Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256604 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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“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#205165 Apr 13, 2014
Moreover, Jesus (PBUH) did not match the Baptist’s statement about the expected prophet.“Whose fan is in his hand, and he will
thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.". That is a metaphor, which Dr. William Edie explained as:

"it is a metaphor indicating the end of the whole mission, and it is possible that this metaphor was an indication of God's discipline of the people and his revenge on them in this life". In fact, it goes further than that, as it explains the power that purifies God’s giving of the Law to his prophets, and whatever was associated with it.

Based on that, the expected prophet is Muhammad (PBUH), and he is the only one that came to the Holy Land and the temple suddenly,
when he flew on his Night Journey to the Holy House, While Jesus and John grew up in the area of the temple. He is also the prophet that, is named by some translations "the messenger of Circumcision", as he did call for, and alerted the Muslims that it is one of the guidance traditions, and the Muslims kept this tradition after him.

(Contd.)

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#205166 Apr 13, 2014
El Cid wrote:
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First you thoroughly trash Jesus and Mohammad with your specious "arguments," and then you seek a "nice synthesis" of their respective teachings!
The NT and Quran agree that Jesus was born to a virgin.

So, the Christian and Muslim polemicists have a common teaching that they can celebrate.

Similarly, instead of fighting over points that're opposed, find more such teachings that're common to both books.

Less fights, more harmony.

JOEL COOL DUDE

Since: Jan 14

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#205167 Apr 13, 2014
El Cid wrote:
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BM, the genius from Singapore, begs to differ. He writes: "And under us, the Old and the New Testament stand abrogated and superseded by Qur'aan"
Just smile at BMZ's stupidity.

Looked at from any perspective, the Quran is more a joke book than a scripture reflecting the reality.

Religious books should be viewed as mere maps and their teachings should be accepted only if they pass the test of reason (of a higher or of a lower kind) and if their claims are verified either through objective methods or by subjective experience.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#205168 Apr 13, 2014
El Cid wrote:
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I didn't exactly ask you if believe that spontaneous generation of life forms STILL OCCURS TODAY.
This would imply that there exists an unlimited number of species with each species being the materialization of an innate sentient principle that inheres in the material force field - this is impossible.

The number of sentient principles (corresponding to an equal number of sentience forms) is fixed and these were manifested in the distant past thereby giving rise to the various life forms.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#205169 Apr 14, 2014
uhuh wrote:
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yes they are all minim, INCLUDING those who believe in the "divinity of Jesus"
"Minim are... those who accept that there is one God, but maintains that He has a body or form" (Yad, Teshuvah 3:7)
True

But you are also implying that the Talmud may be singling out Christians SPECIFICALLY with that status. Likely they were not.

Am just trying to reintroduce some honesty.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#205170 Apr 14, 2014
uhuh wrote:
and these texts from the mss are now censored for good pr,
"It is a mitzvah to kill jewish moserim, minim and apikorsim... such as the followers of Yeshua ha-nozri (christians), Tzadok (sadducees) and Baytus (boethusians)" (Yad, Avodah Kochavim 10:1)
"Minim are students of Yeshu ha-nozri who denied the words of the living God" (Rashi's notes on talmud Rosh haShanah 17a)
"Those seduced by the falsehood of Yeshu and his disciples are called minim" (Rashi's notes on talmud Sotah 49b)
Actually they are not censored, judging from the mere fact that you or anyone else can easily cire them.

Of the three citations posted, only the first really clashes with western values. And I really doubt you even got the citation accurate.

So I fail to see what benefit you are shooting for by promoting any of this.
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#205171 Apr 14, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
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What is wrong in that? This could be ONE of their uses. How do you KNOW it is not true?
You wrote, "In Islam we speak clearly and logically.... simple things which people can understand

Shooting stars (meteors) that can be seen knock devils that can't be seen out of the sky. Right. This is a simple thing which can be understood by superstitious primitive people everywhere, beginning with Arabians.

As a matter of clear logic, when you consider the number and size of the craters that can be seen on the moon, can you calculate the number of devils, large and small, that must have been flying around in its atmosphere?
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#205172 Apr 14, 2014
But wait! They wouldn't have been shooting stars that slammed the moon's surface, because without an atmosphere to impede their flight paths, the meteors would not have heated up at all, which begs the question: why wouldn't a devil in earth's atmosphere simply move out of the way of a shooting star? After all, if we earth bound humans can see it coming, why couldn't it, and devils can fly, for crying out loud!

At the very least, the devils need to appoint watch devils to sound the alarm when a shooting star is heading their way.
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#205173 Apr 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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This would imply that there exists an unlimited number of species with each species being the materialization of an innate sentient principle that inheres in the material force field - this is impossible.
The number of sentient principles (corresponding to an equal number of sentience forms) is fixed and these were manifested in the distant past thereby giving rise to the various life forms.
Not an unlimited number, necessarily.

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#205174 Apr 14, 2014
El Cid wrote:
<quoted text>You wrote, "In Islam we speak clearly and logically.... simple things which people can understand
Shooting stars (meteors) that can be seen knock devils that can't be seen out of the sky. Right. This is a simple thing which can be understood by superstitious primitive people everywhere, beginning with Arabians.
As a matter of clear logic, when you consider the number and size of the craters that can be seen on the moon, can you calculate the number of devils, large and small, that must have been flying around in its atmosphere?
If you do not have knowledge about Devil and Jinn, it is not my fault.

And why you single out only Muslims, what about Jews and Christians, what do they believe in?

Quran speaks the truth and nothing but the truth, somethings our science has been able to verify and there are some things which are beyond the scope of our science.

Meteors and shooting stars might have other purposes also, but if they are also used to drive away Devils, it is not a lie.

As for as Devils flying around, look at the mirror, may be it would reveal something to you! Because according to Quran there are Devils from humans as well as from Jinn!!

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#205175 Apr 14, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you do not have knowledge about Devil and Jinn, it is not my fault.
And why you single out only Muslims, what about Jews and Christians, what do they believe in?
Quran speaks the truth and nothing but the truth, somethings our science has been able to verify and there are some things which are beyond the scope of our science.
Meteors and shooting stars might have other purposes also, but if they are also used to drive away Devils, it is not a lie.
As for as Devils flying around, look at the mirror, may be it would reveal something to you! Because according to Quran there are Devils from humans as well as from Jinn!!
Belief in devil(s) is not a Jewish belief

nice try
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#205176 Apr 14, 2014
El Cid wrote:
IDIOT,
I posted a fatwa from a MUSLIM that asserted the flatness of the earth, but instead of addressing it, as MUQ did, you go off on your usual stupid smear laden tangent.
I don't care about Fatwas and the men who issue those. Fatwa simply means opinion or an answer to a question. Fatwa is not binding. Even the bloody Pope issues ridiculous Fatwas.

My point was that ignorant fools like you can try to tell us what four angels at four corners of the earth means and what "God sitteth on a circle" means and also tell us that Psalms is poetry, which you can easily understand but when it comes to Qur'aan's grand and thunderous poetry, you idiots cannot understand.

Tell me why?
uhuh

Sevilla, Spain

#205177 Apr 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
But you are also implying that the Talmud may be singling out Christians SPECIFICALLY with that status.
Actually they are not censored.
passages censored from the Talmud and its commentaries are kept separate, in HESRONOT ha-Sh"S,
where among others you can find,
"Those enticed by the errors of Yeshu and his disciples are called minim" (Rashi on Sotah 49b)
this is singling out christians
uhuh

Sevilla, Spain

#205178 Apr 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
minim INCLUDE those who believe in the "divinity of Jesus"

True.
ah you agree that christians are minim
honest question: do you curse the minim in prayer 3 times a day
or do you, like most jews today, CENSOR the "birkat ha-minim"?

"Let the nozrim and the minim be destroyed in an instant"

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#205179 Apr 14, 2014
uhuh wrote:
<quoted text>
passages censored from the Talmud and its commentaries are kept separate, in HESRONOT ha-Sh"S,
where among others you can find,
"Those enticed by the errors of Yeshu and his disciples are called minim" (Rashi on Sotah 49b)
this is singling out christians
that passage is, but the catagory of minim does not necessarily

Do you understand the difference?

I can easily find many errant passages in the Talmud - all types of opinion-- but the question is where is the uniformity?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#205180 Apr 14, 2014
uhuh wrote:
<quoted text>
ah you agree that christians are minim
honest question: do you curse the minim in prayer 3 times a day
or do you, like most jews today, CENSOR the "birkat ha-minim"?
"Let the nozrim and the minim be destroyed in an instant"
My personal practice is to only recite the shemona esrei once a day, and YES I say the mimin prayer - mainly because I understand what it is all about - a prayer against obstacles - not against Christians.

No questions that there are Jews, or have been Jews in the past, that when confronted with pograms and other acts of violence, directed that prayer against those that embarked upon that. But this is the 21th century...not the middle ages

It seems you are cherry picking things out of context to pursue a hateful agenda (or at best, an agenda of misunderstanding). I am hear to correct you. The question is, are you receptive to correction?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#205181 Apr 14, 2014
uhuh wrote:
<quoted text>
ah you agree that christians are minim
honest question: do you curse the minim in prayer 3 times a day
or do you, like most jews today, CENSOR the "birkat ha-minim"?
"Let the nozrim and the minim be destroyed in an instant"
surprised you are not having a cow over Aleinu - at least there are portions of that prayer that can arguably be considered obnoxious with those that apply in to the present.("Thank god that you have not made us like the heathens of the earth - they bow down to vanity...")......
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#205183 Apr 14, 2014
MYSTICAL MODEL OF LIFE & OF APPEARANCE OF LIFE FORMS SCORES OVER SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS

The number of sentient principles that inhere in the material force field that on being subjected to appropriate stimuli seek emergence or materialization.

Each sentient principle with its innate information materializes as a specific species.

Interestingly, the sentient principles form a gradation as seen in the graded morphological features/graded functional capacities of the various species that they (sentient principles) gave rise to over the geological ages by an act of self-emergence.

The entire series of sentient species is arranged as a beautiful gradation that begins with a monocellular form and ends in the magnificence of the human species.

Genetic variation occurs within a species as the members of a species (that're based on the information content of a corresponding underlying sentient principle) seek to adapt themselves to different environments - thus dogs comes in various sizes and shapes but every kind of dog despite small differences in anatomy reside in the same family - the dog family.

Once the innate information content of a sentient principle (that gives rise to a particular species) is exhausted, the particular species reaches its maximum potential and can progress no further.

This mystical approach that easily explains the origin of sentience and the appearance of sentient forms obviates the falsehood of materialistic science that seeks to explain the origin of life from lifeless matter (as if such a thing is ever possible!) and the illogical explanation of the appearance of the species coming about through common descent from a self-replicating monocellular organism involving micro-changes (natural selection/genetic mutations) that somehow over large stretches of time gave rise to the gradation of species. LOL.

Not surprisingly, using the absurd crass materialistic scientific model, life cannot be created from scratch nor have any transitional forms been discovered nor can a corpse be brought back to life.

Materialistic science rises and falls with a huge thud by its own paradoxes and will vanish after a time when people fully see through its lies, contradictions and falsehoods.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#205185 Apr 14, 2014
THE SUBCONSCIOUS

1) When the yoga via the waking trance enters the subconscious region during the dynamic descent of the Higher Consciousness-Force the going gets real tough and very few can succeed in clearing out the subconscient of all its fears, habits, tics and suggestions.

2) In the human body, the subconscient is the force field corresponding to the soles of the feet from where the consciousness-force associated with the subconscient radiates upwards and enters the spine and outwards into the environment.

3) A person's subconscient force gets imprinted in his footwear and given my heightened degree of sensitivity, I can directly perceive the subconscious imprints in footwear and suffer if I happen to slip on someone else's footwear.

CAUTION - Never wear someone else's footwear and do not permit anyone else to use your footwear since there's always a transfer of the most morbid force impressions from the other person's subconscious into your own with the transfer causing setbacks in life, mental distress, illnesses, repetitive thoughts, upsurge of subsided bad habits and other adverse symptoms. It is a very subtle mechanism at work that's imperceptible to the ordinary consciousness of human beings.
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#205186 Apr 14, 2014
bmz wrote:
. Even the bloody Pope issues ridiculous Fatwas.
Prove it, smear merchant.

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