Him: "PAS said that the Christians and other non-Moslems has the right to say that their God is Allah.."
Me: "True.. True.. True" (in Upin and Ipin style of pronouncing)
Him: "What do you mean true? You support PAS?"
Him: "Are you okay if the non-Moslems say that their God is Allah"
Me: "No problem"
Him: "So you're OK with Allah in the bible?"
Me: "Not ok"
He was confused with my answers so I figured I might as well put down my pen and start explaining. The explanation took 35 minutes of my time being unpaid. It sucks but it seems necessary. Same to this article, it's totally FOC but I figure some of you might had to deal with the same argument sooner or later.
Now, the way I see it - any creatures of this universe be it human, animals, djin, Satan, aliens etc etc can say that their God is Allah. But whether the holy scriptures they're following is the words of Allah or not is another issue.
You have to understand the different between these two issues.
The opposition parties (mainly PKR & DAP), the Liberals and certain media quarters are trying to portray that the so-called "Radical Moslems" are preventing the Christians and other non-Moslems from wanting to worship "Allah" as their God. So according to them, why couldn't they too worship "Allah"? Is "Allah" only exclusively God for the Moslems?
This issue is just a smokescreen to dupe the majority of Malaysians. The real issue had been twisted and spin to confuse the Moslems themselves.
The real intention behind all they're doing is actually them trying to say that the Bible is the words of Allah. That's all. It's very simple trick of mind. If we allow them to use the name "Allah" in the bible then they can say that the Bible is the word's of Allah, that the teachings of the Bible is the the commandments from Allah and that the stories of their "Lord" in the Bible is the story about Allah.
That's the real bullshit that forever shall not be acceptable.
So why is it not acceptable?
Well for one things, the mightiness of Allah as depicted by Quran is sooooooo awesome alas compared to the Christian's 'Lord' in the bible. Allah in Quran has NO LIMITATION compared to the 'Lord' depicted by the Bible which has his own limitation.
For example, in Quran is is said that when Allah wanted to create earth and heaven all He had to say is one word which "BE" (Al-Baqarah 117). Also Allah in Quran feels no fatique and and is all knowing (Al Baqarah 255).
On the other hand, the 'Lord' in the Bible was exausted and had to take a rest after creating the world (Genesis 2:2-3). The 'Lord' in Genesis also also had to pronounced a lot of commands in order to get the work done. So compared to Allah in Al Quran who simply have to say one word 'kun', in the Bible the Christian 'Lord' had to say things like:-
"Let there be light!",
"Let there be a canopy between bodies of water",
"Let the water beneath the sky come together",
"let dry ground appear!",
"Let vegetation sprout all over the earth!, ,
"Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth throughout the sky!",
"Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of earth's animals!",
"Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly,ll the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!"
Boy, the 'Lord' as depicted in the Bible sure need to say a lot of things to get things done.
There is a lot of things that clearly differentiate the qualities and awesomeness of Allah in accordance to Al Quran and the 'Lord' as depicted in the Bible. Another fine example is that in accordance to Al-Quran there is only one God - Him alone to be worshiped and he does not procreate whereas in Christianity there is a concept of trinity - the Lord, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The fact that God as described in Al-Quran and Bible has difference characteristics lead to the following question which needed to be answered by the Christians if they still insist on using Allah in their bible:-
1. If the God of the Moslems and the Christians are the same but there are two scriptures that described Him differently, then it can only means that one of the two holy scriptures is a fake or had been tampered with.
2. If one of the scripture is fake then it can only means that the religion that follows that scripture is fake or tampered with too.
So for me, if the Christians in Malaysia insists on using "Allah" in their Bible then they have to tell us which holy book they believe is a counterfeit. Do they dare to say that the Al Quran is fake? Even those so called Moslems Liberals who supported the use of Allah's name in Christians Bible dare to say that Al Quran is a fake?
I don't think they have the balls or even a conviction to say that. Why? Well because mainly the demand to use Allah's name in the Bible is not based on belief that they're doing something which is religiously right. I don't think they have a self conviction that Allah is their God. They won't be able to find a solid argument to back such claim. Even the Vatican as the foremost authority in Christianity and believed to be in possession of the oldest copy of Bible in the world refuse to acknowledge the Moslem's God 'Allah' as the identity of their Lord. In fact In the Hebrew Bible the Christians God's name actually is "Yahweh" before later on described as "Elohim" and later "Jehovah".
So that's my stand. If a Christians or Jews or Hindus or Illuminati came to me and say "My God is Allah" then I will answer "Of course your God is Allah, that is what you supposed to worship in your life". But if he then said "Allah said this in the Bible" or "Allah said that in the Torah" or whatever, then my reply shall be "No, those are not the words of Allah. Allah words is truly contained only in Al-Quran."
The attitude of some of the Christians I encountered in internet demanding to use Allah's name is - in my opinion - rather illogical. Some of them try to argue that "Allah" in Quran and "Elohim" in the old Bible is the same - only pronounced differently by previous christian scholars to adapt to different culture.. This is lame reasoning because I mean, if they really have faith in their God then why on earth they want to change their God's name in the first place? And without His permission? That doesn't make sense. By analogy, lets say your mom's name is 'Faridah" and you claim to adore her then why on earth would you say to your visiting friend from US "Yo my mummy's name is Fareeda yo..". Are you ashamed her name is plain "Faridah" that you decided to change it to "Fareeda" just to make it sounds more modern and mainstream? What kind of son/daughter are you to do such dishonorable things!?
Only ingrates would changed the name or misrepresented anything that identified who their parents really are. The reason is certainly because they're ashamed of their parents and family. The Christians keep saying that they're the 'Children of God" and yet they wanna change the name of their God, does that means that they're ashamed of having 'Elohim' as their God?
There are also some Moslems who actually supports the Christians on the use of the name of Allah. Whether they actually meant well or simply being dumb, hard to tell but according to these liberals scums we need to liberalize Islam in order to adapt to the modern world and the changing of culture. Thus according to them the hukum-hakam (religious commandments) ought to be relaxed in order to make Islam more attractive and acceptable by rest of the world.
Oh man, listening to these liberals really can make my blood boils. I mean, if such ideas came from the people who barely knows about Islam - for example those who just converted into Islam - then that would be understandable. I know about some converts in Europes and United States who barely apply the full extend of hukum in the early stage of their new life as moslem (for example some women who pray with their hair still showing) but at least these converts never claim that they are scholars of their newly embraced faith.
For the liberals moslems who think that Islam need an 'upgrade' to be more adaptable to the changing world, I wish to point out that there is no need for Islam to change in order to adapt to the world. Islam is the will of Allah who creates heavens and earth and ultimately had control of past and the future. Thus it is the entire universe who will change to adapt itself to Allah's will. Yes, you heard me right. I said that is shall be the entire universe that will eventually adapt itself to Islam.
You might think that I am so full of myself for saying that but I don't care because that is what I believe the extend of my God's awesomeness. My God 'Allah is so awesome, so mighty and so unlimitedly powerful that the when He created the entire universe with a single word, He had already dictates the fate of the universe from the beginning till the end. There is absolutely no reason for his words to change in order to adapt to the world, instead it is the world who will bow to His each and every words. So for example if in Quran or hadith there are certain prophecy of how things is going to be, then it doesn't matter how people tried to change the world to avoid it - such attempt is futile. The reason is because the universe together with space, time and continuum simply had been commanded by the Almighty to ensure the prophecy becoming reality.
You have no choice but to pick one book you believe to be the true words of Allah.
Once you made your choice then you must defend it and be affirm in saying that the other book is false.
I choose Al Quran as the true words of Allah and I say the Bible is false.
If a Christian choose to believe the Bible and the Elohim, fine by me and I don't care. Just don't try to say that whatever written in the Bible is the words of Allah.