Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 253455 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.

Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158749 Jan 15, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Here you show your hipocrisy aka double standard. As far as Islam allows polygyny, all is fine, when it's the OT then it's a negative.
Really? I thought you were insulting Muslims as usual without using your pause button!
Then I reminded you of OT. You then continued to attack Islam carefully avoiding any OT bashing.
So who is showing hypocrisy? May be you? Lol..

I did say you knew how to give topix readers narcolepsy through boredom…lol..
There is no COMPULSION to marry more than one. It depends on the circumstances.
This verse is merciful giving man real responsibility.
Man MUST TOTALLY PROVIDE for the woman, He can’t chase her off to an “equal opportunity” job expecting her to take care of family! Even if she chooses to work, what a woman earns remains with her.
If a man cannot fulfil a whole load of STRICT conditions he cannot marry.
There are many men in the West (and I know a “few”) who sleep with many and go home to their ONE official wife. Now that is cowardice because they dip and run with no responsibility. Many rely on Social Services to take care of their “by-products” while playing “absent or “missing daddy”! This is disgraceful, irresponsible and unmanly.
The MOST HOLY PROPHET WAS A REAL MAN. He took responsibility and there is wisdom in his alliances.
Do you stop to wonder about the Prophets of OT who married more than you me and the HOLY PROPHET put together?
I repeat the OT has NO limit on wives. You can have AS MANY AS YOU WISH!
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158750 Jan 15, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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Off and within them.
Setting aside religious beliefs and looking at it purely through the eyes of a man am I wrong in what follows.
If YOU were a stranger in Holland and Maat and dozens,not even ALL,but DOZENS of women in her area came out to SEX you, you would say; very NICE, very GOOD and very HOSPITABLE.
In other words I believe that you would deeply appreciate like I would the welcoming party.
Absolutely HughBe. You are a REAL man unlike some here who hide behind women for an income pretending they favour equal opportunity!!
I agree I would "say" very NICE, very GOOD and very HOSPITABLE but I will need to be in the right mood, need attraction helped by blood test results, and proper clearance before embarking on my journey of appreciation!!!!
lol........
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158751 Jan 15, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Even eating is something biological, but then Allah came out with ramadan then you have to make sacrifies for it. The same can do Muslim men being in abstinence, and so the even women are allowed to have as much hubbies as they want.
A problem that come with polygyny you seem unware of is that when a man has many wives, say three or four, it happenes pretty often that he may have a special regard for one wife, which make jealous the others, and create friction, to say the least, in daily living.
Gee!!!!
Your brain is overworking and actually boiling!!
The same Allah “came out” with “period”“pregnancy” and other ailment when man cannot “eat”!!!

But that does not mean that man has to be forced into waiting in a queue behind 4 other men for several months in an unnatural state, when there are other women about!
Why don’t you recognise evolution and biology?

Hey man….you jump to conclusions…are you really a man?

You are correct about problem with Polygamy….
THAT IS PRECISELY THE REASON WHY ALLAH IN HIS WISDOM SAYS IT IS BETTER TO MARRY ONE!!!!!!!!
ALLAH CLEARLY SAYS IF YOU CANNOT BE FAIR EQUAL AND CANNOT DO JUSTICE, THEN STICK TO ONE!!!!

NOW I AM ASKING YOU….SHOW ME RESTRICTION IN OT…AND SHOW ME WHERE JESUS ACTIVELY DISAGREED WITH POLYGAMY..(don’t quote honest paul!!). Why did Jesus not have a woman or did the “editors” edit out his escapades between 12 and 30?

I said….Let me be sickly and graphic…

Imagine Four HEALTHY men (who NEED at least 3-4 times a week minimum) with huge erections waiting in a queue and the poor woman gets banged 12-16 times a week.
Now…with the first bang she ends up with a bun or even two in the oven!!
Even periods will be a huge inconvenience.
Now what do the men do with their enormous erections NEEDING 3 shots a week?

Man is BIOLOGICALLY polygamous. Let me repeat…A man makes love to 100 different women over one month…..Assuming the 100 women and him are fertile and healthy, how many babies are expected to come out of those 100 women in 9 months or so?
If you apply the same logic with a woman making love to 100 men, how many babies are expected to come out of her?
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158752 Jan 15, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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You are sexist in the very moment you don't recognize women's needs.
By reading your post I have the sensation that you live in 15th century and see women to be people that stay in home, doing home's stuff, waiting their men to come home.
How dare you call me sexist?
I recognise women’s needs and there is not a single complaint form that “department”!!
Yeah, you live in 21st century, making women go out in the dark, work like dogs, fully stresses and come home in the dark tired to have a family or spend time with children. Yes the nanny is paid to keep the kids!!!
Are you not a REAL man? Why can’t you be a REAL man, go OUT work hard and provide for your wife and children instead of hiding behind equal opportunity to be a half a man who is relying on woman abandoning home to earn because eyou are incapable of providing!!
Equal opportunities is invented by cowardly men who are incapable of providing for their women.
By the way, I am not against any woman going to work if she needs to work…when she is married to half a man, if she is divorced or widowed, if husband is too ill to work etc!!
Be a man and don’t rely on woman’s money.
Islam allows women to work and also forbids men from taking the woman’s money!
Whether woman works or not it is the duty of man to provide for all the comforts of his wife!!
Shameless men hide under the bed sending women to work!!!
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158753 Jan 15, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Don't try this card with me. We know from Quran men will enjoy sex with the everlasting virgin houris in Paradise, and we know women are left with nothing but to watch their husbands have sex with houris.
Here we go again!
Islam says BOTH believing men and women performing good deeds etc will enter heaven.

Men are the beasts who usually pine for virgins and they can have what they wish for in heaven.
Similarly if women wish for virgin boys, they can have them.
Have you come across many women wanting virgin boys?
Usually women prefer experienced virile men who can please them.
May be you have a different kind of experience tainted by questionable virility?
Again I said…you were taking us to another dimension!!
I am not an authority on what happens in “heaven”.
We will talk about it when we get there!!!!
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#158754 Jan 15, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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I fear REAL God dear Rabbee, but NOT a "made up" tribal racist sexist bigoted anti-gentile mini slave god of one race or tribe.
The sooner the Gentile Christians ditch the non-gentile books, that have NOTHING to do with them, the better it is for world enlightment and peace.
The non-gentiles books will then return to the hands of the original owners....a tiny number of non-gentiles!
Then we have something to talk about because we can then ask the non-gentiles what they are doing with such out dated books!
rabbee: and i do not care what you, or how any body else wrong thinks is true. if you had a fear of G-D, you would not be bearing false wittness. with you and buford making untrue accusations, at each other. when your both, wrong doing this. G-D is TheG-D of Everything, even beyond this physical totality. and you and buford can only prove, there is no peace between two or more liars. errant mud slinging, just to be slinging mud. does not put anyone, in a good light. even if everyone else is doing it, is still no excuse.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#158757 Jan 15, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Absolutely HughBe. You are a REAL man unlike some here who hide behind women for an income pretending they favour equal opportunity!!
I agree I would "say" very NICE, very GOOD and very HOSPITABLE but I will need to be in the right mood, need attraction helped by blood test results, and proper clearance before embarking on my journey of appreciation!!!!
lol........
Alex---I will need ... blood test results, and proper clearance before embarking on my journey of appreciation!!!!

HughBe--- Agree but if ALL is well and if I were NOT religious I would SERVICE every bloody one of them.

My greatest challenge would be ordering the activities.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#158758 Jan 15, 2013
Excerpts from the Gospel of Barnabas, Part-32

Chapter 67 : False scribes

For you say to them:'Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the Temple of your God, and do not eat it all, but give to your God a share of that which he has given you'; and you do not tell them of the origin of sacrifice, that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father Abraham, so that the faith and obedience of our father Abraham, with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him, should never be forgotten. But God says by Ezekiel the prophet: Remove from me these your sacrifices, your victims are abominable to me.

For the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spoke by Hosea the prophet, saying: I will call chosen the people not chosen. And as he says in Ezekiel the prophet: God shall make a new covenant with his people, not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers, which they did not and he shall take from them a heart of stone, and give them a new heart" : and all this shall be because you do not walk now in his Law. And you have the key and do not open: rather you block the road for those who would walk in it." The priest was departing to report everything to the high priest, who stood near the sanctuary, but Jesus said: "Stay, for I will answer your question."

Chapter 68 Parable of wayside man

…"I will speak to you by a parable that you may understand. There was a king who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves;, who had wounded him to death. And he had compassion on him, and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him, and this they did with all diligence. And the king conceived a great love for the sick man, so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage, and made him his heir.

Now assuredly this king was most merciful; but the man beat the slaves, despised the medicines, abused his wife, spoke evil of the king, and caused his vassals to rebel against him. And when the king required any service, he was wont to say: "What will the king give me as reward?" Now when the king heard this, what did he do to so impious a man?" They all replied: "Woe to him, for the king deprived him of all, and cruelly punished him."

"But how does Israel bear himself? How many prophets has he slain; how many prophecies has he contaminated; how has he violated the Law of God: how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols, through your offence, O priests! And how do you dishonour God with your manner of life!

And now you ask me: "What will God give us in paradise?" You ought to have asked me: What will be the punishment that God will give you in hell; and then what you ought to do for true penitence in order that God may have mercy on you: for this I can tell you, and to this end am I sent to you."

Note: This is also recorded in Gospels

(Abridged)
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#158759 Jan 15, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Note: This is also recorded in Gospels
False.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158760 Jan 15, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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Alex---I will need ... blood test results, and proper clearance before embarking on my journey of appreciation!!!!
HughBe--- Agree but if ALL is well and if I were NOT religious I would SERVICE every bloody one of them.
My greatest challenge would be ordering the activities.
Without a shadow of doubt HughBe!
Taking religion out of the equation, only a hypocrite or homosexual would turn his back on them...
lol...
Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#158762 Jan 15, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Here we go again!
Islam says BOTH believing men and women performing good deeds etc will enter heaven.
Men are the beasts who usually pine for virgins and they can have what they wish for in heaven.
Similarly if women wish for virgin boys, they can have them.
Have you come across many women wanting virgin boys?
Usually women prefer experienced virile men who can please them.
May be you have a different kind of experience tainted by questionable virility?
Again I said…you were taking us to another dimension!!
I am not an authority on what happens in “heaven”.
We will talk about it when we get there!!!!
Where in the Koran does it say that women will get virgin boys? There is no mention of heavenly delights for women in paradise.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#158767 Jan 15, 2013
Mahmood wrote:
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Where in the Koran does it say that women will get virgin boys? There is no mention of heavenly delights for women in paradise.
You're right. Qur'aan does not say that.

Only hardcore polemicists, Christian fanatics, sex maniacs, perverts and bloody ignorant fools say that.

Salaams, Mahmood
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#158768 Jan 15, 2013
Buford wrote:
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False.
It is true. It is quite obvious from the language that the reported Hadith belongs to Jesus.

John agrees with that. There are many things, which have not been reported in the four gospels.

Jesus wanted to make a man out of Mary. That was not reported by the four but others did.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#158769 Jan 16, 2013
SC wrote:
I don't recall I made any query to you, aside that of deep spiritual matters that in European languages cannot be translated properly from Arabic. I was talking with bmz, you jumped in and talked to me, and I answer you to your posts

The problem that you don't want understand is that we share a similar position about it, while bmz is trying to elevate Arabic over other European languages.

According to you, it makes more sense to discuss with someone who has a similar opinion of yours or with someone who has a different opinion?
Ans.

As I told you there is no Per See superiority of one language over another. Every language has some specialties which is not available in others.

Western Languages lack the ability to properly convey the deep spiritual matters, and that could be one reason that very little revelation from God came in these languages (another reason could be that these languages were not "properly developed" when the Last and Final revelation came from God 1400 years ago!! Allah Knows Best).

It would cause nothing but bitterness, if we keep on showing one language' "superiority" over other'. That is why I take a very unbiased approach in this regard.

The same would be case if we started discussing whole clothes and whose diets and whose eating and drinking habits are superior to others? These are mainly "subjective opinions" and one' views cannot be "enforced" or others.

That is why we should respect and honor every one' culture and dress and habits…till they fall into that category which is in contradiction with Islamic boundaries.

That is my view and Allah Knows Best. I do not want to be in collision path but co-existence path.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#158771 Jan 16, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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Finally,men having sex with other men whether or not rape is involved is an ABOMINATION to God. Just google it and you shall find God's commandment on the matter.
I asked you this a few times already and I will ask you again

Where in the Genesis narrative regarding Sodom does it say that sex with men is an abomination?

Thats right. It doesnt.

There is a much stronger argument for hospitality - and even that is NOT singled out with that particular choice of language that you have BORROWED from another, later, section of bible.

Lets stay focused on the story.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#158772 Jan 16, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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Their source of pleasure i.e. shiT reflects their minds and indeed actions are merely a reflection of the mind.
from the guy who never misses an opportunity to slide in there with a sexual innuendo

Rich.
truth

Lesmurdie, Australia

#158773 Jan 16, 2013
People stop if they can't understood your language.
why you think others is not good..only you and your god other people not call god Alla..no

Many tribe as well many language calling God as Creator deference name its look like that..meaning..Is meaning some? yes yes yes meaning is some God is always God.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#158775 Jan 16, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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from the guy who never misses an opportunity to slide in there with a sexual innuendo
Rich.
My Bad - I just reread my comment. oops on the "slide". Unintended.
uhuh

Jumilla, Spain

#158776 Jan 16, 2013
"Bring the men out let us know them" (Gen 19:5)

Rashi: "know them" by mishkav zachar (lying with man), as in verse 8 "I have two daughters who have not known men"

the other great tafsirs, Genesis Rabbah and Targum Yonathan, also interpret "know them" here the same way
uhuh

Jumilla, Spain

#158777 Jan 16, 2013
Heb. "kadesh" meaning a male prostitute (e.g. in Deut 23:17) is translated to "porneuon" in LXX, and "sodomite" in KJV
Frijoles wrote:
I see nothing wrong with sodomites

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