Listen to their prayers

If you ever want to know what someone believes, listen to their prayers.

Islamic writers posit that Christians shouldn’t be threatened by the name “Allah,” because it’s the same God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Yet, in the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, it is said by Muslims each day, “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.

The often proffered position that Allah is a related word to “Elohim,” and is, therefore, the God of the Old Testament is misleading. The word, “Allah,” is Arabic for God, and the word, “Elohim,” is a general term for deity in Hebrew. This does not prove that the God of the Old Testament is Allah.

Indeed, Islam’s concept of God is that he is a hater of men, except for Mohammed and his followers. There are other examples of how the conduct of God and Allah differ. At the creation of Adam, the Quran says God required the angels to worship the first human, and that Satan refused because Adam was a mortal./[1]

The Old Testament of the Bible does not describe God in these terms. God’s judgment falls adversely on man when he fails to obey the one, true God. Those who obey God are accepted without prejudice (Acts 10:34-35). In addition, God never required angels to worship man. In fact, scripture teaches man was “made a little lower than the angels,” (Hebrews 2:7).

We should be fruit inspectors (Matthew 7:16). What Muslims say in their prayers and teach in their doctrine say more than soothing words designed to assuage fear.


[1]/ “The Quran Revealed” Dr. Dave Miller pp. 172

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