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Understand Allah from a neutral point of view !

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Submitted by Samandar (Australia), Mar 8, 2006 at 05:11

Ever wondered what the word "mottaghi" means. In simple Arabic language, it means one who avoids error. This is the only rule of thumb to succeed in any matter. Let us go back to meaning of Allah. "Al" in arabic is equivalent to "The" in English. i.e. it declares the noun to follow as "Known". "lah" following "Al" is abbreviated "Elahe", meaning Angel or a higher being.
So the combination of "Al-lah" simply means "The absolute intimate and known higher being".
Now, avoiding mumbo-jumbo, tell me if there is such an entity known to any human being, who could it be but the observer himself (or herself) !

So what the great prophet Mohammad and all other prophets discovered, was a simple message to reveal infinite potential in every human being. Obviously this message did not please rulers and "religion institutions". That is why you and I have to blindly repeat Quran or Bible and look to charlatans in power to dictate the meaning and keep us fueling the rat race.
Now try reading Quran from a neutral point of view and discover how powerful every verse is.
Similarly so for Bible and other works of great prophets.
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