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Therefore, we should have firm faith that whatever befalls us, it is according to God's will and with His full knowledge. There may be things that
happen in this world that we do not understand, but we should trust that God has wisdom in all things.
Who are Muslims?
The Arabic word “Muslim” literally means “someone who is in a state of Islam (submission to the will and law of God)”. The message of Islam
is meant for the entire world, and anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. There a over a billion Muslims worldwide. Muslims represent the
majority population in fifty-six countries. Many people are surprised to know that the majority of Muslims are not Arab. Even though most Arabs are
Muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. Only 20 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims come from Arab countries.
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Your next question was "Or are Allah and Jehovah competing dieties, both vying for the same thing? Or are they different names for the same being?
He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare
His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Quran 59:24)
The most beautiful names belong to God: so call on Him by them;..." (Quran 7:180)
In Islam, Almighty God is known as "Allah" and has many different attributes, or descriptive names, which explain more about His nature.
This is what Allah calls us to do - to understand Him through His attributes and names, realize His Omnipotence and Majesty, call upon Him, and humble
ourselves to Him.
Regarding "Jehovah". As per my little knowledge this name you will not find it Hebrew Bible.
You will find names like YHWH or YHVH, Eloah, El Elyon ("God Most High"), and so on.
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name YHWH (Jehovah) was I not known to them. Exodus 6:
The reason for this confusing plenitude is that some of the Bible's authors have a problem with the proper name YHWH, pronounced as "Yahweh." J
(the "Yahwist") is not one of them, as he uses it consistently from the start, and he tells us in Genesis (4: 26) that men first called God YHWH in
the days of Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve.
I'm sure all that's now crystal clear, but there remain the questions of what "Yahweh" means and how it came to be Anglicized as "Jehovah."
Yahweh has already explained to Moses, in a passage by E (Exodus 3: 14), that his name means "I am that I am" -- ehyeh asher ehyeh,
obscure statement that might also be rendered "I will be what I will be" or "I cause that which is to be." (Yahweh probably means both that he is
a completely self-sufficient being, and that he is the ultimate source of all other beings.) In Quran you will find the attribute of Allah
"Al-Hayy Al-Qayyoom" (the Living, the Everlasting).
In Hebrew Bible God's statement would read Yahweh asher yihweh, Q.E.D. The form YHWH itself is the standard Hebrew spelling, which only renders
As for the English spelling "Jehovah", we owe that to William Tyndale's 1530 translation of this passage. Tyndale was not the first to blunder in
adding false vowels to Yahweh's name, but he was the first to do so in English. Not only did he obscure the true pronunciation of the divine name,
his version is furthermore apt to recall the pagan deity Jove, whose name is not at all related to God's, but which would occasionally serve as a
euphemism among reverential Englishmen.
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