“WHAT IS “ALLAH”?
Is “Allah” the Name of God?
Allah is the name of the only god in Islam. Allah is a pre-Islamic name coming from the compound Arabic word al-ilah which means the god, which is derived from al (the) ilah (deity).
The Arabic name for “God” is the word “Al-ilah.” It is a generic title for whatever god was considered the highest god. Different Arab tribes used “allah” to refer to its personal high god. “Allah” was being worshiped at the Kaaba in Mecca by Arabs prior to the time of Mohammed. It was formerly the name of the chief god among the numerous idols (360) in the Kaaba in Mecca before Mohammed made them into monotheists. Historians have shown that the moon god called “Hubal” was the god to whom Arabs prayed at the Kaaba and they used the name “Allah” when they prayed.
Today a Muslim is one who submits to the god Allah.
“Islam means submission to (Allah), but originally it meant that strength which characterized a desert warrior who, even when faced with impossible odds, would fight to the death for his tribe.” (Dr. M. Baravmann, The Spiritual Background of Early Islam, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1972)
“Many believe the word “allah” was derived from the mid- eastern word “el” which in Ugaritic, Canaanite and Hebrew can mean a true or false god. This is not the case, “The source of this (allah) goes back to pre-Muslim times. Allah is not a common name meaning “God” (or a “god”), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity.” (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (ed. Hastings), I:326.)
According to the Encyclopedia of Religion, Allah corresponded to the Babylonian god Baal, and Arabs knew of him long before Mohammed worshiped him as the supreme God. Before Islam the Arabs recognized many gods and goddesses, each tribe had their own deity. There were also nature deities. Allah was the god of the local Quraish tribe, which was Mohammed’s tribe before he invented Islam to lead his people out of their polytheism. Allah was then known as the Moon God, who had 3 daughters who were viewed as intercessors for the people into Allah. Their names were Al-at, Al-Uzza, and Al-Manat, which were three goddesses; the first two daughters of Allah had names which were feminine forms of Allah.
“Hubal was the chief god of the Kaaba among the other 360 deities. Hubal was a statue likeness of a man whose body was made of red precious stones whose arms were made of gold.” (Reference: Islam George Braswell Jr.)
“Historians like Vaqqidi have said Allah was actually the chief of the 360 gods being worshiped in Arabia at the time Mohammed rose to prominence. Ibn Al-Kalbi gave 27 names of pre-Islamic deities…Interestingly, not many Muslims want to accept that Allah was already being worshiped at the Kaaba in Mecca by Arab pagans before Mohammed came. Some Muslims become angry when they are confronted with this fact. But history is not on their side. Pre-Islamic literature has proved this.” (G. J. O. Moshay, Who Is This Allah?(Dorchester House, Bucks, UK, 1994), pg. 138).
History has shown Mecca and the holy stone al-Kaaba were holy sites for pre-Islamic pagan Arabs. The Kaaba in Mecca was formerly named Beit-Allah meaning House of Allah. We are told it was first built in heaven. This is in contradistinction to what Moses was instructed to build, something overlooked by the Muslims in their reading of the Bible.
Al-Lat which is a T at the end of the name of Allah, was represented by a square stone whose major sanctuary was in the city of Taif. In the sanctuary was a black stone in the town of Qudayd between Mecca and Medina. She was the goddess of fate, a female counterpart of Allah. Al-Uzza was the goddess of east Mecca.
It has been said there were human sacrifices made to her and Islamic tradition tells of a story of Mohammed’s grandfather almost sacrificing his son the father of Mohammed to her. What prevented this was his seeking counsel from a fortune teller which told him to ransom his son with one hundred camels. Muslims look to this as the will of Allah to bring Mohammed into existence.(Reference: Muhammad husain haykal, Hayat mohammed)
“The name Allah, as the Qur’an itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophoric names in inscriptions from North Africa.”(Arthur Jeffrey, ed., Islam: Muhammad and His Religion (1958), p. 85.)
The literal name of Mohammed’s father in Arabic is Abd Allah. His uncle’s name Obred Allah. These names show the devotion of Mohammed’s families pagan roots, and also prove that Allah was part of a polytheistic system of worship before Allah was made the supreme and only god from the other god’s. This should be proof to the pre- Islamic root of the name of Allah to the Muslim. Remember they were pagans who used this name. He kept his family name above all the other names.
Mohammed had good intentions in removing the people from their polytheistic worship however he did not go far enough in his reform.
Mecca was the place where the idol Allah was located, so the people would face in that direction when they prayed. Prior to Islam, the people would pray 5 times a day facing Mecca (The Encyclopedia of Islam p.303) Prior to Islam’s beginning each Arab tribe used Allah to refer to its own particular high god. This is why Hubal, the Moon god, (known by other names) was the central focus of prayer at the Kaaba, people prayed to Hubal and they used the name Allah. The crescent moon was the symbol of the moon god Allah (Hubal) and is still used as a symbol of Islam today (although they have changed the meaning to be –from Mecca to the moon Islam will spread). Today there is hardly a Muslim that knows its ancient origin. History records it as an ancient pagan fertility symbol that is found throughout the Middle East.
Mohammed smashed all the idols that led the people into idolatry, but the black stone was kept which Muslims continue to kiss today. This was another practice that preceded Mohammed. [Note: It is actually an ancient meteorite that was worshiped as a god for countless years on its own. Discreet samplings of the stone have found minerals and metals that only exist in meteorites.CR]
Mohammed made Allah into a single being who, unlike the Bible’s God who is called Father, has no Son. Because of this portrayal, there is no fellowship or love among the godhead before God created man. Creation and man, therefore, become a necessity for God to express His attributes or characteristic’s. This god has never revealed Himself to man but revealed only His will. This god is so removed from man that it is impossible to know him in a personal way, he relates to man only through his will and law. It is a religion of obedience no different than any other.
To the Muslim, God is strictly singular, all seeing, all hearing, almighty, He is the first and the last. But what differs is that he has no Son and he cannot be called Father who relates to His son in a unique way (Son and Father does not mean offspring in historic Christianity).
Of the 99 names of God in Islam, not one is “Father” or has a personal connotation. The difference is not to be overlooked. The God of the Bible is personal and wants an ongoing relationship with each of us. Islam portrays God as one who expects us to do our religious duty or He angers. There are rules to be obeyed and one can only please him but not know him personally. No Muslim would ever consider being able to have a personal relationship with him, by talking to him, and loving him.
Jesus instead taught Christians to pray “our Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:9). Throughout the Old Testament, God was real to the prophets who had him personally speak to them and they to him.
“Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of the fathers?” (Mal 2:10)
In Islam some state that if one memorizes the 99 names of Allah and repeats them he will get into paradise because they give the believer power, making them conscious of god. Neither the Koran nor the Hadith speak of these names in such a way. The Suras in the Koran begin with “In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful. Yet in practice Islam’s god is portrayed as stern, harsh, having compassion on those who do right and deals severely with those who do not.
To a Muslim, the God of the Bible who is described as triune is offensive and pagan, reminding them of what Mohammed destroyed. This is recorded in their Quran. They interpret this as 3 separate gods and not a unified one. “ They are unbelievers who say God is a third of three. No God is there but one God.” While Muslims affirm Jesus’ virgin conception, they deny He had any pre-existence that would imply He is God. To call a prophet God is the ultimate in blasphemy to them. “ Verily God will not forgive the union of other gods with himself.” This is a true statement; however if Jesus is who He said He is, the true God, then it is they who are in union with another than the true God.
Muslims claim that the name Allah can be found in the Bible*. This is no different than what the Jehovah’s Witnesses do for the name Jehovah.
Allah is not called Yahweh once in the Koran, but neither is Yahweh called Allah in the Bible. So they can’t be the same God. Neither is the word Elohim which is applied to Yahweh over 2,500 times in the Bible used in the Koran. Neither is he called I Am, which He said to Moses would be His name forever.
The God of the Bible identifies himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jacob’s name is later changed to the name Israel, being the father of the 12 tribes of Israel. The God of the Bible calls Jerusalem the City of David and that the Messiah would descend from his lineage.
Neither does the God of the Bible mention Mecca or Medina but instead Jerusalem 800 times. Yet Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, which the Muslims claims as their own.
The God in the Bible is called the God of the Jews, an impossibility with Allah. They are called his chosen people, but they are not Allah’s chosen. Allah commands the Muslim to not take the Jews or Christians as friends, Sura.5:51 disdains the Jews.
Mohammed said, “The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them.” (Mishkat Al Masabih Sh.M. Ashraf pp.147,721, 810-11, 1130). So how could Israel inherit the land or any of God‘s promises from Allah if he is their God? Clearly he is not the same God of the Bible.
Muslims trying to prove their position from the Bible point of the Old Testament with the word [h]allelujah, interpreting the first portion of the word alle as Allah. The word [H]hallelujah is not a compound Hebrew word. It is not two words, but a singular word meaning praise to Yahweh. (alle- praise, lu-to, yah-Yahweh). The beginning of the word is Hallel meaning praise. This has nothing to do with an Allah, and the last syllable of the word is a reference to Yahweh the God of the Bible, this is hardly any evidence for their assertions. They are also confusing Aramaic with Arabic. This is not unusual, as Muslims will often take words and meanings set in another language and culture and adopt them for proof of their own book or religion.
This wordplay only gets more ludicrous as they try to have Jesus saying the name of their God. When Jesus was on the cross they claim when he cried out Eli, Eli it was really is Allah, Allah. The New Testament was written in Greek, however, it points us to him speaking the Aramaic language, not Arabic. Jesus was quoting Psalm 22:1 which read in full says, Eli, Eli Sabbathani “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?” What makes even less sense for this position is the fact that they don’t believe that it was Jesus on the cross in the first place, but that another took His place. Some think it was Judas; so it was Judas crying out Allah, Allah?
The first Arabic translation of the Bible was made about the 9th century. Nowhere is the name of Allah found in the Old or New Testament*. When Islam became the dominant political force people were coerced to use the name Allah for God or suffer the consequences from the hands of militant Muslims. Because of Islam’s dominance Allah became the common name of God. The translators of the Bible gave in to the religious pressures and substituted Allah for Yahweh in the Arabic Bibles, but this is not the name of the God of the Hebrews, nor of the creator who made heaven and earth because of its source in paganism. His nature and attributes have only a few basic similarities and many more differences. And the most important point is that all through the Qu’ran it says Allah has no son.
“Allah” is only known in the Bible as Ba’al, from which allah is derived, and Ba’al’s feminine incarnation, Ishtar, Easter, or ISIS. These gods and goddesses and all the other myriads of pagan deities that abounded plagued the Hebrews, and tempted them enormously, causing them to stray from the true God time and time again. The carnal pleasures they offered were much more appealing than the strict rules of conduct and the dietary laws God required, and it ended up causing them great disasters time and again.
- Pagan ‘deities’ are not gods at all, but ‘demons’, ‘jinns’, or whatever names each culture has for “evil spirits”. There is some controversy about what these actually are. Some say they are the fallen angels, trying to possess human bodies. Others say they are the spirits of the Nephilim, the offspring of the illicit union of angels and human women, as described in Genesis and in the Book of Enoch. The Holy Spirit keeps one shielded against these entities, as is described in the New Testament.
- Other ‘deities’ are purely imaginary, conjured up to control the population and subjugate them. This is most likely the case with the Arab ‘god’, as the Saudi Arabians and other ‘fundamentalists’ go to extraordinary lengths to keep their victims from being exposed to the real truth about their ‘religion’.
Elijah, one of God’s greatest prophets, who was eventually taken up by God in a fiery chariot to heaven, battled and triumphed over 450 of Ba’al’s priests in a “showdown” after the evil Jezebel conducts a regular search and destroy mission to rid her husband Ahab’s kingdom, Israel, of all the true God’s prophets. It’s an amusing contest because while the priests of Ba’al wail and cry and slash themselves with knives all day, Elijah is jeering at them: “Maybe he’s asleep!” “He can’t hear you! Perhaps he’s deaf!” “Perhaps he’s in the toilet!” Then, when it’s obvious they’d thoroughly failed, ‘Ba’al Is Not In The Building’, Elijah douses his altar with 3 barrels of water, then prays down a tremendous column of fire from heaven that incinerates the huge pile of wood and the dead oxen piled on it. The people are so impressed, they immediately declare the God of Israel the true God, fall on the priests of Ba’al and kill them. (Jezebel is the one who ends up getting eaten by dogs. Sic Semper Tyrannus.)
Whatever Muhammad encountered, it was not an angel of God. That can be seen by what has resulted from his ‘religion’. Conquest, dissension, death, constant warfare, and total subjugation and eternal suspension in primitive anachronism, ruled by the whims of sadistic overlords who cast their terrified followers into their petty quarrels as if they were no more than camel dung on a fire.
This is not the work of the true and living God, but a spiteful, hate-filled demon overlord, who detests God and his Son, the savior, and detests all that he has made, especially His highest creation, man. The world has been set on an endless course of destruction, exploitation and genocide because this great evil has infected the weak in morals and humanity, not only just Islam, but every major religion, including Christianity.
Most notably, this is no religion, but a cult, fanatically dedicated tp brainwashing, violence, intimidation, and the total domination of women, children, and anyone not “of the body”. It also is bent on exterminating all those who worship the God of the Bible, disturbing due to the obvious fact that this is exactly satan’s goal also.
Anyone who thinks “All Muslims aren’t like that” need to be aware that only 1% of Muslims can be classified as ‘moderate’. And, due to the extreme decepetion that is inherent in the very tenets of the Quran, it is virtually impossible to discern who is truly ‘moderate’, and who is going to be the next ‘Ft. Hood shooter’.
It is clear that neither the United States or any civilized nation can afford to have Islam in their midst.It can no longer be tolerated in free societies, where freedom of religion and tolerance is practiced. Islam must be declared a cult, and its practice outlawed. And, any government employee suspected of being a Muslim should be relieved of any critical duties. It is for very good reason that Christianity was supposed to be the only religion protected by the Constitution–it was never designed to accomodate non-Christian cults, and certainly not Islam, satanism, Scientology, Wicca, or Black Theology blasphemies such as raved by Wright, Farrakhan and Cone.
All have been deceived totally and completely, as can be seen by the great deception of the so-called “enlightenment” that seemed to think it was the greatest of all triumphs to declare that man was not made in the image of God. Therefore, they could deem human life worthless, and money invaluable. All the horrors of history that have followed are because these same followers of this blasphemous and false ideology are determined to bring their own one-world catastrophe to fruition.
Some Muslims are deceived into believing they will bring a “Mahdi” by this next war. The false Christians who have called themselves “The Fellowship“ and other misleading names are told they will bring a great world leader. They are not Christians by any means, for they hallow tyranny and praise blind obedience, and what they all are trying to bring into the world, whether they realize it or not, was foretold in the Bible not only in Christ’s time, but long before.
The Anti-Christ. 666. The False Religion, and the False Prophet. Armageddon.
“God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
There are no end to the lies of the evil ones; but the worse lies they commit are the ones they deceive themselves with.
They have destroyed the world. They have destroyed the economies of every major country. They have destroyed the future and destiny of countless cultures. Worse of all, they have stifled and discouraged the God-given creativity and endless potential that is God’s heritage to every human being on earth; instead, they have twisted and perverted and doped, brainwashed and subverted the human mind without our consent, and many times with even our knowledge, to attempt to turn us all into wretches as hopelessly, disgustedly vile as themselves.
They have taken over our nation in the coup when they murdered John F. Kennedy; they have been destroying the world in collusion with each other ever since.
The British Royals, the Sauds, the American collaborators such as those who enabled Obama such as Soros and the Gates Foundation, those in the CFR, represented by the Federal Reserve, those who were responsible for Benghazi, the WTC, the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood such as the CIA, the RIIA, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds among many; and let’s not forget George Soros and his fellow billionaires who are neck deep in most of the shit that covers the world.
Don’t give up hope! That’s what they want you to do! That’s what ‘terrorism’ is supposed to do! Everything is starting to turn around, because people like you and I are waking up, we’re listening to the truth, we’re not believing the lies anymore, and we are getting very, very angry. This is the real reason they are after the Internet, why they have sicced Google their lapdog on users with Panda, Penguin, Giraffe, and probably Hyena and Warthog will be next.
We shall not comply. We shall not make nice. This gang of gangsters, losers and butt-scrapings are not the government we ordered. A bunch of half-witted, senile, morally-insane British twits did. We can send them all back. And their stupid “bank” too. It’s just a figment of their imagination, anyway. It always has been.