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Malaysian court says only Muslims entitled to use the word 'Allah'

Monday, 23 June 2014 - 2:43pm IST | Agency: ANI

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A Malaysian court on Monday said that only Muslims are entitled to use the word 'Allah' in matters of religion.

According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, the court dismissed a bid by the Christian community to seek the right to use the word 'Allah', ending a legal battle that had escalated religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.

The Catholic Church had challenged a government ban on its long-time use of the word ' Allah'.

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