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Originally posted by Al Davison
one God with many, many names.
God is pleased to be recognized and worshipped no matter what name we small, insignificant creatures use to call upon him/her/it/them - God is genderless but our language is just too limited - that's not God's fault.
123. So also was Elias among those sent (by Us).
124. Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear ((Allah))?
125. "Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
126. "(Allah), your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?"
127. But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),-
128. Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them).
129. And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
130. "Peace and salutation to such as Elias!"
131. Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
132. For he was one of our believing Servants.
And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Perhaps a better question to ask directly of Muslims is "Do you truly believe that Allah is Yehwah (the Jewish/Christian God)?"
Originally posted by babloyi
Certainly do. I agree with Al Davison. You know what "Allah" means? "The God". There is nothing "linguistically connecting it" to Hubal.
Just because the names God gave one group of people and the names God gave the other group don't match (and why should they, considering the different languages?) doesn't mean that it is not the same God.
Originally posted by paperclip
I have found an interesting site explaining the origins of the words Allah, Elohim (note how those two actually sound alike). It explains the things quite nicely and it seems to contain more scientific research from credible sources then the "answering islam" site.
Originally posted by Jakko
You assume my link doesn't contain enough scientific research, yet the link I posted wasn't even working, which makes me doubt you even looked at it.
So did you?
Originally posted by Jakko
The OT explicitly denies the Muslim assertion that the pre-Islamic Ishmaelites knew and worshiped the true God
The false god whom they worshiped as the true God was quite possibly Baal.
The data also shows that Hubal was the high god worshiped at Mecca, which supports the view that he was the Allah of pre-Islamic times.
We started out with a quotation from the Psalms identifying the Ishmaelites as enemies of God
The Biblical and historical evidence shows that the Moabites worshiped Baal.
that Allah and Hubal are actually identical
sufficient to conclude that Muhammad's Allah is actually Hubal, i.e. the Baal of the Moabites and thus not the God of the Bible
Wether or not these christians are right may never be proven, but it sure is clear that the God of the bible is not the God of the Koran.