Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256284 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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brussels Journal.

Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#163939 Feb 16, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
Your cult is redundant because you are worshipping a failed Jewish messiah rejected by Jews and that poor man NEVER told you to worship him.
Damn! What an oversight on "BJ's" part!

Since: Apr 11

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#163940 Feb 16, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Please tell us....
This is the question...
Do you know the difference between Muslims and pagan arabs (who seem to have had more brains in 7th century, than the clueless pagan gentile christians of 21st century who worship an incompetent jew as their god)?
The Holy Bible teaches that God cannot be tempted by evil and neither tempts anyone with evil; evil being understood as referring to immorality and sin. James 1:13 (c.f. Psalm 5:4-5; Habakkuk 1:13)

Yet, the Quran teaches that Allah is the author of evil:

Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salat (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little. S. 4:142 Hilali-Khan
And (the unbelievers) schemed and planned, and Allah schemed also, and the best of schemers is Allah. S. 3:54

Remember how the unbelievers schemed against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or to slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They scheme and plot, but the best of schemers is Allah. S. 8:30

And when We make people taste of mercy after an affliction touches them, lo! they devise schemes (makrun) against Our communication. Say: Allah is quicker to scheme (makran); surely Our apostles write down what you plan. S. 10:21

So they schemed a scheme: and We schemed a scheme, while they perceived not. S. 27:50

The term for scheme in Arabic is makara which denotes one who is a deceiver, one who is conniving, a schemer. It is always used in a negative sense. Allah is thus seen as the best of deceivers, the premiere schemer and conniving one.

This is not simply a Christian perspective but one thoroughly endorsed by Muslim theologians as well.

For example Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub in his book, The Quran and Its Interpreters, Vol. II The House of Imran, brings up the question of "how the word makr (scheming or plotting), which implies deceitfulness or dishonesty, could be attributed to God." (Ibid.[1992 State University of New York Press, Albany], p. 165)

After listing several Muslim sources he quotes ar-Razi as arguing 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)

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

when We desire to destroy a city, We command its men who live at ease, and they commit ungodliness therein, then the Word is realized against it, and We destroy it utterly. S. 17:16
Allah commands men to sin in order to destroy them completely.

They (Jinns- demon spirits) worked for him (Solomon) as he desired ... then when We decreed death upon him, nothing showed them his death except a little creeping creature of the earth, which gnawed away at his staff. And when he fell the Jinns saw clearly how, if they had known the unseen, they would not have continued in the humiliating penalty (of work). S. 34:13-14
Allah deceived the Jinns into working for Solomon by preventing the latter's death from being disclosed to them, otherwise they would have stopped their work.

According to S. 9:51, nothing befalls Muslims except what Allah has ordained. And in S. 14:4, we are told,

"Allah leads astray whomsoever He will and guides whomsoever he will."
And,

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle as saying:
Verily Allah has fixed the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, and which he of necessity must commit (or there would be no escape from it)." Sahih Muslim #6421, 6422

To even imagine that Allah causes adultery is not only horrendous but disqualifies him from being the God of Moses.

It is the Quran Alex that ex possess Muslims as worshiping a pagan monotheistic god.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#163941 Feb 16, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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Genesis 18:10 relates that after the birth of Isaac, Sarah feared Ishmael’s negative influence on her son and (v. 9):“Sarah saw the son, whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham, playing [mezahek].” The Rabbis differed as to the nature of the activity that aroused Sarah’s ire. The appellation given him in this verse:“the son, whom Hagar the Egyptian [or: the son of Hagar the Egyptian]” delineated the interpretive direction that Ishmael’s actions were as those of the Gentiles, leading to different understandings of the word mezahek. In one view, Ishmael engaged in idolatry and Sarah saw him building pagan altars and trapping locusts, which he offered as sacrifices. According to a second opinion, Ishmael engaged in licentious sexual acts, and Sarah saw him “conquering the gardens”[a euphemism for raping women] and mistreating them. In yet a third exegetical notion, Ishmael engaged in bloodshed. Sarah saw him take a bow and arrows and shoot at Isaac [i.e., he was trying to kill him](T Sotah [ed. Lieberman] 6:6).
The three types of behavior depicted here are the three transgressions regarded by the Rabbis as cardinal, for which a person “should be killed rather than transgress”(see BT Sanhedrin 74a). The aim of these exegetical positions is to present Ishmael’s conduct in so extreme a fashion as to be totally unacceptable to the spirit of Judaism, the spirit in which Sarah wanted to raise her son.
Ishmael’s laughter [“mezahek”] pertained to the question of inheritance. When Isaac was born, everyone rejoiced and proclaimed:“A son is born to Abraham, a son is born to Abraham! he will inherit the world and take two portions of the inheritance.” Ishmael would hear this and laugh [“mezahek”] to himself, saying:“Don’t be fools, don’t be fools. I am the firstborn, and I will take two portions.” This led Sarah to make haste to tell Abraham (Gen. 21:10):“Cast out that slave woman and her son, for the son of that slave shall not share in the inheritance with my son Isaac”(T Sotah loc. cit.). According to this interpretive orientation, the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael was meant to clarify to them that Isaac was Abraham’s heir.
The Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael
When Sarah saw that Ishmael sought to kill Isaac, she told Abraham:“Ishmael did such and such to Isaac. Stand and write to Isaac all that God vowed to you and your offspring, for the slave’s son shall not inherit together with my son, with Isaac.” Sarah told Abraham:“Write a bill of divorce for the handmaiden [Hagar] and send her away from me and from my son Isaac, from this world and the next.” This was exceeding evil in Abraham’s mind, the worst of all the ills that he had suffered.
God was revealed to him and said:“Abraham, do you not know that Sarah was fit to be your wife from her mother’s womb, and she is your soul mate and wife [sharing your] covenant? Sarah was not called ‘handmaiden,’ but ‘your wife,’ while Hagar was not called ‘your wife,’ but ‘handmaiden.’ All that Sarah spoke, she truly said. Let this not be evil in your eyes.” Early the next morning Abraham wrote a bill of divorce and gave it to Hagar. He took a garment and tied it to her loins, so that it would drag after her, for everyone to know that she was a handmaiden. He sent her away from him and from Isaac his son, from this world and the next.
That was a great Christian Mezahek (Joke, Play and Laughter). Now, can you please tell us where does Jesus fit in that story and why did his mission flop?
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#163942 Feb 16, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: does it really matter, how many wrong people judge you wronly with your being wrong also? when the point is to be true to G-D, and to reject being true to anyone not really true to G-D. when i have yet to meet a liar, who did not think their only true way of lying is right.
Rabbee, it does not matter but Buford, who was never inside the TheTorah, thinks that I judge him. I can't judge a fool. It is useless to judge a fool.

However, when Buford writes something absurd, I judge him and notify him at the same time.

I am myself in theTwo books. Some theLiars are already here. Please meet Shamma, Paul WV, Colonna and Ali.

Salaams, Rabbee
GOD THE CREATOR

London, UK

#163943 Feb 16, 2013
I & ALLAH are one

I & YHWH are one

ALLAH is my alterego when I am upset

YHWH is my alterego when I feel good

Stop arguing over me I dont suffer of identity crisis... I'm just confused about my personality.

Best regards

God
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163944 Feb 16, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Rabbee, it does not matter but Buford, who was never inside the TheTorah, thinks that I judge him. I can't judge a fool. It is useless to judge a fool.
However, when Buford writes something absurd, I judge him and notify him at the same time.
I am myself in theTwo books. Some theLiars are already here. Please meet Shamma, Paul WV, Colonna and Ali.
Salaams, Rabbee
Is Allah the creator of the universe?
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163945 Feb 16, 2013
the creator of the universe is the great Jehovah. allah is a creation of power hungry men.
GOD THE CREATOR

London, UK

#163946 Feb 16, 2013
creators son wrote:
<quoted text>Is Allah the creator of the universe?
Who do you think I AM, deluded son?
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#163947 Feb 16, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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muslims have nothing to do with Isaac or any of the prophets of Israel. mohammad was not related to Abraham even through ishmael. mohammad was of pagan stock and his story was a glomeration of stories he heard about Judaism and Christianity. Prove me wrong!
Paul,

Actually, we have nothing to do with Ishmael, Issac, Jacob, Joseph and others at all.

It is just that they happen to be the children and grandchildren of Abraham, whom we respect a lot, because Qur'aan declares Abraham as the most righteous/upright person in the sight of God Almighty.

Also, Muhammad was told to follow his ways.

It is Christianity that came from pagan stock and was marketed by pagans. The bigotry shown by Christianity is really amazing.
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163948 Feb 16, 2013
Jehovah is the only true god
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163949 Feb 16, 2013
GOD THE CREATOR wrote:
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Who do you think I AM, deluded son?
you are a son of satan
GOD THE CREATOR

London, UK

#163950 Feb 16, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Rabbee, it does not matter but Buford, who was never inside the TheTorah, thinks that I judge him. I can't judge a fool. It is useless to judge a fool.
However, when Buford writes something absurd, I judge him and notify him at the same time.
I am myself in theTwo books. Some theLiars are already here. Please meet Shamma, Paul WV, Colonna and Ali.
Salaams, Rabbee
Is your wife taking dongs this early morning, while you pass your time in front of computer every single hour I created?
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163951 Feb 16, 2013
satan has decieved you all
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#163952 Feb 16, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: liar! blastphemer! you gravy sucking, antiG-D not here in TheTorah clown. your boss the antichrist, is not going to like your not being subtle enough to not be noticed.
Rabbee,

It is true that Jesus and his disciples worshipped the moon god. They based all their religious festivals on the monthly appearance of their moon god.

If it is not true, then how come they waited every month for their moon god to appear?
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163953 Feb 16, 2013
jehovah is a god of love . your god one of hate and violence. may jehovah have mercy on your evil souls.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#163954 Feb 16, 2013
Shamma wrote:
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
God is not love.

God is loving.

Thanks for confirming that you do not know God.
GOD THE CREATOR

London, UK

#163955 Feb 16, 2013
creators son wrote:
<quoted text> you are a son of satan
Who created satan? Me, YHWH/ALLAH, so I AM his Father. All satan's sons are my grandsons
creators son

Freeport, Bahamas

#163956 Feb 16, 2013
soon jehovah will execute judement on you evil religionist who falsely claim to represent him. your hand drip with the blood of millions of innocent humans. you are like your father satan . that one was a manslayer when he began and still contonues today . you fool no one.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#163957 Feb 16, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>The Holy Bible teaches that God cannot be tempted by evil and neither tempts anyone with evil; evil being understood as referring to immorality and sin. James 1:13 (c.f. Psalm 5:4-5; Habakkuk 1:13)
Thanks for finally being able to quote something good, excluding the Christian silly qualification "evil being understood as referring to immorality and sin." Satan was evil.

This also confirms that Jesus was not your God because he was tempted by evil aka Satan or the Devil.

So, next time NEVER say that Jesus is God.

I see some progress.

Since: Apr 11

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#163958 Feb 16, 2013
God is love.

Hide Alex like all pagan Muslims do when Gods love is preached to them.
February 13, 2012 - God’s love cannot be understood until you experience it, until you actually possess it.

By Billy Graham

As I read the Bible, I find love to be the supreme and dominant attribute of God. Because of His holiness, God cannot condone or countenance sin, but He loves the sinner.

Because He is just, He cannot excuse sin. But since His love goes hand in hand with His justice, He has made provision to forgive sin through the atonement of His Son.“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”(Romans 5:8).

The promises of God’s love and forgiveness are as real, as sure, as positive as human words can make them.

But just as the total beauty of the ocean cannot be understood until it is seen, God’s love cannot be understood until you experience it, until you actually possess it. No one can fully describe the wonders of God’s love.

Some of our modern “experts” in theology have made attempts to rob God of His warmth, His personal affection for mankind and His sympathy for His creatures.

Never question God’s great love, for it is as unchangeable as His holiness. Were it not for the love of God, none of us would ever have a chance in the future life. But God is love! And His love for us is everlasting!

Ours is the God of law who, loving the earth’s people, and realizing that we had offended in every point, sent His only Son to redeem us to Himself and to instill the law of the Spirit of life within us. His eyes of compassion have been following men and women as we have stumbled through history under the burden of our own wretchedness.

Jeremiah the prophet wrote,“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’”(Jeremiah 31:3). Calvary should prove even to the most skeptical person that God is not blind to our plight, but that He was willing to suffer with us.

Compassion comes from two Latin words meaning “to suffer with.” God’s all-consuming love for mankind was best demonstrated at the cross, where His compassion was embodied in Jesus Christ.“God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself”(2 Corinthians 5:19).

Paul speaks of God as one “who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us”(Ephesians 2:4). It was the love of God that sent Jesus Christ to the cross.

But God’s love did not begin at Calvary. Before the morning stars of the pre-Edenic world sang together, before the world was baptized with the first light, before the first blades of tender grass peeped out, God was love.

Turn back, if you will, to the unwritten pages of countless aeons and centuries before God spoke this present earth into existence, when the earth was “without form and void,” and the deep, silent darkness of outer space formed a vast gulf between the brilliance of God’s throne and the dark vacuum where our present solar system now is.

See God’s dazzling, scintillating glory as cherubim and seraphim cover their faces with their wings in awe and reverence toward Him who is high and holy!

Yet, as lofty as the vaults of Heaven may be, and as pure as God’s holiness glistens, there comes to our ears the word that the majesty of His love was moved for us, and the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world.

It was love that enabled Jesus Christ to become poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich. It was love, divine love, that made Him endure the cross, despising its shame. It was love that made Him endure the contradicting accusations of sinners against Himself, that restrained Him when He was falsely accused of blasphemy and was led to Golgotha to die with common thieves.

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