Malaysia seeks to enhance ‘Allah’ utilization directive with Islamic scholars

The Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) lately held a meeting with Islamic scholars and non secular academics in an effort to develop a proposal aimed at bettering the executive directive on using the word ‘Allah.’ This move is obtainable in response to the order issued by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on June 5, which referred to as for the government to harmonise the present problem and place the use of the word ‘Allah’ in the proper context, bearing in mind national security, the benefit of the ummah, in addition to the place of the Malay Rulers as heads of Islam.
During the session, members were given the chance to supply suggestions to address the rising points surrounding the management and enforcement of related publications in Malaysia, whereas sustaining the present policy on the use of the phrase ‘Allah’. The findings from this session might be examined and formulated right into a proposal for the improvement of the new administrative directive, which is in a position to then be submitted to the Cabinet. This course of will keep in mind the policy choices of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia and the Conference of Rulers, both scheduled for 2023.
The KDN also supplied an in depth rationalization to the stakeholders concerning the government’s stance and commitment to coordinating the provisions of Islamic regulation for the sake of nationwide safety, the welfare of the ummah, and the place of the royal establishment. Limited might be held with different stakeholders, including key opinion leaders, state Islamic Religious Councils, and the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), in order to obtain holistic suggestions and coordination on the matter..

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