Who is Allah?

Dr. Jamal Badawi

who_is_AllahThe proper terminology used, in Islam, for God is “Allah.” There are a number of reasons for having a special word for God. First of all, the term “Allah” means, in Arabic, the one and only universal God or Creator and Provider of the universe. Notice here I am emphasizing “the one and only.” So a Muslim would not simply say, “There is one God.” That would not be as accurate or as strong an expression as saying ‘the one and only God’. (Read more: Concept of God in Islam)

Allah means The One God.

The main point to be emphasized here is that, unfortunately many of the writings that are found in various libraries in the West, which are not written from a Muslim standpoint or how Muslims understand Islam, depict Allah as if He is some type of a tribal Arabian God or even the ‘God of Muslims’. For example, they’d say Mohammed worshiped his Allah. Or Muslims worship Allah. Even if they use the term Allah they put it in such a way that leaves the reader or audience with the impression that maybe it is not exactly the same God.

The reason for considering the term Allah as more accurate, is that Allah is not only just a meaning of God it is also a personal name for God, both a reference to God and His personal name. This is beautiful in a sense. You don’t just say God but you can also say Lord but when you say Allah you’re invoking the name, the personal name, of God. It establishes a personal touch or a pull between the human being and the creator.

‘Allah’ represents purity of Islamic monotheism

The other thing, which I consider also relevant, is that the term Allah, in Arabic, is not subject to plurality. For example, in English you can say God and you can also say gods. In Arabic there is nothing that is equivalent to [the English term] Gods, nothing whatsoever. In other words, there is no Allahs for example. This emphasizes the purity of Islamic monotheism.

A third reason, which is quite interesting as well, the term Allah does not lend itself to any gender. In other words, there is no female or male gender for the term Allah. In English you can have god and goddess. In Arabic, this simply doesn’t exist, which shows that the term Allah is a lot more accurate than using the term God even if you are using a capital G. At least it is relatively more accurate in conveying the true nature of the Supreme Creator. (Learn more: Belief in One God)

 

Reprinted with permission.

88 Comments

  1. I love God says:

    Allah kareem

  2. Misty says:

    I’m imrespesd by your writing. Are you a professional or just very knowledgeable?

  3. Eric Christopherson says:

    Very beautiful. Reluctantly, i investigated Islam, having received so many misconceptions and untruths about it, but many thanks to Allah for the clarity He brings and Islam makes even more sense every passing day. Allah has provided the perfect way for humans to live “…if they but knew…”.

  4. kim says:

    This is very new thank to God.

  5. fardowsa says:

    i like alaah

  6. fardowsa says:

    realy islamic religion is nice come on guys plz if u want to be muslim go to mosque thank u guys

  7. praises to ALLAH (SWT) who given me ability to write just the word ALLHAAMDOLLILA

  8. mark says:

    Is alah deciever?

  9. Ahmed Tunji says:

    ''allah'' alhamdulillah I practise islam.

  10. Allah Ramadan is back again god forgive all a wa sin o lord amin.

  11. Marwa Badr says:

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  12. I love to learn about islam alhamdulillah iam a muslim I love this web site.

  13. Victor Downs says:

    Allah is not God. JESUS Christ is Almighty God. Islam has no teaching for the forgiveness of sin. Jesus says love your enemies allah says kill all those who do not believe in allah. Go to straightwayministry.com. Usamma Dackdock if you dare to learn the truth about Islam.

  14. Victor Downs says:

    Usama Dakdock … correction.

  15. According to your holy bible, God and Satan are one in the same.

    2 Samuel 24:1-17 (New International Version, ©2010)

    2 Samuel 24

    David Enrolls the Fighting Men

    1 Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.”

    1 Chronicles 21 (New International Version, ©2010)

    1 Chronicles 21

    David Counts the Fighting Men
    1 SATAN rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are.”

    Is this the word of God???

  16. The original sin as the Christians will say. Father Adam sin, humanity is resposible??? Your father commits a crime, the children goes to jail. Even the most barbaric people in the Congo, will agree that this is super illogical. Your bible even agrees with me: Ezekiel 18:20 (New International Version) 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

  17. Victor Downs The God of your bible hisses like a snake, and you're telling me Allah is the devil???

    Isaiah 5:26

    American King James Version:
    And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss to them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

  18. I'm told that the God of your bible is a merciful God, but he butchered 50,070 people just for looking into a box. Is this the quality of a loving father??? But Lot committed incest with his daughters(Genesis 19:30-38),and Judad had sex with his daughter in law and she immediately became pregnant with twins – bastard children of the highest order who are blessed in the bible for becoming the great-grandparents of your God Jesus(Genesis 38:15). Reuben had sex with his mother(Genesis 35:22). The list goes on… My point is God didn't do anything to these people. There's not a SINGLE word in the chapter that speaks against these sick actions. Nothing happened to people who committed incest, but 50,070 people were massacred just for peeking into a box. Is this in a book of God?????????????????????????????????????

    1 Samuel 6:19 (King James Version):
    19And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.

  19. Mahnoor Amir says:

    Where in Quran or sunnah has it been mentioned that we should kill those who do not believe in Allah? prophet mohammad pbuh being the perfect example showed us how to live in harmony with non muslims,people all over the world have a misconception about jihad and use it to disgrace islam whenever possible. please receive a sound islamic education before claiming something about it as you are misleading the general population

  20. Sakura Melya says:

    this is not true… yes there is people are muslims they kills other people but that does not mean that muslims are killers and Allah is not God… and also there are a christen people that they kill people too… if you read the Quran you will know the truth… :)
    also what i know that the bible never was the same in this world but our book never changed….

  21. Anonymous says:

    Who told you that Allah said be enemies and kill who dont believe on him…
    If u only got a mind u will know who is the real god..
    give a real clue if u got .. and if u got .. i got billions that u a lier..
    And am ready to put a limit for u ..
    Allah Is The All Mighty God

  22. You are wrong on that. Read your Bible. Jesus is the son of God, sent BY God. Now if you refer to the Trinity, then you are still wrong. Because you left out the other two. As for "loving your enemies", well that is the reason Christianity is falling and Islam is rising. It is good sport in Amerika today to make fun of Christians, but NOT Islam. Every wonder why? Muslims will take your frigging HEAD. Christians will "forgive" you. You are lost.

  23. Najah D Tayeh says:

    I am new to this can you go to the mosque on Friday and pray while you have your period

  24. Anonymous says:

    Here is the answer to your question..I hope this explains the ruling for a women during her menses. http://islamqa.info/en/70438

  25. Who has seen either Allah the God of Islam or the God of Moses or Jesus ? NONE! Theistic God is the one created by humans in the ancient time. That kind of God is limited by human description.
    John 14-6 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    The “way” is the way of JC, his words, his life style and what he did. Personification (idolizing) is no more important than what he represents. (Grace, freedom, love. Compassion, forgiveness, humility and gratitude)
    John 14 8-17 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
    9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
    Meaning: See the father through the evidence of the works done, not just by belief or words.
    Th ebest way to see God is through other fellow humans and the environment.

  26. Haris Jameel says:

    Allah says in Quran kill those non muslims who stand against Allah not those who are innocent and dont cross your limits becuase Allah dont like those who cross the limits

  27. Victor Downs says:

    Please read the history about Muhammed and Islam. Usama Dacdock, "thestraightway.org.

  28. Haris Jameel Sept 11th 2001. Looks like some of your friends didn't agree with you. They killed many of the innocent! I will never forget or forgive. From Sept 11th 2001 Islam is Evil for me. Islam will be evil for all of eternity because of September 11th 2001. Benghazi on September 11th 2012 only proved how right I am to feel that way. Islam is evil.

  29. God has never referred to Himself as Allah…something close to sounding like that word.. Thanks to God dying for us we can call God Abba, which means daddy… Allah is contradictory to The One and Only Living God— very soon God will reveal that He is The Creator and Allah and all of Allahs followers will receive the wrath that God died to protect believers in Him alone , from

  30. Jesus Mohd says:

    jesus is human. not God. why say jessus is god. u have no mind or what ?

  31. Jesus Mohd says:

    If Jesus is God, then who was he praying to on the cross when he said, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me"? (cf. Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46) Was he praying to himself? If so, was he complaining to himself about why he had forsaken himself?

    Jesus praying to himself, he believed one God, according islam he is a Muslim,Islam means total submission to God (Exalted be He) through belief in His Oneness, and showing subservient and servile obedience to Him. This is the meaning of Islam.

    The Arabic root word 'Aslama' means to show submission and surrender to someone and obey his commands.

    Accordingly, Islam means surrender and submission to Allah's Will by means of believing in His Oneness, being devoted to Him, obeying His commandments and abandoning what He has prohibited.

    Jesus Christ (pbuh) never claimed Divinity

    One may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (pbuh), where exactly is the parting of ways? The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians’ insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ (pbuh). A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity. In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (pbuh) himself says, "I am God" or where he says, "worship me". In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in which he preached quite the contrary. The following statements in the Bible are attributed to Jesus Christ (pbuh):

    (i) "My Father is greater than I."
    [The Bible, John 14:28]

    (ii) "My Father is greater than all."
    [The Bible, John 10:29]

    (iii) "…I cast out devils by the Spirit of God…."
    [The Bible, Mathew 12:28]

    (iv) "…I with the finger of God cast out devils…."
    [The Bible, Luke 11:20]

    (v) "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."
    [The Bible, John 5:30]

    The Mission of Jesus Christ (pbuh) – to Fulfill the Law

    Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity for himself. He clearly announced the nature of his mission. Jesus (pbuh) was sent by God to confirm the previous Judaic law. This is clearly evident in the following statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in the Gospel of Mathew:

    "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

    "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
    [The Bible, Mathew 5:17-20]

    God Sent Jesus' (pbuh)

    The Bible mentions the prophetic nature of Jesus (pbuh) mission in the following verses:

    (i)"… and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me."
    [The Bible, John 14:24]

    (ii)"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent."
    [The Bible, John 17:3]

    if u read bible perfectly, with understanding, u will get answer.
    jesus is the massenger of God same like Moses, David, Mohammad, he is the human, God created him and all creatures in this world.

  32. Gnama Kande says:

    Hi Najah..beautiful name by the way..yes you can go there but you cannot pray while you have them..Wait until finish then pray..No need to make up for those missed days;)

  33. Allahu Akbar! The One and Only Creator

  34. Monique Bate says:

    It is not permissible in Islam sister to pray at All whilst you are in menses either at home or in a masjid, after before performing any Fard ( obligatory prays) you must perform Ghusul ( bath.. Look up how to perform this). You can do Dua ( personal prayer at anytime ) hope that helps the new sister as I was once a new one

  35. Your words tells me you are seeking for the forgiveness… and in the same time you never read the quran…. because the only time that Allah said "kill them" was to answer the attack of the non beluevers as they attacked the Muslims
    So to be trusted.in your words you need to read…which is the first word was revealed in the quraan…. second the forgiveness in the Christianity is far a way from justice because both the sinner and the good doer are equal because both of the say they believe but only one proved that in actions
    Third Muslims worship the All Mighty aCreator… but Jesus peace be upon him cried to the Creator many time to save him read the bible…new testimont

  36. @To those who are searching for the truth

    Jesus said:
    "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." [Matthew 15:24]

    But Pauls says:
    "For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles" [Acts 13:47]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them." [Matt. 5:17,18]

    But Paul said:
    "Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified." [Rom. 10:4]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "If you want to enter life, obey the commandments." [Matthew 19:17]

    But Paul said:
    "He (Jesus) brought an end to the commandments and demands found in Moses' Teachings…" [Eph. 2:15]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven." [Matthew 23:9]

    But Paul says:
    "For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good News to you." [1 Corinthians 4:15]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus says:
    "Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice." [Matt. 9:13]

    But Paul says:
    "For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed." [1Cor. 5:7]

    Christians followed Paul
    James said:
    "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." [James 2:24]

    But Paul says:
    "For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. [Romans 3:28]

    Christians followed Paul

    ? Jesus said to keep the law (Matthew 5:17-19) while Paul said he is no longer under the law (Galatians 3:25).
    ? Jesus said whatever I hear is from God (John 14:24) while Paul said that the Gospel he preach is HIS OWN opinion (1 Corinthians 7:25).
    ? Jesus said to Baptize (Matthew 28:19) while Paul said not to (1 Corinthians 1:17).
    ? God says that Circumcision is the EVERLASTING sign of the COVENANT (Genesis 17:10-14) while Paul says that there is NO need for Circumcision (Galatians 5:2-3).

    TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS(PBUH) MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS?

    Jesus DID NOT eat PORK
    [Levictus 11:7-8]
    Christians? They Eat.
    Muslims? DO NOT.

    Jesus DID NOT drink ALCOHOL
    [Numbers 6:1-4]
    Christians? They drink.
    Muslims? DON'T.

    Jesus PRAYED in PROSTRATION
    [Matthew 26:39]
    Christians? Don't.
    Muslims? DO…

    Woman were under COVER/Hijab
    [Genesis 24:64-65]
    Christians? Don't.
    Muslims? DO it.

    Jesus greeted with
    'PEACE BE UPON YOU' (Salam Alaikum)
    [John 20:19]
    Present day Christians say:
    Hi hellow.
    Muslims say:
    PEACE BE UPON YOU (Assalamu Alaikum)

    Jesus FASTED.
    [Genesis 4:2].
    Chrstians today? Don't.
    Muslims: DO.

    Interest PROHIBITED.
    [Deuteronomy 23:19]
    Christians?
    Muslims? Don't take it.

    Who are the better followers of Jesus (pbuh)??

    One of those days Jesus went out to a mountain side to pray, and spent the night praying to God(The Creator).'_ Luke 6:12

    'he (Jesus) bowed with his face to the ground, and prayed (The Creator)' _Matthew 26:39

    'Once when Esa/Eshoa (Jesus) was praying in private and his disciples were with him' Luke 9:18

    "…He (The Creator) has enjoined on me (Jesus) prayer and charity as long as I live. He has made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable. _ Qur'an (19:34)

    "O Mary (Mother of Jesus)! Worship Thy Lord devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."_ Qur'an (3:43)

    they pryed in the same form becouse they are all from the same God Allah but the christians change the bible

    The priest christian scholar acept that Allah is the name of God
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp9uOeD_VcI

  37. @To those who are searching for the truth

    Jesus said:
    "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." [Matthew 15:24]

    But Pauls says:
    "For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles" [Acts 13:47]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them." [Matt. 5:17,18]

    But Paul said:
    "Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified." [Rom. 10:4]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "If you want to enter life, obey the commandments." [Matthew 19:17]

    But Paul said:
    "He (Jesus) brought an end to the commandments and demands found in Moses' Teachings…" [Eph. 2:15]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus said:
    "And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven." [Matthew 23:9]

    But Paul says:
    "For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good News to you." [1 Corinthians 4:15]

    Christians followed Paul
    Jesus says:
    "Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice." [Matt. 9:13]

    But Paul says:
    "For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed." [1Cor. 5:7]

    Christians followed Paul
    James said:
    "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." [James 2:24]

    But Paul says:
    "For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. [Romans 3:28]

    Christians followed Paul

    ? Jesus said to keep the law (Matthew 5:17-19) while Paul said he is no longer under the law (Galatians 3:25).
    ? Jesus said whatever I hear is from God (John 14:24) while Paul said that the Gospel he preach is HIS OWN opinion (1 Corinthians 7:25).
    ? Jesus said to Baptize (Matthew 28:19) while Paul said not to (1 Corinthians 1:17).
    ? God says that Circumcision is the EVERLASTING sign of the COVENANT (Genesis 17:10-14) while Paul says that there is NO need for Circumcision (Galatians 5:2-3).

    TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS(PBUH) MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS?

    Jesus DID NOT eat PORK
    [Levictus 11:7-8]
    Christians? They Eat.
    Muslims? DO NOT.

    Jesus DID NOT drink ALCOHOL
    [Numbers 6:1-4]
    Christians? They drink.
    Muslims? DON'T.

    Jesus PRAYED in PROSTRATION
    [Matthew 26:39]
    Christians? Don't.
    Muslims? DO…

    Woman were under COVER/Hijab
    [Genesis 24:64-65]
    Christians? Don't.
    Muslims? DO it.

    Jesus greeted with
    'PEACE BE UPON YOU' (Salam Alaikum)
    [John 20:19]
    Present day Christians say:
    Hi hellow.
    Muslims say:
    PEACE BE UPON YOU (Assalamu Alaikum)

    Jesus FASTED.
    [Genesis 4:2].
    Chrstians today? Don't.
    Muslims: DO.

    Interest PROHIBITED.
    [Deuteronomy 23:19]
    Christians?
    Muslims? Don't take it.

    Who are the better followers of Jesus (pbuh)??

    One of those days Jesus went out to a mountain side to pray, and spent the night praying to God(The Creator).'_ Luke 6:12

    'he (Jesus) bowed with his face to the ground, and prayed (The Creator)' _Matthew 26:39

    'Once when Esa/Eshoa (Jesus) was praying in private and his disciples were with him' Luke 9:18

    "…He (The Creator) has enjoined on me (Jesus) prayer and charity as long as I live. He has made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable. _ Qur'an (19:34)

    "O Mary (Mother of Jesus)! Worship Thy Lord devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."_ Qur'an (3:43)

    they pryed in the same form becouse they are all from the same God Allah but the christians change the bible

    The priest christian scholar acept that Allah is the name of God
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp9uOeD_VcI

  38. All Prophets in Bible prayed as Muslim pray today
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DypeKSXUbiM

    Adam was also God's son. {According to the bible}
    Adam, which was the son of God. Luke 3:38

    Some of God's sons had sex with women producing a race of giants.
    That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. … There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them. — Genesis 6:2-4

    The sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:6

    Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. — Job 2:1

    Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? — Job 38:6-7

    Christians are God's sons.
    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. — John 1:12

    JESUS PAID FOR YOUR SINS…..??
    * If a christian kill an innocents people; Jesus paid for his sin!
    * If a christian rape a girl; Jesus paid for the sin!!
    * If a christian commit adultry; Jesus paid for the sin!!!
    * If a christian neglect his perence; Jesus paid for the sin!!!!
    * Hitler; Jesus paid for the sin!!!!!
    * Jesus paid for the sin….
    Paid for the sin….
    What message are you sending 0h christians!….

    Comparison between God and His servant Jesus Christ biblically:

    "God is NOT a man nor son of man" [Numbers 23:19]
    "For I am God, and NOT man." [Hosea 11:9]
    "I am the LORD, and I do not change." [Malachi 3:6]
    "I alone am God. There is no other God." [Isaiah 43:10]
    "I, yes I, am the LORD, and there is NO OTHER Saviour." [Isaiah 43:11]
    "For there is ONLY ONE God." [1 Timothy 2:5]

    "Jesus of Nazareth is a man." [Acts 2:22]
    "Now you seek to kill me, I a man." [John 8:40]
    "The man Christ Jesus." [1 Timothy 2:5]
    "For my Father is GREATER than I." [John 14:28]

    BIBLE SAYS :Jesus is a human (John 8:40
    Jesus is servant of God (acts 3:13),
    Jesus is a creation of God (colossians 1:15)
    People considered Jesus as a prophet of God (Mathew 14:5,Mathew 21:11.Mathew 21:46,Luke 24:19,John 4:19,John 6:14, John 7:40)
    Jesus himself told ,he is a prophet of God (Mathew 13:57, Mark 6:4, Luke 4:24, Luke 13:33,John 4:43)…
    Jesus's will is not God's will (Luke 22:42)
    Jesus does not seek his will but God’s will (John5:30)
    Jesus’s words are not his ,but of the God who sent him (John 14:24)
    Jesus’s doctrine is not his ,but that of the God sent to him(John 17:6)
    Jesus do not know the hour of Judgment but God only knows (Mathew 24:36)
    Jesus prayed to God to save him from the experiment/death (Luke 22:42) ,(Hebrew 5:7)
    Jesus cried to God that ,God has forsaken him(Mathew 27:46)
    Jesus is a way to reach God(john 14:6) ,
    Jesus is a mediator to God (1 timothy 2:5) .

    BUT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT ,STILL JESUS IS GOD !!!

    The Bible Says that God Is Not a Son of Man Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man…nor a son of man…” The Bible often calls Jesus “a son of man” or “the son of man.” Matthew 12:40 “…so will the son of man be…” Matthew 16:27 “For the son of man is going to come…” Matthew 28 “…until they see the son of man coming in His kingdom.” Mark 2:10 “But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority…” John 5:27 “… because He is the son of man.” In the Hebrew Scriptures, the “son of man” is also used many times speaking of people (Job 25:6; Psalm 80:17; 144:3; Ezekiel 2:1; 2:3; 2:6; 2:8; 3:1; 3:3; 3:4; 3:10; 3:17; 3:25). Since God would not contradict Himself by first saying He is not the son of a man, then becoming a human being who was called “the son of man”, he would not have done so. Remember God is not the author of confusion.

    Matthew 15:9
    King James Version (KJV)
    9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Jeremiah 8:8
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise,
    And the law of the Lord is with us’?
    But behold, the lying pen of the scribes
    Has made it into a lie.

    "I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." (Isaiah 42:8-9)

    I can of my ownself do nothing
    John: 5:30

    He cudnt do anything of his ownself

    I with the finger of god cast out devils
    Luke : 11:20

    Again it means he cant do anything without God's help

    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    Common English Bible (CEB)
    11 This is why God will send them an influence that will mislead them so that they will believe the lie.

    So God do that you to believe the false

    The first commandament is to worship only one God

    JESUS HIMSELF DENIED BEING GOD LUKE 18:19 Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God LUKE 2:52 Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. JOHN 8:42 I proceeded forth and came from God, neither came I of myself but he sent me.

    Matthew 7:21-23
    I Never Knew You
    21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

    the first commandament is to worship only one God

    Joh 17:3
    "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

    here jesus said he is sent by God not God as all prophets is sent by God also

    Mark 12:32
    "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.

    Luk 18:19
    And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.(ALONE)

    Joh 5:44
    How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?(ONLY GOD)

    Mark 2:7
    "Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"(ONLY GOD FORGIVE SINS)

    Mat 4:10 "Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’"

    here jesus said to worsip Him (Allah) he not said "worship me"

    PAUL THE LIAR THE DEMON WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE LAW OF GOD OR THE GOSPEL {video from a non muslim}
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP1KsNPyA3s

    If by John 10:30 Jesus according to the christians is proven to be God, then John 17:21 PROVEs according to the christians that all those who believe in Jesus ARE GOD!!!

    John 10:30
    King James Version (KJV)
    30 I and my Father are one.
    .
    John 17:21
    King James Version (KJV)
    21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

  39. Anonymous says:

    @ Najah D Tayeh …Asalamu-alaikum my dear beloved sister of Islam. No as women in Islam we don't pray at all when we are on our period. God is clean and when we are standing to pray we have to be pure and clean as well. We don't have to pray the missing days that past while we were on our period. when we finish our period we do a certain type of shower to cleanse our self. It's really easy to perform just try asking a Muslim female, Imam or even some males who might know it. And inshallah you will be rewarded
    by Allah and you will be clean and be back on track. May the Almighty God keep guiding you and your family. Stay blessed.

  40. Im new to b a muslim lady i wantto learn more abouut islamic plz God help me to doo what u sadi must do

  41. Jesus is the son of god! Read Luke 1/31-33! Also read psalms 83/18

  42. Hi am Mohamed Shahul Hameed
    The qurarn is not changeable one when compare to other Holly books this the fact of pureaty of islam

  43. Prophet said on that time all people memorise the qurran in future nobody to change the words. In qurran Allah speek to the people. Lailaha ill lallah mohammadu rasuallah.

  44. Alicia Linden Ford says:

    I'm confused. Are you saying that only parts of the Bible are correct? Looking up Matthew 5:17-18, as you quoted, Jesus did say that he did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. He also then refers to the law as commands or commandments. Christians today have NOT thrown aside the commandments. In Matthew 5:17 Jesus is speaking about the Old Testament principles and authority of rule and revelation. When Jesus said that He came to fulfill the law, He came to establish it and demonstrate how it pointed to Him and how He would live it perfectly.
    In Eph. 2:14-15, Paul is speaking about how the gentiles who were called the uncircumcision (v. 11), were separated from Christ (v. 12), but have now been brought near (to God) by the blood of Christ (v. 13). Jesus removed the requirement of having to follow the Law in order to please God, established justification by faith, and thereby united both Jew and Gentile into one group in Christ. This is when Paul says in verse 15 that he abolished in his flesh the enmity which is the law of commandments in ordinances. The Law was that which separated Jew from Gentile and since it has been fulfilled in Christ, it is no longer something that would separate Jew and Gentile. (Explanation taken from Christian apologetics)

    You also refer to Jesus praying with his face to the ground. Have you any other instances where Jesus or the disciples bowed completely to the ground? Or that Jesus commanded that prayer be performed in this manner? He did command that we pray the Lord's Prayer. (Matthew 6:9-13) Matthew 6:5-8 says also “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Should that be taken to mean we should never pray in public? This would negate stopping to pray wherever you are.

    As for consuming pork, shellfish and other items God had cursed: The regulations in Scripture against eating pork are found in the Mosaic Law, given to the nation of Israel by Moses as part of the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant was only binding on Israel. It was intended to set Israel apart from the Gentile world. Isaiah was speaking to Israel in 66:17, so God's admonishment was directed to Jews who were willingly violating the Old Covenant law. Today, believers in Jesus Christ are saved by the grace found in the New Covenant, and as Paul taught, believers are not bound by the regulations of the Law found in the Old Covenant. Therefore, Gentiles and those who believe in Jesus Christ are free to consume pork or anything God has made. It is not a sin, because the restrictions found in the Old Covenant apply only to Israel apart from the grace of the New Covenant.

    If Jesus did not abolish the Old Covenant laws by dying on the cross, so we could be forgiven of sins and have a place in heaven, what did He die for? There was no possible way that people of those days could purify themselves and enter heaven. There were over 600 laws! By the logic you have submitted, if the Old Testament laws (NOT the commandments – those are still very much in force) – those additional 600+ laws – would still have to be followed strictly to enter the kingdom of heaven. God sent His Son Jesus to abolish those laws and through belief that HE is the risen Savior, we may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. This is not a license to sin. We still must follow the commandments and do as is commanded and explained in the New Covenant. We have to believe the entire Bible, not only what we want to believe. God would not have allowed fallacies in His Word. He would not have let the Apostle Paul speak those words explaining the New Covenant or write the gospel if it were not truth. Although the Old Covenant was removed by the blood of Jesus, the commandments remained FIRM. Having knowledge in the Old Testament, I believe, is crucial to understanding just how much God loves us. He sent His ONLY Son to die for us. This is why I believe He commanded His Word be written in this way; so we would have complete understanding of what was necessary BEFORE salvation through Jesus Christ.

    I appreciate your post, however grouping ALL Christians together stating that they "do" or "do not" do a certain thing is unfair. There are many Christians who do not drink alcohol, who do fast regularly, do not consume pork products (for religious reasons, although it is not forbidden according to the New Covenant), do not charge interest on a loan, as well as pray kneeling – head bowed low – or even prostrate.

    Blessings to you and yours.

  45. Jesse Philip says:

    Islam claims to preach the purest form of monotheism but when looking at islamic text, specifically Surah al-Mu'minun (23:14), we see that the phrase "aHsan al-khaliqeen" is used which translates into the "The best of creators". Only God can create, this seems to contradict the fundamental doctrine of Islam.

  46. Hi phillip.

    literally, humans and other creatures have the ability to create too. humans can create all sorts of materials eg houses, cars, utensils, electronic gadgets etc. and animals can create too eg nests, hive etc. But who create the humans and animals in the first place? and in fact, who create human's great ability to think (ie our mind) in the first place ? with this mind, humans can think and hence create other incredible things. and who create animal's instincts in which allowing them to build their nests etc in the first place ?

    so, the primary creator (which creates nothing to something) is Allah. and humans and animals just being innovative / secondary creator (ie create something from something).

    And in this verse, among all the creators with the ability to create something (regardless being primary or secondary), who is the best among all? And of course, the indicator of being the best is manifested in the greatness /complexity of the creation. and i think the best creation so far is indeed human beings and the world themselves. no human beings can actually create themselves or this world so far.

    Just my two cents. hope this helps. regards.

  47. Ravanan is better than RAM because in this story when setha kidnapping by ravanam at that whatever he do. But he wait for her permission for married she protected by good girls. Once annum an rellief setha ram doubted his wife he told to prove. Hindusam say RAM go. He don't know about seetha. You say ………………

  48. Please give us proof from the Bible where Jesus (peace be upon him) himself said He is God, or where he says, worship me.

  49. Kit Res says:

    Haura Sahbudin, Very great points you made and thank you for clarifying that for those who may have misunderstood just as Phillip has. One can also think of it as humans creating robots. If humans were to create the most intelligent of robots and those (robots) were never able to also create the like of that which humans created in the first place (i.e. the robots), then humans can consider them the best creators when speaking to the robots. Supremely, Allah (SWT) is the best of all creators in the sense that his creation (us and the robots we may create) will never be able to create anything as He has created. JazakAllah Khair, May Allah (SWT) guide us all.

  50. Kit Res says:

    Salam Alaikum Sister Nosie, Please go to thedeenshow.com, that is where they have lots of videos for all new Muslims and others born into the religion. They have great videos about all topics where the host Eddie speaks with knowledgeable guests most of whom have doctorates in Islamic law and sciences. May Allah guids us all InshaAllah

  51. first you learn about islam and then you talk about allah.

  52. your shree ram is a doubtful person , he has no hope on seeta , why are you hopping on him?
    allah is not born , rama has born as a man you only think who is god?!!!!!

  53. Praise be to Allah whom all people praise in different languages. He is the Most Bounteous and the Most Beneficent. I praise and thank Him in order to receive His pleasing Gifts.

  54. Nasra Abuukar says:

    The One true God (Allah) is a reflection of the unique concept that Islam associates with God (Allah). To a Muslim, God (Allah) is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing to whom nothing is comparable. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was asked by his contemporaries about God (Allah); the answer came directly from God (Allah) Himself in the form of a short chapter of the Qur'an, which is considered the essence of the unity or the motto of monotheism. This is chapter 112 which reads :

    In the name of God (Allah), the Merciful, the Compassionate.

    Say (O Muhammad [pbuh]) He is God (Allah) the One God (Allah), the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and equal to Him is not anyone.

  55. Hi, I am a true a Hindu bt my religion taught me the respect for oneness of God (Allah,Waheguru also known as Parmeshwar).I wanna tell u that Rama and krishna are just incarnation of the Almighty like Prophet Mohammed and Jesus and Moses.
    They preached the Lessons and teachings of God and that's why we respect them and considered them to be further forms.of God. That's a simple way. We better be humans first. I RESPECT ALLAH AND WAHEGURU N PARMESHWAR EQUALLY. Better u all understand this and never disrespect any Prophet, Lord, or Saint, as all of them are messengers of Almighty

  56. Eng Abdikariin Tacshiir says:

    Victor Downs Allah is very good

  57. Rex Smith says:

    oh is that so but u have put restriction on women driving a car and u say that it is not changealbe

  58. Hasan Zubair says:

    I don't know how to address your ignorance. But for your knowledge Arab Christians refer to God as Allah, and they will call you arrogant too. Does that break your ignorance? God or Allah is the Creator of all, earth, sky, Jesus, Adam, all that exists. So please don't be proud of your arrogance, it will not make you look good. In Islam we only worship and serve our maker, God of Moses, David, Jesus and Mohammed, peace be upon them all.

  59. Jesus is Lord accept him today my friend hasan zubair.

  60. Adam Njeliba says:

    u dont know what u are talking about, i wish God will have made some people to come back and confers before dying again people wil have learn scenes

  61. Hasan Zubair says:

    Ajibola Ajijolaoluwa Ajayi , sorry my friend, how can I be blind when I have seen the light I cannot accept Jesus as God if you meant that by Lord, because he was not God, instead he has a God. And I accept the lord of Jesus, and God of Jesus as my God. And I hope you accept God of Jesus as God, that is the correct path, that is the right religion, submit your whole self to God, the God of Jesus, Moses, David and Mohammed (pbut), that is Islam.

  62. Brother Downs, In Islam the arabic word for God is Allah. There are verses in the quran which mentions forgiveness. For example, In our holy book it is mentioned "It may well be that Allah will pardon them. Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving" (Surat An-Nisa, 99). In addition, there is extraordinary value for human life in Islam for example, it is mentioned in Al- Quran 5:32 , " if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity ". May Allah(swt) guide you.

  63. Sister Gadegaard, In Islam the arabic word for God is Allah. There is NOT a SINGLE verse in the bible in which Jesus(pbuh) said, "I am God and worship me". So if Jesus(pbuh) never claimed to be God why do you believe he is God? Jesus(pbuh) ate and drank just like us, therefore he was dependent. However, one and only true God is independent(he does not need anything).

  64. Also Brother Downs, There is NOT a SINGLE verse in the bible in which Jesus(pbuh) himself said, "I am God and worship me". If he never claimed to be God why do you believe he is God?

  65. BOO!!! allah DENIES the DEITY of Jesus Christ…therefore he can NOT be GOD..since Jesus Christ IS GOD in the flesh….

  66. Racheal Forsyth, In Islam we believe, God neither begets nor is born. It is important to realize the style of speech in the bible is not the same as the one we use today. We cannot take everything in the bible literally and there is figure of speech present there. The phrase "son of God" has been misunderstood and misinterpreted by the christen as the begotten son of God. However, when you look into the context in which it is used its intended meaning is "follower of the commandment of God".

  67. Sister Marlyss Gadegaard, One and Only true God is All-Powerful and eternal therefore he is independent(he does not need anything). Jesus(pbuh) cannot be God because he was dependent just like us(he ate and drank like us), therefore he was only a human being. All the miracles he was able to accomplish was done by God's permission. In addition, there is NOT a SINGLE verse in the BIBLE where Jesus himself said, " I am God and Worship me". Why do you claim Jesus(pbuh) is God when he never claimed this?

  68. hmm I work in Malawi Africa, where they do not call God Allah, but they call Him Mulungu in their native tongue, and I have never seen where God has called Himself Mulungu, it sounds like North Americans are the only one going to heaven and not face God's wrath !! so sad for mindsets,, I also travel the middle east and speak to born again radical sold out tongue talking Christians who cry out to Allah, and Allah to them means the same as Mulungu does to the Malawians…GOD !!

  69. Marlyss Gadegaard tell that to the about 2 million born again ,spirit filled sold out and radical arab Christians in the Middle East, when I am with them and in their church they call God Allah !! are they wrong ??

  70. Prince Amir says:

    If Hindu's say Allah is 1, if Muslims believe Allah is 1 and if Jeudism and Christianity say God is 1 then this does not answer the question.
    Please note! I would never hurt any body's heart or feelings.
    I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and prophet Muhammad is his messanger.
    1. I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed shaytaan (devil)
    2. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
    3. The entirely merciful, the especially merciful.
    4.Soverign of the Day of Recompense.
    5. It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
    6. Guide us to the straight path.
    7. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have wvoked Your anger or of those who are astray.
    AMEEN
    Read the Quran in translation of your language so may understand and know whobAllah is. Thank you
    I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and Prophet Muhammad is his servant and messenger.

  71. Annetta Ashbrook says:

    In scripture God tells us his name is "Jehovah." In the Hebrew Bible God is called "Yahweh".

  72. In the past I had questions about certain topics in Islam. After doing some investigation I found my answers and were happy with them. Islam is a beautiful faith that is filled with common sense, compassion, and forgiveness. I invite you to learn more about this faith by ordering a quran from whyislam.org. WhyIslam can also provide other literature e.g. Holy Quran Translations, etc. Please mention any special requests in the comments box above. Here is a link to a really beautiful recitation of a chapter from our holy book. You will LOVE it In Sha Allah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aIi3OqOJU

  73. In the past I had questions about certain topics in Islam. After doing some investigation I found my answers and were happy with them. Islam is a beautiful faith that is filled with common sense, compassion, and forgiveness. I invite you to learn more about this faith by ordering a quran from whyislam.org. WhyIslam can also provide other literature e.g. Holy Quran Translations. Here is a link to a really beautiful recitation of a chapter from our holy book. You will LOVE it In Sha Allah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aIi3OqOJU

  74. Tony Maddox says:

    Celebrate Allahpalooza! (But don't lose your head over it! :-)

  75. Salgay Bandar Sabbir says:

    Ajibola Ajijolaoluwa Ajayi really?
    Christian definition of God:

    Initially a deity is residing in Heaven..
    One day He decides to forgive the living human's sin to Himself which was primarily caused by their great-great-great grandpa's sin to Him
    He makes a plot, a human sacrifice / offering needs to be made to Him..
    He thinks that because of such requirement which required by Him..
    The best way to do that is to sacrifice Himself to Him..

    Because of it He plans to come down to visit the earth as human…
    He chooses an earthly name for Himself… Jesus.. which perhaps He considers 'quite a cool name' for Himself..

    And there He does… born into this world.. coming out from a human female named Mary..
    God learns some few ropes about living on earth during His growing up years..
    He learns Hebrew. Greeks.. Aramaic.. The Torah… being circumcised..

    His mom, Mary teaches Him toilet training and not to fart in front of the public.. and she says to Him:
    "Please God… don't do that… according to human that's not nice… don't be rude… just because you're a God don't think that you can do anything you like on earth"..

    He also does His daily human routine task, such as sleeping, taking a bath, cutting His nails, shaving His beard, mustache including His pubic hair.. But God decides to keep His hair long.. He think it is cool.. partly because He grows up listening to Long Hair bands such as Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Led Zeppelin and the likes…

    Finally.. God has grown up to reach His adulthood..
    He starts preaching.. about God… of course that means about Himself..
    He's not alone in this task.. He has a cousin assistence..
    His name is John The Baptist… thus we can also say that John The Baptist is "The Cousin Of God"..

    He also teaches men how to Pray to God.. which mean to Himself..
    Furthermore it is recorded that He Himself often prayed to Himself.. in the silence of the night..

    To keep the long story short.. because of His preaching and His hocus pocus magic tricks….
    God now has huge fanbase, few loyal followers and a some political enemies who envies His popularity among people..

    His political enemies mostly are priests.. whose main duty has been to perform (complex) rites and sacrifices in honor of Him.. Those priests dont seem to be aware that this particular famous boy is actually God Himself doing some 'undercover' project on earth… in order to cleanse the sins of human to Him by sacrificing Himself to Him.

    Finally.. God's political enemy makes his move… he sends out religious police to arrest Him..
    God is so anxious about it.. He retreates to a garden named Gethsemane.. and prays all night long to Himself..
    God's prayer to God was recorded to be:
    "Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt."
    Mark 14:35

    Hmmm perhaps there's some mistake on the transcription by Mark… I think it should be:
    "Me.. all things are possible unto Me; take away this cup from Me: nevertheless not what I will, but what I wilt."
    Thus now it makes more sense.. since it is God Himself is praying to God..

    Finally God's plan comes true… the religious police arrest Him.. put Him into some series of (fake) trials and hearings.. (thus it shall look good to the people, that justice has been served) and the priests verdict God to be guilty of Blasphemy to God which is a major sin punishable by Death…

    And then the time comes.. the sacrifice of God on a cross in order to save and pardon all humanity from the sins (which they didn't commit themselves but their great-great grandpa did) to Him..
    God was suffering from great Agony and he cried out "My Lord, My Lord ! Why Have you forsaken me!!"..

    Which is of course a 'drama play'.. to make people think that God is not God.. since He's still under the veil of doing 'undercover project' on earth..

    God finally survives the death sentence.. (well what do you expect, He's a God after all)..
    At the same time He achieves His main objective on earth, which is:
    "To perform a sacrifice of Himself to Him in order to pardon the sins of humans to Him".

    And it's time to part farewell to the earthlings.. they are crying and sad because they will never see God anymore (walking on earth).. and finally He lifts Himself up to the sky… (without any rockets) and gives out a promise of
    "I'll be back!!"..

  76. Ammaarah Karim says:

    thats incredibly nice of u

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