Black Spirituality Religion : THE PROPER NAME OF GOD...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "In the beginning"...opens Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. The Holy Qur’an (Muslim Holy Book) agrees. It differs only in using the word "Allah," which is formed by joining the definite article "al" (meaning "the") with "Illah" (God). Literally, the word "Allah" means "the God." Not a god, for there is only one. The God...

    Allah is the name of the Supreme Being Who is the Sole Possessor of all perfect attributes and is completely free from all conceivable defects. In the Arabic language, the word "Allah" is never used for any other thing or being. No other language has a distinctive or proper name for the Supreme Being. The names found in other languages are all attributive or descriptive, and are often used in the plural. But the word "Allah" is never used in the plural. It is a simple substantive, not derived, and is never used as a qualifying word...

    In the absence of a parallel word in the English language, the original name "Allah" has been retained throughout the English translation of the Holy Qur’an. This view is corroborated by eminent authorities of the Arabic language. "Allah," according to the most correct of the opinions respecting it, is a proper name, applied to the Being who exists necessarily by Himself, comprising all the attributes of perfection – the "al" being inseparable from it.

    Allah is the unique God, without partner, incomparable, the only necessary Being, the only absolute Reality, self-subsisting, self-sufficient, the Highest, the Sublime, the Magnificent, the Praiseworthy, the Holy, the Living, the Eternal, the Creator, the Almighty, the Judge, the Benefactor, the Clement, the Guardian, the Protector, the Just, the Gentle, the Compassionate, the First and the Last, the Apparent and the Hidden, the One by whom all live and to whom all return...

    Islam is the proper name of the religion of Allah. Derived from the word "salam," which primarily means "peace" – but in a secondary sense "surrender" – its full connotation is: "The perfect peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God." The corresponding adjective is Muslim...

    "La ilaha illa Allah" ("There is no God but The God") proclaims the Muslim, whose proper name is Allah...
     
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    Allah is the unique God, without partner, incomparable, the only necessary Being, the only absolute Reality, self-subsisting, self-sufficient, the Highest, the Sublime, the Magnificent, the Praiseworthy, the Holy, the Living, the Eternal, the Creator, the Almighty, the Judge, the Benefactor, the Clement, the Guardian, the Protector, the Just, the Gentle, the Compassionate, the First and the Last, the Apparent and the Hidden, the One by whom all live and to whom all return...
     
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    Islam is the proper name of the religion of Allah. Derived from the word "salam," which primarily means "peace" – but in a secondary sense "surrender" – its full connotation is:

    "The perfect peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God."
     
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    Allah was a moon deity but

    Before Mohammed converted the paganistic Qurash to islam ,they whorshiped deities called allat,manet,and Al uzza. The sabeans which ruled much of arabia prior to,Bedouins adapted the deioty allat from the Sabeans.

    Mohammed probally copying Christains or jews deciided to convert his people to Islam. In order to get his people to listen he had to subsitute the deity of yaweh in the bible with allat,which he deemed as being one instead of many.

    Allat was allah the moon deity.
     
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    This is pure conjecture...can you provide a link to this information?
     
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    Anybody with qa sense of history knows this

    ''This is pure conjecture...can you provide a link to this information?''


    I was talking about pre islamic times,when the bedouins whorshiped many deities,and mohammed tried to get them to whorship one. The deities they whorshipped was Allat,manet,and al uzza.

    This information is documented in a book called history of the arabs by Phillip K hitti.

    The sabeans once upon a time ruled the entire middle east,and of course nomadic bedouins are going to adopt their deities from them.
     
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    As-Salaam Alaikum Aqil and others,


    Sopdet (or should I say Jenny since most of the posts on THIS site are grammatically correct as well as you only have few, if any spelling mistakes...incredible how your usage of English is so improved on this site!),

    I've already informed you on the other site that we both frequent that the reason why the dietie "allat" and all other existed in pre-Islamic Arabia among the Quraish is because the Quraish and those living in Arabia were descendents of Ishmael and Abraham...Abraham taught his son Ishmael about Allah -- the ONE GOD.....this was continued by his descendents..

    Even taking Abraham and his son out of the picture...there is only ONE GOD -- ALLAH....this is the diety that the Kemetic spirituality, the Christiands, the Jews, the Muslims, the Buddhists, the Hindus and all other religions submit and worship....the only problem is that because of man's inadequacy to conceive of the full nature of Allah, they have strayed from the path and made for themselves lesser gods to meet their needs..hence the simillarities of the names....

    I get shivers in the fact that even with all the idol gods and such, not ONE of them is called "Allah"......for Allah, in His Infinite Wisdom and Exalted Might has reserved that name for Himself ALONE...for He alone is the one and only God.....


    Allahu-Akbar!!!


    Walaikum As-Salaam
     
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    Re: Allah was a moon deity but


    PEACE:

    All of the above is about as true as saying Christianity is based on Sun-Worship.

    There are instances of idol worship found in the Bible where Jesus spoke against it, and also you can find mention of where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) spoke against idol worship. But to say that Christianity evolved from sun-worship or Islam evolved from moon-worship is illogical (and just plain ridiculous).

    LM
     
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    Thanks OpnYr3rdi...(great handle!)
     
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