Archive for July, 2009

Do Muslims worship God or Allah?

Posted in Extra Knowledge on July 13, 2009 by Muslimah

One of the biggest misconceptions about Islam concerns the name “Allah.” Some people believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians, Jews and others, and some missionary organizations distribute literature in English in which they say such things as: “Allah is the God of the Muslims” and ” Muhammad told people to believe in the God, Allah.” They thus imply and reinforce the idea that “Allah” is some sort of false deity.

This is totally incorrect because “Allah” is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will find the word “Allah” wherever “God” is used in English. “Allah” is also the proper name of God. Therefore, Muslims use the name “Allah” even when they speak other languages.

“Allah” is a special word. It indicates the only entity in existence who truly possess the qualities of divinity and lordship, the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and earth. It is the name of the only being worthy of worship, the one upon whom all creation is dependant at every moment. This name belongs to God alone and no one else.

“Allah” is the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to “God” with a capital “G.” It is also a unique word grammatically since it cannot be made plural or given a masculine or feminine gender. This is consistent with the Islamic concept of God. In English and other languages the word “God” can be used in various forms such as “gods” or “goddess,” all with different connotations and meanings. The only difference between “god” (meaning a false god or any object of worship) and “God” (meaning the one true God) is a capital “G.” Thus, a more accurate translation of “Allah” might be “the one and only true God.”

But there is another important point, which is that Islam is particularly concerned with the correct concept of God. Someone can have an erroneous concept of Him whether he uses the name “Allah” or the word “God.” Followers of previous religions gradually deviated from the original pure belief in God due to the fact that their scriptures were not adequately protected from loss and alteration. None of these are still available for study in their original form or language.

But this is not true of the last divinely revealed message the Qur’an. Hence, the accurate concept of God can be found therein.

Overall, Our God is everyones God. He is “one” for all human beings. One God for Muslims, Christians, Jews and everyone else. One God that created the universe and created us. We all worship “Allah”/ “God”. 

“In the name of Allah, The most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Say, Allah is One, Allah The Everlasting, The Eternal,
He has not given birth and was not born,
And no one is comparable to Him.” 
Qur’an, Surah Ikhlas (S: 112)

Compiled by Saheeh International


She was killed because of her veil

Posted in Islamic news on July 6, 2009 by Muslimah

A veiled Egyptian mother was stabbed to death because she wore the hijab (veil). The killing raises fears about the rising tide of anti-Muslim feelings in Europe.

In a Dresden park, Marwa took her 3-year old son to play. A German man, probably piqued by her headscarf, insulted her and called her a “terrorist”. Witnesses that were near Marwa heard the German man and filed a case against him in German courts. When she won the case and the court fined him 750 Euros for having abusing her, he appealed against the verdict.

As Marwa stood in court on July 1st, 2009, to give evidence, the 28-year old man took out a knife and stabbed her 18 times. Present were her son and her husband, who ran to rescue her. But the assailant stabbed her husband 3 times. A German security officer in court shot the husband in the leg probably mistaking him for the assailant. The husband, who was scheduled to defend his Ph. D. thesis in genetic engineering in a couple of weeks, lapsed into a coma and was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries to the stomach and liver.

The criminal has been stabbing her for 8 minutes infront of her 3 year old child, without any intervention from court security and when they started to take an action they shot her husband. Marwa’s husband is now hospitalized and not even aware that his beloved wife has passed away.

May Allah be with you Ameen.

Now the important part is, Why aren’t the European reporters and newspapers talking about this story? Why is it all from Egyptian reporters and newspapers? This did not happen in Egypt. It happened in Germany in a German Court, in front of German police and a German judge.what kind of world are we living in? Should we always be shown as terrorists, with first page headlines saying “Muslim extremists”? Yet, a story like this is never reported in any western media. 

suppose that this crime signed by a Muslim against a non-Muslim
what were the world reaction be?

 Are we terrorists now?