reply to post by MajorMalfunction
I say Allah is a pagan moon-god, and so do many archaeologists, historians, and anyone wishing to study the matter.
The Jewish and Christian God is Yahweh. I AM.
Think about this for just a moment. The Meccans worshipped 360 gods, the greatest of which was Allah, the pagan moon-god. Never, ever, did the
Meccans accuse Muhammed of teaching a different Allah, the pagan moon-god.
The pagan, pre-Islamic worship of this pagan moon-god Allah, included:
Allah was the greatest (Allah-hu Akbar!) Allah is the greatest!
The symbol of the pagan moon-god was that of a crescent moon.
Pagan moon-god Allah was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day.
Pagan, pre-Islamic Arabs made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Pagan, pre-Islamic Arabs ran around and circled the temple of the moon-god called the Kabah;
Pagan pre-Islamic Arabs kissed the black stone, a meteorite.
They killed animals in sacrifice to the moon-god Allah.
They threw stones at the Devil
Pagan, pre-Islamic Arabs fasted for a month beginning with the crescent moon.
Required to give alms to the poor, etc.
Sounds exactly like what they do now. Islamic apologists, and even Muhammed in his time tried to sell Christians and Jews his moon-god as their god.
They laughed and rejected that outright because they lived there and they knew better.
What do we see today? The crescent moon of the moon-god Allah on the flags of Islamic nations, a crescent on their mosques and minarets, fasting that
begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon, the pilgrimage, the walk-arounds of the Kaaba, praying toward Mecca, kissing the black rock,
All worship of a pre-Muhammed, per-Islam, Allah the moon god.
All directly contrary to the Jewish and Christian practice who worship JAWEH, I AM.
"Huyayy, the enemy of Allah, [a Jew] was brought out. He was wearing a rose-colored suit of clothes that he had torn all over with fingertip-sized
holes so that it would not be taken as booty. His hands were bound up to his neck with a rope. When he looked at Muhammed he said, 'I do not regret
opposing you. Whosoever forsakes God will be damned. He sat down and was beheaded." Tabari VII:35, Ishaq: 464
Doesn't sound like Huyayy, a Jew, recognized Allah as the same God as his.
"The Jews of Quanuqa replied, 'Muhammed, do you think we are like your people? Do not be deluded by the fact that you met a people with no knowlege
and you made good use of your opportunity." Tabari VII:85, Ishaq 3:63
To make Islam more tolerant where Muslims are a minority, they really push this idea that this is the same God of the Jews and Christians. Yet this
pagan moon-god's teachings are the exact antithesis of the God, I AM of the Jews and Christians.
Go fly that by to some other ignorant people, just as Muhammed did. But with me, no sale.