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ALLAH

Feb 09, 2010

 

 Who is Allah?

Allah is the personal name of God, in Arabic and Aramaic (the language of Jesus). It cannot take plural/feminine form, whereas, the word "God" is a title, not a name, and can take plural/feminine forms. Allah is the personal name of the one true God.

Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. It is interesting to notice that Allah is the personal name of God in aramaic, the language of Jesus and a sister language of Arabic.

 
Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?

No! Allah (Arabic: الله‎, Allah,) is the standard Arabic word for God, it is the same word used by Arabic-speakers of all faiths, including Christians and Jews, in reference to "God "The word is used by Arab Jews and Arab Christians in the Arabic bible as well as a standard translation for the word 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 the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word "God" with a capital "G"

Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated, have a look at the Arabic translation you will find the word Allah.

Quotation from Arabic bible, the translation of Genesis 1:1

" Fee al-badi' khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard . . ."

* 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, doesn't 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 “monotheistic Faiths", 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 is interesting to note that the Aramaic word "El", which is the word for God in the language that Jesus spoke, is ertainly 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 form "Elohim". The reason for these similarities is that Aramaic,Hebrew and Arabic are all Semitic languages with common origins.

* If one understands the root meaning of the word "Allah", this point should become clear.In the Arabic alphabet, since it does not have capital letters, the word for God (i.e. Allah) is formed by adding the equivalent to the English word "the" (Al-) to the Arabic word for "god/God" (ilah). So the Arabic word "Allah" literally it means "The God" – the "Al-" in Arabic basically serving the same function as the capital "G" in English. 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".

Furthermore,

In fact, Islam is the only religion which teaches the existence of a PERFECT God. A perfect God means that there is no sharer in His Nature and His Attributes. Islam rejects characterizing God in any human form or depicting Him as favoring certain individuals or nations on the basis of wealth, power or race. He created the human-beings as equals. They may distinguish themselves and get His favor through virtuen and piety only.

God's Attributes

If the Creator is eternal and Everlasting, then His attributes must also be eternaland everlasting. He should not lose any of His attributes nor acquire new ones. If this is so, then His attributes are absolute. Can there be more than one Creator with such absolute attributes? Can there be for example, two absolutely powerful Creators? A moment's thought shows that this is not feasible. The Quran summarizes this argument in the following verses:

"God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him: For then each god would have taken of that which he created and some of them would have risen up over others." (23:91)

"And Why, were there gods in earth and heaven other than God, they (heaven and earth)would surely go to ruin." (21:22)

* The Quran tries to promote this feeling of gratitude by repeating the attributes of God very frequently. We find most of these attributes mentioned together in the following verses of the Quran:

He is God; there is no god but He, He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible; Heis the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (59:22-24)

"There is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them,and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills . His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him  not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious." (2:255)

 

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Allah chose Ka'aba as a source of Unity for all the Muslims all over the world. Ka'aba was the First House of Worship to Allah on this planet earth. Adam and Eve were instructed to build Ka'aba. Angel Gabriel was sent by Allah to show them the way and to help them build the Ka'aba.

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"Verily, the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that in Bakka (Mecca), full of blessing, and guidance for all people." Qur'an 3:96

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But after the death of Abraham people disobeyed his orders and began to put idols inside the Kaaba, and named their idols the sons and daughters of God. Satan deceived people and idolatry found place next to the kaaba – people of that time filled the place with idols They thronged to this place annually and worshipped their personal fake gods, this continued till the coming of the last messenger of God  (SA), Muhammad Ibne Abdullah who was sent by God to clean the house ( kaaba) and bring people back to the worship of the one God – the prophet entered Makka as a conqueror after he was persecuted and driven out of it  and went inside the Ka’aba and destroyed all the idols that was in and around the Ka’aba, The Prophet of Islam was reciting the Verse from the Qur’an

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This was done in the 8th year of Hijra, January 630 AD after the bloodless victory at Makka by the final Prophet of Islam, and from that date till today idol worship in Arabia came to an end, and the first house of worshipping God on earth was purified from it .

 
The black stone :

It is one of the stones of the Kaaba  but from different nature – its history goes back to Abraham time , when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning for Tawaf ( circling around the Kaaba) like how angles circle around the house of worship in heaven …

Scientific Fact – every thing in this universe circle around the centre point – planets circle around the sun , land circle around it self – even in each atom there is a circle, and according to scholars kaaba is exactly at the centre of mainland .

 
So when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning sign for the circling he looked for a brick or a stone from different color to be placed in one of the sides of ther kaaba  so that it become a sign , but he couldn’t find because al the stones in the valley of Bakka ( Makka) are of same nature – and so almighty God ( Allah) , helped Abraham by sending down to him a white stone from paradise to be a sign , and thus he took it and placed it in its place which is known now … and from that time people start circling around the kaaba like the angles from that point ( The white stone ) , the colour of the stone turned to black from out side because so many people touched it and kissed it ..

 
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– Black stone is just a stone that shows the beginning of Tawaf

          

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