‘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

  • Riders play with water as their horses are ridden into the surf at la Enramada beach (La Caleta) along the coastline on the Canary island of Tenerife yesterday during the annual pilgrimage marking the Saint Sebastian, considered the patron protector of animals against pests and disease. – AFP pic, January 21, 2015. Riders play with water as their horses are ridden into the surf at la Enramada beach (La Caleta) along the coastline on the Canary island of Tenerife yesterday during the annual pilgrimage marking the Saint Sebastian, considered the patron protector of animals against pests and disease. – AFP pic, January 21, 2015.
  • Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday. During the month-long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book. – Reuters pic, January 21, 2015. Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday. During the month-long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book. – Reuters pic, January 21, 2015.
  • A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida yesterday. The unmanned rocket blasted off with a next-generation communications satellite designed to provide cellular-like voice and data services to US military forces around the world. Picture taken using long exposure, about 40 miles from the launch pad. – Reuters pic, January 21, 2015. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida yesterday. The unmanned rocket blasted off with a next-generation communications satellite designed to provide cellular-like voice and data services to US military forces around the world. Picture taken using long exposure, about 40 miles from the launch pad. – Reuters pic, January 21, 2015.
  • A son of Lebanon A son of Lebanon's Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa (Abu Issa), rides a vehicle as he carries his father's rifle during his funeral in Arab-Salim, Lebanon yesterday. UN peacekeepers stationed in the Golan Heights along the Syrian-Israeli border observed drones coming from the Israeli side before and after an airstrike that killed several top Hezbollah figures, the UN said Monday. – Reuters pic, January 21, 2015.

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