Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On the Arabic word for God

  It is Allah.  This makes me REALLY frustrated when Christians say "Allah isn't God".  That's not right, because what you just said is "God isn't God", which is blasphemy.  Arabic speaking Christians have been using the term for a couple of thousand years.  It is cognate with Hebrew "El" and Syriac "Ellahu"  This is the equivalent of me saying "Dieu is not God".  Dieu is, of course, the French word for God.  ": Ayyuha-r-Rabbu Yasu ‘al-Masih, Ibnu-L-Lah, irhamni ana-L-Khati. Amen. [Ayha alrb ysw’ almsyh abn allh arhmny ‘ana alkhaty. Amen.].
Consider what the underlined words say.  Before you accuse me of being a closest Muslim (as I am emphatically not), please know that this says "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner", which would be BLASPHEMY for Muslims to say. (Not to mention apostasy)
Please stop using Americanism for your lack of language skills.  Americanism is a heresy.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your comment on the Arabic word for God. It is official Catholic teaching that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, the God of Abraham. Pope St. John Paul II worked for many years to build better relations between Christians and Muslims. Saying that "Allah" does not refer to God interferes with that work.