This article will explore the identity relationship between Allah, God of Islam, and Jehovah, God of the Bible. The following are some pertinent points:
Now for the details.
Historically, Allah was the name of the chief idol in kaaba. However, in the Koran, Allah is described as follows:
All these features are the same as that of Jehovah, the God of the Bible. So then, is the God of Islam the same as the God of the Bible? Before you say “Yes”, hang on. Consider the following differences between Jehovah and Allah
The Koran mentions Bible characters such as Adam (4000 BC), Noah (2500 BC), Abraham (2000 BC), Moses (1500 BC), Samuel (1000 BC) and Jonah (800 BC) as worshiping Allah. However, the word “Allah” is absent in the Bible. The generic Hebrew word for God is El or Elohim, which is similar to the Arabic Illah – of course, this has nothing to do with the identities of the respective Gods in the Bible and Koran. In connection with all these above-mentioned characters, the name for God in the Bible is JEHOVAH (out of reverence, this is rendered LORD in some English Bibles). Here is a sample:
Everywhere, the Old Testament rings with the name JEHOVAH and not Allah. It follows then, that the Gods of the Bible and Islam are not the same!“Wait a minute”, you say, “Is it not possible that one person has more than one name?”
In principle it is, but read this:
“Moreover God said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel: Jehovah the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My eternal name, and this is My memorial from generation to generation.” – Exodus 3:15
Did you notice that? Jehovah is the eternal name of the God of the Bible. There’s no room for another name like Allah. The God of the Bible goes on to say:
“I am Jehovah; that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another” – Isaiah 42: 8
Not only are the names of the gods of the Bible and Islam different, their characters and instructions to their followers are also very different!
The God of the Bible is a trinity but Allah is singular (Surah 4:171). This is crucial because
Allah is a champion of anti-Semitism [in the restricted sense of Anti-Jewish sentiment]:
On the other hand, Jehovah calls Himself the “God of Israel” 203 times in the Bible! He says He loves Israel and will never forget them (Jeremiah 33:20-21) and will set up a worldwide kingdom headquartered at Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-3)
Clearly, Allah and Jehovah are markedly different. In fact, there is a conflict going on. The followers of Allah in the Middle East outnumber the Jews 50:1 and are rolling with petrodollars (and petro-clout!) These nations want Israel to be exterminated. Jehovah has promised it won’t happen!
Allah's prescription for paradise is belief and good works (Surah 3:57, 2:223) and the Koran claims that he is merciful. Jehovah offers salvation as a free gift based on Jesus' perfect sacrificial death.
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man some would even be bold enough to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life…Jesus Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed…For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast…These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (Romans 5: 8, John 3:16, 1 Peter 2:24, Ephesians 2: 8, 9, 1 John 5:13)
Notice the consequences of this difference:
If Allah gives paradise to Muslims because their good works deserve it, there is nothing "merciful" or "kind" in this. I don't call my boss "merciful" when he gives me my wages
|Jehovah is merciful and kind because He gives salvation as a free gift.|
|If Allah is offering paradise to Muslims although they don't deserve it, he is being unjust.||Jehovah offers heaven to those who don't deserve it, but He is just nevertheless because Jesus Christ willingly paid the penalty for sin!|
|Even the best Muslim is not perfect. Therefore, Allah's "perfect" paradise will be ruined by imperfect Muslims entering it.||The death and resurrection of Jesus the God-man provides a logically consistent way for Jehovah to make people perfect (without violating their identity) before putting them in heaven. Therefore, Jehovah's heaven will not be ruined. Elaboration|
|Allah cannot (or refuses) to offer any assurance of paradise. Is he concerned that people will "take it easy" if he gives an assurance? If so, then it proves that Allah does not transform people, he only bribes them.||Jehovah is able to offer an assurance of heaven because access to heaven is based on the perfect sacrifice and righteousness of Christ. True Christians don't use this assurance as license to sin because Jehovah transforms our sin-loving nature into a holiness-loving nature! Elaboration|
As you can see, Jehovah is not just different from Allah, He is superior to Allah.
Allah demands that Muslims –fight– for him even unto death:
“Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward” – Surah 4:74
While Jehovah wants His followers to be faithful to Him (that is, not deny Him) even on pain of death, He does not demand that they fight, and provided the supreme precedent for sacrifice Himself in sending His Son to die for the sins of humanity (Romans 5: 8).
Jehovah promises a heaven that will be a wonderful place because:
When we get to heaven, there will be no marriage (Matthew 22:30).
On the other hand, Allah’s paradise is a very different.
Looks like Allah knows to bargain. Jehovah on the other hand, expects His followers to serve Him as a loving response to the love that He has shown to them. Now for the Hadith.
Apart from sex, Allah promises all the other things 7th century Arabians lusted after: abundant water (Surah 13:35), wine (56:7-40), fruit (55: 68, 69), jewels, fancy cutlery and fabrics (43:68-73, 55:70-77, 56:7-40). Allah and Jehovah are poles apart!!
An important point: In Surah 37:42-43, Surah 52:18-19, Surah 78:36, etc. we read that the sensuous delights of paradise are the ultimate reward for Muslims. They are not an "add-on" to some non-sensuous reward such as fellowship with Allah. The emphasis on sense gratification raises the question: Why did Allah create humans? What does he gain by giving orgasms in return for pilgrimage to Mecca?
“The Jews and Christians claim that they are loved ones of Allah. But that is disproved by the fact that he chastises them. He forgives and chastises whomever he wants (5:18)In contrast, Jehovah is a loving Father who wants all to come to Him (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9). He chastises His children as any wise father would (Hebrews 12: 5-11)
If you’re not convinced that Allah is god, he’s got some proofs:
“Allah is able to bring misfortune to people. This shows that he is god.” (6:65)
And some claims:
“Messengers of Allah to Midian, etc had "proofs of Allah's sovereignty"” (9:70) [We are not told what these proofs were, or even in which year the messengers went to Midian, or who are the Midianites]
Contrast these with how Jehovah has authenticated Himself in various ways.
Allah is prejudiced against deaf and dumb people.
“Deaf and dumb people are the worst beasts, who have no sense. If Allah had made them hear, they would turn away from him" (Surah 7:22-23)
Jehovah and His Son are compassionate towards the deaf and dumb.
"And one of the crowd answered and said, Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they were not able. So Jesus asked his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, From childhood. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us. Jesus said to him, If you are able to believe, all things are possible to him who believes. And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief! When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, Deaf and mute spirit, I command you, Come out of him and enter him no more. And the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as if dead, so that many said, He has died. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose." – Mark 9:17-27
Allah is an impostor. He claims to be the same God Jehovah who dealt with people like Abraham in the past. However, on closer examination, he turns out to be different from Jehovah, and thus is self-contradictory and logically inconsistent. His advocating violence and promising cheap Arabian thrills as rewards prove that he is a product of seventh century Arabia, not a real God.