Malaysia: High Court Ruling Allows Christians to Use Word ‘Allah’

Following a legal battle that dragged on for more than a decade, Malaysia’s High Court has allowed the use of Islamic words including “Allah” by Christians and other non-Muslim communities in the country.

The court on March 10 ruled that non-Muslims can use “Allah” for God as well as “Kaabah” (Islam’s holiest shrine in Mecca), “Baitullah” (house of God) and “solat” (prayer) for religious and educational purposes including prayers, publications and religious services.

The ruling overturned a ban by the Malaysian government on Christians using “Allah” in an apparent move to favor Islamic radical groups.

Source: UCANews

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