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Allah is not an Arab name for the God worshipped by Christians and Jews

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Feb 3, 2008 at 00:24

Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of "Allah." The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Apostles. In fact, he was the Moon-god. Archaeologists have uncovered temples to the Moon-god throughout the Middle East. From the mountains of Turkey to the banks of the Nile, the most widespread religion of the ancient world was the worship of the Moon-god. In the first literate civilization, the Sumerians have left us thousands of clay tablets in which they described their religious beliefs. The ancient Sumerians worshipped a Moon-god who was called many different names. The most popular names were Nanna, Suen and Asimbabbar. His symbol was the crescent moon.

Given the amount of artifacts concerning the worship of this Moon-god, it is clear that this was the dominant religion in Sumeria. The cult of the Moon-god was the most popular religion throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Akkadians took the word Suen and transformed it into the word Sin as their favorite name for the Moon-god. In ancient Syria and Canna, the Moon-god Sin was usually represented by the moon in it's crescent phase. According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. "the deity," meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. Thus "the god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God." The Moon-god was called al-ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times.

The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad's father and uncle had Allah as part of their names. The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Muhammad's day. Thus, under Mohammed's tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being."
That the Hebrew God was co-opted by Muhammad for his needs (reducing inter-tribal warfare based on hostile competition between tribal deities) is wrong. Having studied Muhammad's history from an author who was hostile to Islam and a Muslim author, I found no evidence or reference to Muhammad being involved in warfare until he tried to convert the Arabs and Jews of Mecca and they resisted. Muhammad eventually moved to Medina where is fortunes improved considerably; he formed an army, fought in over 70 wars and gained considerable wealth and prestige by robbing caravans and eventually he took over Mecca.


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