'Allah' a journey, not controversy


Azly Rahman            

Only in Malaysia is the world perhaps witnessing a raging debate on who has the patent to the word ‘Allah’; simply translated as ‘the/that god.’ It seems to be a seasonal debate to get the political parties to wrestle over the linguistic or semiotic of the word; one that connotes and denotes "the Force of Divinity" that Man has attempted to understand, revere, love, and fear yet can never comprehend.


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'Allah' a journey, not controversy

Azly Rahman,

Only in Malaysia is the world perhaps witnessing a raging debate on who has the patent to the word ‘Allah’; simply translated as ‘the/that god.’ It seems to be a seasonal debate to get the political parties to wrestle over the linguistic or semiotic of the word; one that connotes and denotes "the Force of Divinity" that Man has attempted to understand, revere, love, and fear yet can never comprehend.


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