salon dergisinde justin elliott imzasıyla yayınlanan arabic for right-wingers
başlıklı makalede allah kavramının doğru ve yanlış kullanımları şöyle aktarılmıştır:
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the term: allah
how it's used: as a negatively charged byword for a special islamic deity
example: "the animals of allah for whom any day is a great day for a massacre are drooling over the positive response that they are getting from new york city officials over a proposal to build a 13 story monument to the 9/11 muslims who hijacked those 4 airliners." --tea party activist mark williams
what it actually means: arabic for "god" (the term is used by muslims and arab christians for god but is also used in arabic-influenced languages and thus by turkish and malaysian christians and others). muslims believe allah is the same deity worshiped by jews and christians. the first verses of the quran present the basic muslim view of god: "praise be to allah, the lord of the worlds, the merciful, the compassionate, the sovereign of the day of judgment. truly, it is you we worship and you whose aid we seek." he is creator, sustainer, judge and ruler of the universe; all-powerful and all-merciful. allah is described as the merciful and compassionate; every verse of the quran begins with "in the name of god, the merciful, the compassionate." believed to have revealed himself to a long line of prophets (including the biblical prophets), to moses, jews (torah) and jesus (gospels). as in judaism and christianity, god is also seen as the just judge who is to be obeyed and feared as well as loved.
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