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For our dear ak: Christian Arabs and the word Allah and his poor Muslim education!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 17, 2007 at 07:44

Our dear ak wrote:

>you call Allah a false deity

I see your point, but it is you that have to prove that:

1. Allah is indeed is a deity.

2. Allah is not a false deity.

And your answer is?

But wait: then who really created your Allah? (and for this Aristotelian problem and Muhammad's response see Sira pages 571-572)

Then you wrote:

>if you study Arabic

I study Arabic and I know Arabic very well, do you? I doubt it very much.

Then you wrote

>Allah means God

Wrong. If you believe Muslims the word Allah is a contraction of the word al-Ilah or _The God_ and not God. But again you tablihgees have no clue about the Arabic definite article al-!

See? you know no Arabic! But more later.

Then you wrote:

>even Christian Arabs have the word Allah in their Bibles

This funny comment really betrays your poor Muslim education so here is your ls your lesson for today:

The proper name for God in Syro-Aramaic is Alaha (gasp!) and in Nestorian Syro-Aramaic it is: Allaha (gasp again!) So for Nestorians and Jacobites (do you know who they are? I doubt it very much) the proper name for God (and not the word _the God_) is Alaha or Allaha and it pre-dates islam and Muhammad the Arabian warlord and caravan raider! As for the Copts using the word Allah in the Coptic Bibles is rather interesting and it got into Arabic translations as follows: from Syriac (in the area of Wadi al-Natrun) to Coptic and then into the Arabic translations and it did not get into Coptic Bibles directely from Arabic.

In other words the word Alaha/Allaha/Allah were familiar words to the Christians in the Middle East in the pre-islamic period (I was going to use the term late antique period but with your very poor education I elected not to) and it was the Arabs more likely than not that borrowed the word Allah from Alaha and or Allaha than the other way around.

So you can also see if you are smart enough (which you are not) that Muslims did not even get it right when they claimed that the word Allah is a contaction of the word al-Ilah!

Now more important do you think that may be Christians in the Middle East used the word Allah as the proper name for God because it would have been politically incorrect as the intolerant Muslims would not have liked to see them not using such a word as a proper anme for God? So much for islam and tolerance.

But wait: do you think that Allah your allah that is, is the God of the Christians? If your answer is yes then congratulations our dear ak your allah is Jesus! because Christian Arabs do not reagrd your Allah as their God.

Now if we examine the translations of the Bible into Arabic Christians in the Middle East use the following:

1. al-Rabb or the God

2. al-Ilah or the God.

3. al-Sayyid yasoo3 al-maseeh or the Lord Jesus Christ

4. Allah and it means in Christian Arabic God (the proper name of God in Syriac) and not the God as in Muslim Arabic and it also means al-Sayyid yasoo3 al-masseh and not your Arabian God Allah..

So much for your ...having the audacity to give us an opinion about a topic that you are clueless about. And stick to your Urdu...

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