Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 220480 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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Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161315 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
I WANNA ASK CHRISTIANS SOMETHING,I AM CURIOUS AND I REALLY WANTED TO ASK THIS QUESTION,WHY IN THE BIBLE GOD DOESN'T TALK,ANLY SOME FRIEND OF JESUS DO BUT IN THE BIBLE GOD NEVER TALK OR SAY SOMETHING?IN THE QURAN THE MESSAGE IS FROM GOD AND U CAN SEE IT IF U READ IT,THE PROPHET DO NOT TALK,EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINED FROM GOD HIMSELF,ALSO DO U KNOW WHY WE R HERE ON THE EARTH ?AND WHAT IS OUR GOAL?I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT I WANNA SEE U IF U KNOW
allah does not talk to mohammad, only an angel.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161316 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
I WANNA ASK CHRISTIANS SOMETHING,I AM CURIOUS AND I REALLY WANTED TO ASK THIS QUESTION,WHY IN THE BIBLE GOD DOESN'T TALK,ANLY SOME FRIEND OF JESUS DO BUT IN THE BIBLE GOD NEVER TALK OR SAY SOMETHING?IN THE QURAN THE MESSAGE IS FROM GOD AND U CAN SEE IT IF U READ IT,THE PROPHET DO NOT TALK,EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINED FROM GOD HIMSELF,ALSO DO U KNOW WHY WE R HERE ON THE EARTH ?AND WHAT IS OUR GOAL?I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT I WANNA SEE U IF U KNOW
Jesus is God and He did speak to the people.

Since: May 12

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#161317 Feb 1, 2013
Does it really whether there is written in NT the Nazarene stated to be god or that in Quran Allah talked to Muhammad?

In the first case, if one finds in NT Jesus said to be god, the answer from Muslims will be that is a forgery attributed to the Nazarene, he never said that.

In the second case Christians will say that because Muhammad wrote so doesn't mean or prove god talked with him.

You have made so many posts only to make pointless points.

My compliments!
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161318 Feb 1, 2013
no,Gebril(the angel) gave the message said from Allah to the prophet,when u read u will see that Allah talk,and jesus is not God,jesus is the prophet of God and his book is the bible and his religion was christianity, Jesus was turtutred,so logically,how can be tortured,how can he be tortured when he has all the power and how can he be tortured from his creation?it make no sense,IF JESUS IS GOD AND MARY IS THE MOTHER OF JESUS WHO CREATED MARY ? THINK ABOUT IT HOW CAN JESUS BE GOD WHEN MAY BORNED JESUS,IF ON THIS CASE JESUS IS GOD WHO CREATED MARY ?????????? HERE THERE IS A BIG QUESTION THAT PROVE THAT JESUS IS NOT GOD
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161319 Feb 1, 2013
In another saying, Muhammad, the Prophet of God, said:

Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word[1] which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.(Saheeh Al-Bukhari) THATS WHAT MANY MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161320 Feb 1, 2013
SO PARLARE ITALIANO STEFANO,I KNOW THAT U R ITALIAN ,YES IT MATTER,MOHAMMED DIDN'T WROTE ANYTHING,THE QURAN WAS GIVEN TO MOHAMMED THROUGH THE ANGEL GEBRIL,MOHAMMED NEVER WROTE ANYTHING THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING,COMPLIMENTI VEDO CHE HAI PROVATO UNA COSA SBAGLIATA !
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161321 Feb 1, 2013
ALSO WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE AND JESUS BECAUSE MANY THINGS ABOUT JESUS ARE MENTIONED IN OUR RELIGION,SO I DON'T NEED A CHRISTIOAN TO TELL BE ABOUT CHRISITIANS
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161322 Feb 1, 2013
WHAT DOES MAKE IT HARD FOR U TO BELIEVE IN ISLAM AND THAT IT CONTAIN THE SAME THINGS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND JUDISM,THE DOFFERENT IS THAT THERE R SOME NEW THINGS,ITS UDATED,A NEW VERSION THAT CONTAI CHRISTIANITY AND ALL THE RELIGIONS BEFORE AND THAT FORBID THAT CAN HARM US AND TELL US WHAT IS GOOD FOR US,IF U DON'T READ THE QURAN U WILL SEE WITH YOUR EYES

Since: May 12

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#161323 Feb 1, 2013
Another silly thing I found is that both the groups (Christians and Muslims) to defend their positions use as reference their books.

Both of them think they are right.

Anyone can write books and say on them whatever he wants. How is it possible to make a point only by citing one's book?

Use historical evidences to demolish the position of one's antagonist, instead of picking shallow verses from books

Since: May 12

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#161324 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
SO PARLARE ITALIANO STEFANO,I KNOW THAT U R ITALIAN ,YES IT MATTER,MOHAMMED DIDN'T WROTE ANYTHING,THE QURAN WAS GIVEN TO MOHAMMED THROUGH THE ANGEL GEBRIL,MOHAMMED NEVER WROTE ANYTHING THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING,COMPLIMENTI VEDO CHE HAI PROVATO UNA COSA SBAGLIATA !
Non stavo dicendo che Maometto ha scritto il Corano, ma solo riportato quello che i Cristiani in questo forum dicono.

Che prove hai che Maometto ha scritto o no il Corano? Su cosa basi la tua affermazione?

I don't know how much you are fluent in Italian, but if you can't understand it I can repeat what I wrote in English.

Since: May 12

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#161325 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
WHAT DOES MAKE IT HARD FOR U TO BELIEVE IN ISLAM AND THAT IT CONTAIN THE SAME THINGS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND JUDISM,THE DOFFERENT IS THAT THERE R SOME NEW THINGS,ITS UDATED,A NEW VERSION THAT CONTAI CHRISTIANITY AND ALL THE RELIGIONS BEFORE AND THAT FORBID THAT CAN HARM US AND TELL US WHAT IS GOOD FOR US,IF U DON'T READ THE QURAN U WILL SEE WITH YOUR EYES
I read both the Bible and Quran, they are but man made books.

Moreover they don't prove anything expect what I have just said.
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161326 Feb 1, 2013
HOW COULD THE PROPHET,IF U SAY THAT HE COULD HAVE BEEN WROTE IT KNOW ABOUT THE 11 PLANETS AND ABOUT,there is mentioned the arc of Noeh,about Adam and Eve,about Satan and the the rpophet couldnt neither read nor write so its impossible that he wrote it,also [This is] the revelation of the Book about which there is no doubt from the Lord of the worlds. Or do they say, "He invented it"? Rather, it is the truth from your Lord,[O Mohammad], that you may warn a people to whom no Warner has come before you [so] perhaps they will be guided".(Quran 32:2-3) Quran speaks about a variety of branches of science like: Astronomy, Embryology, Hydrology, Geology, Sociology, Psychology, Oceanography, Law etc. Until the age of forty, there is NO historical account in his life that shows his scholarly tendencies or achievements in any of the spectrum of subjects the Quran deals with. How could such an illiterate man, suddenly, at the age of forty, bring about a book like the Quran which brought about an ideological and religious revolution that changed the face of history? If Mohamed (peace be on him) had authored the Quran, why would he honor and mention Mary (May Allah be pleased with her), the mother of Jesus (peace be on him) and NOT mention his own family members?(NOTE: Quran does NOT have the names of any of the family members of Mohamed (peace be on him)? If he had authored the Quran, why would he disclose verses that reprimand him? Examples - 33:37 and 80:1-3 "It (Quran) is not except a reminder to the worlds. For whomever amongst you wish to take a right course." 81:27-28
"O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous" 2:21 ALSO HOW COULD MOHAMMED KNOW THE PROCESS OF CREATION OF A HUMAN,ALLAH SAID 12. And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).

13. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge)(and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).

14. Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. HOW COULD MOHAMMED SEEHOW A BABY WAS FORMED INSIDE A BELLY OF A MOTHER? IS THIS ENOUGH AS PROOF THAT MOHAMMED DIDN'T WROTE THE QURAN?
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161328 Feb 1, 2013
SI SI TI CAPISCO MOLTO BENE IN ITALIANO NON TI PREOCCUPARE,LE PROVE STANNO ARRIVANDO ASPETTA,POI VOUL DIRE CHE NON LO HAI LETTO BENE PERCHE` CI SONO TANTISSIME COSE CHE NO HAI MAI SAPUTO QUINDI NON SO TE,COMUNQUE SE TI VIENE IN MENTE DI LEGGERLO,LEGGI QUESTE SURAH,MARIAM(MARY),YUSUF,TAHA, KAHF,AL LAIL(THE NIGHT),AL SHAMS(THE SUN),AL QUAMAR(THE MOON),AL NAJM(THE STARS),AR RAHMAN,AL MU'MINUN,E MOLTE ALTRE BELLISSIME TE LO CONSIGLIO E IN PIU` LEGGI AL BAQUARA
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161329 Feb 1, 2013
HOW CAN BE THE QURAN A MANKIND WHEN IT SAYS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF FORMATION AND CREATION OF A HUMAN? HERE R THE PROOFS:12. And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).

13. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge)(and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).

14. Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. SO IN OTHER WORDS,LOGICALLY,HOW COULD THE PROPHET KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO A BABY INSIDE HIS MOTHER ? WE MUSLIMS BELIEVE THAT GOD KNOW EVERYTHING AND THE ANSWER FOR WHAT I PROVED IS THAT THERE IS A GOD WHO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE MOTHER,THERE IS NO ANSWER BUT THIS,QUESTA SECONDO ME E` UNA DELLE MIGLIORI PROVE

Since: May 12

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#161332 Feb 1, 2013
PER AHMED.

Ora vado, domani leggo tutto e vedo di rispondere ai tuoi post.

Grazie.
Ahmed

Gza, Egypt

#161334 Feb 1, 2013
DI NIENTE,A DOMANI ALLORA,E COMUNQUE TI DICO IO CHE NON TROVERAI ERRORI NEL CORANO,CI SENTIAMO CIAO
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161335 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
HOW COULD THE PROPHET,IF U SAY THAT HE COULD HAVE BEEN WROTE IT KNOW ABOUT THE 11 PLANETS AND ABOUT,there is mentioned the arc of Noeh,about Adam and Eve,about Satan and the the rpophet couldnt neither read nor write so its impossible that he wrote it,also [This is] the revelation of the Book about which there is no doubt from the Lord of the worlds. Or do they say, "He invented it"? Rather, it is the truth from your Lord,[O Mohammad], that you may warn a people to whom no Warner has come before you [so] perhaps they will be guided".(Quran 32:2-3) Quran speaks about a variety of branches of science like: Astronomy, Embryology, Hydrology, Geology, Sociology, Psychology, Oceanography, Law etc. Until the age of forty, there is NO historical account in his life that shows his scholarly tendencies or achievements in any of the spectrum of subjects the Quran deals with. How could such an illiterate man, suddenly, at the age of forty, bring about a book like the Quran which brought about an ideological and religious revolution that changed the face of history? If Mohamed (peace be on him) had authored the Quran, why would he honor and mention Mary (May Allah be pleased with her), the mother of Jesus (peace be on him) and NOT mention his own family members?(NOTE: Quran does NOT have the names of any of the family members of Mohamed (peace be on him)? If he had authored the Quran, why would he disclose verses that reprimand him? Examples - 33:37 and 80:1-3 "It (Quran) is not except a reminder to the worlds. For whomever amongst you wish to take a right course." 81:27-28
"O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous" 2:21 ALSO HOW COULD MOHAMMED KNOW THE PROCESS OF CREATION OF A HUMAN,ALLAH SAID 12. And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).
13. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge)(and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).
14. Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. HOW COULD MOHAMMED SEEHOW A BABY WAS FORMED INSIDE A BELLY OF A MOTHER? IS THIS ENOUGH AS PROOF THAT MOHAMMED DIDN'T WROTE THE QURAN?
There is only 8 planets making the koran wrong and your argument moot.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161336 Feb 1, 2013
Ahmed wrote:
HOW CAN BE THE QURAN A MANKIND WHEN IT SAYS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF FORMATION AND CREATION OF A HUMAN? HERE R THE PROOFS:12. And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).
13. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge)(and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).
14. Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. SO IN OTHER WORDS,LOGICALLY,HOW COULD THE PROPHET KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO A BABY INSIDE HIS MOTHER ? WE MUSLIMS BELIEVE THAT GOD KNOW EVERYTHING AND THE ANSWER FOR WHAT I PROVED IS THAT THERE IS A GOD WHO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE MOTHER,THERE IS NO ANSWER BUT THIS,QUESTA SECONDO ME E` UNA DELLE MIGLIORI PROVE
At conception an egg and sperm unite; no blood clot is formed from which the other organs are formed. There is nothing in your description that decribes what truly happens during the development of a human embryo. Another fail for the koran.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#161337 Feb 1, 2013
bmz wrote:
Correction, Paul
Should read:
On one occasion he drove two demons into 2000 pigs, which belonged to poor farmers and paid them no compensation.
Why didn't he drive two demons into two pigs?
Did he raise those innocent pigs back?
Mental Blockhead,

I often find it necessary to correct your errors, not that you are at all teachable, because you aren't, but that there are the "international readers" to consider who may mistakenly believe that you have accurately represented the Gospel record, when nothing could be further from the truth. That is, you're a liar, and a poor one at that; though you consider yourself clever, you are the very definition of an "ignorant fool."

Mark 5:5 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice,What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In Gods name dont torture me! 8 For Jesus had said to him,Come out of this man, you impure spirit!

9 Then Jesus asked him,What is your name?

My name is Legion,* he replied,for we are many. 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus,Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them. 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed manand told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said,Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

* a Legion is far more than "two."
http://www.answers.com/topic/legion

1. The major unit of the Roman army consisting of 3,000 to 6,000 infantry troops and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.
2. A large military unit trained for combat; an army.
3. A large number; a multitude. See synonyms at multitude.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#161338 Feb 1, 2013
http://quran.com/22/52-53

"And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allah abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes precise His verses. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.[That is] so He may make what Satan throws in a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart. And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension."

By this declaration, which Mohammad made to cover his own screwup with regard to the supposed "daughters of Allah" whose intercession he commended and then revoked, Mohammad saw fit to not only accuse Allah of malicious INCOMPETENCE, but to also smear every other prophet of God who has ever walked the earth, and somehow it doesn't matter to Muslims that this is both libel and blasphemy.

I get it! Those in whose hearts is NOT a disease and whose hearts are NOT hard, won't be fooled when a bona fide genuine prophet of God -like Mohammad, for example- speaks damned lies as though they are true, like when he commends the intercession of the supposed "daughters of Allah."

Of course, those in whose hearts is NOT a disease and whose hearts are NOT hard are willing to FORGIVE a bona fide genuine prophet of God -like Mohammad, for example- for speaking damned lies as though they are true, especially when later he repents of commending the intercession of the "daughters of Allah," and EVEN IF he accuses Allah of setting him up for failure.

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