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Muslims worship the God of Jesus, Moses and all the prophets


04-23-2016, 04:25 PM #1
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Description: Do Muslims worship the same God as the Jews and Christians? What does the word Allah mean? Is Allah the Moon-god?
 
Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah.” For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews. This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for “God” - and there is only One God. Let there be no doubt - Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus - peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims - like Jews - reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, however, does not mean that each of these three religions worships a different God - because, as we have already said, there is only One True God. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be “Abrahamic Faiths”, and all of them are also classified as “monotheistic.” However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas.

First of all, it is important to note that “Allah” is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word “Allah” being used where “God” is used in English. This is because “Allah” is a word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word “God” with a capital “G”. Additionally, the word “Allah” cannot be made plural, a fact which goes hand-in-hand with the Islamic concept of God.
 
It is interesting to note that the Aramaic word “El”, which is the word for God in the language that Jesus spoke, is certainly more similar in sound to the word “Allah” than the English word “God.” This also holds true for the various Hebrew words for God, which are “El” and “Elah”, and the plural or glorified form “Elohim.” The reason for these similarities is that Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic are all Semitic languages with common origins. It should also be noted that in translating the Bible into English, the Hebrew word “El” is translated variously as “God”, “god” and “angel”! This imprecise language allows different translators, based on their preconceived notions, to translate the word to fit their own views. The Arabic word “Allah” presents no such difficulty or ambiguity, since it is only used for Almighty God alone. Additionally, in English, the only difference between “god”, meaning a false god, and “God”, meaning the One True God, is the capital “G”. Due to the above mentioned facts, a more accurate translation of the word “Allah” into English might be “The One -and-Only God” or “The One True God.”
 
More importantly, it should also be noted that the Arabic word “Allah” contains a deep religious message due to its root meaning and origin. This is because it stems from the Arabic verb ta’allaha (or alaha), which means “to be worshipped.” Thus in Arabic, the word “Allah” means “The One who deserves all worship.” This, in a nutshell, is the Pure Monotheistic message of Islam.
 
Suffice it to say that just because someone claims to be a “monotheistic” Jew, Christian or Muslim, that does not keep them from falling into corrupt beliefs and idolatrous practices. Many people, including some Muslims, claim belief in “One God” even though they’ve fallen into acts of idolatry. Certainly, many Protestants accuse Roman Catholics of idolatrous practices in regards to the saints and the Virgin Mary. Likewise, the Greek Orthodox Church is considered “idolatrous” by many other Christians because in much of their worship they use icons. However, if you ask a Roman Catholic or a Greek Orthodox person if God is “One”, they will invariably answer: “Yes!.” This claim, however, does not stop them from being “creature worshipping” idolaters. The same goes for Hindus, who just consider their gods to be “manifestations” or “incarnations” of the One Supreme God.
 
Before concluding… there are some people out there, who are obviously not on the side of truth, that want to get people to believe that “Allah” is just some Arabian “god”, and that Islam is completely “other” - meaning that it has no common roots with the other Abrahamic religions (i.e. Christianity and Judaism). To say that Muslims worship a different “God” because they say “Allah” is just as illogical as saying that French people worship another God because they use the word “Dieu”, that Spanish-speaking people worship a different God because they say “Dios” or that the Hebrews worshipped a different God because they sometimes call Him “Yahweh.” Certainly, reasoning like this is quite ridiculous! It should also be mentioned, that claiming that any one language uses the only the correct word for God is tantamount to denying the universality of God’s message to mankind, which was to all nations, tribes and people through various prophets who spoke different languages.
 
We would like to ask our readers about the motives of these people? The reason is that the Ultimate Truth of Islam stands on solid ground and its unshakeable belief in the Unity of God is above reproach. Due to this, Christians can’t criticize its doctrines directly, but instead fabricate things about Islam that aren’t true so that people lose the desire to learn more. If Islam were presented in the proper way to the world, it surely might make many people reconsider and re-evaluate their own beliefs. It is quite likely that when they find out that there is a universal religion in the world that teaches people to worship and love God, while also practicing Pure Monotheism, would at least feel that they should re-examine the basis for their own beliefs and doctrines.


 


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04-23-2016, 05:35 PM #2
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Quote:However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas

It's ironic what various religions will teach to discredit others.

It's an interesting article that seems to try and correlate all three faiths while upholding itself as the truth.  My issue lies in points provided that are seemingly so broad and general that this becomes more of an opinion piece than anything of factual relevance.

There's no intent to discredit or anything of that nature, I more so wonder towards the reasoning behind making this thread in the first place.

Either way I did enjoy reading the article and gaining further insight into the Islamic mind set.  Thank you.

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04-23-2016, 07:16 PM #3
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In Malaysia, Christians are forbidden by law to use the word "Allah" to refer to God, because it might "confuse Muslims and cause them to convert to Christianity by mistake", which is also against the law.  I thought there was no compulsion in religion.

Can a Muslim explain how it is that Islam continues to be referred to as a religion of peace, when in Malaysia, Muslims forbid Christians from using the "proper" name for God, forbid Muslims from converting from Islam, and firebomb churches and confiscate Bibles?

04-23-2016, 07:19 PM #4
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(04-23-2016, 07:16 PM)Thunderian Wrote:  In Malaysia, Christians are forbidden by law to use the word "Allah" to refer to God, because it might "confuse Muslims and cause them to convert to Christianity by mistake", which is also against the law.  I thought there was no compulsion in religion.

Can a Muslim explain how it is that Islam continues to be referred to as a religion of peace, when in Malaysia, Muslims forbid Christians from using the "proper" name for God, forbid Muslims from converting from Islam, and firebomb churches and confiscate Bibles?

Oh that's just not proper implementation of Islamic rule.........

04-23-2016, 07:48 PM #5
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K maybe more people will take you serious when you truthfully acknowledge that Islam is based off the OT and the NT aka what you are calling man made ideas.

Maybe others will take you serious when you acknowledge that you don't have scriptural evidence to prove that God cancelled his own Law and replaced it with the Quran.

Maybe when you acknowledge the many biblical scriptures that directly go against your claims, and respect our word. Maybe then others will return the favor.

With that being said, you don't have to continue crapping on our book (OT) to make Islam look great.

If it's what you say it is there is no need to slander the words of God. You wouldn't have to. Stop disrespecting God's laws and judgments please !

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04-23-2016, 07:51 PM #6
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IF this was the case, then we're saying that He gave us (as in humans) at least three sets of rules to follow since "Christianity" and "Islam" do not follow the Hebrew cultures sets of standards. I simply cant see that as being true  Undecided

04-23-2016, 07:58 PM #7
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Why is the word Allah relevant in Malay? Doesn't Malay have a different word for God? If it has, it wouldn't make much sense for non-Muslims in Malaysia to call God Allah.

I just looked it up. Tuhan is apparently the Malay word for God, so Malaysian non-Muslims have no good reason to call God Allah in my opinion.

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04-23-2016, 08:02 PM #8
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I'd also like to know how Muslims can have any faith in Allah when, according to them, he couldn't manage to preserve his word the first time around.

An all-powerful being should have no trouble maintaining his word. It shouldn't need to be periodically re-issued due to corruption.

Who's to say that in another thousand years Allah might have to send down his word yet again?

04-23-2016, 08:04 PM #9
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(04-23-2016, 05:35 PM)damien50 Wrote:  
Quote:However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas

It's ironic what various religions will teach to discredit others.

Did not Moses bring the Torah before Jesus brought the injeel?  How is it you accept corruption in the first testament, ie the Torah but see the Injeel as flawless?  

Especially when 2 "twins" of the Injeel today have different readings. Literally two identical Bibles contain different text..

If you look at the historical timeline you'll see the Quran came after the injeel.

All one needs to do is take a look at what proofs the Quran has as possibly being from the Creator.  Well, for starters the fact that a single letter has not changed in 1400 years and people like Aiylish have existed for millennia but try as they might they can't alter the final testament.  That fact alone is amazing seeing there are over 3,000,000,000 Quran's in print today published by 1000's of presses world wide yet no pc error, human error, anything has altered a single letter.  

One can take the proofs (of which there are many, not just what i have referenced) or ignore them. At the end of the day it is God who guides.  

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04-23-2016, 08:06 PM #10
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(04-23-2016, 07:58 PM)Artful Revealer Wrote:  Why is the word Allah relevant in Malay? Doesn't Malay have a different word for God? If it has, it wouldn't make much sense for non-Muslims in Malaysia to call God Allah.

I just looked it up. Tuhan is apparently the Malay word for God, so Malaysian non-Muslims have no good reason to call God Allah in my opinion.

The point is, Muslims go to great lengths to try and convince Christians that Allah is the proper word for God, and that Allah is the same God that is spoken of in the Christian Bible, and that Christians themselves use the term Allah to refer to God, but then here we have Malaysian Muslims forbidding Christians from using the term Allahto refer to God because it might confuse Muslims.

Does that make sense to you?