The following 32 words and its derivatives (expressions) are prohibited to be uttered and/or published in any literature by non-muslims as enacted by law in Malacca by the state islamic authority, MAIM (Majlis Agama Islam Melaka).

Perkataan tersebut ialah firman Allah, ulama, hadis, ibadah, kaabah, kadi, Ilahi, wahyu, mubaligh, syariat, kiblat, haji, mufti, rasul, dan iman.

Selain itu ialah dakwah, solat, khalifah, wali, fatwa, imam, nabi, sheikh, akhirat, azan, al-Quran, al-Sunnah, hauliak, karamah, shahadah, masjid dan Baitullah.

Bagi ungkapan [expression] pula ialah Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Lailahaillallah, Walillahilhamd, Allahu Akbar, insya-Allah, Astaghfirullah Azim, Tabaraka Allah, masya-Allah, Lahaula Walaquata Illabillahil Azim, Assalamualaikum, Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi dan Auzubillah.

Full article here at TMI.


How on earth are non-muslims able to converse in their daily discourse with their malay friends if ‘some’ of these words are not allowed?

The baba-nyonya community in Malacca would have to re-invent their entire BM vocabulary just to fulfill their obligations to uphold this enactment.

And why so many words?

Is it because Malacca does not have a surviving royal lineage that MAIM can fall back onto as and when the need arises?

Hence, MAIM went over-board once and for all?