Allah vs Yahweh – Understanding the Concept of the God of Abraham
Arabic-speaking Christians, including Arab Christians in the Middle East, often use the name “Allah” to refer to God, just as Muslims do. This is because “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for God and is not specific to Islam. The name “Allah” is used to refer to the same God worshiped by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, as well as by pre-Islamic Arabs. While the names YHWH and Allah are associated with different religious and language traditions, they both refer to the same God worshiped by people of various faiths. The use of different names reflects linguistic and cultural differences rather than theological distinctions Continue Reading…
Did Jesus mention the name YHWH in the New Testament
The Hebrew word “Elohim,” which is used in Genesis 1:1 to refer to God, has been translated as “Allah” in some Arabic translations of the Bible used by both Christians and Jews. Therefore, in those Arabic translations, Genesis 1:1 would read “In the beginning, Allah created the heavens and the earth.” However, the name YHWH is not mentioned anywhere in this verse or in the surrounding text.
|Did Jesus know the name Yahweh?||Did Jesus ever use the name Yahweh to refer to God?|
|Why did Jesus and his disciples not use Yahweh?||Why is the name YHWH not included in the New Testament?|
|Can we assume Jesus is a false Messiah?||Does the absence of the name Yahweh in the New Testament mean that Jesus is a false Messiah?|
|Why is Yahweh not mentioned in the New Testament?||What is the reason for the absence of the name Yahweh in the New Testament.|
Muslim Perspectives on the Name YHWH
The name “YHWH” or “Yahweh” is not specifically mentioned in the Quran or in any Islamic hadith. In Islam, God is referred to by the Arabic name “Allah,” which is used throughout the Quran and Islamic literature. However, some Islamic scholars have pointed out that the name “Yahweh” may be related to the Arabic word “Huwa,” which means “He” in English and is one of the names of God in Islam. Additionally, some Islamic scholars have noted that the meaning of the name “Yahweh” is similar to the concept of Tawhid in Islam, which is the belief in the oneness of God. However, it’s important to note that the use of the name “Yahweh” is not a part of Islamic theology or religious practice.
And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.
Reference : QURAN 7 VERSE 180 Tafisr
And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.
Is ‘ YHWH ‘ a universal name for God?
|Is “YHWH” a universal name for God?||No, the name “YHWH” is given to the Israelites as part of their covenant with God and is not necessarily a universal name for God. Exodus 3:15 states that God instructed Moses to refer to Him as “YHWH” when speaking to the Israelites, but this does not necessarily apply to all people or cultures.|
|What does Exodus 3:15 say about the name “YHWH”?||Exodus 3:15 states that God referred to Himself as “YHWH” and instructed Moses to use this name when speaking to the Israelites. However, the use of this specific name is limited to the Israelites and is not necessarily a universal name for God.|
Is ‘ALLAH’ a universal name for God?
|Is “ALLAH” a universal name for God?||Yes, “Allah” is a universal name for God, primarily used by Muslims to refer to the one true God of the Abrahamic religions. It is used by over a billion Muslims around the world, and its use is not limited to a specific culture or language.|
|What is the meaning of “ALLAH”?||“Allah” is an Arabic term that is derived from the words “al-” (the) and “ilah” (god). In Islamic theology, it is used as a personal name for the one true God, who is believed to be the same God worshiped by Jews and Christians. Muslims believe that Allah is the only God, and that there is no god but Him.|
|Is “ALLAH” used exclusively by Muslims?||While “Allah” is primarily used by Muslims, it is not exclusive to Islam. Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews also use the term “Allah” to refer to the God of the Abrahamic religions. In fact, the word “Allah” predates Islam and was used by pre-Islamic Arabs to refer to a supreme deity.|
|Is “ALLAH” a personal name for God?||In Islamic theology, “Allah” is considered a personal name for the one true God, denoting His uniqueness and oneness. Muslims believe that God has many other names and attributes, such as “Ar-Rahman” (The Most Merciful) and “Al-Quddus” (The Holy One), but “Allah” is the most commonly used name for God in Islamic worship and prayer.|
Here are some verses from the Quran that highlight Allah as a universal name for God:
Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.
O Moses, indeed I am Allah , Lord of the worlds.
- The verses affirms the belief that Allah is the Lord and Creator of everything in the universe, and has power over all that exists.
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.
Say, [O Muhammad], “It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, ‘Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an. It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.
And [mention, O Muhammad], when We directed to you a few of the jinn, listening to the Qur’an. And when they attended it, they said, “Listen quietly.” And when it was concluded, they went back to their people as warners.
The thunder glorifies His praises, as do the angels in awe of Him. He sends thunderbolts, striking with them whoever He wills. Yet they dispute about Allah. And He is tremendous in might.
Have they not considered what things Allah has created? Their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah , while they are humble, And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant. They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.
Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? But upon many the punishment has been justified. And he whom Allah humiliates – for him there is no bestower of honor. Indeed, Allah does what He wills.
- This Verses highlights the universal submission and glorification of Allah by all of His creation, both animate and inanimate, in the heavens and on the earth. The verses also emphasizes that Allah has the power to humble and punish those who disobey Him, while bestowing honor on those who follow His commandments.
God’s Oneness in Scripture.
📖Deuteronomy 6:4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.
📖Quran 2:163 “Your God is one God. There is no deity except Him, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
📖Mark 12:29 “Jesus answered, ‘The most important is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
📖Quran 112:1-4 “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.
📖John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
- This verse from the New Testament emphasizes that there is only one true God, and that knowledge of Him is essential for eternal life.
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN GOD NAME ?
Well there are several names Christian God have it includes.
|Yahweh||yah-weh / yah-veh|
Note: “Allah” is used not only by Muslims, but also by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews, as it is simply the Arabic word for “God.
Others name include
- The Hebrew phrase “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh” is usually translated as “I AM who I AM” or “I will be what I will be.
- El Shaddai
How to Write the Names of god in Hebrew
Some Christians try to prove that “Yhvh” is the real name of god by presenting all the names of god in Hebrew. Let’s look at how to write these names in Hebrew:
- Adonai – אדונים
- Yhvh – ה ‘
- Joehovah – יהוה
|Name of God in Bible||The translators of the Bible do not know the exact name of God, and have translated it as they saw fit. The New American Standard translators have admitted that there is no complete certainty regarding the pronunciation of “YHWH,” which has been transliterated as Yahweh. Adonai has been dropped by almost every version of the Bible.|
|Jehovah in KJV||Many Christians claim that the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is second to none in the English language, and it uses “Jehovah” for God.|
|Names of God in the New Testament||If Jesus spoke Greek, then the names “Eloi” or “Eli” could be considered names of God according to Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34.|
We have heard many names for God, including YHWH, Yewah, Yahuwah, Adonai, Elohim, Eloi, Eli, Jehovah, and “I AM who I AM”, But Now “Baal” and he is no longer called Baal, But “Husband” according to Hosea 2:16.
WHAT IS NAME OF GOD IN ISLAM ?
|1||Allah||The One and Only God|
|2||Ar-Rahman||The Most Merciful|
|4||Al-Qudus||The Holy One|
|5||As-Salam||The Source of Peace|
|6||Al-Mu’min||The Guardian of Faith|
|99||Al-Hafiz||The Guardian, The Preserver|
Note: According to Islamic hadith, there are more than 99 names for God, but 99 is a commonly referenced number. Additionally, while Allah is the primary name for God in Islam, the other titles are used to describe different aspects of God’s nature.
Beyond 99: Exploring Allah’s Infinite Names in Islam:
|Sahih Muslim 2677b||Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated that there are 99 names for Allah and whoever enumerates them would enter Paradise. This implies that the number of names is an odd number and may be greater than 99.|
|Sahih Muslim 2677b||According to an addition by Hammam on the authority of Abu Huraira, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “He is Odd (one) and loves odd number.” This suggests a preference for odd numbers when counting or enumerating Allah’s names. The fact that the Hadith uses the term “names” instead of “name” suggests that the number of names for Allah is not fixed and there may be more than 99 names.|
|Quran 7:180||The Quran states that Allah has the best names, implying that there are many names beyond the 99 commonly referenced. These 99 names are considered to be a comprehensive representation of Allah’s divine attributes and are often recited as a form of worship and devotion.|
It is important to note that “Allah” is the name of God in Islam and is used to refer specifically to the one true God.
Allah in islam
It is Allah who created the heavens and the earth.
Allah in Torah – Judaism
In the beginning ALLAH created the heavens and the earth.
Allah in Sikhism
One of the names by which Gurunanak Sahib referred to God is “Allah.
Allah in Bible – New Testament
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Jesus said to them, “If Allah were your God, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; ALLAH sent me.
- Almost all the major religious scriptures of the world contain the word “Allah” as one of the names of God.
Elohim, El, and Eli: Understanding the Hebrew Names for God
|Topic: God’s Names in the Bible|
|Elohim||Hebrew word frequently used in the Bible to refer to God. The plural ending ‘im’ is a plural of honor.|
|El/Elah||In the English Bible, God is referred to as ‘El’ or ‘Elah’, as stated in the commentary edited by Reverend C. I. Scofield.|
|Alah||‘Elah’ is also alternatively spelled as ‘Alah’, differing only by a single ‘L’.|
|Allah||Muslims spell God’s name as ‘Allah’ and pronounce it as such.|
|Linguistic Connection||Hebrew and Arabic are sister languages, therefore the pronunciation of ‘Allah’ should be similar in both.|
|Eloi||In the New Testament, Jesus (pbuh) cried out “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which translates to “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”|
|Similarity with Allah||This is not a reference to Jehovah or Abba, and the similarity in sound between ‘Eloi’ and ‘Allah’ suggests a linguistic connection between Hebrew and Arabic.|
- The statement of Jesus (pbuh), “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani,” has been preserved in its original Hebrew in every translation available in over 2,000 different languages worldwide. In each of these translations, the word “Allah” is present.
📖Matthew 27:46 | Gospel of Mark 15:34
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
|Jesus’ statement||Jesus cried with a loud voice saying “ELI ELI LAMA SABACHTANI?” that is to say, ‘My God, My God why hast Thou Forsaken Me?’|
|Not a reference to Jehovah||The statement is not a reference to Jehovah or Abba (Father).|
|Hebrew and Arabic languages||Hebrew and Arabic are sister languages and if you translate “ELI ELI LAMA SABACHTANI?” into Arabic it is ‘ALLAH ALLAH LAMA TARAK TANI’.|
|Similarity of sound||The similarity in sound between “ELI ELI LAMA SABACHTANI” and “ALLAH ALLAH LAMA TARAK TANI” suggests a linguistic connection between Hebrew and Arabic.|
|Implications||If Jesus were God Himself, as Christians allege, does it mean that God was forsaken by God? Moreover, can one who felt hopeless and desperately cried for help be considered a god? Actually, Jesus was seeking help from God (Allah|
What Language Did Jesus Speak?
Jesus spoke Aramaic, which was the common language in Judea during his lifetime. Aramaic is a Semitic language closely related to Hebrew and was spoken by the Jewish people of that region at the time. Jesus likely used the Aramaic word “Alaha” to refer to God since it was the common Aramaic word for God used in his time and region. The Aramaic word “Alaha” is related to the Arabic word “Allah” in that they are both Semitic words for God, but they come from different linguistic roots and have different etymologies. “Allah” is the Arabic word for God and is the term used in Islam. In Arabic-speaking Christian communities, the word “Allah” is used to refer to God as well.
If Jesus spoke Aramaic, why is the 70% New Testament in Greek?
The Bible is a collection of books written by many different authors over a period of several centuries. The exact dates of when each book was written vary, but the books of the Old Testament were written between approximately 1200 BC and 400 BC, while the books of the New Testament were written between approximately 50 AD and 100 AD. The authors of these books were known figures in their time, and their names are recorded in the Bible itself. The Greek and Hebrew texts that we have today were written by people who lived after the time of Jesus. Over time, the texts of the Bible were copied and translated into different languages, as the message of the Bible spread to different parts of the world. The process of canonization, or determining which books were considered authoritative and part of the biblical canon, took place over several centuries. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of biblical scholars agree that the Bible was written by known authors, and that it was written in the languages mentioned above.
Why Name Allah preferred to the word ‘God’?
Muslims prefer calling Allah (swt) with His Name ‘Allah’, instead of the English word ‘God’. That is because Allah has called himself Allah in the Glorious Qur’an. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) too has called God by the name Allah. The Arabic word Allah is pure and unique, unlike the English word God which can be played around with. If you add ‘s’ to ‘god’, it becomes ‘gods’ which is the plural of the word ‘god’. Allah is one and singular, there is no plural of Allah. If you add ‘dess’ to god, it becomes ‘goddess’ i.e. a female god. There is nothing like male Allah or female Allah. Allah has no gender. If you add father to god, it becomes ‘godfather’ (meaning guardian). There is nothing like ‘Allah Abba’ or ‘Allah father’ in Islam. If you add mother to god it becomes ‘godmother’. There is nothing like ‘Allah Ammi’ or ‘Allah Mother’ in Islam. If you put tin before god, it becomes tin-god i.e. a fake God, there is nothing like ‘tin Allah’ or fake Allah in Islam. ‘Allah’ is a unique word, which does not conjure up any mental picture nor can it be played around with. Hence, Muslims prefer the name Allah when referring to the Almighty Creator. But sometimes while speaking to non-Muslims we may use the inappropriate word ‘God’ for Allah.
Is the Bible reliable?
It is important to note that the Bible is unreliable source due to the fact that it was written by multiple authors, some of whom are unknown, and contains various books with different perspectives and messages.
Unbiased Christians will not fail to recognize Allah as none other than his – El, Eli, Alle, Elah, Alah, Allah. Call upon Him by any name, for His are the Most Beautiful names, as long as those names are not contaminated and as long as they do not conjure up in our minds the images of men or monkeys howsoever glorified they might have been.
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