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Reply to A.B.: Have you read Ayat-ul-Kursî before?

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Nov 13, 2005 at 14:00

Dear A.B.,

You wrote that
"Have you seen those who have made GODs of their own fancies?" (25:43)

This verse shows that Islam is against Polytheism which is belief in, multiple gods.

You wrote that
"God is an outdated concept. It is funny to believe in a GOD in this 21st century and still name him ALLAH. "

80% of world population believe in a God and 20% of world population believe in Allah. This is the fact. Therefore, It is hard to claim that god is an outdated concept. Allah means God in Arabic. Allah is actually a title not a name. Allah has 99 names wriiten in Quran.

You wrote that
"What the noun ALLAH denotes is beyond the limitations of ny image of GOD in peoples minds.
THEY HAVE NOT COMPREHENDED ALLAH WITH THE COMPREHENSION DUE TO ALLAH!" (6:31)"

Allah defines himself in Quran in the following verse;

Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursî extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursî.]

This is how we know and understand Allah. The verse (6:31) criticize unbelievers not Muslims.

The original holy book of Allah is Quran. I don't need to read any other thing to know about Allah. Who knows better than Allah?

Nuray
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