Should Christians Use the Word 'Allah'?

Should Christians Use the Word 'Allah'?

There are 7 comments on the Malaysia Chronicle story from Jun 27, 2014, titled Should Christians Use the Word 'Allah'?. In it, Malaysia Chronicle reports that:

How does the word Allah relate to Islam and its teachings? That's a challenging question in for 21st century Christians to consider.

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#1 Jun 27, 2014
It is Muslims that shouldn't use the word Allah in reference to their God. Muslims should use their God's real name, Satan.
naman

Lillehammer, Norway

#2 Jun 27, 2014
No. The name Allah is from the pagan Arab god al-Lah (he also was called Allah in the time before Muhammad - the name Muhammad took over), and before that al-Ilah (al-Lah/Allah is easier to pronounce, and that may be why the name al-Ilah drifted to al-Lah and later partly to the even easier Allah). Christians believing God/Yahweh is something special, should not use a pagan name for him.

I may add that Allah/al-Lah does not mean "God", like Muhammadans like to claim, but "the god".

www.1000mistakes.com
Muhammadans, not Muslims.
Sunni Life _ Good Life

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jun 27, 2014
N O !

N O _ W A Y !

N E V E R !

Those who do should be punished!
TEAM TROLL

United States

#4 Jun 27, 2014
naman wrote:
No. The name Allah is from the pagan Arab god al-Lah (he also was called Allah in the time before Muhammad - the name Muhammad took over), and before that al-Ilah (al-Lah/Allah is easier to pronounce, and that may be why the name al-Ilah drifted to al-Lah and later partly to the even easier Allah). Christians believing God/Yahweh is something special, should not use a pagan name for him.
I may add that Allah/al-Lah does not mean "God", like Muhammadans like to claim, but "the god".
www.1000mistakes.com
Muhammadans, not Muslims.
Was al-Lah the same god who consorted with the 3 winged goddesses? Has to be! God/Yahweh never consorted with goddesses, winged or otherwise.
naman

Lillehammer, Norway

#5 Jun 27, 2014
TEAM TROLL wrote:
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Was al-Lah the same god who consorted with the 3 winged goddesses? Has to be! God/Yahweh never consorted with goddesses, winged or otherwise.
This I do not know, and different from some writers on these pages I do not write things I do not know.

But I may add that Allah's original name was Il, and he was a main god further east. Over time the name drifted to al-Ilah (a moon god, at least in southern Arabia), then later to al-Lah. In the time of Muhammad it partly had drifted on to Allah, and at that time both the name al-Lah and Allah were used, but Muhammad did choose to use only the name Allah. Also beware that al-/Lah and Allah both mean "the god", not "God".

www.1000mistakes.com
Muhammadans, not Muslims.

Since: Apr 13

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#6 Jun 27, 2014
Christians should use the world "Allah" if they mean the Muslim God.

Otherwise, Allah is not suitable.
Naman

Lillehammer, Norway

#8 Jun 28, 2014
Marie-Luise_J wrote:
Christians should use the world "Allah" if they mean the Muslim God.
Otherwise, Allah is not suitable.
Or if they mean the old pagan god al-Lah/Allah which Muhammad took over and named him the only and real god. Named - never anything more.

http://www.1000mistakes.com - please spread this address, as it is the most informtive address I have found on the Quran, and very reliable.

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