Malaysian Government and Catholic Church in High Court over ‘Allah’

Christian Today reports: “Malaysia’s high court began hearing legal arguments Monday over the use of ‘Allah”’by Christians as a translation for God. While the Catholic Church in Malaysia insists that the word ‘Allah’ is not exclusive to Islam and has been used by Christians and Muslims in Arabic-speaking countries for centuries, Senior Federal Counsel Datuk Kamaluddin argued otherwise, saying that the word is exclusive to Islam and that its sanctity must be protected.”

Which supports what I have said previously, that we shouldn’t expect Christian inclusivism to be appreciated by Muslims in interfaith dialogue.


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