‘Allah’ is for all, says New York imam

BY LEE SHI-IAN AND LOW HAN SHAUN
January 21, 2015

‘Allah’ is for all, says New York imam The use of the word "Allah" should not be exclusively for Muslims, an Indonesian-American imam argued today, saying it was wrong and unacceptable. "Allah is God, and God is Allah. It is... Read more

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