WHO IS ALLAH?
Is ALLAH, the supreme deity of Islam,
the SAME as the supreme deity of the HOLY BIBLE?
In other words, is Allah the SAME as YHWH that is taught in the Holy Bible?
Let us begin this study by first taking a look at the definition of the word "ALLAH".
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English language defines the word "ALLAH" as follows:
"Al-lah (noun) The supreme being in the Moslem religion.
[Arabic Allah: from Al meaning "the" + Ilah meaning "god"]"
So then, the word "Allah" means "the god". In other words, this word "Allah" is a TITLE in the Arabic language that refers to the supreme deity of Islam. It has also come to my attention that the Arabic language has NO OTHER word for "god" or "deity", whether it be the supreme deity or a lessor god such as an idol or false god. Now according to the Quran and to Muslims or believers and followers of Islam they say that this word "Allah" refers to the creator, the supreme deity, which by this definition would agree with the one true Almighty God of the Holy Bible.
Now Muslims believe that they worship the ONE TRUE Almighty God of the Bible, but yet many Muslims find it almost blaspheme if they do NOT use the NAME ALLAH when referring to their supreme deity. Many Muslims will NOT use an English translation of the Quran with the word "GOD" in place of the "TITLE" ALLAH. In other words, it is NOT good enough to simply say, "In the NAME of God", but rather they insist on saying, "In the NAME of ALLAH". My question is WHY? Why does is matter so much to you my dear Muslim brothers and sister that call your supreme deity by the NAME ALLAH, IF SO BE that allah is just an Arabic word that means god.
Some Muslim apologists even compare the word "allah" to the Greek word "theos" that is use in the Bible to refer to the ONE TRUE Almighty God of the Bible and point out that the word "theos" that Christians use can refer to God, god, or false gods. Whereas the Arabic word "allah" is translation as just god. In other words, they claim that because there is no capital letter "A" in allah it simply refers to one god as opposed to the Greek word "theos" that needs to be capitalized to show that is refers to the ONE TRUE Almighty God. My answer to this logic is that the only reason the translators chose to capitalize the word God is to show honor to the ONE TRUE Almighty God and also make it easier for the unlearned readers of the Bible to see a difference between Satan, the god of this world and YHWH (YEHWEH) the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God.
Again, WHY? Why do Muslims insist on using the the NAME ALLAH to refer to their supreme deity when Muslims ALSO insist the ALLAH of the Quran is the SAME one true Almighty God of the Holy Bible? The Quran teaches that ALLAH is the CREATOR and the SUPREME DEITY.
HOWEVER, WHAT the Holy Bible teaches in comparison to what the QURAN teaches about this supreme deity is NOT the SAME!
We we examine these DIFFERENCES is another study entitled "DOES the QURAN CONTRADICT HOLY BIBLE?" But for now let us continue this study to learn who the real Allah of Islam truly is according to the HISTORICAL and archeological FACTS!
Keep in mind that the word "ALLAH" comes from TWO words "AL", which means "the" plus the word "ILAH", which means "god" or deity. In other words Al-Ilah was changed to the word "Allah"
So then, just who is this deity known in this Arabic language as "ALLAH" and who Muslims teach in Islam as their SUPREME deity? It is known by both Muslims and Christians who have searched for the TRUTH that the Arabs who came BEFORE the teaching of Islam was ever introduced worshiped many gods and idols. In other words, these PRE-ISLAMIC Arabs worshiped many different gods and among these many gods was a moon god named Hubal. Here is page from a website that has thoroughly searched this subject of Islam and their deity by which they now know by the title or name "Allah".
Here is just some of what the author of that website says on this one page of his website at the above link:
Introduction to basic facts of history:
2. In Mecca, there was a god named Hubal who was Lord of the Kabah. This Hubal was a moon god.
3. One Muslim apologist confessed that the idol of moon god Hubal was placed upon the roof of the Kaba about 400 years before Muhammad. This may in fact be the origin of why the crescent moon is on top of every minaret at the Kaba today and the central symbol of Islam atop of every mosque throughout the world:
About four hundred years before the birth of Muhammad one Amr bin Lahyo ... a descendant of Qahtan and king of Hijaz, had put an idol called Hubal on the roof of the Kaba. This was one of the chief deities of the Quraish before Islam. (Muhammad The Holy Prophet, Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar (Pakistan), p 18-19, Muslim)
4. The moon god was also referred to as "al-ilah". This is not a proper name of a single specific god, but a generic reference meaning "the god". Each local pagan Arab tribe would refer to their own local tribal pagan god as "al-ilah".
5. "al-ilah" was later shortened to Allah before Muhammad began promoting his new religion in 610 AD.
6. There is evidence that Hubal was referred to as "Allah".
7. When Muhammad came along, he dropped all references to the name "Hubal" but retained the generic "Allah".
8. Muhammad retained almost all the pagan rituals of the Arabs at the Kaba and redefined them in monotheistic terms.
9. Regardless of the specifics of the facts, it is clear that Islam is derived from paganism that once worshiped a moon-god.
10. Although Islam is today a monotheist religion, its roots are in paganism.
Please notice that in the historical fact number 3 he says that one of the CHEIF idols was the moon god named HUBAL. Or in other words, one of the SUMPREME idols that was dedicated to the moon god HUBAL who was a CHEIF or SUPREME deity that was worshiped by these Arabs before Muhammad introduced Islam. And keep in mind that the word "ALLAH" simply means "the deity" which Islam teaches is the SUMPREME or CHEIF deity.
History tells us that Muhammad destroyed all the idols at the Kaaba in Mecca with exception of the black stone, which remains even today on the corner of the Kaaba. The name ALLAH was kept as the supreme or chief deity in the new worship Muhammad introduced to these Arabs known as ISLAM. Again keep in mind that in the Arabic language the word "ALLAH" is NOT considered the NAME of the supreme deity of Islam, but rather the word "ALLAH" is a TITLE that means "the god", and Muslims today say that the word "ALLAH" refers to the CHIEF or supreme god that is worshiped by Islam.
You can read further on this link below about how HUBAL the moon god who was the GREATEST of the 360 gods that were worshiped at Mecca and how the BLACK STONE of the KABBA was associated with this moon god Hubal who was prayed to by using the word "ALLAH" back before Muhammad bought the teaching of Islam to the Arabian people.
Another website that you may find interesting states the following:
The Moon-god was called al- ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times.
The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad's father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.
Why did Muhammad assume that the pagan Arabs already knew who Allah was?"
Muhammad was raised in the religion of the Moon-god Allah. But he went one step further than his fellow pagan Arabs. While they believed that Allah, i.e. the Moon-god, was the greatest of all gods and the supreme deity in a pantheon of deities, Muhammad decided that Allah was not only the greatest god but the only god.
This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Muslim creed is not, "Allah is great" but "Allah is the greatest," i.e., he is the greatest among the gods.
Why would Muhammad say that Allah is the "greatest" except in a polytheistic context?
The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. That this is true is seen from the fact that the pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshiped.
This "Allah" was the Moon-god according to the archeological evidence. Muhammad thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the Moon-god Allah. To the Jews and the Christians, he said that Allah was their God too. But both the Jews and the Christians knew better and that is why they rejected his god Allah as a false god.
Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Muslim debates by stating, "Islam proved itself to be...a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry."
Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded "There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews."
The Arabs worshiped the Moon-god as a supreme deity.
While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities.
Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times.
Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?
Here is a link to this website if you would like to read further:
Muslims of course will deny that their god Allah is a moon god, but at the same time they cannot give a plausible explanation of why the SYMBOL for Islam is the crescent MOON with a STAR, which is on their flag and atop their places of worship as well as in much of their literature. Why even some Muslims will even deny that they or Islam have a symbol, yet they do not know or give a reason of how it got on their flag or on top of their mosques or in much of their literature.
Let us take a look at the author of this religious system of Islam, whom I believe is the god of this world, which the Holy Bible teaches us is none other than Satan, formally know as Lucifer the fallen angel who rebelled against his creator, Almighty God, YEHWEH.
Isaiah 14:12 says this about Lucifer,
are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer (heylel,
Strong's number 1966),
son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did
weaken the nations!"
1. shining one, morning star, Lucifer
a. of the king of Babylon and Satan (fig.)
2. (TWOT) 'Helel' describing the king of Babylon
In the Arabic
language it is "hilal"
and means "crescent moon."
we consider the characteristic and traits of Islam we can see that
they are they same as the description of the Midianites in Judges
8:21, 26 and Isaiah
3:18 who ALSO have a SYMBOL on their camels' necks
and ornaments or jewelry which are crescent moon shapes.
Hebrew word "saharon" is translated to English to say
and "round tires". This
Hebrew word "saharon"
) Strong's #7720 acyually means: crescent,
moon, and is some sort of
of these people called Midianites,
who are of today called Arabians or Arabs.
"They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.(What people today have a strong desire to cut off or wipe from the face of the Earth the existence of the Christians and Israel the Jews? It does not take a rocket scientist to clearly see that this passage of scripture is a prophecy of the belief of Islam.)
The tabernacles of Edom,
and the Ishmaelites;
of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
(these are all Muslims nations today)"
So then, from this passage of scripture is can be seen that the MARK of the BEAST is a NUMBER or the NUMEBER value of his NAME and that NUMBER is 666. It is widely taught and believed that this MARK of the BEAST is a computer chip or bar code of some kind that will have to be taken in a coming one world government in order to be able to buy or sell. And this may very well be the case, but I want you to at least consider the EVIDENCE of this MARK of the BEAST being Islam.
Here is an Islamic website that teaches that the Quran IS 666, Allah is 66, which by the way the number 66 in Biblical numbers means idol or idol worship. And the bismillah is also 666. Even some Muslims write on the edges of the pages of their Quran the number 666.
Here is another website that has several other Muslim website addresses that teach that Islam, Muhammad and the Quran are 666.
2. Son of man, set your face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
What other people other than the Muslims of Islam have such a perpetual HATRED toward God's people ISREAL and the Christians and who have SHED their BLOOD throughout the history of Islam simply because these Christians and Jews would NOT SUBMIT to the worship of ALLAH? Think about this very closely and consider WHY? Why would these Christians and Jews gladly lay down their lives rather than SUBMIT to worshiping ALLAH since they ALREADY were worshiping the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God their CREATOR? It is BECAUSE they KNEW without a doubt that Allah and YEHWEH are NOT the SAME God.
Here is this passage of scripture we just read we see that the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God of the Bible is AGAINST this people for KILLING the children of Israel, so there is absolutely NO WAY that Allah the false god of Islam is the SAME Almighty God of the Holy Bible.
Here are some more websites to further your search for the TRUTH that Allah is NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD of the Holy Bible!
History of Muhammad
The earliest documented Christian knowledge of Muhammad stems from Byzantine sources. They indicate that both Jews and Christians saw Muhammad as a "false prophet". In the Doctrina Jacobi nuper baptizati of 634, Muhammad is portrayed as being "deceiving[,] for do prophets come with sword and chariot?, [...] you will discover nothing true from the said prophet except human bloodshed." Another Greek source for Muhammad is the 9th-century writer Theophanes. The earliest Syriac source is the 7th-century writer John bar Penkaye.
PARALLELS between pre Islamic Arabs and Muslims of today.
ALLAH BEFORE ISLAM
Archaeology Says about Allah
The PROPHET JESUS verses the prophet Muhammad
Having examined the life of Mohammed, it can be pretty clearly seen that he could not be a man of God, at least not of a holy God who demands that His servants keep themselves unspotted from the world (James 1:27). In contrast, though, we can see the testimony of the goodness, upright character, and perfection of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was more than a prophet, but was indeed the sinless Son of God. No record anywhere, either biblical or secular, has ever recorded a single misdeed committed by the Lord.
The scribes and Pharisees and other socio-political leaders of the Jews in Jesus' day could find no fault in Him. Despite the very public nature of His ministry, which lasted for three years, during which time He was under the watchful eye of all those leaders who hated Him and wanted to destroy Him, these enemies of Christ were still completely unable to lay anything to His charge. He asked them, "Which of you convinceth me of sin?" (John 8:46). All they could do was mock and insult him, which has always been the last resort of those who know they have not a leg to stand on against an enemy. When the religious leaders of the Jews captured the Lord in the garden of Gethsemane and took Him before the chief priest, Jesus said, "..If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?" (John 18:23) Jesus spoke no evil, nor could these enemies of the Lord find any truthful accusation to make against Him. Instead, they had to try to falsely accuse Him on trumped up charges.
"Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none...." (Matthew 26:59-60)
They could find no false witnesses who could produce (quite literally) any evidence against the Lord's character, righteousness, or truthfulness. As the Bible records in Mark 14:56, "For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together." Their "witnesses" against the Lord could not even get their own stories straight, and their lack of truth was exposed immediately!
The secular authorities found no fault in the Lord Jesus either, there was nothing which Herod or Pilate could lay to His account. After being questioned by Herod, who could make no judgment on Him, Jesus was sent to the Roman governor Pilate. After being questioned, Pilate pronounced his own judgment on the matter of Jesus. "Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man." (Luke 23:4)
Even the man who betrayed the Lord Jesus, this being Judas, acknowledged the purity of the Lord. "Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood..." (Matthew 27:3-4) After realizing that Jesus was condemned to die, Judas realized the magnitude of his crime, that he had just handed over the most innocent man who had ever walked the earth, one who had done nothing to deserve death or punishment.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was recognized as speaking with authority by those who heard Him and saw His miracles and His purity. "And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak." (Mark 7:36-37) Also, "And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes." (Mark 1:22) The Lord Jesus Christ was so gracious in word, so powerful in deed, and so righteous in life, that He was the standard which put the religious leaders and self-righteous Pharisees to shame. Jesus spoke as one with authority, which He indeed was, as He is God Incarnate. His sinless perfection demonstrates His character as Very God. "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." (James 1:13). Christ was, is, and always will be sinless, as He was, is, and always will be God, which cannot sin. Christ endured 40 days of temptation in the desert under the duress of hunger and solitude, from Satan the master tempter himself, and passed this test with flying colors. Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13 record in-depth the temptation of and successful resistance to that temptation by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Even the Qur'an bears witness to the sinless perfection of Christ. In Surah 19:19, the angel speaks to Mary concerning her son to be born, Jesus. "He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son" (Pickthal translation). Muslims, both from the record of their own book, and from the record of the holy Scriptures of the Bible, which they are bound by the Qur'an to accept, must acknowledge and admit the sinless, perfect purity of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Thus, we see between Islam's Mohammed and the Lord Jesus Christ a sharp contrast. On the one hand, Mohammed, a man who killed, fornicated, coveted, and betrayed the trust of those with whom he had made a pact of peace. On the other hand, the Lord Jesus Christ, whom nobody, not even His bitterest enemies, could lay a charge to His account. While Mohammed went out to make war, Jesus Christ came from God to make peace, peace between sinful man and the holy God. "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ..." (II Corinthians 5:18). The record is clear, and the observer can clearly see which it was that was of God, this being Jesus Christ.
The life of Muhammad
STRAIGHT FORWARD TRUTH about ISLAM
The main intent of this article is to warn Christians who may be "fooled" into Islam, because they did not have all the facts. It is a matter of grave concern. If you reject Jesus and the salvation He made possible -- and follow Islam, your entire salvation (where you will spend eternity) is at stake.
Islam can deceive you. It can fool the very elect. It rejects the salvation Jesus has made possible. Islam spreads the lie that Jesus never even died on a cross. That alone makes it demonic. This document also exists as a reference document to get out the truth which Muslims are never allowed to see. Of all the holy books in the world, Satan has taken pains to ensure that Muhammad and his Qur'an defiantly stand in diametrical opposition to Jesus, the Son of God, the true Prince of Peace - and his New Testament.
The immortal souls of billions of individuals are involved here. To good Muslims I say; "I have sympathy with your having to grow up in a closed society -- where not embracing Islam would have gotten you shunned or even killed". According to many interpretations of the Qur'an (aka: Koran), conversion to a faith other than Islam is punishable by death. Like Satan's slavery, Islam maintains a choke hold on its followers. This sorrowful situation most Muslims are born into should arouse compassion and not scorn, from the followers of the Christ.
Jesus never said a true prophet would appear in the last days. Rather, He said false prophets would arise who would deceive, if possible, the very elect.
One Must be a Christian to be Saved! References for this is found in John 14:6; Acts 4:12, and 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16. One cannot be a Christian without verbally confessing the deity of Jesus the Christ. One cannot even pray to God, let alone have sins remitted by Him, without approaching Him through Jesus (John 14:6 and 13, 15:16; 16:23-24; Romans 5:2, and Ephesians 2:18).
I know Muslims and Mormons, Christian Scientists and Seventh Day Adventists will not want to hear this, but the Bible declares that Jesus was the FINAL revelation of God to man. There have been no others.
All who teach a DIFFERENT GOSPEL other than the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ the SON of Almighty God will be ACCURSED on the Day of JUDGMENT.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED by this FALSE god ALLAH and his FALSE religion of ISLAM!
The FALSE god ALLAH is NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God of the Holy Bible!
Please read the study "HOW CAN I BE SAVED" for the TRUTH of what the Holy Bible teaches as the way to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.
Your brother in Jesus Christ,