His Holiness Younus AlGohar was asked to further elaborate on the issue of the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims in Malaysia. He also explains the root cause of ignorance among Muslims and gives the solution that has been decreed by the Quran.
- View His Holiness's original statement about the 'Allah' issue
- Read the news item on BBC
- Read Free Malaysia Today's article on the statement given by His Holiness Younus AlGohar
His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi's statement about the word, 'Allah' in The Religion of God (Divine Love):
Some people perceive, the word ‘Allah’ is a Muslim name for God. This is not true. Mohammad’s father’s name was Abd Allah, which predates Islam. The word ‘Allah’, even before Islam, has been used in mottos of all Prophets. After their creation, the first word the souls uttered was ‘Allah’. Adam’s soul also uttered, ‘Ya Allah’ before it entered his body. Some religions understand the truth behind this secret; therefore, they do not hesitate to use the word ‘Allah’ for God’s remembrance. Some others deprive themselves of the grace of the word ‘Allah’ due to doubts and reservations to its truthfulness.