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Is Allah God or Is God Allah or all of them part of Something, a concept larger than these?

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Submitted by V. V. S.Sarma (India), Mar 10, 2009 at 12:59

As a Hindu I find these questions amusing and the third part of my title summarizes my view. The concept larger than both is what we call BRAHMAN. This is where God becomes the utlimate which can be only imagined - beyond names attributes. He is not even the creator. Creation, sustenance and dissolution are functions done at lower levels - we have three names - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, an individual can free to choose one of them as GOD and the other two or gods then. Just as you cannot represent infinity as a computer word, God is unknowable, with infinite attributes and unnameable.You can call him by infinite names. You, if you choose, can call each of these names a divinity. In fact infinity is one of the recognized names of God. If Gandhi were in Malaysia, he would have been jailed (though the British Government also jailed him) because he sang in his daily prayers - Iswar (Lord, in Sanskrit), Allah tere naam (meaning) Iswar and Allah are your names! There are more books in the world many more than Bible and Quran, which tlk about these concepts of the Supreme force or being.


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