Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 225882 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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Tamerlane

Hurricane, WV

#177088 May 22, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
BJ as worshipped today is the "epitome" of sexism, oppression and slavery...
“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.”(Ephesians 5:22)
“Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.”(1 Peter 2:18)
SEXISM....the christian god sends his "son"(MAN) to save all humans because a "daughter" (WOMAN) is bad news especially when she played with Satan's "serpent"...(or "adam's apple or was it banana?)
SLAVERY... what is the bottom line?
The "born sinners" such as BLACKS..BROWNS..YELLOWS..MIXED .. and other races are being blackmailed into worhipping a WHITE naked pagan satan on a phallus who is supposed to "save" these inferior races.
Makes sense? You tell me.
Al-EX the Phallocentric,

There are only two possible skin colors: WHITE, and OFF-WHITE.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#177089 May 22, 2013
Weights and Measures wrote:
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I judge Mohammad's conduct by the Jesus standard, as spelled out in the Gospel records. In case you've forgotten, Jesus was also opposed by many, but he didn't "get even" with his opponents by ordering their executions. Nor did he seize their property, or enslave their surviving women and children and distribute them as "booty" to his disciples.
You cannot judge people by Jesus' model.

To die and let the work unfinished might be great for individual level but there is no message for the public.

To stand for truth and fight evil and subdue it and establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is much more worthy that show a few miracles, give some good speeches and let yourself be killed like a petty criminal.

And then there is no ground work to protect your teaching as an "outsider" poses as Super Apostle and hijacks your entire teachings and replaces it with his own philosophy?

To subdue forces of evil and leave a truthful following of more than 100,000 followers that stick to your message is much harder job.

So there is no comparison between Jesus and our prophet. You are comparing an apple against an orange!!

PS:

What i wrote about jesus was just to counter your argument.

In Islam we are not allowed to pit one prophet against another.

Every prophet is equally honorable to us. Each one was given a specific mission and they fulfilled their mission to perfection.

Jesus was the Last Prophet from Isaac's lineage sent to jews. He was to deliver a Final Warning to jews and give Good News of approaching Kingdom of Heavens.

His life and his mission was short. God took him to heavens before his enemies could take him.

We revere and we respect jesus much more than you can even imagine. But he was not the last prophet of God and jesus himself testified to this many times during his short ministry.

I seek Allah's Pardon if I have inadvertently said anything which is not befitting the exalted position of jesus, a prophet of Islam

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#177090 May 22, 2013
Lady Gaga Maggot wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1021.htm
7 And when he seeth a troop, horsemen by pairs, a troop of asses, a troop of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.
It's multiple Messiahs and Umars, evidently.
The actual Hebrew is slightly more complicated - The reference point of the term horsemen (pharasim) is not so straightforward.

More like 2 troops (rochav), each comprised by a pair of horseman. One donkey troop and one camel troop.

I guess back then this would of been impressive.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177092 May 22, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Teachings of Paul Part-3
7. Subject Matter: Authority
Roman 13- 1
What Paul Wrote?)
Let every one be subject to authority….who fears authority? Not those who do good, but those who do evil.
Remarks (MUQ)
What is authority without any responsibility? They should go hand in hand.
Who said they don't?
MUQ wrote:
8. Subject Matter: Avoiding Jews
Roman 15-20
What Paul Wrote?)
I have been very careful, however, and I am proud of this, not to preach in places where Christ is already known
Remarks (MUQ)
To get followers who know nothing about Jewish laws!!
Or to not waste his time in places where they already know what he preaches and instead spend time with people who don't know this yet?? How are people this stupid?
MUQ wrote:
9. Subject Matter: Bad words
Eph. 4-29
What Paul Wrote?)
Do not let even one bad word come from your mouth, but only good words that will encourage when necessary and be helpful to those who hear.
Remarks (MUQ)
No Comment
Well then why did you post it? Honestly, how can people be this stupid? It's alarming.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177093 May 22, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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So there is no comparison between Jesus and our prophet. You are comparing an apple against an orange!!
And yet you are supposed to believe that all prophets are equal. Isn't that what your religion teaches? Anyway, you are correct. Muhammad was a very uneducated murderer with no philosophical depth at all, and Jesus had an amazing knowledge of human nature. Muhammad and/or the Quran was as deep as a baby pool with a baby turd in it. But you know knowing about depth of thought. Things like that are never taught to you, you are only taught the Quran, so anything of any depth just completely flies over your head. That's okay, it clearly flew over Muhammad's head as well.
Rabbeen Al Jihad

Salt Lake City, UT

#177094 May 22, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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And yet you are supposed to believe that all prophets are equal. Isn't that what your religion teaches? Anyway, you are correct. Muhammad was a very uneducated murderer with no philosophical depth at all, and Jesus had an amazing knowledge of human nature. Muhammad and/or the Quran was as deep as a baby pool with a baby turd in it. But you know knowing about depth of thought. Things like that are never taught to you, you are only taught the Quran, so anything of any depth just completely flies over your head. That's okay, it clearly flew over Muhammad's head as well.
SalaamZ ProFiTSeeKeR. A little known fact about your beloved Jesus(pbuh).He,as a carpenter, was produceing amoung other things, crosses for the romans to crucify His fellow jews upon!LOL! A little known fact stripped from the scriptures of the blessed Jesus(pbuh)! CheerZ

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#177095 May 22, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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But who are you, as neither a Muslim, or a Jew, to tell someone who they are, or arent worshiping?
I have read the Quran, and the Bible and I have the right to express my opinion. Most people who have read those books agree with me that Muhammad have plagiarized the Biblical god, and at the same time added different things. But then you have no read the Quran...
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>Thats like me dictating to you whether or not you are acting Italian.
Huh? Is there such thing as acting italian? Do all Italians act in the same way? Not just your sentence makes no sense, but even as example is totally clueless.
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>Isnt that a little arrogant (fully taking into account this is your opinion)??
It would be helpful if you learn what arrogant means, first. Also even if I was arrogant, what does it matter if what I said is correct?

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#177096 May 22, 2013
The being in each one of us has several aspects - inconscient, subconscient, circumconscient, frontal, subliminal, superconscient, transcendental and absolute.

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#177097 May 22, 2013
In the average human being who lives fully centered in the exteriorized consciousness, only the inconscient, subconscient, circumconscient and frontal aspects of being are operational, while the higher aspects (subliminal, superconscient, transcendental and absolute) are very faintly active or non-operational.

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#177098 May 22, 2013
Under ordinary circumstances, we come into contact with the universal force fields through the ovoid - shaped circumconscient that radiates from the body up to a few feet with an array of fast-moving colors that reflect the dynamics of the different states of being...When the yoga takes off with the reversal of the consciousness and its subsequent opening up then we contact the various universal force fields via the activated psychic that comes to the forefront from its station behind the human equivalents of the mind, vital and physical force fields...
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177099 May 22, 2013
Rabbeen Al Jihad wrote:
<quoted text>SalaamZ ProFiTSeeKeR. A little known fact about your beloved Jesus(pbuh).He,as a carpenter, was produceing amoung other things, crosses for the romans to crucify His fellow jews upon!LOL! A little known fact stripped from the scriptures of the blessed Jesus(pbuh)! CheerZ
Every Christian knows that Jesus helped his earthly Father Joseph who was a carpenter, so what could you possibly be talking about?

Matthew 13:55
"Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?

Couldn't you at least google this before you mention it? It would take you about a minute. And he didn't build crosses, he built homes and boats. Others say that the word carpenter actually meant handy man.

Honestly, how could you be this stupid and how could you think that anything involving crosses is funny while you say PBUH after his name? What is the matter with you?

And don't call him blessed Jesus. You have no right to. Muhammad gives him a few compliments, then denies the most important part of his mission, to be crucified and resurrected, and then he proceeds to try to bury Jesus' teachings forever and replace them with his own. Muhammad never mentioned one single teaching of Jesus. Not even one. Muhammad was an enemy of Jesus, no matter how he tries to portray that he honors him with phony compliments. The guy tried to bury his teachings and that's even worse than denying them.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177100 May 22, 2013
Rabbeen Al Jihad wrote:
<quoted text>SalaamZ ProFiTSeeKeR. A little known fact about your beloved Jesus(pbuh).He,as a carpenter, was produceing amoung other things, crosses for the romans to crucify His fellow jews upon!
You don't need a carpenter to build a cross. You nail two pieces of wood together. I've treated you with respect before, and I don't know why. You are nothing but a blithering idiot. Why are Muslims so consistently stupid? What is it about Islam that seems to make them this way? It's not just a few Muslims that seem so stupid, it's almost all of them. There's a definite pattern. No ability to reason properly, no sense of logic or rational, and no understanding of any concepts of any depth at all.

Maybe Islam is the perfect religion for people that are stupid and need their minds to be caged.

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#177101 May 22, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
01. I think we are just going round and round in circles and there is no solution.
We are not going round and round. You made things up by writing the hebrew deity as YHWH, inventing that the letter v h etc didnt exist in Hebrew and you were corrected.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>02. It is again wrong to say that our prophet "plagiarize" the jewish deity.
There were no jews or Christians in Makkah and more than two third of Quran was revealed during Makkah period, so your claim is just based on assumption and without any proof.
And similarity between Allah and YHWH is natural since they speak of the same deity and both originate from the same source.
There is no Plagirisation of any kind!!
But Muhammad since childhood tripped with his uncle in different places, and let's not forget that Waraqa was a Christian and maybe a priest from Makkah, and he was the one who told to Muhammad that the angel that supposedly visited him is Gabriel.

Anyway keep lying.

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#177102 May 22, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I am not defending the belief system of Islam, I am defending their right to believe what they want as long as it doesnt infringe on me. In real life I get along with all peoples, but I dont get the sense others here do the same.
I am also stating its not my role to evaluate the logical consistency of another religion.
Though sometimes I do that here if pushed - as in the case of THUNK/THINK/SEPTIC/SKEPTIC/SHA MMA who I find just so dumb that at times that a little push back is in order. I have done the same to the occasional Muslim poster here as well. But mainly my criticism at that point is more along the lines that people in glass houses shouldnt throw stones....
You are confused Frijolie.
You won't take responsibility of your own words.
You defend Islams false notion that it has a right to murder non-Muslims that reject their religion of Islam.

Every one has a right to worship as they please, but you make an exception for Muslims defending their false right to murder those that reject Islam.

You do not make that distinction.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177103 May 22, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
We are not going round and round. You made things up by writing the hebrew deity as YHWH, inventing that the letter v h etc didnt exist in Hebrew and you were corrected.
<quoted text>
But Muhammad since childhood tripped with his uncle in different places, and let's not forget that Waraqa was a Christian and maybe a priest from Makkah, and he was the one who told to Muhammad that the angel that supposedly visited him is Gabriel.
Anyway keep lying.
It's interesting, although Muslims seem to consistently be the stupidest people on the planet, they can at least be honest about regular things in life. I can trust a Muslim not to steal. But as soon as religion comes up, they turn into the biggest liars on the planet, and they consistently do this. Between the lying and outright stupidity, rational conversation becomes impossible with them.

I can't figure out exactly what it is about Islam that makes them so stupid and dishonest, but there is a definite pattern. Maybe they are just following Muhammad's example, and it's his fault, not theirs. That's all that I can figure.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#177104 May 22, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
Under ordinary circumstances, we come into contact with the universal force fields through the ovoid - shaped circumconscient that radiates from the body up to a few feet with an array of fast-moving colors that reflect the dynamics of the different states of being...When the yoga takes off with the reversal of the consciousness and its subsequent opening up then we contact the various universal force fields via the activated psychic that comes to the forefront from its station behind the human equivalents of the mind, vital and physical force fields...
Would you mind terrible if I ask you WTF this has to do with the topic? Seems like we always see your "unconscious" mind rather than your "conscious" one. I'm surprised that your unconscious or non existent mind knows how to type.

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#177105 May 22, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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You are a little liar Shamma.
You keep referring to "God"....but in your mind that "God" is a white naked pagan satan who is oozing from a phallus begging women to bite his meat and drink his bodily juices and blood.
That is NOT God, shamma
Your own words show you are an idiot.

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#177106 May 22, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
The being in each one of us has several aspects - inconscient, subconscient, circumconscient, frontal, subliminal, superconscient, transcendental and absolute.
Where does all of what you say come from Joe?
If we have all of those qualities, where did they come from?

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#177107 May 22, 2013
GABRIEL, WARAQA & MUHAMMAD:

This so-called angel who supposedly appeared to Muhammad never claimed to be Gabriel! This came later on. His uncle Waraqa said it was Gabriel, not Muhammad. Why didn't Gabriel mention his name to Muhammad? Again, how come Gabriel told Muhammad to read when he was illiterate? Waraqa, a so-called Christian, is wrong too, because Gabriel never appeared to Moses. Even the Quran says that Allah appeared to Moses. LOL.

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#177108 May 22, 2013
MUHAMMAD'S REVELATIONS ACCOMPANIED BY ADVERSE MANIFESTATIONS:

1) After a spell of shivering and shutting his eyes, there used to come over Muhammad what resembled a swoon, HIS MOUTH WOULD FOAM, AND HE WOULD ROAR LIKE A YOUNG CAMEL.

2) Umar ibnu'l Khattab says: "When inspiration descended on the Apostle of Allah, there used to be heard near his face as it were the buzzing of bees."

("Mizanu'l Haqq" by C.G. Pfander D.D., pp. 345-356)

COMMENTS: Signs of a malevolent (demonic) vital being (El or Allah) possessing Muhammad. The basis of Islam is evil. Same for Judaism.

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