Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256361 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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bmz

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#161561 Feb 3, 2013
Buford wrote:
Jesus' Two Natures: God and Man
http://carm.org/jesus-two-natures
Jesus is the most important person who has ever lived since he is the savior, God in human flesh. He is not half God and half man. He is fully divine and fully man. In other words, Jesus has two distinct natures: divine and human. Jesus is the Word who was God and was with God and was made flesh,(John 1:1,14). This means that in the single person of Jesus is both a human and divine nature, God and man. The divine nature was not changed when the Word became flesh (John 1:1,14). Instead, the Word was joined with humanity (Col. 2:9). Jesus' divine nature was not altered. Also, Jesus is not merely a man who "had God within Him" nor is he a man who "manifested the God principle." He is God in flesh, second person of the Trinity. "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word," (Heb. 1:3). Jesus' two natures are not "mixed together," (Eutychianism) nor are they combined into a new God-man nature (Monophysitism). They are separate yet act as a unit in the one person of Jesus. This is called the Hypostatic Union.
The following comparison should help you see the two natures of Jesus "in action":
GOD - MAN
He is worshiped (Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33).
He worshiped the Father (John 17).
He was called God (John 20:28; Heb. 1:8)
He was called man (Mark 15:39; John 19:5).
He was called Son of God (Mark 1:1)
He was called Son of Man (John 9:35-37)
He is prayed to (Acts 7:59).
He prayed to the Father (John 17).
He is sinless (1 Pet. 2:22; Heb. 4:15).
He was tempted (Matt. 4:1).
He knows all things (John 21:17).
He grew in wisdom (Luke 2:52).
He gives eternal life (John 10:28).
He died (Rom. 5:8).
All the fullness of deity dwells in Him (Col. 2:9).
He has a body of flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).
I would like to comment on this point presented by you:

"He is sinless (1 Pet. 2:22; Heb. 4:15)."

That is not true.

If he were sinless, he would not have gone through baptism by John, which was given to sinners and those, who had sincerely repented.

That Jesus 'succumbed' to Baptism by John, shows that he wasn't really sinless. Also, you do not know waht he did in the first thrity years of his life.

So, please cut that out!

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#161562 Feb 3, 2013
Lone Worker wrote:
The father knew Jesus even before he was born of the virgin Mary and his word foretold of him before he became the son of man. Jesus had glory with the father from the beginning and the same Word that created the heaven and the earth is the Holy Ghost which begot Jesus who was born once in the way the word of God foretold. Jesus never said he was God, however he did say when men had seen him they had seen the father.
It only appropriate you are from Bellevue.
bmz

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#161563 Feb 3, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
You say it, but God proves you wrong in Jesus Christ our Lord and our God. Jesus is fully God and fully human. He is the Incarnated Word of God through whom all things visible and invisible was made.
If you want me to believe that Jesus is YOUR God, then do me a favour. Kick the Father and the alleged Holy Ghost out!

Throw away all junk and stuff of various stupid and absurd man-made doctrines, which do not have any leg to stand upon.

Do that asap (as soon as possible)

bmz

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#161564 Feb 3, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
And who taught you? allah? allah never spoke to anyone. We are taught by God, Emanuel, God with us in the Mystical Body of Christ.
I sincerely suggest a correction and this is what it should read: "the Mythical Body of Christ".
Lone Worker
#161565 Feb 3, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
It only appropriate you are from Bellevue.
We still don't care Dude!

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#161566 Feb 3, 2013
Lone Worker wrote:
<quoted text>We still don't care Dude!
Don't you worry, the feeling is mutual
bmz

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#161567 Feb 3, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>Mental Blockhead,
People generally believe whatever they think will give them an advantage in life and especially in death, and no, it doesn't have to make any rational sense at all.
Consider the Heaven's Gate Cult
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven 's_Gate_(religious_group)
Aum Shinrikyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo
Scientology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_beli...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism
And to show my ecumenical side:
Smaller Islamic sects
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heresy_in_Islam
Excerpt:
Groups like the Khawarij are most often seen as extremely heretical, while the Ismailis, the Hurufiya, the Alawis, the Bektashi and even the Sufis, have also been regarded as heretical by some, such as the ultra-conservative Salafi. Although Sufism is often accepted as a valid religious form by Shi'a and many Sunnis, the relatively recent movement of Wahhabism view it as heretical (which in turn is viewed as heresy by Sunni and Shi'a).
Faiths like Druze and Bahá'í Faith although now separate religions, have their roots in Islam and were considered by some Muslims to be heresies when they first appeared since they emerged as alternative currents in Islamic culture, and were founded by people who were considered to be Muslims, much as Christianity is viewed by some to be a Jewish heresy, or Islam a Christian heresy.
Off topic again!

I had written this:

"Do you think people of the world can be fooled with the above ridiculous stuff in these modern times?

They can now read the New Testament and discover a world of true lies."

Christianity is 100% heresy and you cannot say that it is a Jewish heresy.

This heresy was created and fuelled by foreign pagans and their philosophers. Islam has nothing to do with the Christian cult and her heresies.

And what are the things that Christianity has got it right? Nothing!
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161568 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want me to believe that Jesus is YOUR God, then do me a favour. Kick the Father and the alleged Holy Ghost out!
Throw away all junk and stuff of various stupid and absurd man-made doctrines, which do not have any leg to stand upon.
Do that asap (as soon as possible)
Unlike with islam that can make up whatever they want, the Catholic Church only speaks what God wants not what man wants.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#161569 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I sincerely suggest a correction and this is what it should read: "the Mythical Body of Christ".
allah never spoke to anyone, while God spoke to us and now teaches us. We are taught by Emanuel, God with us in His Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Christ.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161570 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I would like to comment on this point presented by you:
"He is sinless (1 Pet. 2:22; Heb. 4:15)."
That is not true.
If he were sinless, he would not have gone through baptism by John, which was given to sinners and those, who had sincerely repented.
That Jesus 'succumbed' to Baptism by John, shows that he wasn't really sinless. Also, you do not know waht he did in the first thrity years of his life.
So, please cut that out!
Mental Blockhead,

You won't visit this link, https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/584... , but even if you do and actually read the article, you'll dismiss it as you do all such writings as the work of "ignorant fools," because, as already noted, you are unteachable, knowing all things about Christianity that can possibly be known, INCLUDING, what Jesus did "in the first thrity years of his life."

As you are fond of pointing out, "No one can deny this fact."
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161571 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
Christianity is 100% heresy and you cannot say that it is a Jewish heresy.
This heresy was created and fuelled by foreign pagans and their philosophers. Islam has nothing to do with the Christian cult and her heresies.
And what are the things that Christianity has got it right? Nothing!
Mental Blockhead and Liar,

Of course you don't "remember" ever expressing your approval of the Sermon on the Mount and other less Mohammadanism threatening passages in the Gospel record.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161573 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
"Do you think people of the world can be fooled with the above ridiculous stuff in these modern times?
Mental Blockhead,

The Meccans of 7th century Arabia weren't fooled with the "ridiculous stuff" that your "prophet" brought, which is why he made no progress at all in converting them to his "true" religion until he came back years later with an army of cutthroats.

But speaking of "ridiculous stuff in these modern times," have you read any of the absurd fatwas that have been issued by Al-Azhar University?

The adult breast feeding fatwa is classic!

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/raymond-ibrahim/...

Back in May 2007, Dr. Izzat Atiya, head of Al Azhar University’s Department of Hadith, issued a fatwa, or Islamic legal decree, saying that female workers should “breastfeed” their male co-workers in order to work in each other’s company. According to the BBC:

He said that if a woman fed a male colleague “directly from her breast” at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work.“Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage,” he ruled.“A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breastfed.”

Atiya based his fatwa on a hadith —a documented saying or doing of Islam’s prophet Muhammad and subsequently one of Sharia law’s sources of jurisprudence. Many Egyptians naturally protested this decree —hadith or no hadith— though no one could really demonstrate how it was un-Islamic; for the fatwa conformed to the strictures of Islamic jurisprudence. Still, due to the protests—not many Egyptian women were eager to “breastfeed” their male coworkers—the fatwa receded, and that was that.

However, because it was never truly rebutted, it kept making comebacks.

For instance, three years later in 2010, a high-ranking Saudi, Sheikh Abdul Mohsin al-Abaican issued a fatwa confirming that “women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women.” But unlike Atiya’s fatwa,“the man should take the milk, but not directly from the breast of the woman. He should drink it [from a cup] and then [he] becomes a relative of the family, a fact that allows him to come in contact with the women without breaking Islam’s rules about mixing.”

Now, a report titled “Kuwaiti Activists: Husband Breastfeeding from Wife not Prohibited,” published earlier this month by Arabic RT (see also Garaa News) opens by announcing that “The adult breastfeeding fatwa has returned once again to the spotlight, after Kuwaiti Islamic activists supported the adult breastfeeding fatwa issued by the Egyptian Salafi, Sheikh Jamal al-Murakbi [different from Al Azhar’s Sheikh Atiya]. This time around, the Kuwaitis examined the adult breastfeeding fatwa in the context of relations between a man and his wife.”
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161575 Feb 3, 2013
Top 10 Bizarre or Ridiculous Fatwas
http://listverse.com/2010/02/25/top-10-bizarr...

#3 In 2007, the former dean of Islamic law at al-Azhar University in Cairo issued a fatwa that nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates a marriage between husband and wife. Debate was immediate. Suad Saleh, head of the women’s department of Al-Azhar’s Islamic studies, pleaded for “anything that can bring spouses closer to each other” and Islamic scholar Abdel Muti concurred, saying “Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy.”

For his part, Al-Azhar’s fatwa committee chairman Abdullah Megawar backpedaled and said that married couples could see each other naked but should really cover up with a blanket during sex. http://listverse.com/2010/02/25/top-10-bizarr...
bmz

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#161576 Feb 3, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>Mental Blockhead and Liar,
Of course you don't "remember" ever expressing your approval of the Sermon on the Mount and other less Mohammadanism threatening passages in the Gospel record.
Sorry, I forgot about that. That is the only thing which Christianity managed to get right.

The quantum of right things in Christianity is just like a pinch of salt in a container load.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161577 Feb 3, 2013
More "ridiculous stuff" that governs the lives of "modern" Muslim people:

Muslim bathroom etiquette
http://islamqa.info/en/ref/2532

Excerpt:

Any impurity should be washed or wiped three times or an odd number of times greater than three, according to whatever is needed to cleanse it, because ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to wash his posterior three times. Ibn ‘Umar said:“We did this too and found it to be healing and cleansing.”(Reported by Ibn Maajah, 350; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4993). Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:“When anyone of you cleans himself (with stones or similar material) let him use an odd number.”(Reported by Imaam Ahmad; classed as hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 375).
__________
Yes, ALLAH prefers odd numbers!!!
bmz

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#161578 Feb 3, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>Mental Blockhead,
You won't visit this link, https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/584... , but even if you do and actually read the article, you'll dismiss it as you do all such writings as the work of "ignorant fools," because, as already noted, you are unteachable, knowing all things about Christianity that can possibly be known, INCLUDING, what Jesus did "in the first thrity years of his life."
As you are fond of pointing out, "No one can deny this fact."
Christianity has always been successful in defending her lies and uses emotional blackmail.

This another fact, which no one can deny.

The spin master at your link did exactly the same.

My point is that Jesus should have refused the dip, if he were really sinless.

Also, notice that the voice called only for the first time in 30 years of his life, not before. So, the voice called only after he was cleansed of his sins of the past, whatever they were.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#161579 Feb 3, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I forgot about that. That is the only thing which Christianity managed to get right.
The quantum of right things in Christianity is just like a pinch of salt in a container load.
Mental Blockhead and Liar,

You don't even agree with your "prophet," who affirmed that Jesus was a miraculously conceived miracle worker.
Lone Worker
#161580 Feb 3, 2013
After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit led him up to be tempted by the devil which is the spirit of sin and he resisted and overcame by quoting what was written in the word of God. The Spirit of God was upon Jesus and he proved he was able to serve as the instrumentality for God's salvation of man and it pleased God to send him to his ministry and to the cross.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#161582 Feb 3, 2013
Lone Worker wrote:
After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit led him up to be tempted by the devil which is the spirit of sin and he resisted and overcame by quoting what was written in the word of God. The Spirit of God was upon Jesus and he proved he was able to serve as the instrumentality for God's salvation of man and it pleased God to send him to his ministry and to the cross.
spam
bmz

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#161583 Feb 3, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>Mental Blockhead and Liar,
You don't even agree with your "prophet," who affirmed that Jesus was a miraculously conceived miracle worker.
I am talking about the biblical Jesus.

It was not the child, who was miraculous, the mother was a miraculous woman, who conceived a child without anyone touching her. She knew no one and no man ever knew her.

Qur'aan and the Prophet affirmed that the son of Mary was a messenger of God. Both never affirmed that the son of Mary, was a miraculously conceived miracle worker.

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