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That's exactly WHAT I've been saying!!!!!

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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Sep 1, 2010 at 10:10

May 2, 2010 update:The OurReligionIslam.com, sponsored by the Turkish "İhlas Net" scathingly rejects equaling Allah with God. (Bolding in the original.)

It is not permissible to say "God" instead of the Name "Allah" or "Allah" instead of the name "God," because god means ilah and idol. … The word Allah is a proper name. There is no equivalent for it in any languages. This word does not have masculine or feminine form.

However, the word "god" has equivalents in every language and also masculine and feminine forms in some of them, e.g., ma'bud and ma'buda (in Arabic), tanrı and tanrıça (in Turkish), God and Goddess (in English), Dieu and Deesse (in French), and Gott and Göttin (in German). None of these words can be used instead of the name Allah.

It is necessary to use only the word Allah when you refer to Allah, because Allahu ta'ala declares, "My name is Allah. Worship Me by saying Allah." We must use the word He has commanded us to use. When the word ilah is meant, all nations can use its equivalents in their own languages, but the word Allah is the same in all languages.

This is exactly what I have been espousing 'except' that I do not subscribe to the notion that God or G-d are 'names' for any deity – NO – they are generic words that refer to a deity – ANY DEITY.

Using 'their' logic – it is also not permissible to equate Allah with YHWH or with 'the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit' – I like these 'equations' or 'non-equations' – as you will.

Just one question – please – WHERE does Allah 'say' – "My name is Allah. Worship Me by saying Allah."

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