Who is Allah?
The Arabic word الله “Allah” doesn't mean god, like so many people may think. in Arabic, god is إله Ilaah. the word Allah means "The God" (notice it's with a big "G"). The Only God worthy to be worshiped. the creator of the heavens and the earth. the owner of the Universe. Muslims worship the same God of the Christians and the Jews. The God of the prophets of old, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus - peace be upon them all. However, Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims - like Jews - reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, however, does not mean that each of these three religions worships a different God.
First of all, it is important to note that “Allah” is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word “Allah” being used where “God” is used in English. This is because “Allah” is a word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word “God” with a capital “G”. Additionally, the word “Allah” cannot be made plural, a fact which goes hand-in-hand with the Islamic concept of God. Thus in Arabic, the word “Allah” means “The One who deserves all worship.” This, in a nutshell, is the Pure Monotheistic message of Islam.
Allah Has no gender (not male and not female)
"He" is used only out of respect and dignity - not for gender. in the Arabic language, there are 2 pronouns for 3rd person singular, "he" and "she". "he" could be used for male and for non-gender. Allah used it for himself so Muslims use it as well.
Allah is Always singular - Never plural
How Allah defines himself:
in the year 631 CE, many Christians from the town of Najran went to Madinah to meet the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- and debate religion in a peaceful interfaith discussion. they explained the concept of God in Christianity and then, they asked the prophet Mohammed to explain the concept of God in Islam. in that moment, revelation came to the prophet and Allah put in his mouth, the The most concise definition of God in Islam. It is given in the four verses of Surah Ikhlas which is Chapter 112 of the holy Qur’an. Allah said:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
He begets not, nor was He begotten;
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
And there is none comparable unto Him.
to Muslims this four line definition of Almighty God serves as the touchstone of the study of God. Any candidate to divinity must be subjected to this test. Since the attributes of Allah given in this chapter are unique, false gods and pretenders to divinity can be easily dismissed using these verses.
for example, a god who is not unique is not The God.
A god who is needy is not God. a god who needs people to help him or protect him is not The God.
A god who begets or is begotten is a god who mates or comes from mating which is a behavior of the creation of God. And The God is not comparable to his creation. so this god can't be The God.
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So, do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? A better question is, “Do Christians and Muslims both have a correct understanding of who God is?” To this question, the answer is definitely no. Because of crucial differences between the Christian and Muslim concepts of God, the two faiths cannot both be true. The biblical God alone addresses and solves the problem of sin by giving His Son.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:16-18).
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God’s Son came in the form of man, a truth called the incarnation (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:14; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 4:1-3). The Lord Jesus Christ conquered the penalty and power of sin by dying on the cross (Romans 6:23). After rising from the dead, Jesus went back to heaven to be with His Father and sent the Holy Spirit to believers (Acts 1:8-11). One day, Christ will return to judge and rule (Acts 10:42, 43). Those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus will live with Him, but those who refuse to follow Him must be separated in hell from the holy God.
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No, the God of Islam is not the same as the God of Christianity. In Christianity God is a Trinity, but in Islam God is not a Trinity. It is not possible to have God be a Trinity and also not a Trinity at the same time. Furthermore, because Islam denies the Trinity (that there is one God who is comprised of three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), it means that Jesus is not the incarnation of the second person of the Trinity.
- Quran, 5:73 (Yusuf Ali), “They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.”
So it is clear that the Quran clearly denies one of the essential Christian doctrines about God’s nature. The God of Islam and the God of Christianity are not the same.
Also, in Islam Jesus is not God in flesh (Surah 4:172; 5:73; 9:30), where in Christianity he is (John 1:1, 14; Col. 2:9). In Christianity Jesus was crucified, but in Islam he was not (Surah 4:158). This is another irreconcilable difference between Islam and Christianity regarding God and who Christ is. In addition, Islam says that the Helper (paraclete in Greek) is Muhammed, where the Bible says that the Helper is the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). So, the God of Islam and the God of Christianity are not the same thing.
However, we also need to point out a gross error on the part of Roman Catholicism regarding this issue. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says in paragraph 841, “The Church's relationship with the Muslims. 'The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day.'" The Roman Catholic church is wrong. Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God.
And why do we reffer to Allah as him? but not her.
Cuz in Turkish we refer to Allah as ''O'' which means boy or girl.
They say Allah is neither of them so they reffer to Allah as O
Sorry I don't understand. So Allah refers to Himself as "He"? Not "I" or "We"?
i am a muslim
"he" for male,
"she" for female
and "it" for animals and objects.
in Arabic we have:
"Huwa" (he) for male and genderless beings.
"Hiya" (she) for female and also genderless beings.
Allah used "Huwa" (he) to refer to himself in the Qur'an, so we use it. this "he" is not male pronoun, but genderless. the confusion is not in the Arabic text, only when translating it to English, since in English, we don't have a pronoun to represent it.
I hope that explains.
so far you are the one throwing verses here. I didn't throw anything at you.
and also, can you tell me what does your comment have to do with the subject of my drawing/article? I can't get it.
besides, I see you are trolling. you threw a couple of Qur'anic verses in my other drawing that you claimed to be sexist. I asked what did you want from your comment and you run away and didn't reply. if you are trying to be a missionary in my page, I am warning you. preaching other religions is strictly not allowed here. go do it in your own page.
But I was wondering...you say that God is referred to as "he" out of respect and dignity...so, do women have less respect and dignity? It seems like like that is not true in Islam.
I am afraid there is a mistake in this thinking.
we don't refer to Allah as "He" because "He" is a male pronoun. No. The primary reason that the pronoun "He" is used to refer to Allah is that He chooses to use the pronoun for Himself in the holy Qur'an. referring to him using another pronoun is disrespect to him.
know that Huwa -He- in Arabic is not simply used for male. it's also used for no-gender (same with Hiya -she-). for example, we use "He" to refer to Kursi (Chair) and "she" to refer to Tawilah (table). that doesn't mean that a table is less than a chair. with names that have no gender, we can use "he" or "she" (not randomly. that depends on the word. there are specific rules) as for the name Allah, he has no gender, but he chose to use the "he" pronoun, so we use it.
I hope that answers your question.
now, I can tell about Allah better to other guys who wants to know him. and I'll give this page as a link to them! yay! thanks!thanks!thanks!!!!
Allah bless you my brother!
I've come to expect that from everything head on from you.