Ministry consults Islamic scholars, religious teachers on Allah issue

THE Home Ministry held an engagement session with Islamic scholars and religious teachers in parliament on Thursday in its effort to prepare a proposal to improve the administrative directive on the use of the word “Allah”.

The ministry said this is in line with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s order on June 5 for the government to place the use of the word Allah in the right context by taking into account national security, the benefit of the ummah, as well as His Majesty’s position and the position of other Malay rulers as heads of Islam.