Row over what to call God rumbles on The High Court of Malaysia has passed a ruling allowing non-Muslims to use the term ‘Allah’ for God in their Malay-language worship services and literature. Professor Peter Riddell Muslims in Malaysia protesting against the use of ‘Allah’ for God by Christians On face value, this should appear uncontroversial, as Christians in that region have referred to God as ‘Allah’ for 400 years, including using the term in translations of the Bible into Malay. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.