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Q 109

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Are contractions such as "Don't" and "Do Not"; "Who's" and "Who is" completely unrelated and different? Same goes for "Allah" and "al-Ilah".

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 18, 2008 at 22:21

Look - the Arabs can believe what ever they like - the Muslims can believe what ever they like (if it were only true) - the Jews can believe what ever they like - you can believe what ever you like - and I WILL believe what ever I like. I like the Tanakh and the New Testament - you want to get my attention - quote the true scriptures.

Deny that 'Allah' was the NAME to the 'chief god' of the pre-Islamic pagan pantheon.

Deny the Islam demands that the true god be called by the NAME 'Allah'.

Admit that, as far as Arabic speaking 'Christians' are concerned, 'allah' is merely the contracted form of 'al-ilah' and is as generic in nature as 'ilah' is.

Admit that 'allah' is not the NAME of the god of Christianity nor the NAME of the god of Judaism.

Submitting....

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