Bism e Allah al Rahman al Raheem
(In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate and The Most Forgiving)
“Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: ‘Our Lord is Allâh!’ For had it not been that Allâh checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allâh is mentioned much, would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allâh will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allâh is All-Strong, All-Mighty.”
We are the Muslims of the World!
We are the Worshippers of the Most Compassionate and Unique Creator of All in the Universe, - We call Him 'Allah'!
We are pained at the reprehensible acts of
vandalism by the hooligans on some Churches in
The basis of this World Muslim Statement of Solidarity with Christians of Malaysia is the Quran, which 1.6 billion Muslims of the world consider as the Word of Allah. We are inspired by the eternal example of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (PBUH) who laid the foundation of the modern civilization set the model of religious tolerance and humanism in the Muslim lands for nearly 1500 years which other civilizations have yet to compare with in 21st century.
It is a matter of great celebration for Muslims that Christians of Malaysia want to address their God as Allah! It is well known that Christian Arabs in the Middle-East have traditionally called God, Allah. Even Jesus Christ addresses God as Allah in Aramaic! Christians can call their God by any other name it is their prerogative.
And we respectfully and with great sincerity urge the Malaysian people and their Government to reconsider their position on this issue. And whatever theological dispute they may have it should be resolved without any acts of disrespect to churches or endangerment towards their Christian neighbors.
First of, according to the Word of Allah, Christians and Jews are the spiritual brethren of Muslims as referred in Holy Quran as 'alhe Kitab' or 'People of the Book'. Because of that a Muslim man is free to marry a Christian woman and Jewish woman without her having to convert to Islam and she can continue to practice her Christianity while raising Muslim children as a full member of that Muslim house-hold.
Indeed, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself
allowed Christians to pray in his own mosque in
Second Caliph, Umar Ibn Khattab (RA), was so
careful in his respect for the
Today, we all know, that there is intense resentment in the Muslim world due to crimes against humanity perpetrated upon the hundreds of thousands of Muslims from Sabra and Shatilla to ‘Safe Heavens’ of Bosnia to occupation and devastation of Baghdad to bombing of Gaza and Kabul by unrepentant and remorseless forces of so called 'Christianity'. With no recognition or apology for their crimes and not a single person ever convicted by the so called 'Christian' countries for mass-murder of Muslims.
Despite that justifiable revulsion at the criminals who claim to be 'Christians', we urge you, in the name of
Allah the Most Compassionate and Most Forgiving, not to prolong this irrelevant
and irreverent controversy and risk your fair reputation as one of the most tolerant and beautiful Muslim countries
in the world. Indeed,
Islam is the only religion in the world that accords equal reverence to central figures of other religions as it does to central figures of its own. For example there is an entire chapter (number 19) in Qu'ran named after Mother Mary, and the verses on all the prophets of Old Testament and New Testament. No other religion can claim such a high level of tolerance, even today as does the Latest Testament: Quran! And this tolerance is not some diplomatic pretext but because it is part of our faith as commanded by Allah and demanded by Muhammad (PBUH). Throughout history, Muslims have accorded full rights to Christian, Jewish, Hindu and every other religious community living in Muslim lands, - always allowing non-Muslims to follow their own laws in their religious matters and in their secular matters and exempting them from military duties and taxes.
By contrast, no Muslim country has treated its
minorities like violently intolerant Hindus have in independent
No responsible Muslim , as individual or
institution, has bombed civilian populations as
Muslims are incomparably humane people, always peaceful, tolerant and virtuous to a fault because they are the only people who take the Word of Allah, The God of Bible and Jesus, seriously. Muslims encourage and recognize others to take their religion seriously too. So that, as human being, others can behave ethically and retain their integrity when no one is watching but Allah! For Muslims, Islam is a serious matter of faith and correct behavior, not just an identity and a slogan but a faith in sincere action and daily practice.
Islam is the happy synthesis of Judaism and Christianity and Qu'ran is the synopsis of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Indeed the Qur'an is the Latest Testament!
That is why Muslims are the most peaceful and forgiving people in the history of mankind and continue to be so despite intense provocation that comes from the so called ‘Christian’ countries and despite what has been done to Muslims and their children in their own lands by invading ‘Christian’ armies and their paid mercenaries.
We salute Malaysian Muslims and Malaysian culture for its great tolerance and acceptance of Hindus, Buddhist and Christians.
We urge Malaysians to not sully your great reputation by a silly controversy over the name of Allah!
Allah on any lips sounds as sweet.
Therefore we love Malaysian Muslims but we love Malaysian Christians too for risking their well being to be able to call their God-head: Allah!
What is more beautiful?
It is the beauty of Malaysian Muslims that has inspired Malaysian Christians to invoke the name of Allah!
Let them have Allah.
To Christian of Malaysia and any Christian minorities in a Muslim country we are with you in all sincerity and love.
As the signatories of this Statement, we stand in full solidarity with Christians of Malaysia and with the Malaysian Supreme Court in recognizing the inalienable right of Malaysian Christians to articulate their religious expression in any way they deem fit for their faith.
As Quran guides us Muslims: ‘Unto them their religion and unto us our religion!’
'There is no compulsion in religion.'
Allah is All love!