Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256620 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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#166017 Mar 4, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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You speak without knowledge.
"Saint Paul" was a Lifelong Jew
The man known as "St. Paul" was first called Saul (pronounced Sha'ul in Hebrew), and that is the name used in this article. He was called Saul in Acts 7:58, Acts 8:1, and Acts 9:1. His first encounter with Yeshua ("Jesus") was in Acts 9:3-6, where the Lord addressed him as Saul. This episode is also told in Acts 22:7 and Acts 26:14, and in both of those the Lord also addressed him as Saul. When speaking about him to Ananias in a vision, the Lord said he was called "Saul of Tarsus" (Acts 9:11). It was not until Acts 13:9 that he was referred to as "Saul who was also known as Paul." To this day, it is not unusual for Jews in the diaspora to have two names. One is used by family or other Jews, the second is how they are known by the larger society around them. Unlike the case of Jacob who became Israel, Saul's name was never changed by God.
"St. Paul" was born a Jew
In 2Cor 11:22 Saul wrote that he was descended from Abraham and Israel. Who were Abraham and Israel?
Abraham was the first Hebrew. God changed his name from Abram (Gen. 17:5). In Gen. 14:13 he is called Abram the Hebrew. Abraham is the father of the Jews (Acts 3:12-25). So we can see that Saul is descended from "Abram the Hebrew," the father of the Jews. Even to this day, Jews are also called "Hebrews", and the language of the Jews is "Hebrew."
Israel was originally called Jacob (Gen. 35:10-12) and he was Abraham's grandson (Matt. 1:2). He had twelve sons (Gen. 35:23-26) from whom come the Twelve Tribes of Israel. All of their descendants are known collectively throughout the Bible as the Children of Israel (Ex. 1:6-7).
One of those twelve sons was Judah (Gen. 35:23, Matt. 1:2) and it is from his name that we get the word 'Jew'. Although Yehudah (Judah) was only one of the twelve, by 700 BCE, because of the course of Israel's history, the word Yehudee (Jew) came to mean any person descended from Israel (Jer. 34:9). When Saul wrote that he was descended from Abraham and Israel, he was saying he was born a Jew.
"St. Paul" grew up as a Jew
In Phil 3:5 Saul called himself a "Hebrew of Hebrews," probably meaning "I speak Hebrew and I came from Hebrew-speaking parents." His father was a Pharisee (Acts 23:6). In his letter to the believers in Philippi, Saul described himself as having been circumcised as an infant on the eighth day (Phil 3:5). Obviously his Jewish parents did this in observance of the Torah commandment (Lev 12:2-3). He further confirmed this by stating that he is of the people Israel and he went on to cite his tribal descent (Benjamin), which is something few Jews can do today. We see the same in Romans 11:1, where Saul wrote that he was, "an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin."
Saul lived during the time of Rome's military occupation of Israel. Although born in Tarsus (Acts 22:3), he grew up among the Jews of Jerusalem, as a Pharisee (Acts 26:4-5). Again, the importance of the Torah in his family's life can be demonstrated. They made the considerable commitment of having him taught by Gamli'el (Acts 22:3), the foremost Jewish educator of the time (Acts 5:34). To achieve this, Saul must have been an excellent student and deeply committed to the Hebrew scriptures.
Recounting this as an adult, he described himself as "thoroughly trained in the Torah of our fathers" (Acts 22:3), he self-identified as a Jew (Acts 22:3), and he described the Jews as "my own nation" (Acts 26:4). Saul was raised as a Jew.
Cut all that Church and Acts crap.

If he were truly an Israelite, a Jew, why was the name changed from Saul to Paul? What does Paul mean in Hebrew? LMAO!

You know nothing. Zilsch!

Let me tell you. Paul was a Latin name. So, he was a Roman. It also means small and shows that Paul was a midget.

You know well that with the Jew, Paul became a Jew and with the Romans, he became a Roman and with the Greeks, he became a Greek. Right?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166018 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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That Paul was a Jew, is rubbish. He was Roman. Who was running the Holy Spirit bottling plant?
Prove he wasn't and don't just give me your wishful thinking.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166019 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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No. That is not true.
Give the definition of a scriptural language according to Webster or another recognized authority. You can not back any of your false claims. All you do is post for some mineless fool you hope reads one of your posts and falls into satan's trap.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166020 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Cut all that Church and Acts crap.
If he were truly an Israelite, a Jew, why was the name changed from Saul to Paul? What does Paul mean in Hebrew? LMAO!
You know nothing. Zilsch!
Let me tell you. Paul was a Latin name. So, he was a Roman. It also means small and shows that Paul was a midget.
You know well that with the Jew, Paul became a Jew and with the Romans, he became a Roman and with the Greeks, he became a Greek. Right?
How do you know his name was Paul, Saul or Yahoody? Prove his name was Paul or Saul.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166021 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Idiot,

You are totally off-topic, clueless fool!

The point is that revelations for Judaism and Islam came in Hebrew and Arabic. Nothing was revealed in Greek or Sanskrit.

You don't know a word of Hebrew and Arabic, so how can you comprehend and capture the beauty of those languages?
LOL.

The language of revelation does not count; what counts is the quality of the revelations,

By this solid yardstick, it's evident that nonsense has been revealed in Hebrew and Arabic by petty beings each calling itself God or G-d as seen in the evil, plagiarized and ordinary teachings of the Tanakh and Quran whose contribution to the uplift of civilization has been zero.

Take a cursory look at the observant Jewish and Muslim posters on this thread and it's crystal clear that none of them has that superior refinement, universalism, intelligence, spiritualism and culture that are the hallmarks of civilized people. All that these infantile and sectarian posters have is their narrow tribal identities, a barbaric God to cling to, sick rituals, illogic and bigotry.

All this can easily be proven.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166022 Mar 4, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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God.
Yes, a sick, petty and unelightened being calling itself God of which Jesus was an illustration.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166023 Mar 4, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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St Paul was a Jew and the gentiles listened to him because he was Holy Spirit filled, a prophet and God's messenger to them.
lol..........
You are a deluded LIAR like your master paul!

When "spirit filled" St. killer paul went to see the disciples in jerusalem they were hiding in fear!!!

The disciples were "officially" filled with "spirit" being the true disciples of Jesus!

This interloper and liar Paul who invented a ghost went to look for the true disciples and they were in hiding -PETRIFIED!

Why?

Because LIAR paul was NOT filled with the SAME spirit as that of the TRUE disciples.

Liar paul was full of EVIL spirit and you follow him. You are doomed.

ST KILLER PAUL WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A LIAR and/or a DELUDED PERSON.
Case closed!

Since: May 12

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#166024 Mar 4, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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The first encounter was very brief.....the angel only revealed "First five verses of Chapter 95 of Quran" and left. He did not explain any thing else!
That was the cause of alarm....later he came back after a few days and informed prophet of his mission.
His wife also did not know about these matters, she consoled him and took him to her cousin WARQA to get some knowledge.
It was WARQA who told prophet that this seems to be the same angel who came to Moses and other prophets.
So you are calling out the first 5 verses of chapter 95? Let's take a look at it:

By the fig and the olive
And [by] Mount Sinai
And [by] this secure city [Makkah],
We have certainly created man in the best of stature;
Then We return him to the lowest of the low,

There is not hint that suggests the angel who brought this message was Gabriel, neither if we take into exam the entire Quran.

The cases are:
- Muhammad suffered of some mental illness
-WARQA was a lier
- The story of WARQA identifying the angel with Gabriel was a later muslim invention.

Furthermore what kind of angel is one who doesn't introduce himself, scares a human to death, and leave him with an uncomplete message?

If the first revelation was chapter 95th as you stated how come that chapter is not the first one?

I read in your last para you said that WARQA told that the angel appeared to Muhammad was the same one who appeared to Moses and other prophets.
Well I see from your words WARQA has not made any name. The angel appeared to Moses was unknown, and about the angel who appeared to other prophets... not much prophets have received visit from angels, those few that you can count on the fingers of your hand had visions of different angels, not just Gabriel. This makes the identification even harder.

This shows how little you know about Tanakh and Bible and that Islamic history is still lost in the dark age.

Since: Apr 11

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#166025 Mar 4, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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lol..........
You are a deluded LIAR like your master paul!
When "spirit filled" St. killer paul went to see the disciples in jerusalem they were hiding in fear!!!
The disciples were "officially" filled with "spirit" being the true disciples of Jesus!
This interloper and liar Paul who invented a ghost went to look for the true disciples and they were in hiding -PETRIFIED!
Why?
Because LIAR paul was NOT filled with the SAME spirit as that of the TRUE disciples.
Liar paul was full of EVIL spirit and you follow him. You are doomed.
ST KILLER PAUL WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A LIAR and/or a DELUDED PERSON.
Case closed!
Your are pissed off because Paul puts Muhammad to shame.
Paul was sent By God and Muhammad was sent by Satan.
Paul brings people to God, while Muhammad brings people to Satan.
Muslims have no shame in saying Muhammad is their prophet.
Muslims have no respect for life.
Their hearts are filled with envy and hate.
The Quran inspires Muslim to murder innocent people.
Their laws are the laws of Satan.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#166026 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Exactly!
We have Samawaat and Samaa. Both mean the same.
The problem is that the Church has her own Christian English.
Is Shamma skeptic?
mehrad

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#166027 Mar 4, 2013
kandoor wrote:
Why did allah create shaytan?
for test of humans!!!
please read quran and think about it!!
just search and think
quran simbol of allah and humanity and ligh

Since: Apr 11

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#166028 Mar 4, 2013
JOEL wrote:
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Yes, a sick, petty and unelightened being calling itself God of which Jesus was an illustration.
The world wouldn't exist without Yahweh creating it.

Before any thing can be brought into consciousnesses there has to be an intellect and Will Joe.

We are given them to us by Yahweh.

Your explanations Joe are an after the fact of creation.
You are explaining matter inside the realm of existing reality.

Out side the body experience is still with in the realm of reality.

Since: Apr 11

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#166029 Mar 4, 2013
Hey Joe.
The mind and body cannot experience any thing beyond the realm of reality.
We cannot escape reality even at death.
For death is an reality.
The instance Yahweh created the world reality
became locked in a box without any escape.
Smile Joe.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#166030 Mar 4, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Is Shamma skeptic?
Yes!
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#166031 Mar 4, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Your are pissed off because Paul puts Muhammad to shame.
Paul was sent By God and Muhammad was sent by Satan.
Paul brings people to God, while Muhammad brings people to Satan.
Muslims have no shame in saying Muhammad is their prophet.
Muslims have no respect for life.
Their hearts are filled with envy and hate.
The Quran inspires Muslim to murder innocent people.
Their laws are the laws of Satan.
Hello, Shamma the Shaman

Paul was sent by Satan. It was Satan, who masqueraded as Jesus. That was Satan's revenge against Jesus.

If Jesus had to appoint Paul, he would have surely told his disciples, "I will be sending Paul, after I pack off!"

There is not a word from Jesus about Paul at all. Paul was a fraud, who came out of the blue and filled the vacuum left by Jesus and his disciples, who had fled and had gone into hiding.

A testimony of a minimum 2-3 is required. Who testified Paul's story? Even Jesus spoke about testimony of two. Right?

So, Fraud, tell us who testified that Paul encountered Jesus on the donkeyway to Damascus?

Since: Apr 11

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#166032 Mar 4, 2013
mehrad wrote:
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for test of humans!!!
please read quran and think about it!!
just search and think
quran simbol of allah and humanity and ligh
The test is over.
Adam and Eve failed.
Now is it a choice.

You either obey God or you don't.
The choice is yours.

Satan wants your mind, and Allah in the Quran is the deceiver of men.
The God of the Holy Bible deceives no one.

Its your choice.

Since: Apr 11

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#166033 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Hello, Shamma the Shaman
Paul was sent by Satan. It was Satan, who masqueraded as Jesus. That was Satan's revenge against Jesus.
If Jesus had to appoint Paul, he would have surely told his disciples, "I will be sending Paul, after I pack off!"
There is not a word from Jesus about Paul at all. Paul was a fraud, who came out of the blue and filled the vacuum left by Jesus and his disciples, who had fled and had gone into hiding.
A testimony of a minimum 2-3 is required. Who testified Paul's story? Even Jesus spoke about testimony of two. Right?
So, Fraud, tell us who testified that Paul encountered Jesus on the donkeyway to Damascus?
You have been deceived by Allah your Muslim god.
Allah is the deceiver of men.
The God of the Holy Bible deceived no one.
And you choose Muhammad's Allah god the deceiver as your god.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#166034 Mar 4, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You have been deceived by Allah your Muslim god.
Allah is the deceiver of men.
The God of the Holy Bible deceived no one.
And you choose Muhammad's Allah god the deceiver as your god.
Shaman,

Can you quit your Christian shenanigans?

You have not addressed my post:

Hello, Shamma the Shaman

Paul was sent by Satan. It was Satan, who masqueraded as Jesus. That was Satan's revenge against Jesus.

If Jesus had to appoint Paul, he would have surely told his disciples, "I will be sending Paul, after I pack off!"

There is not a word from Jesus about Paul at all. Paul was a fraud, who came out of the blue and filled the vacuum left by Jesus and his disciples, who had fled and had gone into hiding.

A testimony of a minimum 2-3 is required. Who testified Paul's story? Even Jesus spoke about testimony of two. Right?

So, Fraud, tell us who testified that Paul encountered Jesus on the donkeyway to Damascus?

Answer the questions or KMA!

Since: Apr 11

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#166035 Mar 4, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Hello, Shamma the Shaman
Paul was sent by Satan. It was Satan, who masqueraded as Jesus. That was Satan's revenge against Jesus.
If Jesus had to appoint Paul, he would have surely told his disciples, "I will be sending Paul, after I pack off!"
There is not a word from Jesus about Paul at all. Paul was a fraud, who came out of the blue and filled the vacuum left by Jesus and his disciples, who had fled and had gone into hiding.
A testimony of a minimum 2-3 is required. Who testified Paul's story? Even Jesus spoke about testimony of two. Right?
So, Fraud, tell us who testified that Paul encountered Jesus on the donkeyway to Damascus?
Acts 9
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Conversion of Saul

9 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. 4 And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him,“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5 And he said,“Who are you, Lord?” And he said,“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision,“Ananias.” And he said,“Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him,“Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered,“Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him,“Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said,“Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened.
Khan

Wichita, KS

#166036 Mar 4, 2013
jimmie c boswell wrote:
well it is true, that calling HaShem G-D anything other than what is given in TheTorah, is the forbidden art of witchraft of altering TheTorah. and there is no allah name mentioned in TheTorah. and you cannot even call YHVH, yaweh cause that is not how YeHOO VHee (Redemption is HE And SHE is pronounced. this according to TheOUR IMAGE of G-D, always given to Adam in the first comming of Adam. and not revealed unto always the second of adam here in always TheTorah, from TheG-D of Only and Always TheTorah is unceasingly now. and TheG-D of Only TheTorah does not give the koran to Moshe. shalomcha vshalomech???,?...
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Assalamun alaikum to all muslim over the word. I'm very happy of the pastor that convert to islam, u are welcome to religion of peace.
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