Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256295 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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Bubblegum Is Your Friend

Redwood City, CA

#195172 Nov 18, 2013
the word "allah" simply means "god".

The word "god" means different things to different people.

All of these concepts are severely limited by their very nature.

What is is of an infinitely complex nature that can not be conceptualized much less described in words.

Wars are fought over words.

What is simply is what it is.

peace
Eric

Batavia, IL

#195173 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Moses and Jesus were not Muslims like MUQ, I and other Muslims. They did submit to God, so we consider them "Muslims" to God. In other words, they submitted only to God.
They and other patriarchs did not pray five times, did no Hajj, etc., but they were faithful to God Almighty.
To us, both Moses and Jesus do not really matter. It is just that Qur'aan told Muhammad to follow the most righteous and upright man Abraham. So, Moses and Jesus become unnecessary.
I will stop here as this should suffice.
OK, then Abraham was Muslim and Mohammad is still unnecessary.

Do you really think that the procedures are more important than the belief in and submission to G-d? As I once told MUQ, the most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma. Everything else is just detail.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#195174 Nov 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You are lying Muslim.
The Orthodox Christian Church Begin in the year 33AD.

Christ founded His Church on Pentecost, 33 A.D., described in Acts, Chapter 2, when the Apostle Peter first preached the Gospel of Jesus, and 3,000 people were baptized. The Orthodox Church traces its leadership and practices back to the apostles and their teachings. The head of the Orthodox Christian Church is Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians I :22-23).
That is a big lie, Shamma. In 33 A. D., your Christ had gone into hiding. Not a single disciple is on record for saying that your Christ founded a Church. Stop lying, please.

Thanks
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195175 Nov 18, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, then Abraham was Muslim and Mohammad is still unnecessary.

Do you really think that the procedures are more important than the belief in and submission to G-d? As I once told MUQ, the most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma. Everything else is just detail.
Through whom did God give you the Sh'ma? Obviously not through Abraham. Right?

So, Moses was necessary.

Why did Isaiah repeat the Sh'ma?

And through whom did God remind you of Sh'ma? Through Jesus. So, Jesus was also necessary.

And through whom did God give the Sh'ma in Arabic to pagan Arabs?

Through Muhammad. So, Muhammad was necessary.

Sh'ma did not stop at Moses and Jesus.

Question: Why did the Gentiles in Roman and Byzantine empires did not receive the Sh'ma?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195176 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a big lie, Shamma. In 33 A. D., your Christ had gone into hiding. Not a single disciple is on record for saying that your Christ founded a Church. Stop lying, please.
Thanks
It is Jesus himself that started the Christian Church.
Matthew 28:18
The Great Commission
…18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195177 Nov 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
To say that Muslims worship Prophet Mohammad is the silliest thing one has ever heard!!
People who worship Jesus Christ a human are not Idol Worshippers, but people who Do not worship Prophet Mohammad have become Idol Worshippers?
I have seen so many idiots on this thread, but no one greater than you.
The hate and hatred against Islam and Muslims have made you totally mad and you are devoid of any logical thinking.
To call Prophet Mohammad "An Idol" is also part of your Gibberish language.
Jesus is God on the flesh.
Matthew 28:18

The Great Commission
…18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195178 Nov 18, 2013
Correction; Jesus is Gd in the flesh.
Sosegado

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#195179 Nov 18, 2013
No.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195180 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Muslims believe only in One God Almighty and worship no one else.
Pagans are those, who proclaim that God is triune or a Trinity and believe that God has a Son, who is God. Have you ever realized how aqbsurd and hilarious is that? LMAO!
What can be more pagan and more absurd than this?
It is proven that Muslims worship Muhammad as an idol of God by Muslims them self.
Muslims live by the teachings of Muhammad.

Christians worship Jesus Christ God in the flesh.
Jesus is called Gods Son because Jesus is God incarnate.
John 1:14-16
New International Version (NIV)

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.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195183 Nov 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>It is proven that Muslims worship Muhammad as an idol of God by Muslims them self.
Muslims live by the teachings of Muhammad.
Christians worship Jesus Christ God in the flesh.
Jesus is called Gods Son because Jesus is God incarnate.
John 1:14-16
New International Version (NIV)
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.
Nothing but bull shit, Shamma

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195184 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Muslims believe only in One God Almighty and worship no one else.
Pagans are those, who proclaim that God is triune or a Trinity and believe that God has a Son, who is God. Have you ever realized how aqbsurd and hilarious is that? LMAO!
What can be more pagan and more absurd than this?
Muslims are pagans because Muslims worship Muhammad as an of idol God, and God is not an idol.

With out Muhammad there is no religion of Islam.

The point MUQ, God existed before Muhammad was born and God gave mankind laws from the beginning of creation including the seven laws God gave to Noah.

"The Seven Noahide Laws" are a sacred inheritance of all the children of Noah, one that every person on the face of the earth can use as the basis of his or her spiritual, moral and pragmatic life. If enough of us will begin to incorporate these laws into our lives, we will see a different world very soon. Sooner than we can imagine.

THE 7 LAWS
1
Acknowledge that there is only one G-d who is Infinite and Supreme above all things. Do not replace that Supreme Being with finite idols, be it yourself, or other beings. This command includes such acts as prayer, study and meditation.
2
Respect the Creator. As frustrated and angry as you may be, do not vent it by cursing your Maker.
3
Respect human life. Every human being is an entire world. To save a life is to save that entire world. To destroy a life is to destroy an entire world. To help others live is a corollary of this principle.
4
Respect the institution of marriage. Marriage is a most Divine act. The marriage of a man and a woman is a reflection of the oneness of G-d and His creation. Disloyalty in marriage is an assault on that oneness.
5
Respect the rights and property of others. Be honest in all your business dealings. By relying on G-d rather than on our own conniving, we express our trust in Him as the Provider of Life.
6
Respect G-d's creatures. At first, Man was forbidden to consume meat. After the Great Flood, he was permitted - but with a warning: Do not cause unnecessary suffering to any creature.
7
Maintain justice. Justice is G-d's business, but we are given the charge to lay down necessary laws and enforce them whenever we can. When we right the wrongs of society, we are acting as partners in the act of sustaining the creation.

So you see MUQ, the laws of Islam are not binding on the peoples of the world in the eyes of God.

The laws that God gave to the human race before Muhammad was born are the laws that God recognizes as the laws for the whole human race to follow.

The Tablets that God gave to Moses with these laws made it official as to what sin is so that no one now can say they do not know what sin is.

Gods justice is based on Gods laws and not the laws of Islam.

Muslims observe the laws of Muhammad and falsely claim Muhammad's laws are given to mankind as revelations given to Muhammad from an angel called Gabriel.

The truth and fact is Gods laws were already revealed to man by God Himself before Muhammad was born.

The fact that Muslims worship God under the laws of Nuhammad proves Muslims worship Muhammad as an idol.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195185 Nov 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Muslims are pagans because Muslims worship Muhammad as an of idol God, and God is not an idol.
With out Muhammad there is no religion of Islam.

The point MUQ, God existed before Muhammad was born and God gave mankind laws from the beginning of creation including the seven laws God gave to Noah.
"The Seven Noahide Laws" are a sacred inheritance of all the children of Noah, one that every person on the face of the earth can use as the basis of his or her spiritual, moral and pragmatic life. If enough of us will begin to incorporate these laws into our lives, we will see a different world very soon. Sooner than we can imagine.
THE 7 LAWS
1
Acknowledge that there is only one G-d who is Infinite and Supreme above all things. Do not replace that Supreme Being with finite idols, be it yourself, or other beings. This command includes such acts as prayer, study and meditation.
2
Respect the Creator. As frustrated and angry as you may be, do not vent it by cursing your Maker.
3
Respect human life. Every human being is an entire world. To save a life is to save that entire world. To destroy a life is to destroy an entire world. To help others live is a corollary of this principle.
4
Respect the institution of marriage. Marriage is a most Divine act. The marriage of a man and a woman is a reflection of the oneness of G-d and His creation. Disloyalty in marriage is an assault on that oneness.
5
Respect the rights and property of others. Be honest in all your business dealings. By relying on G-d rather than on our own conniving, we express our trust in Him as the Provider of Life.
6
Respect G-d's creatures. At first, Man was forbidden to consume meat. After the Great Flood, he was permitted - but with a warning: Do not cause unnecessary suffering to any creature.
7
Maintain justice. Justice is G-d's business, but we are given the charge to lay down necessary laws and enforce them whenever we can. When we right the wrongs of society, we are acting as partners in the act of sustaining the creation.
So you see MUQ, the laws of Islam are not binding on the peoples of the world in the eyes of God.
The laws that God gave to the human race before Muhammad was born are the laws that God recognizes as the laws for the whole human race to follow.
The Tablets that God gave to Moses with these laws made it official as to what sin is so that no one now can say they do not know what sin is.
Gods justice is based on Gods laws and not the laws of Islam.
Muslims observe the laws of Muhammad and falsely claim Muhammad's laws are given to mankind as revelations given to Muhammad from an angel called Gabriel.
The truth and fact is Gods laws were already revealed to man by God Himself before Muhammad was born.
The fact that Muslims worship God under the laws of Nuhammad proves Muslims worship Muhammad as an idol.
I am not MUQ! It is I, BMZ.

This is what I wrote:

Muslims believe only in One God Almighty and worship no one else.

Pagans are those, who proclaim that God is triune or a Trinity and believe that God has a Son, who is God.

Have you ever realized how absurd and hilarious is that? LMAO!

What can be more pagan and more absurd than this?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#195186 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing but bull shit, Shamma
You can call it bull-shit all you want, but the facts are Muslims are pagans that worship Muhammad as an idol of God.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195188 Nov 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You can call it bull-shit all you want, but the facts are Muslims are pagans that worship Muhammad as an idol of God.
That is also bull shit, Shamma.

I have already told you that those who believe that Jesus is God, are pagans.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#195191 Nov 18, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, then Abraham was Muslim and Mohammad is still unnecessary.
Do you really think that the procedures are more important than the belief in and submission to G-d? As I once told MUQ, the most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma. Everything else is just detail.
Eric---the most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma.

HughBe--- Please state this most important concept, in FULL.

Eric--- Everything else is just detail

HughBe--Interesting
Eric

Knoxville, TN

#195192 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Through whom did God give you the Sh'ma? Obviously not through Abraham. Right?
So, Moses was necessary.
Why did Isaiah repeat the Sh'ma?
And through whom did God remind you of Sh'ma? Through Jesus. So, Jesus was also necessary.
And through whom did God give the Sh'ma in Arabic to pagan Arabs?
Through Muhammad. So, Muhammad was necessary.
Sh'ma did not stop at Moses and Jesus.
Question: Why did the Gentiles in Roman and Byzantine empires did not receive the Sh'ma?
The Sh'ma predates Noah. If one follows the Sh'ma, there is no need for reminders.

The gentiles still have not received the Sh'ma. They have this concept of the Trinity/Triune.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195193 Nov 18, 2013
Eric wrote:
The Sh'ma predates Noah. If one follows the Sh'ma, there is no need for reminders.

The gentiles still have not received the Sh'ma. They have this concept of the Trinity/Triune.
So, why was Moses sent with a load of laws and reminders?

There was no need for the Torah then. Just the Shema would have sufficed!!!

Next excuse, please.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#195194 Nov 18, 2013
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Eric---the most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma.
HughBe--- Please state this most important concept, in FULL.
Eric--- Everything else is just detail
HughBe--Interesting
Interesting indeed.

Learn Shema and that is enough. No need for laws and scripture. Something very easy and convenient.

Good night from my side. Have a nice day, HughBe.
Eric

Batavia, IL

#195195 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting indeed.
Learn Shema and that is enough. No need for laws and scripture. Something very easy and convenient.
Good night from my side. Have a nice day, HughBe.
The most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma.
Everything else is just detail
Eric

Batavia, IL

#195196 Nov 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
So, why was Moses sent with a load of laws and reminders?
There was no need for the Torah then. Just the Shema would have sufficed!!!
Next excuse, please.
The most important concept of Judaism is the Sh'ma.
Everything else is just detail

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