Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256291 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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bmz

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#163631 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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His message might be incoherent to you but not for 2 billion Christians who know Jesus is our God and Savior!!!
The 2 billion Christians understand Zilsch, Paul.

The New Testament clearly shows Jesus as a very incoherent person. Show me which disciple could understand and fathom what he said!
bmz

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#163632 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Can we now answer the question posed by this thread? I say allah was just mohammad's alter ego.
No.

Alter Ego can only be found in Chrsitianity.

Here is one but an extreme example of that:

"I in the Father and the Father in me" and here you see that the Father was Jesus' alter ego.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163633 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Another big lie!!!
After Jesus was gone, his disciples were were worshipping the True God Almighty at the Temple.
They did not even worship or pray to Jesus. Read Acts, before you open your mouth to unload another lie, please.
You have no knowledge of Christian history or theology. The heresy that Jesus was not God was put to an end at the Council of Nicaea. Jesus Christ is God!!! The second Person of the Most Holy Trinity!!!
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163634 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
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The 2 billion Christians understand Zilsch, Paul.
The New Testament clearly shows Jesus as a very incoherent person. Show me which disciple could understand and fathom what he said!
The Holy Spirit open their minds to recieve all truth revealed by Jesus. Jesus on the road to Emmaus open the minds of His disciples and revealed to them how the Hebrew Scriptures from beginning to end spoke of Him. They told of His suffering, death and resurrection for the salvation of all who would believe in His Name!

If a muslim eats a bacon sandwich would he/she go to hell?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163635 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
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No.
Alter Ego can only be found in Chrsitianity.
Here is one but an extreme example of that:
"I in the Father and the Father in me" and here you see that the Father was Jesus' alter ego.
You know allah was mohammad's alter ego. Now, when you read your koran remember this every time allah changes his mind to accommodate mohammad's lustful ways.
bmz

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#163636 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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You have no knowledge of Christian history or theology. The heresy that Jesus was not God was put to an end at the Council of Nicaea. Jesus Christ is God!!! The second Person of the Most Holy Trinity!!!
Trust me, Paul. I have read the darkest history of Christianity and her unholy theology very well.

If not, then how could I point out so many absurdities of Christianity and her books?

The Bishops were silenced, when Constantine's soldiers held the spears pointed at the correct angle towards the Bishops and all submitted to the heresy and false belief that Jesus was God.

It is really hilarious to see you saying"Jesus Christ is God" and telling us he was the second person of the alleged Trinity. You believe in one God. Right? So, throw away the Father and the Ghost and just retain Jesus. Your problems will be solved. However, we will still laugh at it.
bmz

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#163637 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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The Holy Spirit open their minds to recieve all truth revealed by Jesus. Jesus on the road to Emmaus open the minds of His disciples and revealed to them how the Hebrew Scriptures from beginning to end spoke of Him. They told of His suffering, death and resurrection for the salvation of all who would believe in His Name!

If a muslim eats a bacon sandwich would he/she go to hell?
What has a bacon sandwich got to do with the Holy Spirit?

Did Jesus eat pork? Did his disciples eat pork? Did paul eat pork? Did james eat pork?

Since they did not eat, why do you eat that? You can't tell me that Jesus and all others mentioned above had double standards.

No, I don't think a Muslim, who did that, will go to hell. He or she can repent and God will forgive.

God is very forgiving.
bmz

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#163638 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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You know allah was mohammad's alter ego. Now, when you read your koran remember this every time allah changes his mind to accommodate mohammad's lustful ways.
Done that already. The Father was Jesus' alter ego. I have begun to think that the biblical Jesus, all his disciples and Paul were suffering from some severe personality disorder and that falls under NPD.

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#163640 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Qur'aan does not state that Allah is "the best of deceivers", Liar! It is the polemic lying Christian, who says that.
It is true that Satan is the "Father of lies and the author of confusion" and the proof of Satan's efforts is the Christian Bible and the so-called Sacred Traditions of the Church.
It was the Father, who lied through his teeth and deceived the Son, by shouting, "Here is my Son, with whom I am pleased" and left him alone to ridicule and and a death, which pleased him most.
So, it was your God, the Father, who deceived his dear Son. What a Master Deceiver!
How can the God of your Bible reject Muhammad's teachings, when Muhammad came six hundred years later?
Allah the deciever in the Quran and hadiths.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/allah_...
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163641 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
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The Holy Spirit of Christianity, does NOT exist. It is a fiction and fools accepted it.
See, Jesus explained nothing about this alleged thing? Pages were filled showing Jesus talking about Father in Heaven only. Do you see Jesus talking frequently about the alleged Holy Spirit, Jesusarian?
Nothing but post-Jesus lies through the false teeth of the Church fathers.
Can you go and fly a kite now?
We need to challenge them on the "spirit" and "ghost"!

When did "ghost" become "spirit" and vice versa.

The fictional "entity" known as "spirit" or "ghost" arising from ancient superstitions has been given credibility by gentile pagans by calling it "Holy"!

- They have father, son and holy ghost!

- Why did they forget to call the Father "Holy Father"?

Oops the Pope has now "nicked" that name. Why don't they start worshipping the Pope as the Holy Father the creator!
If they already worship a naked man, it must be more than ok to worship a fully clothed man.

- How about the "Holy Son"....may be the naked man can be holy son and the pope can be holy father!

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#163642 Feb 15, 2013
The Quran describes Allah as the best deceiver there is, a liar who is not above using the same evil and wicked schemes of his opponents.

For example, the Quran calls Allah a makr, in fact the best makr there is:

But they (the Jews) were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers (Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru al-makireena)! S. 3:54; cf. 8:30

Other texts that identify Allah as a makr include:

Are they then secure from Allah's deception (makra Allahi)? None deemeth himself secure from Allah's deception (makra Allahi) save folk that perish. S. 7:99

So they schemed a scheme: and We schemed a scheme (Wamakaroo makran wamakarna makran), while they perceived not. S. 27:50

The word for deception/deceiver/scheme is makr. The lexical sources define the term as:

Miim-Kaf-Ra = To practice deceit or guile or circumvention, practice evasion or elusion, to plot, to exercise art or craft or cunning, act with policy, practice stratagem.

makara vb.(1)
perf. act. 3:54, 3:54, 7:123, 13:42, 14:46, 16:26, 16:45, 27:50, 40:45, 71:22
impf. act. 6:123, 6:123, 6:124, 8:30, 8:30, 8:30, 10:21, 12:102, 16:127, 27:70, 35:10
n.vb. 7:99, 7:99, 7:123, 10:21, 10:21, 12:31, 13:33, 13:42, 14:46, 14:46, 14:46, 27:50, 27:50, 27:51, 34:33, 35:10, 35:43, 35:43, 71:22
pcple. act. 3:54, 8:30

LL, V7, p: 256 (Source)

And:

He practised DECEIT, GUILE, or CIRCUMVENTION, desiring to do another a foul, an abominable, or an evil action, clandestinely or without his knowing whence it proceeded.(Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon; source)

Lest Muslims accuse these lexicons of bias or distortion notice what Muslim scholar Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub says when he asks,

"how the word makr (scheming or plotting), which implies deceitfulness or dishonesty, could be attributed to God." (The Quran and Its Interpreters – The House of Imran [State University of New York Press [SUNY], Albany 1992], Volume II, p. 165; italic emphasis ours)

After listing several Muslim sources he quotes a renowned Muslim expositor named ar-Razi who wrote that,

"scheming (makr) is actually an act of deception aiming at causing evil. It is not possible to attribute deception to God. Thus the word is one of the muttashabihat [multivalent words of the Quran]." (Ibid., p. 166; italic emphasis ours)

Unfortunately for ar-Razi, the Quran attributes deception to Allah since it identifies him as the best makr there is.

Ayoub also sources one Muslim who actually boasted of Allah being the best conniver/deceiver/schemer etc.,

"Qurtubi observes that some scholars have considered the words ‘best of schemers’ to be one of God’s beautiful names. Thus one would pray,‘O Best of Schemers, scheme for me!’ Qurtubi also reports that the Prophet used to pray,‘O God, scheme for me, and do not scheme against me!’(Qurtubi, IV, pp. 98-99; cf. Zamakhshari, I, p. 366)." (Ibid., p. 166)

And here, also, is how one of the earliest sources on the life of Muhammad interpreted Q. 8:30:

Then he reminds the apostle of His favour towards him when the people plotted against him 'to kill him, or to wound him, or to drive him out; and they plotted and God plotted, and is the best of plotters.' i.e. I DECEIVED them with My firm GUILE so that I delivered you from them.(The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by Alfred Guillaume [Oxford University Press, Karachi, Tenth impression 1995], p. 323; capital emphasis ours)

Thus, the Quran unashamedly calls Muhammad’s god the best liar and deceiver of them all! It even dares to say that ALL deception belongs completely to Allah:

And verily, those before them did deceive/scheme (makara), but all deception/scheming is Allah's (falillahi al-makru). He knows what every person earns, and the disbelievers will know who gets the good end. S. 13:42
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163644 Feb 15, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
You know allah was mohammad's alter ego. Now, when you read your koran remember this every time allah changes his mind to accommodate mohammad's lustful ways.
What are you on about dear ignorant person?
Just look at yourself:
- You continue to claim that a Jewish man is your god despite VEHEMENT protestations by that man to the contrary!
- You cling on to 81,78,73,66? books!
- Is One book not good enough?
- But when you can't defend the meaningless books, you say who needs books!!!

Allah is GOD!

BJ (or even Jesus) is NOT God.

Try worshipping REAL god instead of a failed naked Jewish man.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163645 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Trust me, Paul. I have read the darkest history of Christianity and her unholy theology very well.
If not, then how could I point out so many absurdities of Christianity and her books?
The Bishops were silenced, when Constantine's soldiers held the spears pointed at the correct angle towards the Bishops and all submitted to the heresy and false belief that Jesus was God.
It is really hilarious to see you saying"Jesus Christ is God" and telling us he was the second person of the alleged Trinity. You believe in one God. Right? So, throw away the Father and the Ghost and just retain Jesus. Your problems will be solved. However, we will still laugh at it.
We have no problem, there is one God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I can't help it if you can not wrap your brain around it; over 2 billion people have.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163646 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
What has a bacon sandwich got to do with the Holy Spirit?
Did Jesus eat pork? Did his disciples eat pork? Did paul eat pork? Did james eat pork?
Since they did not eat, why do you eat that? You can't tell me that Jesus and all others mentioned above had double standards.
No, I don't think a Muslim, who did that, will go to hell. He or she can repent and God will forgive.
God is very forgiving.
The Apostles and disciples of Jesus could eat pork unless they elected not to. They would not have sinned in eating pork, for Jesus made all foods clean.

If a muslims eats a pork sandwich and dies before he repents; does he go to hell?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163648 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Done that already. The Father was Jesus' alter ego. I have begun to think that the biblical Jesus, all his disciples and Paul were suffering from some severe personality disorder and that falls under NPD.
You said: "Done that already." So, do you admit allah was mohammad's alter ego?

Can I read the original koran written on leaves, rocks and bones? I would like to see if your copy matches up to the original.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163649 Feb 15, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
What has a bacon sandwich got to do with the Holy Spirit?
Did Jesus eat pork? Did his disciples eat pork? Did paul eat pork? Did james eat pork?
Since they did not eat, why do you eat that? You can't tell me that Jesus and all others mentioned above had double standards.
No, I don't think a Muslim, who did that, will go to hell. He or she can repent and God will forgive.
God is very forgiving.
If BJ ate bacon sandwich on Shabbat he would have gone straight to HELL without passing Go or collecting his £200!!!
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#163650 Feb 15, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you on about dear ignorant person?
Just look at yourself:
- You continue to claim that a Jewish man is your god despite VEHEMENT protestations by that man to the contrary!
- You cling on to 81,78,73,66? books!
- Is One book not good enough?
- But when you can't defend the meaningless books, you say who needs books!!!
Allah is GOD!
BJ (or even Jesus) is NOT God.
Try worshipping REAL god instead of a failed naked Jewish man.
allah is not God, it is mohammad's alter ego and nothing more. Just read the koran for yourself.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#163651 Feb 15, 2013
Shamma wrote:
The Quran describes Allah as the best deceiver there is, a liar who is not above using the same evil and wicked schemes of his opponents.
For example, the Quran calls Allah a makr, in fact the best makr there is:
But they (the Jews) were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers (Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru al-makireena)! S. 3:54; cf. 8:30
Lest Muslims accuse these lexicons of bias or distortion notice what Muslim scholar Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub says when he asks,
"how the word makr (scheming or plotting), which implies deceitfulness or dishonesty, could be attributed to God." (The Quran and Its Interpreters – The House of Imran [State University of New York Press [SUNY], Albany 1992], Volume II, p. 165; italic emphasis ours)
After listing several Muslim sources he quotes a renowned Muslim expositor named ar-Razi who wrote that,
"scheming (makr) is actually an act of deception aiming at causing evil. It is not possible to attribute deception to God. Thus the word is one of the muttashabihat [multivalent words of the Quran]." (Ibid., p. 166; italic emphasis ours)
Unfortunately for ar-Razi, the Quran attributes deception to Allah since it identifies him as the best makr there is.
Ayoub also sources one Muslim who actually boasted of Allah being the best conniver/deceiver/schemer etc.,
"Qurtubi observes that some scholars have considered the words ‘best of schemers’ to be one of God’s beautiful names. Thus one would pray,‘O Best of Schemers, scheme for me!’ Qurtubi also reports that the Prophet used to pray,‘O God, scheme for me, and do not scheme against me!’(Qurtubi, IV, pp. 98-99; cf. Zamakhshari, I, p. 366)." (Ibid., p. 166)
And here, also, is how one of the earliest sources on the life of Muhammad interpreted Q. 8:30:
Then he reminds the apostle of His favour towards him when the people plotted against him 'to kill him, or to wound him, or to drive him out; and they plotted and God plotted, and is the best of plotters.' i.e. I DECEIVED them with My firm GUILE so that I delivered you from them.(The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by Alfred Guillaume [Oxford University Press, Karachi, Tenth impression 1995], p. 323; capital emphasis ours)
Thus, the Quran unashamedly calls Muhammad’s god the best liar and deceiver of them all! It even dares to say that ALL deception belongs completely to Allah:
And verily, those before them did deceive/scheme (makara), but all deception/scheming is Allah's (falillahi al-makru). He knows what every person earns, and the disbelievers will know who gets the good end. S. 13:42
have you ever read the Quran?
Let me make you a genuine offer.
I will pay to fly you to London and return to your bible belt.
You can open a Quran and read in Arabic and also point to me where GOD-Allah happens to be a dodgy deceiver!
bmz

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#163652 Feb 15, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Allah the deciever in the Quran and hadiths.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/allah_...
It is the Christian God, Father, who deceived Jesus and others. The Christian God is the obvious Deceiver and the best one at deceiving people.

How could the Father give false hope to the alleged Son by keeping him in the dark, deceiving him left and right and ended his great deception by abandoning the poor kid?

Sam Shamoun is another idiot, and and ignorant fool. He cannot see the balderdash and absurdity in his own Christian book and yet tries to write silly and absurd articles against Islam.

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#163653 Feb 15, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you on about dear ignorant person?
Just look at yourself:
- You continue to claim that a Jewish man is your god despite VEHEMENT protestations by that man to the contrary!
- You cling on to 81,78,73,66? books!
- Is One book not good enough?
- But when you can't defend the meaningless books, you say who needs books!!!
Allah is GOD!
BJ (or even Jesus) is NOT God.
Try worshipping REAL god instead of a failed naked Jewish man.
How can Allah be God when the universe was vreated just for Muhammaf?
All these traits were confirmed in Muhammad. Apart from thinking he was theanointed messenger of God and the Seal of the Prophets,(Q.33:40) Muhammad regarded himself as Khayru-l-Khalq “Best of Creation,” an “excellent example,”(Q.33:21) and explicitly or implicitly hinted to be “exalted above other prophets in degrees.”(Q.2:253) He claimed to be “the preferred one,”(Q.17:55) to have been sent as a “Mercy to the worlds,”(Q.21:107) to have been risen “to a praised estate,”(Q.17:79) a station which he said none but he would receive and this is the Station of Intercession at the right hand of the Almighty next to his Glorious Throne. In other words, he would be the person who would advise God as to who should he sent to Hell and who should be admitted to Heaven. These are just some of Muhammad’s megalomaniac claims about his own lofty station, reported in the Qur’an.

The following two verses express vividly Muhammad’s sense of selfimportance and grandiosity.

Truly, Allâh and His angels send praise and blessings [forever] upon the Prophet. O you who believe! Praise and bless the Prophet with utmost laud and blessing.(Q.33:56)

In order that you (O men) may believe in Allâh and His Messenger, that you may assist and honor Him, and celebrate His praise morning and evening.(Q.48:9)

He was so impressed with himself, that he put the following words in the mouth of his sock puppet deity:

“And you (stand) on an exalted standard of character”(Q.68:4) and are “a lamp with spreading light.”(Q.33:46)

Ibn Sa’d reports Muhammad saying:

“Among all the people of the world God chose the Arabs. From among the Arabs he chose the Kinana. From Kinana he chose the Quraish (the tribe of Muhammad). From the Quraish he chose Bani Hashim (his clan). And from Bani Hashim he chose me.”[2]

The following are some of the claims Muhammad made about himself in the hadith.
•The very first thing that Allâh Almighty ever created was my soul.
•First of all things, the Lord created my mind.
•I am from Allâh, and the believers are from me.[3]
•Just as Allâh created me noble, he also gave me noble characters.
•Were it not for you,[O Muhammad] I would not have created the universe.[4]

Compare that to the words of Jesus, who when someone called him “good master,” he objected and said,“Why do you call me good? No one is good—except God alone.”[5] Only a pathological narcissist can be so cut off from reality to claim the universe was created because of him.

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