Archive for the ‘Academic Discussion’ Category

Allah is Not a Personal Name

November 8, 2009

You might be interested to read this post found in KrisisPraxis Blog LINK

“Perhaps conceding that on Muslims have a right to use the word Allah results from a misunderstanding of Arabic grammar, that is, the view that Allah is a personal name. Allah, as such, refers solely to the individual Supreme Being whom Muslims (and no other believers) worship…”


Malays Denied of Religious Freedom Enshrined in Article 11 of Federal Constitution

April 28, 2008

Raja Aziz Addruse: Let’s have certainty in this law
NEW STRAITS TIMES Sunday, 27 April 2008

KAMARIAH Ali, one of the followers of the Sky Kingdom sect led by Ayah Pin, was convicted of apostasy by the Terengganu Syariah Court on Feb 17, 2008.
Her long and futile legal struggle highlights the need to seriously address the constitutional issue of the right of Muslims to freedom of religion.

Kamariah had years earlier been convicted of deviant practices in the syariah court and sentenced to 20 months’ jail. Her appeal against the conviction was dismissed but her sentence was suspended on condition that she appear before the Kadi’s Court every month for three years to declare her repentance. (more…)

The Subashini Case: Implications and Impact

February 8, 2008

The Subashini Case: Implications and Impact

By Ms Crystal Kuek 

On 27 December 2007, the Federal Court delivered an important judgment in regards to the appeals of Subashini and Saravanan. The three-man panel made a 2-1 decision against Subashini based on legal technicality, thus dismissing her appeal to restrain her husband from converting their children to Islam and also to prohibit her husband from commencing or continuing proceedings in the Syariah Court with respect to dissolution of marriage and custody of children. Nevertheless, the landmark rulings have left a mixture of positive implications and a negative impact on Malaysia.