Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 225627 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

Hurricane, WV

#154757 Nov 21, 2012
Islam: It's mostly about going to the bathroom
http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2012/...

You probably think that being a Muslim involves praying five times a day, eating halal food, fasting during Ramadan, and traveling to Mecca once in your lifetime. And, for many Muslims, it does. But there's a heck of lot more to it than that.

Take going to the bathroom, for instance.
Now it's true that Allah doesn't provide much bathroom guidance in the Quran, although there is this bit of helpful advice:

When ye rise up for prayer ... if ye ... cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it. Quran 5:6

Which tells us that that kind of thing is important to Allah. He cares about your bathroom routine. And so does Muhammad (PB&J be upon him). He was absolutely obsessed with it. Here is what he had to say:

Your Apostle (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) teaches you about everything, even about excrement. So let's take a look at some of the things that Muhammad taught about excrement.

Before entering the bathroom, cover your head, put shoes on your feet, and say this little prayer: "O Allah I seek your protection from the male and female devils."
__________
Devils have genders! Who knew?
truth

Perth, Australia

#154758 Nov 21, 2012
see geometric position in mecca..why?
asked yourself its calculation as satan do..
or religion
k/k
11/11
byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyy
Do you liked destroy your people?
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo
truth

Perth, Australia

#154759 Nov 21, 2012
''its written''

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#154760 Nov 21, 2012
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>
Shades of Fallujah.
See: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0331-...
They are a sick sick people. May Allah grant their wish of 72 virgins very soon.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154761 Nov 22, 2012
Positive Spin:

Fallujah Today
http://northshorejournal.org/fallujah-today

Negative Spin:

Seven years after sieges, Fallujah struggles
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/201...
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154762 Nov 22, 2012
Worth reading:

International law, the Gaza war, and Palestine's state of exception
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012...

Excerpt:

The fundamental purpose of IHL (Int'l Humanitarian Law) is to protect civilians and minimise avoidable harm during armed conflicts. Under IHL, five core principles govern what conduct is lawful in armed conflict. Violations of these constitute grave breaches and thus can be considered war crimes. These principles are: civilian immunity (ie, the prohibition against intentionally targeting civilians or otherwise treating them as combatants); distinction (ie, the imperative to distinguish between civilians and combatants in military operations, and for combatants to distinguish themselves as such through identifiable dress and insignia and by carrying arms openly); proportionality (ie, the requirement to use force in a manner that is proportionate to the military value of the target); necessity (ie, the obligation to restrict targets or tactics to those necessary to achieve legitimate military goals); and humane treatment (ie, the prohibition of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners, and the imperative to guard the rights and interests of "protected persons", the legal term for civilians in occupied territories).
...
Hamas and other Palestinian groups' attacks on Israel, from suicide bombings of the 1990s and early 2000s to today's rocket fire, have routinely failed to comport with these principles. Can any different be said about Israel's conduct in Gaza?

Israel has not only refused to respect the principles of civilian immunity and distinction but has openly disregarded both as a matter of policy. At the start of Operation Pillar of Defence, officials declared their intention to target any variety of sites including the homes of Hamas activists. In Gaza, one of the more densely populated areas in the world, most homes - including those where people Israel deems legitimate targets reside - are shared by non-combatants and civilians.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154763 Nov 22, 2012
Surprise! Surprise!

Day after president brokered Gaza truce, Egypt’s Brotherhood leader slams peace with Israel
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_ea...

CAIRO — The leader and top cleric of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has denounced peace efforts with Israel, urging holy war to liberate Palestinian territories.

Mohammed Badei’s call Thursday comes just a day after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who also hails from the Brotherhood, succeeded in brokering a truce to end eight days of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Under the deal, Gaza’s ruling Hamas is to stop rocket fire into Israel while Israel is to cease airstrikes and allow the opening of the strip’s long-blockaded borders.

Badei says “jihad is obligatory” for Muslims and that peace deals with Israel are a “game of grand deception.” He says there’s been enough negotiations, the “enemy knows nothing but language of force.”

The Brotherhood and its members don’t recognize Israel and refuse to hold direct talks with Israelis.
__________
It's always the clerics!

But will Badei issue a death fatwa against Morsi for the crime of apostasy?
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154764 Nov 22, 2012
Test:

The Doctrine of the Perfect Man (Al-Insan al-Kamil) and its Significance Today
http://www.israinternational.com/the-perfect-...
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154765 Nov 22, 2012
Meanwhile...

Paris Hilton Shilling Handbags in Muslim Holy Site’s Shadow
http://gawker.com/5961885/paris-hilton-shilli...

Paris Hilton is currently facing some major backlash in Saudi Arabia. Hilton — the less-famous niece of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kim and Kyle Richards — has just opened a store to sell her "handbags and accessories" at the Mecca Mall.

Hilton announced the opening of the store on her blog last week. Since then, many have fired back on Twitter, angry that Hilton would be allowed to open shop in Muhammad's birthplace and the holy mall which houses only holy institutions such as KFC and Hardee's. The angry tweets mostly focus on her porn star past, according the New York Daily News saying things like:

"Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Mecca?"

"How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque? It is not acceptable to have such a woman open her store here."

Hilton herself has not responded to the criticism, but has said this:

How cute do my kitties look in their pink porsche? ;) lockerz.com/s/262246968
__________
I feel a death fatwa coming on...
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154766 Nov 22, 2012
Buford wrote:
Meanwhile...
Paris Hilton Shilling Handbags in Muslim Holy Site’s Shadow
http://gawker.com/5961885/paris-hilton-shilli...
Paris Hilton is currently facing some major backlash in Saudi Arabia. Hilton — the less-famous niece of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kim and Kyle Richards — has just opened a store to sell her "handbags and accessories" at the Mecca Mall.
Hilton announced the opening of the store on her blog last week. Since then, many have fired back on Twitter, angry that Hilton would be allowed to open shop in Muhammad's birthplace and the holy mall which houses only holy institutions such as KFC and Hardee's. The angry tweets mostly focus on her porn star past, according the New York Daily News saying things like:
"Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Mecca?"
"How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque? It is not acceptable to have such a woman open her store here."
Hilton herself has not responded to the criticism, but has said this:
How cute do my kitties look in their pink porsche? ;) lockerz.com/s/262246968
__________
I feel a death fatwa coming on...
Drink a hot cup of tea or milo, it should help your feelings.
SeasideSoon

Fortson, GA

#154767 Nov 22, 2012
Buford wrote:
Meanwhile...
Paris Hilton Shilling Handbags in Muslim Holy Site’s Shadow
http://gawker.com/5961885/paris-hilton-shilli...
Paris Hilton is currently facing some major backlash in Saudi Arabia. Hilton — the less-famous niece of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kim and Kyle Richards — has just opened a store to sell her "handbags and accessories" at the Mecca Mall.
Hilton announced the opening of the store on her blog last week. Since then, many have fired back on Twitter, angry that Hilton would be allowed to open shop in Muhammad's birthplace and the holy mall which houses only holy institutions such as KFC and Hardee's. The angry tweets mostly focus on her porn star past, according the New York Daily News saying things like:
"Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Mecca?"
"How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque? It is not acceptable to have such a woman open her store here."
Hilton herself has not responded to the criticism, but has said this:
How cute do my kitties look in their pink porsche? ;) lockerz.com/s/262246968
__________
I feel a death fatwa coming on...
LOL
SeasideSoon

Fortson, GA

#154768 Nov 22, 2012
Buford wrote:
Worth reading:
International law, the Gaza war, and Palestine's state of exception
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012...
Excerpt:
The fundamental purpose of IHL (Int'l Humanitarian Law) is to protect civilians and minimise avoidable harm during armed conflicts. Under IHL, five core principles govern what conduct is lawful in armed conflict. Violations of these constitute grave breaches and thus can be considered war crimes. These principles are: civilian immunity (ie, the prohibition against intentionally targeting civilians or otherwise treating them as combatants); distinction (ie, the imperative to distinguish between civilians and combatants in military operations, and for combatants to distinguish themselves as such through identifiable dress and insignia and by carrying arms openly); proportionality (ie, the requirement to use force in a manner that is proportionate to the military value of the target); necessity (ie, the obligation to restrict targets or tactics to those necessary to achieve legitimate military goals); and humane treatment (ie, the prohibition of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners, and the imperative to guard the rights and interests of "protected persons", the legal term for civilians in occupied territories).
...
Hamas and other Palestinian groups' attacks on Israel, from suicide bombings of the 1990s and early 2000s to today's rocket fire, have routinely failed to comport with these principles. Can any different be said about Israel's conduct in Gaza?
Israel has not only refused to respect the principles of civilian immunity and distinction but has openly disregarded both as a matter of policy. At the start of Operation Pillar of Defence, officials declared their intention to target any variety of sites including the homes of Hamas activists. In Gaza, one of the more densely populated areas in the world, most homes - including those where people Israel deems legitimate targets reside - are shared by non-combatants and civilians.
Interesting that Aljazeera has become more fair and balanced in the last five years. I guess they discovered that their rabid support of Hamas has been shown to be unsupported by fact. They're starting to sound more and more like NPR - at least it's a move in the right direction.

Gazans have been broadcasting that Israeli cities are in shambles and the Israeli have been conquered. It sounds like the propaganda during the 6 Day Way. Now they're celebrating by shooting in the air - a bullet got at least one of their own on the return trip. Someone needs to explain gravity.

In the meantime, IDF drops leaflets (as they did in Cast Lead)
"The first leaflet:

To the residents of Sheikh Ajlin, Tel Al-Hwa, Rimal South, Zeitoun, Sjaiya, Turkeman and Sajiya Jadida: For your safety, you are required to evacuate your residences immediately and move towards the central Gaza city, via Al-Khara, Jma’at Al Dul Al Arabia, Al Aqsa Al Qudsiya, Um Alaimoun, Salah A-din, Al-Maqsurra, Hal’s Mjdad. In the central Gaza city, you are required to stay between the areas of Salah A-din from the west, Amar Al-Muchtar from the north, Al-Nasser from the east and Al-Quds St. from the south.

Israel Defense Forces.

The second leaflet:

To the residents of of the outskirts of Shati, Al-Atatra, Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun: for your safety, you are required to evacuate your residences immediately and move towards central Gaza city via Al-Falujah, Al-Udda and Salah A-din. In the central Gaza city, you are required to stay between the roads of Salah A-din from the west, Amar Al-Muchtar from the north, Al-Nasser from the east and Al-Quds St. from the south.

Israel Defense Forces."

Unfortunately, the terrorists can also read. They holed up until the cease fire began. Then they came out and fired off a couple of rockets sans warning leaflets.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#154769 Nov 22, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting that Aljazeera has become more fair and balanced in the last five years. I guess they discovered that their rabid support of Hamas has been shown to be unsupported by fact. They're starting to sound more and more like NPR - at least it's a move in the right direction.
Gazans have been broadcasting that Israeli cities are in shambles and the Israeli have been conquered. It sounds like the propaganda during the 6 Day Way. Now they're celebrating by shooting in the air - a bullet got at least one of their own on the return trip. Someone needs to explain gravity.
In the meantime, IDF drops leaflets (as they did in Cast Lead)
"The first leaflet:
To the residents of Sheikh Ajlin, Tel Al-Hwa, Rimal South, Zeitoun, Sjaiya, Turkeman and Sajiya Jadida: For your safety, you are required to evacuate your residences immediately and move towards the central Gaza city, via Al-Khara, Jma’at Al Dul Al Arabia, Al Aqsa Al Qudsiya, Um Alaimoun, Salah A-din, Al-Maqsurra, Hal’s Mjdad. In the central Gaza city, you are required to stay between the areas of Salah A-din from the west, Amar Al-Muchtar from the north, Al-Nasser from the east and Al-Quds St. from the south.
Israel Defense Forces.
The second leaflet:
To the residents of of the outskirts of Shati, Al-Atatra, Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun: for your safety, you are required to evacuate your residences immediately and move towards central Gaza city via Al-Falujah, Al-Udda and Salah A-din. In the central Gaza city, you are required to stay between the roads of Salah A-din from the west, Amar Al-Muchtar from the north, Al-Nasser from the east and Al-Quds St. from the south.
Israel Defense Forces."
Unfortunately, the terrorists can also read. They holed up until the cease fire began. Then they came out and fired off a couple of rockets sans warning leaflets.
The IDF drops the leaflets for the sake of the freaking lawyers, but the leaflets also serve as recruitment tools for CIVILIAN NON-COMBATANT human shield volunteers, the very folks who prize dying "in the cause of Allah" above all other considerations.

What about children who are deliberately placed in harm's way? Well, they'll appreciate the sacrifices of their lives "for the cause of Allah and His Messenger" later, in Islamic heaven.

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#154770 Nov 22, 2012
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Drink a hot cup of tea or milo, it should help your feelings.
I second that. I strongly recommend Milo with a large doze of some sedative or tranquilizer.

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#154771 Nov 22, 2012
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>The IDF drops the leaflets for the sake of the freaking lawyers, but the leaflets also serve as recruitment tools for CIVILIAN NON-COMBATANT human shield volunteers, the very folks who prize dying "in the cause of Allah" above all other considerations.
What about children who are deliberately placed in harm's way? Well, they'll appreciate the sacrifices of their lives "for the cause of Allah and His Messenger" later, in Islamic heaven.
Now that both berserk parties have stopped fighting, relax. We will discuss when both loonies start again.

Somebody should tell Hamas that if fighting flares up again in future between the two monsters, it should first a sack or a drum of leaflets, telling Israelis to move North.

Who is paris Hilton? A US Congresswoman?
Lay Worker

Yea, Australia

#154772 Nov 22, 2012
Who is allah?
uhuh

Jumilla, Spain

#154773 Nov 23, 2012
HughBe wrote:
uhuh---no man of God would accept as FACT that Satan is the "Archon tou kosmos" (Ruler of this kosmos) or "Theos tou aionos" (God of this aeon)
that is unless he is in fact a man of Satan
HughBe---Think about this, if God is the RULER of this world and there is so much MURDER, RAPE, INJUSTICE, WARS etc. then surely He is doing a very poor job. If on the other hand Satan or the god of MURDER, DECEPTION etc. is in RULING then he is doing a good job.
so Christians believe as FACT that Satan is God of this aeon like Paul taught
Satan is God of this world, the LORD is God of the next world? lol that is typical gnostic dualism

the holocaust, the pogroms, the spree killings, blame it all on Satan not evil men
uhuh

Jumilla, Spain

#154774 Nov 23, 2012
Muhammad Asad, Murad Hofmann, the Italian ambassadors to Mecca, Liam Neeson, Paris Hilton...

any soul who have heard the muslim call to prayer at the break of dawn would be touched spiritually
she is somewhat interested in Islam

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#154775 Nov 23, 2012
Correction, Buford

Should read:

Now that both berserk parties have stopped fighting, relax. We will discuss when both loonies start again.

Somebody should tell Hamas that if fighting flares up again in future between the two monsters, it should fire a sack or a drum of leaflets, telling Israelis to move North.

Who is Paris Hilton? A US Congresswoman?

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#154776 Nov 23, 2012
Now, I have to teach my fellow citizens how to be happy:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/...

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