Man named 'god' asked to change his name

We suggest the name change to avoid an interpretation that could lead to idolatry, besides, the name ‘Tuhan’ is unseemly from a religious point of view

 

A man named ‘Turhan’ which means ‘God’ from the Banyuwangi district in Indonesia has been asked to change his name by the ‘The council of Muslim scholars, Indonesia’ or risk being denied social service.

The photo of an identity card belonging to a 42, year old ‘Turhan’ was posted online with the caption ‘God does not exist’

Bukhori Abdussomad, Chief of the council urged Tuhan to change his name or add the prefix ‘Abdu’ which would translate to ‘Servant of God’.

“We suggest the name change to avoid an interpretation that could lead to idolatry, besides, the name ‘Tuhan’ is unseemly from a religious point of view,” Abdussomad said.

He urged authorities to suspend Tuhan’s identity card and halt social services for him until he changed his name.

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