Copyright © By Dr. Adel Elsaie, Book Title: "Please Revise the Bible, Again"
1.1 Allah is God of Christians too
The western media and fundamentalist Christians
promote the idea that the God of the Muslims is different from the God of
Christianity. They advocate that Allah is not a real God but an idol! Have you
ever seen a statue of Allah or Muhammad? As a matter of fact, Muhammad
destroyed 360 idols in
The English Old Testament Starts:
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth.”
The Arabic Old Testament Starts:
“In the beginning, Allah created the heaven and earth.”
The name of God throughout the Arabic Old and New Testament is Allah. Consequently, it is ironic that the western Christians are unaware of the name of God of their Arab brothers.
If you just so happen to be traveling around the U.S. and you stay the night in a hotel, you might find a Gideon's Bible which is translating verse of the Gospel according to John into 26 of the top languages. Two of these languages are Arabic and Malay. What word is used for God in their passages of John 3”16? Guess just guess! If you said ALLAH then give yourself a big pat on the back. So, the Name Allah exists twice in every room in every hotel in the U.S.!
Office for the Non-Christian Affairs at the
The same document stresses that Allah is the True God and not an idol:
“It would seem pointless to maintain that Allah is not real God, as do certain people in the west!”
There is no better way of illustrating Islamic faith in God than by quoting the following extracts from Lumen Gentium, produced by the second Vatican Council (1962-1965):
“The Muslims profess the faith of Abraham and worship with us the sole merciful God, who is the future judge of men on the Day of Reckoning.”
However, some of the TV Evangelists insist that
Allah is not the same God of the Christians. They refuse to recognize that the
In January, 2004 the Reverend Pat Robertson visited Israel, and declared there that Muslims worship the moon-god "Hubal". He choose to ignore, or do not know, that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), after defeating the pagans in Mecca, destroyed 360 statues of gods, including the statue of Hubal. This is a historical fact, that even a Muslim kid knows it.
Also, Allah clearly states in the Quran not to worship the sun or the moon:
Holy Quran 41:37 "Among His Signs are the Night and the Day and the Sun and Moon. Prostrate (adore) not to the Sun and the Moon but prostrate to Allah, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve"
Furthermore, Islam is the only religion that declares Mary as the holiest woman ever, the Holy Quran, Surah (chapter) 3, Ayah (verse) 42, - not Muhammad’s mother, daughter, or wife. One complete Surah in Quran is devoted to Mary with her name as the title of Surah 19. Surah 3 has a title of the family of Imran (the father of Mary). The Bible does not bestow Mary the same honor. According to the Bible, Matthew and Luke, Mary was engaged to Joseph, and she was virgin when she got pregnant with Jesus. In ancient times, marriage was publicized, and no one knew that Mary was not married to Joseph but only engaged to him. After the birth of Jesus, Mary was still engaged to Joseph, and the Bible did not say that they were hiding from anyone. So how was Mary received by the Jewish people when they saw her unmarried and holding a baby? The Quran provides the only answer to this life-threatening situation. The first miracle of Jesus in the Quran is that he talked as a baby to defend his mother’s honor in the Jewish community. This miracle is not stated in the New Testament, and it is the only logical explanation for not stoning Virgin Mary to death according to the Mosaic Law.
So Islam is not the enemy of Christianity, but the closest religion to Christianity, and for those who are interested, can read the book of Bill Baker, “More In Common Than You Think, The Bridge between Islam and Christianity,” Defenders Publications, 1998.