Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256507 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.

MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#162660 Feb 9, 2013
Excerpts from the Gospel of Barnabas, Part-48

Chapter 101 On Penitence

Then Jesus said: "Penitence is a reversing of the evil life: for every sense must be turned around to the contrary of that which it wrought while sinning. Instead of delight must be mourning; for laughter, weeping; for revellings, fasts; for sleeping, vigils; for leisure, activity; for lust, chastity; let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving." Then he who writes answered: "But if they are asked, how are we to mourn, how are we to weep, how are we to fast, how are we to show activity, how are we to remain chaste, how are we to make prayer and do alms; what answer shall they give? And how shall they do penance properly if they do not know how to repent."

Jesus answered: "You have asked [a good question], O Barnabas, and I wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. So today I will speak to you of penitence generally, and that which I say to one I say to all. Know then that penitence more than anything [else] must be done for pure love of God; otherwise it will be vain to repent. I will speak to you by a similitude. Every building, if its foundation be removed, falls into ruin: is this true?" "It is true," answered the disciples….

Chapter 102 Continued

….'Behold the guilty one, O Lord, who has offended You without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving You. Here he seeks that what he has done may be punished by Your hand, and not by the hand of Satan, Your enemy; in order that the ungodly may not rejoice over your creatures. Chastise, punish as it pleases you, O Lord, for you will never give me so much torment as this wicked one deserves.'

…There was a king who adopted one of his slaves as [his] son [and] he made him lord of all that he possessed. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wicked man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the king, so that he suffered great miseries, not only in his substance, but in being despised, and being deprived of all that he won each day by working. Do you think that such a man would laugh for any time?" "No," answered the disciples, "for if the king should have known it he would have had him slain, seeing him laugh at the king's displeasure. But it is probable that he would weep day and night."

…. And the world simply laughs, and, what is worse, he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest! It will be, therefore, as you have said: that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep."

Note: Beautiful preaching of Jesus is the hallmark of this Gospel- MUQ
(Abridged)
truth

Perth, Australia

#162661 Feb 9, 2013
sometimes people can't win themself..no
your manhood desire is to have anything so ever..no
path of destruction you choose

““You must not lose faith ”

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#162662 Feb 9, 2013
truth wrote:
What your Abraham waithing?
Blessing.
Ah yes yes yes..then please tell me who is that person..who can give blessing.
He is been before Abraham.
Who?
''i don't descover myself to them''..
you follow tradition and culture but not real God..
Hi.
Elohim defined as YHWH and El would have been Abrahams.
All words have meaning, extra layers.
It's not about going for the minimum in explanations but for the maximum. The same goes for experience.
But if you talk about A or THE REAL GOD, you are allready placing the abstraction outside the realm of your experience.
You cannot experience more or give more meaning than you can handle/see (would be the verb used) at a certain moment.
We learned that Abram could see a lot.

It's like the BBC's revision bytesize teaching programs.;)
But i think the quote will make it clearer.

““You must not lose faith ”

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#162663 Feb 9, 2013
Here: Revelation=unveiling=des covering

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#162664 Feb 9, 2013
truth wrote:
What your Abraham waithing?
Blessing.
Ah yes yes yes..then please tell me who is that person..who can give blessing.
He is been before Abraham.
Who?
''i don't descover myself to them''..
you follow tradition and culture but not real God..
◄ Isaiah 55:11 ►

So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

John 1:1-15
New International Version (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

God sent His Word down from heaven in the form of Jesus Christ that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:16
New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Through Gods Will , God brought fourth His only Son Jesus To accomplish Gods plan of Salvation for mankind.

Do you know God loves you?
truth

Perth, Australia

#162665 Feb 9, 2013
Why your god is enemy of my god?
Think about that.

You try tell me story;''How two goat meet each other on bridge..did they fight?''

Many many many lived Godly life.

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#162667 Feb 9, 2013
Isaiah 55:11 and John are entirely unrelated.

John diminishes the very idea in Isaiah 55:11.

For a moment i was thinking...hey good start.

At least the links were read...no

bummer.

““You must not lose faith ”

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#162668 Feb 9, 2013
Quote:

These mitzvos were presented to the people at a mountain still enveloped in the presence of the Shechinah; other mitzvos waited for a later time. Because of the essential oneness of Torah, however, all the other mitzvos were also became part of the package. They were not the reason for which the Shechinah descended, but they were included because the Torah is a unified entity. More accurately, they were given by way of allusion and hint, but not explicitly.

end quote

And than we took a pair of scissors and started cutting snippets...a bit here another bit...let'shave a halleluyah too...and another bit and let's then give it to the romans to make us non-existent.

Do you know god loves you?
Well not if i would do that!
And it's not about god loving me but of me loving god. simplistic, but there you go.
So i leave The Word intact, and don't play hide and seek with it.
bmz

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#162669 Feb 9, 2013
JOEL wrote:
However, by any yardstick, it can easily be shown that the characteristics and teachings of Hashem, the Hebrew deity, are very different from those of the Muslim deity, Allah.
Wrong!

How easily can one show that? I would like to see.
bmz

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#162670 Feb 9, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
Why those statements make no sense?
There are no rules over the way to debate. Anyone can set the debate the way he pleases.
My way is based on evidences and thought.
Your way is based on reasoning supported by nothing but yourself, like your gods and their women. At the end apparently you recognized they had sexual relation... Something I've been saying long time ago btw.
Anyway, Shalom
There are. Answer the questions put to you, first. Once you have answered, you can ask other questions. However, do not answer a question by asking another question, like the polemicists do.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#162671 Feb 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>

....The Word Became Flesh...


Can you tell me what this sentence means? It is not English even though the letters used are English.

I know Word and I know Flesh....how the Word became Flesh?

Some magic? And then Flesh turned back into Word?

You have a bright future in Sci Fi Films!!

Sometimes I marvel at the "reasoning and understanding powers of these Bible Thumpers".

They just copy and keep on repeating things and statements, they do not understand a any thing about it, what it means and weather it makes any sense or not.

The more non sense and more non understandable it is, the better!!

Word became Flesh!! Forsooth!!

Like saying Chicken became Cow!!
bmz

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#162672 Feb 9, 2013
MAAT wrote:
Isaiah 55:11 and John are entirely unrelated.
John diminishes the very idea in Isaiah 55:11.
For a moment i was thinking...hey good start.
At least the links were read...no
bummer.
In Isaiah 55:11, whatever God wants to be accomplished, will be done.

That is not the case with John. "the Word" in John 1:1, is a 15th Century forgery. I think John had not even read Isaiah.

Good read.
bmz

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#162673 Feb 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you tell me what this sentence means? It is not English even though the letters used are English.
I know Word and I know Flesh....how the Word became Flesh?
Some magic? And then Flesh turned back into Word?
You have a bright future in Sci Fi Films!!
Sometimes I marvel at the "reasoning and understanding powers of these Bible Thumpers".
They just copy and keep on repeating things and statements, they do not understand a any thing about it, what it means and weather it makes any sense or not.
The more non sense and more non understandable it is, the better!!
Word became Flesh!! Forsooth!!
Like saying Chicken became Cow!!
When one reads John, one can see the Church fathers engaged in discussions, which were recorded and reported. Maat brought up that very valid point.

Salaams, MUQ
John

Wurtulla, Australia

#162674 Feb 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
There are. Answer the questions put to you, first. Once you have answered, you can ask other questions. However, do not answer a question by asking another question, like the polemicists do.
Since when do you answer the questions put to you, you evil muztard rat???
We are awaiting an explanation for the evil behaviour of mad mo the raping murdering paedophile.
We are awaiting an explanation of the many many errors in the koran.
John

Wurtulla, Australia

#162675 Feb 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
In Isaiah 55:11, whatever God wants to be accomplished, will be done.
That is not the case with John. "the Word" in John 1:1, is a 15th Century forgery. I think John had not even read Isaiah.
Good read.
Still making up blatant lies you evil little rat?
So what your sick muztard mind can't understand is a "15th Century forgery" ? LOL.
There are full manuscripts including John 1:1 going back to the mid 300s you moron and fragments from way before that.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#162676 Feb 9, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Still making up blatant lies you evil little rat?
So what your sick muztard mind can't understand is a "15th Century forgery" ? LOL.
There are full manuscripts including John 1:1 going back to the mid 300s you moron and fragments from way before that.
Why you insert foul language and abuses and insults in your posts?

Why can't you use civil language in your posts.

Who taught you to use such language?

Jesus told you "Love your enemies" and "Turn the other cheek". It is very difficult to find a Christian debater these days who does not insert at least ten abuses and insults in their posts.

May be you will say "jesus also used such language when he addressed Elders of Jews" as

You Fools,

You of Little faith,

You Wipers!

You White Sepulctures !

Etc. Etc.

Are you working on Jesus' footsteps?
John

Wurtulla, Australia

#162677 Feb 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Why you insert foul language and abuses and insults in your posts?
Why can't you use civil language in your posts.
Who taught you to use such language?
Jesus told you "Love your enemies" and "Turn the other cheek". It is very difficult to find a Christian debater these days who does not insert at least ten abuses and insults in their posts.
May be you will say "jesus also used such language when he addressed Elders of Jews" as
You Fools,
You of Little faith,
You Wipers!
You White Sepulctures !
Etc. Etc.
Are you working on Jesus' footsteps?
Quit your wheedling wog boy.
Bmz is a sick rat and so are you.
As for loving my enemies, that does not include those with the mark of the islamic beast, who are pure evil.
This is war creep.
A war you rats started and a war we free westerners will finish.
You are doomed rat.

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#162678 Feb 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you tell me what this sentence means? It is not English even though the letters used are English.
I know Word and I know Flesh....how the Word became Flesh?
Some magic? And then Flesh turned back into Word?
You have a bright future in Sci Fi Films!!
Sometimes I marvel at the "reasoning and understanding powers of these Bible Thumpers".
They just copy and keep on repeating things and statements, they do not understand a any thing about it, what it means and weather it makes any sense or not.
The more non sense and more non understandable it is, the better!!
Word became Flesh!! Forsooth!!
Like saying Chicken became Cow!!
Are trying to impress me with your ignorance of God?
First of all, can you verify that your knowledge and wisdom are superior to God, that you can absolutely say as a fact, that God cannot by His own Will bring forth an only Son?

It is evident that you are ignorant of the Holy Book that God gave to Moses.
For God sent prophets that prophesied in that Book that God Himself would come as the Messiah.
http://www.alphanewsdaily.com/Messiah1.html
Its all there on that link.

The Scriptures verify that it was all accomplished by the Will of God.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#162679 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
It depends what you call "Holy Bible"...Who gave it title Holy? at the time of Jesus there was nothing in existence called a Holy Bible.
Gospel of Barnabas presents the true teaching of Jesus as told to his chosen disciple Barnabas.
It agrees in part with present gospels and also disagrees in parts.
There is no "evidence" that it was written in 16th Century. It is one more of the various "assumptions" on which Christianity is based.
The only organization on earth that can delcare something holy is the Catholic Church. She declares the Holy Bible holy and not the gospel of barnabas. The gospel of barnabas does not measure up to the Holy Bible and can be rejected, like the koran, as coming from God.

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#162680 Feb 10, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
In Isaiah 55:11, whatever God wants to be accomplished, will be done.
That is not the case with John. "the Word" in John 1:1, is a 15th Century forgery. I think John had not even read Isaiah.
Good read.
Matt gave an opinion of his own interpretation.
Isaiah 55:11
New International Version (NIV)
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

When God speaks His words do not return to Him.
His words are fulfilled by those whom He speaks too.
But in Isiah Gods Word returned to Him, as Jesus ascended back to heaven after His resurrection, as Jesus accomplished what God desired and achieved what God desired His word to accomplish.
In Isiah 55:11 Gods Word is sent to perform as God Willed His Word to accomplish what God desired.

In John 3:16 God revealed the purpose and desire that His Word should accomplish, and His word was sent in the form of Jesus.
John 3:16
New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 17:1-6
New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Prays to Be Glorified
17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.
2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Scripture versified Isiah 55:11, and was fulfilled by Jesus.

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