(RNS) God as a source of peace would not want to be associated with a name-sharing squabble. The Arabic term “Allah” predates Islam, and Muslims have no ownership over it.
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(RNS) Muslims have no more of a monopoly on the term “Allah” than Jews have a monopoly on monotheism.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Many Malaysians are invoking the power of prayer to aid the massive multinational search operation for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared without a trace.
(RNS) A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled that the government violated her due process rights by putting her on the list without telling her why.
(RNS) “The usage of the word Allah is not an integral part of the faith in Christianity,” Chief Judge Mohamed Apandi Ali said in the ruling, which bans use of the word by non-Muslims.
(RNS) Malaysia’s latest ban on foreign entertainers who violate Islam came after authorities there canceled a 2012 concert by American singer Erykah Badu.
(RNS) The government’s response is the latest in a series of crackdowns on behavior deemed disrespectful of Islamic traditions and beliefs.
(RNS) The couple allegedly posted a photograph of themselves earlier in July, smiling at a roadside restaurant while eating pork stew with chopsticks.