making a mountain out of a molehill at a time when the Muslim ummah is already going through the wringer. This might be Malaysia’s personal or political matter but it is only portraying us Muslims as angry people who cannot stand other people using the word ‘Allah’.
Link: What's in the name ?
Previous letter : Lift the ban on the Qingqi.