The Sultan of Selangor has expressed his shock and regret, and the Sultan is very disappointed over the statement made by DAP’s Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng about using the word “Allah” in the Malay version of bible.
It was reported that, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had called for an emergency meeting with members of the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council (MAIS), Selangor mufti as well as high-ranking officials of MAIS and Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) on Jan 6 over the matter.
Mais secretary Datuk Mohd Misri Idris said in a statement Tuesday that, “The Sultan of Selangor has made a decision and decreed that the word Allah is a sacred word specific for Muslims and prohibited to be used by any non-Muslim religion in Selangor as stated in a fatwa and gazetted on Feb 18, 2010.”
I am very proud and happy to know that the Sultan of Selangor is a very good leader who we can trust to protect the word Allah from being used by the non-Muslim to refer to their gods.
I am very sad but not surprised on PAS president, Haji Hadi Awang’s and PKR’s Anwar Ibrahim’s stand on the issue.
After all, I do not think that the opposition parties understand Article 3(1) and 11(4) of the Federal Constitution.