Who is Allah?
If we ask Muslims who Allah is, they will say that God is the Creator, the all-Knowing. Their answer is not that much different from the answers that we will get from everyone else about their God, but when it comes to Allah as God, there are a lot of problems, and we will go over them.
Before we can understand the person of Allah, we need to understand his name first. Muslims try to make us believe that Allah is the same as the God of Christianity and of Moses. They even try to convince us that Allah is an Aramaic word and that Jesus used it when he spoke in Aramaic. How true is this claim?
When the movie “The Passion of the Christ” came out several years ago, Muslims took clips from the movie, in which Jesus spoke Aramaic, saying the name of God. They then used those clips to create their own videos to prove their claim, that the name, Allah, is indeed Aramaic. The Aramaic word they were trying to adopt is Elah, El not Al like Allah.
Here’s a quick and easy study:
وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ دِيناً مِمَّنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُ لله وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ واتَّبَعَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ حَنِيفاً وَٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّهُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلاً
In Qur’an 4:125, there are two words for Allah, but each one does not mean the same.
If you don’t know Arabic, you will not notice much difference between the two words except one letter, but actually, their difference is much more than that.
The first one is لله (lillah) and the second one is ٱللَّهُ (Allah). In Arabic, al means the, so if we take Al away from Allah and lil away from lillah, that leaves us with lah (god), a word that is common to both names. In English, lillah translates to to god and Allah translates to the god.
لله = Lil Lah = To Lah
ٱللَّهُ = Al Lah = The Lah
As you can see, although lillah and Allah are each written as one word in Arabic, lil and Al are not part of the word lah, itself—that is, lillah and Allah are each made up of two words. Again, lillah is to god and allah is the god.
In Arabic, al is always equal to the and it is attached to names which are attributed to God only. This is why all the 99 names of Allah start with Al or The. Take note, however, that The is not part of the name. It is just a device used to indicate that the name is unique to God–only God can be given this distinction. For example, we cannot say The Muhammad, because Muhammad is just a name for a person.
It is interesting to note the Messiah is called AL-Maseeh in the Qur’an. It means he is the only Messiah in the whole world. He is the only man in the Qur’an who has Al or The attached to his name.
What Allah Says About Himself
Allah Wants Sons, Not Daughters.
19 أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ اللَّاتَ وَالْعُزَّىٰ
20 وَمَنَاةَ الثَّالِثَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ
21 أَلَكُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ الْأُنثَىٰ
22 تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَىٰ
19 Did you see AL-LAT and AL-’UZA
20 and MANAT the third one?
21 What for you the male gender ones and to Allah the females?
22 This is a really unjustified division
I’ve never heard a god say such a thing before. First, Allah says it is unfair for him to have daughters (Al-lat, Al-‘uza, and Manat) instead of sons. Second, it is unfair that the Arabs get sons—“for you the males and for me the females”—while he gets only daughters. Now think about it. Allah is complaining that the Arabs are more blessed than he is, because they are blessed with sons, while he only gets daughters. Isn’t Allah the Creator? Why doesn’t he bless himself with sons? The following verse explains why:
بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ تَكُن لَّهُ صَاحِبَةٌ ۖ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ سورة الأنعام , Al-An’aam
Qur’an 6:101, is a question about how Allah is supposed to have a son if he never had a girlfriend! Allah cannot have sons because he doesn’t have a girlfriend?
As long as this is the answer Muslims give to Christians about why Allah cannot have a son, it only shows that Allah has a very wrong idea about what Christians believe. No Christian believes that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the girlfriend of God.
This complete misunderstanding proves to me that Allah cannot be the same as the God of Christians; not only because Allah does not know what Christians believe, but also because he thinks that he is the same as any man—that he cannot have children unless he has a woman to have sex and procreate with. This alone tells me that the one who created Qur’an 6:101 was speaking from the mentality of a man, not God—a man who is sure that if he does not have a woman, then he cannot have children. He tried to speak for God, but he can only speak within his limits as a man.
The Deception of Allah:
Copyright © 2011 by Christian Prince
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