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our dear zzazz and an axe to grind! and the why do Christians in the Middle east call their God Allah?

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Dhimmi-please provide a source for your claims

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 22, 2008 at 18:26

DNM wrote: "And how many times do I have to tell you that the Christians in the Middle East call their God in Syriac Alaha/Allaha which is Arabized as Allah."

In response Our dear Zzazz wrote: once again, dhimmi- what is your source for this connection?

One more time:

1. Alphose Mingana: "Syriac influence on the style of the Koran" published in the bulletin of the John Rylands Library 11 1927, 77-98

2. Payne Smith Thesaurus Syriacus 1 col. 195-196

3. Trimingham "Christianity among thr Arabs" p. 251 n 14

(credit goes to IR)

But you know what? You do not have to believe me. This is what this great Western civilization handed down to us from the likes of Plato and Aristotle is about skepticism. So prove me wrong. Why is this so difficult for Muslims to understand?

>Aliha is not the plural form of Ilaha- the plural form is ilahat.

Wehr page 24.

Right. We were talking about the plural of the word Ilah and it is Aliha. Remember? Then you told us that no it is Alihat not realizing that you are wrong but it is the plural of the word Ilaha (f) which makes you a careless reader. I just wornder: why do you come back for more?

>and yes, Allhuma is not a plural form, but an invocative; so yes, I was wrong. Again, Wehr pg 24.

I give you high marks. A Muslim that admits that he made a mistake.

>Once again, you really don't need to be so uncivil in your tone towards me. I'm not a Pakistani tablighi or whatever else you want to call me. I'm merely a student of languages, and certainly do not have an axe to grind, as you appear to have.

If you post nonsense thich you did, this is what you will get: sarcasm

The great thing about this great civilization called the Western civilization is skepticism which is something that you lack.

Now a word of advise to be able to read an Arabic language dictionary which even most Arabs cannot do you must first learn your so called: Qawa3id wa nahw or the rules and the grammar and you need lots of help.

Oh and do me a favor: never venture in languages that you do not know and in this case: Syriac and Hebrew oh and yes your command of Arabic is poor. I still suggest that you stick to Urdu a language that your Allah does not know.


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