Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 230304 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

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MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#163119 Feb 12, 2013
uhuh wrote:
the sole reason why some muslims object to Arab-speaking christians using the name Allah is because they view christians as blaspheming the name
e.g. when reciting "Bismi Allah al-Ab wal-Ibn wal-Ruh al-Quds"
they should've just use "Bismi YHWH al-Ab wal-Ibn wal-Ruh al-Quds"
or better yet, "Bismi Jesus al-Ab wal-Ibn wal-Ruh al-Quds"
I Think the "still shorter" Version could be "In the name of St. Paul"!!

Then you need not say anything else, it would be self inclusive and self conclusive and very straightforward!!
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#163120 Feb 12, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again, you don't understand what you read.
John, do you really know why you are a Christian?

I will tell you. Because you understand nothing.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#163121 Feb 12, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Your post shows God is plural.
http://www.inthenameofallah.org/Jinn%20&%...
You are right, It is plural, but this is a plural of Respect and not Plural of Numbers.

Every Eastern language has this Plural of Respect.

Some how Western Languages lack these Plural of Respect (but it is still used in Royal Decrees....We have decided such and such).

That is why these literal minded Western Translators of Eastern language scriptures got confused.

They should have first checked with some one who is proficient in Eastern languages.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#163122 Feb 12, 2013
Shamma wrote:
Allah created jinn devils before he created humans..
No.

Allah created Jinns. One became the Devil after he disobeyed God.

This Devil's colleagues were called Demons and they knew Jesus better. ;)

I think Jesus, who was Satan's buddy in the wilderness, had planted them with Satan's help among some Israelites, so that he could show some weird miracles of driving them out, later.

How come there were no demons before Jesus in Israel?

Do you seriously believe that demons were living in men and women?
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#163123 Feb 12, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right, It is plural, but this is a plural of Respect and not Plural of Numbers.
Every Eastern language has this Plural of Respect.
Some how Western Languages lack these Plural of Respect (but it is still used in Royal Decrees....We have decided such and such).
That is why these literal minded Western Translators of Eastern language scriptures got confused.
They should have first checked with some one who is proficient in Eastern languages.
Thanks for clarifying that, MUQ.

That kind of beautiful language cannot be found in the crude Greek language, unfit for any Scripture.

That is why one mostly sees "I and my" in the Christian Bible.

We see the word 'We' ONLY once in John 21:24 "This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true."

I have not yet seen the word "We' anywhere else in the gospels.

Salaams
BMZ
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#163124 Feb 12, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
Only the Catholic Church has the authority to talk for God. The Catholic Church is Emanuael, God with us. We are know taught by God!
rabbee: if only they knew the difference, between talking for G-D, or talking as a g-d. when it becomes obvious the catholic church, is not in charge of this world either. no matter how much they also, want to look as if in charge.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163126 Feb 12, 2013
MAAT wrote:
<quoted text>
pff you really should read the Aetate.
The link is given, for the comparison with isam.
We are getting the desert when we are dead.
The reward of heaven was what is was about, right.
It realy makes me wonder how that negotion went!
LOL....
I tihnk it a typing error MAAT!!

What the "holy" church meant in Nostra Aetate from his holiness Pope Paul VI on 28 October 1965 was:

"3. The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,(5) who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their DESSERTS (!!!!!!!!! to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and FASTING.

(BECAUSE WE KNOW MANY WILL BE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY ON THAT DAY!!!!!!!!!)LOL..
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163127 Feb 12, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
About the "I am he":
The above just tells us that Jesus convinced the man that he was the 'son of man' or the man, who had helped him. That is all there is to it in above passage.
Everyone was a 'son of man' back then. The term simply meant man.
Jesus had not said to him, "I am God".
Thanks, bro!
I have already given SKEPTIC Shamma STONES a lesson on Ben Adam or bani/banu adham..!
The question is skeptic..bani or bint?
Salaams.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#163128 Feb 12, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no Holy or Unholy Trinity when Jesus was preaching his message.
It was once again Holy or Unholy Roman catholic Church which inserted this Trinity into Christianity.
Jesus had no part in it and he is not involved in the Trinity business, Holy or Unholy.
What our prophet did in 7th century was to remove all cobwebs and showed jesus in the true light in which he was. A righteous prophet of God, born without any human father to virgin Mary.
No God, no God in human form, no Word turning into flesh.... no plain and simple human. A prophet of God like many before him.
I am sure Holy or Unholy Roman Catholic Church did not like that very much.
But truth can not be withheld, because it will hurt the ego or sensitivities of Roman Catholic Church, can it?
rabbee: "(and G-D said, "let US make Adam in OUR IMAGE, after OUR LIKENESS, they shall rule over the fish in the sea, the birds of the sky, and over the animal, the whole
earth, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. so G-D created Adam in HIS IMAGE, in The Image of G-D HE created HIM; male and female HE created them.G-D blessed them, and G
-D said to them, "be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it: and rule over the fish in the sea, the bird of the sky, and every living thing that moves on the earth. ")"

well excuse me! but none of this, seems in the usual way. as for anyone else on earth. Adam i never born, in the same manner as everyone else.

no matter how much, the false name jesus. screws your head, on backwards.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163129 Feb 12, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorance is laughable Matt.
If calling a robber a thief is being prejudice Matt, then you need to see a mental doctor.
lol...Why don't you call a robber a "ROBBER"?lol..

BTW...Maat is NOT ignorant!

Compared with you even I am Einstein to the power 10!!
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163130 Feb 12, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
In many Shamma's posts I see Skeptic's expressions.
seems that way...
I have been addressing him/her as Skeptic Shamma Stones as he/she used both of those names before.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163131 Feb 12, 2013
MAAT wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you read it, seen their definition?
Why are you not capable of staying on topic for even half a page.
e are asking for acknowledgement ,not for more ad hominem.
Opinons are cheap and some very cheap.
Argumentum ad ignoram blablabla. You're boring the hell out of everybody.
Most posters here are not ignorant at all, and amazed at your projection, would be the polite way of putting it.
Nice one!
That's a good summation of skeptic shamma's condition: "projection"
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163132 Feb 12, 2013
MAAT wrote:
<quoted text>
We had the father, the son, this must be his grandchild.
Repetition also a famous theme.
Oh no.. Not the grandchild!
I was waiting for the unholy ghost!
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#163133 Feb 12, 2013
coolboyshane wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many error from your false prophets, recheck them or do you want me to give some list?
Prophet muhammed (PBUH) Was not inspired by devils, he was the last prophet of the Islam and a messenger to advise people to be away from devil.
Allah says in Quran...
Chapter 26, Verses 210-212 "No evil ones have brought Down this (Revelation): It would neither suit them Nor would they be able (To produce it). Indeed they have been removed Far from even (a chance of) Hearing it."
Quran shows peace and harmony, devils don't have the ability to give peace that's why Allah mentioned in quran early and he knows that you people will question about it.
Many of you say that quran is a copy of bible that's why Allah explained early in quran that you people will say that this book an ancient tale and won't accept the truth.
Whatever you talk against Islam is explained already in quran, it's because your forefather children of israel were the most thankless, murderous and horrible people. God gave them everything but they were thankless and associated partner with him.
Allah means in Arabic God, He is your God, my God and everyone's God.
We don't believe in idols like Christians, Jews. So there is no moon God in Islam. The red crescent symbol in our religion indicate the month of Ramadan when the appear as crescent and Ramadan ends when the moon is full. The red crescent is not our holy symbol, we muslims Dont have holy symbols or idols but our holy book which is Quran, the guidance to mankind.
"They ask thee Concerning the New Moons. Say: They are but signs To mark fixed periods of time In (the affairs of) men, And for Pilgrimage. It is no virtue if ye enter Your houses from the back: It is virtue if ye fear Allah. Enter houses Through the proper doors: And fear Allah: That ye may prosper.(The Noble Quran, 2:189)
"Among His Signs are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.(The Noble Quran, 41:37)"
Cheers.
rabbee: there is no peace nor harmony, in diverse disease. islam cannot be true to G-D, for there is no peace nor harmony in all of islam today. just as there is no peace and harmony in all of christianity or judaism today. and not being true to G-D, here in TheStory of Creation is the creation of diverse disease. for i can find no one on earth today, true to G-D actually here in TheTorah. because you all fantacize yourselves, in other diverse stories not from G-D.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163134 Feb 12, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Well Maat, you certainty express your ignorance by your brandishing opinions that reflect your disdain for Christianity.
When it comes back to you, you deem it offensive.
So your post lack creditability.
Just a thought skeptic shamma stones....

When you say "ignorance" do you mean "knowledge"?

So you are saying to MAAT...
"Maat, you certainty express your knowledge......"

Thanks skeptic shamma stones.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#163135 Feb 12, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
01. I am trying to bring you closer to God and not taking you away from it.
02. I would not dream to even compare my power and knowledge with God. In Holy Quran which is Revealed word of God,. He says that "He has never begotten any Son".
So the idea what God can do and what God cannot do does not even arise.
03. Are you sure you have the Book of Moses with you? What are going these days "as books of Moses" were not written by Moses at all. Even a child knows that.
04. God NEVER said that He will come down as Messiah. God said that He will send a Messiah. Why you want to lower the majesty of God and want to bring Him down to a human' level?
rabbee: if it ain't TheTorah that G-D Wrote and gave to Moshe. then you most certainly trying to remove, people from TheWord of G-D given to Moshe. TheG-D of Moshe, is not a liar as the world is against it.

and TheName of TheStory, we are all here in That G-D is still giving is called TheTorah. it is not called the tanach, the quran, the evolution, or any other new testaments of all liars.

we are all here in TheTorah, near the end of day six again. with all of you worshiping everything and everone else, except TheG-D WHO is actually giving the same old story just again. even though all of you, are denouncing being here in IT again. with the whole world and their grandmother mentally only, conned out of being actually here in TheStory of ThePhysical Creation again.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163136 Feb 12, 2013
MAAT wrote:
Thanks god,
No—and in fact, he’s never been infallible. In accordance with the First Vatican Council of 1870, the pope is infallible only when he makes an ex cathedra statement—that is, a statement concerning “a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church.” Most popes never make ex cathedra statements during their papacy; only one infallible statement (regarding the Assumption of Mary) has been made since the First Vatican Council of 1870. Pope John XXIII was quoted as saying,“I am only infallible if I speak infallibly but I shall never do that, so I am not infallible.” Pope Benedict XVI has never spoken ex cathedra, and he will lose the ability to do so once he resigns from the papacy.
that settled.
Since he steps in the footsteps of god, you would almost think he would demand 600 years of pension.
Even the "holy" ghost inside has given up on the pope?
Surely, with the ghost inside him, he could have carried on until he met his maker?
I think the ghost got bored with him.
The day he resigns...the "holy" ghosts moves into the new Pope!
How many ghosts and spirits are running around in Vatican?
The bottled ones are known as VAT69.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163137 Feb 12, 2013
God wrote:
http://www.bible.ca/b-kjv-only .htm
Was the translation process from original languages into English of 1611 A.D. protected from error by direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit?
"KJV only" advocates say yes!
The Facts say NO!
That's a useful link. Thanks.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163138 Feb 12, 2013
God wrote:
<quoted text>She is MAAT, not Matt.
lol....
Shamma was having a go at the clueless writers of Gospel "according to" Matthew, may be?!!!
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#163139 Feb 12, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
We consider all gospels unreliable, not trust worthy and all of them as tales full of forgeries.
WE do not believe in GOB.
After reading and comparing 'em all, we feel GOB sounds better than the others. The standard of reporting is good in GOB. At least, we can see Jesus talking to his disciples.
rabbee: well if you have not conidered, the quran as unreliable. then you have not considered all the gospels as unreliable. what makes the muslem faked scriptures, any better than any other new testament diverse fake?

i cannot accept, that TheG-D WHO is only giving The Whole Torah here in IT. is the liar that, the whole world acually is.

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