MadeNUSA saidhmmmmmmm sounds to me then from what you've just said is that islam is somewhat of a copy of christianity.
The People of the Book. The Abrahamic faiths. The great monotheisms. The Judaeo-Christian-Islamic religions.
You seriously hadn't made the connection before? THEY ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD and paradoxically have been at each others' throats for thousands of years now.
I'll decline Pinny's suggestion LOL. Too sleepy.
P.S. Caslon, there are supposedly two other immortals who are also walking with us now, like the Mahdi - Cain and Al-Khidr (The Green Man).
no they don't all worship the same god. bs. allah is derived from pantheon of gods and he was the moon god if memory serves correctly.
this has no correlation to christianity or judaism
Oh jesus. READ please. Allah (contraction of Al-ilah, literally "the God') has the same etymological roots as the Judaic and Christian name for God - which was originally also 'El', 'Ilah', and 'Eloah' (much better known today in the form of 'Elohim', masculine plural). A closer resemblance is in the Aramaic 'Alaha'.
'El' is still present in some Biblically derived names like Micheal (Mi-ka-el, 'Who is like God'), Raphael (Rapa-el, arabic Rafa-il, 'God heals'), Elijah (Eliyah, arabic Ilyas - 'Yahweh is my God'), etc.
Did you seriously think early Jews called their god 'God'? You must understand that Islam, like Judaism and Christianity has NO name for their god. They didn't need to, they're all monotheisms, they all worship exactly ONE god. The existence of any other god is blasphemy. Except perhaps for the tetragrammaton
- YHWH. Otherwise they simply refered to him as 'The God'. Often borrowing names from other peoples - like how we use 'God', 'Gott', 'Dios', and 'Dieu' today and how they used simple titles earlier like 'Baal', 'Adunai', 'Shaddai', etc.
And in case you don't know. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all share the Old Testament. Yes, they all believe in Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and all that. Sure they're known under their arabic names (Christian: Jesus
; Christian: Moses
; Christian: Abraham
etc.) but they're still all the same people doing the same things. Seriously, how is it that I, an atheist, know more about your religions than you do? Jesusmaryjoseph, that probably explains why you've been killing each other through all these years - ignorance.
Does it hurt to realize your 'enemies' aren't really that different from you?