As shown below, Allah claims to be the same as Jehovah, the God of the Bible, but turns out to have different characteristics. Hence, Allah is self-contradictory, and thus false. Is the problem present because the Bible has been corrupted?
So keep that in mind: Allah is not a generic term but a specific god.
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. Here is a sample:
Jonah was talking to a group of sailors, perhaps Phoenicians and Spaniards. Why couldn’t he claim allegiance to Allah? Everywhere, the Old Testament rings with the name JEHOVAH.
It follows then, that the Gods of the Bible and Islam are not the same! One of them is Jehovah, the other is Allah. By appropriating the deeds and qualities of Jehovah, Allah claims to be the same as Jehovah, but the very fact that he has a different name shows that he’s not the same as Jehovah, the God of the Bible.
“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!
Allah encourages his followers to fight others (4:74, 8:39, 8:65, 9:111, and 9:123) and establish his worship.
This is what 8:65 says: “O prophet [Muhammad]! Exhort Muslims to fight! A hundred Muslims will defeat 1000 non-Muslims, because non-Muslims are not intelligent!”
Jehovah encourages his followers to reach out to others in love (Matthew 28: 19-20). Nowhere in the Bible are the followers of Jesus Christ asked to spread his message by force. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, through his person, death and resurrection, is God’s demonstration of love for humanity (John 3:16, Romans 5:8) and Jehovah wants His followers to spread this message all over the world – only by telling those who’re willing to listen and demonstrating the effects of His love in their own lives!
As I said before, I stand for the teaching of the Bible (which true Christians follow), not the duplicity and atrocities of the Roman Catholic Church. Also see How to distinguish between true and false Christianity?
More violence in Islam
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:
“Thus says Jehovah: If you can break My covenant of the day and My covenant of the night, so that there should not be day and night in their season, then also may My covenant with David My servant be broken, that he should not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites the priests, My ministers.” – Jeremiah 33: 20, 21
God spoke these words around 590 BC, when the Israelite monarchy was at the verge of being ended. So God is implying that in the distant future, there will be a descendant of David, ruling from Jerusalem, Israel.
Jehovah claims He’ll set up a worldwide kingdom headquartered at Jerusalem:
“And it shall come to pass in the end times, that the mountain of the house of Jehovah shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob. And He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion the Law shall go forth, and the Word of Jehovah from 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 does not make it clear as to how we can get to heaven. He demands belief and good works (3:57, 2:223). If you’re not a Muslim, you spend eternity in hell. Even if you’re a Muslim, he’s going to make you scream in hell for sometime before he lets you into paradise (3:185). He’s not even willing to give you a conversion formula, as in, “do such and such and you spend so much time in hell, etc”!
On the other hand, Jehovah offers guaranteed access to Him and to heaven as a matter of grace. The Bible makes it clear that as sinners, humans deserve the wrath of God (Romans 1:18, 3:23, 6:23) and that no matter how good we try to be, we cannot match up to God’s standards of justice (Isaiah 64: 6). However, God, in a stunning display of love gave His Son for humanity. His Son came to earth as Jesus Christ, suffered and died, paying the price for our sins – so now, we can escape God’s wrath by trusting in His Son:
“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]
Muslims! Jehovah is a merciful compassionate God who reaches out in love to you! His Son has purchased your pardon by dying on a cross [Allah never loved you this much!] and you can gain access to Him and eternity in heaven by repenting and trusting in Him! You can be sure! What a contrast to Allah who demands belief and good works but does not specify just how much good works would get you into paradise without spending time in hell!
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:
We’re also told that when we get to heaven, there will be no marriage (Matthew 22:30).
On the other hand, Allah’s paradise is a very different!!
Koran 78:31: As for the righteous, they shall surely triumph. Theirs shall be gardens and vineyards, and virgins with big breasts for companions: a truly overflowing cup.
Koran 37:40-48...They will sit with bashful, dark-eyed virgins, as chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches.
Koran 52:17-20...They shall recline on couches ranged in rows. To dark-eyed houris (virgins) we shall wed them...
Koran 55:56-57: In them will be bashful virgins neither man nor Jinn will have touched before. Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny ?"
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.
Koran 56:7-40: ...We created the houris (the beautiful women) and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand.. "
Koran 55:70-77: In each there shall be virgins chaste and fair... Dark eyed virgins sheltered in their tents whom neither man nor Jin will have touched before..
Koran 56:17: Round about them will serve boys of perpetual freshness.
Koran 55:57-58 Virgins as fair as corals and rubies. Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny ?
“Ali reported that the Apostle of Allah said, ‘There is in Paradise a market wherein there will be no buying or selling, but will consist of men and women. When a man desires a beauty, he will have intercourse with them.’” (Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 172, No. 34)
"The virgins will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions" - Sahih Bukhari 4:55:544
'Everyone that God admits into paradise will be married to 72 wives; two of them are houris and seventy of his inheritance of the [female] dwellers of hell. All of them will have libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis.' " - Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd (Book of Abstinence) 39
"The Holy Prophet said: 'The believer will be given such and such strength in Paradise for sexual intercourse. It was questioned: O prophet of Allah! can he do that? He said: "He will be given the strength of one hundred persons." - Mishkat al-Masabih Book IV, Chapter XLII, Paradise and Hell, Hadith Number 24
The prophet Muhammad described his view with the following words, “The smallest reward for the people of paradise is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 wives, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from Al-Jabiyyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana’a .” (Surah Al-Rahman 55, 72, as interpreted by Ibn Kathir, who died in 1373 CE)
Apart from sex, Allah promises all the other things 7th century Arabians lusted after: abundant water (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.
More on Allah's paradise [Includes refutations of excuses made by Islamic apologists to explain away these passages]
If you’re not convinced that Allah is god, he’s got some pathetic proofs:
“Allah is able to bring misfortune to people. This shows that he is god.” (6:65)
And some hollow 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]
In contrast, 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” (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.