posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:20 PM
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
But do Christians sincerely acknowledge muslims worship the God of Abraham?
I'd reeeaaallly, really like to hear that from Christians.
The word "Allah" is a contraction of "Al-ilah."
"Al" meaning "the," and "ilah" meaning "god."
Thus rendering the literal meaning of the word "Allah" as "the god."
The origin of the Islamic "Allah" goes back to pre-Islamic times.
The Arabs had tribal gods that were worshipped, with every tribe having their own god.
Among the gods worshipped by the Quraysh tribe into which Muhammad was born, the greatest was "Hubal."
This principal deity was known as "Allahu" meaning "the god" and was the pre-Muhammedan Arabic god of the moon and the chief god of the Kaaba.
The Islamic god referred to as "Allah" is Hubal, aka "Allahu", who became the one god of Islam.
The first article of the Muslim creed, "La-ilaha illa-Llahu," means "There exist no god except the one whom you already called Allah."
In pre-Muhammedan times, an idol dedicated to Hubal was worshipped at Mecca, and being the chief god of the Kaaba, the position of which was next to
the black stone which Muslims kiss today.
It was believed that the stone had fallen from the moon and thus was sacred to the moon god, Hubal, aka "Allahu."
The stone was enclosed in a small square temple known as the Kabah, which contained many lesser gods worshipped at that time.
They ain't the same.