posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 08:17 PM
You should know by now "My God" is YOUR God as well. There is one singularity. He has many names... call him what you may or don't call him anything
at all. I really do not care.
That makes for a great Coexist bumper sticker, however, it's not factual, epsecially in the case of Allah.
Allah is not the God of Abraham. Allah is Mohammad, which is clear to anyone who examines Islam casually.
This is not for the purpose of denigrating any religion, simply an analysis of facts using exact doctrine for source.
The God of Abraham would never utter these demands from the devoted, complete with links in-context and 3 translation by esteemed Islamic scholars:
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them."
"Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no
First, Allah is the Arabic word used for "God". Christians who are Arabic speaking say Allah, because they speak Arabic and not English. When you read
your very own bible in the Arabic language, you see that instead of the English word God the bible says Allah, because that is the Arabic word for the
Let us examine context now of what you quoted from the Quran:
وَمَا جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بُشْرَىٰ وَلِتَطْمَئِنَّ بِهِ قُلُوبُكُمْ ۚ وَمَا
النَّصْرُ إِلَّا مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ [
[Shakir 8:10] And Allah only gave it as a good news and that your hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from Allah; surely Allah is
[Pooya/Ali Commentary 8:10] (see commentary for verse 9)
إِذْ يُغَشِّيكُمُ النُّعَاسَ أَمَنَةً مِنْهُ وَيُنَزِّلُ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنَ
السَّمَاءِ مَاءً لِيُطَهِّرَكُمْ بِهِ وَيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمْ رِجْزَ الشَّيْطَانِ
وَلِيَرْبِطَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتَ بِهِ الْأَقْدَامَ 
[Shakir 8:11] When He caused calm to fall on you as a security from Him and sent down upon you water from the cloud that He might thereby purify you,
and take away from you the uncleanness of the Shaitan, and that He might fortify your hearts and steady (your) footsteps thereby.
[Pooya/Ali Commentary 8:11]
The Muslim army, wearied with its long march needed a refreshing rest, therefore the Lord arranged it for them. It rained during the night, rendering
the hard soil on which the pagans were moving heavy and fatiguing, and making the soft sand which the Muslims had to cross hard and more firm to walk
upon. The "pollution of Shaytan" refers to his evil suggestions that had Allah willed to assist them they would not face such distress and hardship.
The rain which fell in the night formed a little pool of water to be used for necessary purification.
إِذْ يُوحِي رَبُّكَ إِلَى الْمَلَائِكَةِ أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُوا الَّذِينَ
آمَنُوا ۚ سَأُلْقِي فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا الرُّعْبَ فَاضْرِبُوا فَوْقَ
الْأَعْنَاقِ وَاضْرِبُوا مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَانٍ 
[Shakir 8:12] When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those
who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
[Pooya/Ali Commentary 8:12]
To help the Muslims Allah instilled terror into the hearts of the infidels in order to destroy their morale and sent angels to fight the foe along
side the believers, so that the power base of the polytheism could be destroyed, otherwise, as always, they would oppose the religion of Allah and His
Prophet. Thereafter whosoever opposes Allah and His Prophet shall be severely punished. This rule also applies to those who opposed the declaration of
the Holy Prophet at Ghadir Khum (see commentary of Al Maidah: 67), persecuted and deprived Ali and Fatimah of their rights, killed and tortured their
children, the progeny of the Holy Prophet, particularly Imam Husayn, the grandson of the messenger of Allah, in Karbala, and held captive his family
after Karbala. Refer to the commentary of al Baqarah: 84, 97 and 98. Please refer to the punishment that will be inflicted on those who harassed and
persecuted Bibi Fatimah and his children on page 51 and 105. Also refer to an Nisa: 93 and 115; Ahzab: 57 and Shura: 23.
Now, These verses are concerning a particular battle in which the Muslims were outnumbered and many of the Muslims were afraid of the enemy and did
not want to confront their enemy in battle. This was a time when God wanted to show HIS power to the people, to show the people nothing happens under
their own power and God alone controls events.
The terror referred is the same as the terror referred in the OT. As far as the question does the Christian God command people killed or heads to be
cut off? Well yes, actually HE did many times:
8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek.
Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And
Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his
hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported
his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek
and his people with the edge of the sword.
14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the
remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner;[a]
King James Version (KJV)
27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the
camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour
I hope this answers you somewhat. As a Christian your religion stems from the old testament. Jesus was a believer in the God of the old testament and
this is the God Jesus spoke of as being His "Father in heaven" This is the God of Abraham and Moses who we all believe in.
While some Christians apparently reject the old testament, and I am unsure how one can reject the God of the Old Testament without it being a
rejection of the God Jesus taught of, that does not matter for the sake of this discussion. The God of Mohammed (saw) had much in common, if not
identical personalities, to the God of the Old Testament when you compare the texts side by side with like passages, and in nearly every instance one
can easily find like passages
Therefore, one cannot dismiss out of hand the God of Mohammed (saw) as being somehow a different God... I see no differences.
16-12-2013 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)