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Deborah is RIGHT, 'Allah' is originally a reference to pagan deity

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Submitted by Nur el Masih Ben Haq (United States), May 13, 2011 at 19:41

Deborah is right, 'Allah' is originally a reference to pagan deity

Let us be clear about it, Allah is evidently a pre-Islamic deity. For instance, Abdullah (Abd'Allah), which means servant of Allah, is a pre-Islamic name. Muhammad's father was among the pagan Arabs that bore the name, "Abd'Allah." So Allah is originally akin to paganism.

Other significant things Islam adopted from Arabian paganism as a strategic compromise included Kaabah shrine; the fetish al-Hajr al-Aswad (Black Stone) and the hajj.

However, like in many historical instances, the term 'Allah' gradually became a positive misnomer as a reference to the Almighty God (even in Arabic Bible). However, the fact remains that 'Allah' is originally a pagan deity. So, Deborah is right.

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