They are Teaching Your Children That Christianss and Muslims Worship the Same God
Moody Adams A homework assignment given to sixth-grade students last month in Illinois asserted they do. When an Elgin Area School District board member caught wind of it, she harshly criticized the assignment. Jeanette Ward sparked the outcry on social media. She wrote that the assignment was “utterly incorrect and false on many levels,” according to the Elgin Courier-News. “Do you know what your children are being taught: Muslims believe in the same God as Christians and Jews?”
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Islam’s God and the Christian God are distinguished by different names. The Bible calls God “Yahweh” (or “Jehovah”) nearly 9,000 times. This name is never used in the Koran. The Bible also calls God by the name “Elohim” more than 2,500 times. This name is not mentioned in the Koran. The Bible never uses the name “Allah” for God.
The name “Allah” is not to be found in the Jewish Old Testament or the Christian New Testament. “Allah” is the name of the ancient “moon god,” not the God the Christians and Jews worship.
Will Durant, the great historian, said Allah was an idol god worshiped by Arabs long before there was an Islamic religion: “Within the Kaaba, in preMoslem days, were several idols representing Gods. One was called Allah . . . three others were Allah’s daughters, al-Uzza, al-Lat, and Manah. We may judge the antiquity of this Arab pantheon from the mention of A1-il Lat (AILat) by Herodotus [fifth century B.C. Greek historian] as a major Arabian deity. The Quraish [Muhammad’s tribe controlling Mecca] paved the way for monotheism by worshiping Allah as chief god; He was presented to the Meccans as the Lord of their soil, to Whom they must pay a tithe of their crops and the first-born of their herds. The Quraish, as alleged descendants of Abraham and Ishmael, appointed the priests and guardians of the shrine and managed its revenues” (Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, IV: 160-61).
The Dictionary of Non-Classical Mythology states that the name of “Allah,” “originally applied to the moon (god) . . . Allat (was) : the female counterpart to Allah.” (Dictionary of Non-Classical Mythology, p. 7).
Encyclopedia Britannica’s section on “Pre-Islamic Arabia” says, “‘Allah’ was the moon god, the consort of the sun goddess, and father of a number of female deities, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, whose worship forms a principle feature of the religion of Muhammad’s home town of Mecca. Muhammad’s father was named Abd-Allah, and his uncle Obied-Allah. The Allah idol was kept in the Kabah temple in Mecca so that it was therefore in that direction the idolaters prayed, and its symbol was the crescent moon. These practices are still part of Allah worship today.”
“Allah: Perceived in pre-Islamic times as the creator of the earth and water, though not, at that time, considered monotheistically” (Encyclopedia of Gods, p. 11).
“Allah: Before the birth of Muhammad, Allah was known as a supreme, but not the sole God” (Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, p. 48). (References provided by Robert A. Morey, Islam Unveiled: The True Desert Storm, Shermans Dale, PA: The Scholars Press, 1991).
In Arabia the moon God was called Al-llah. Later they shortened this to the present day “Allah.” The moon god was the center of pagan worship and ruled over the 360 idol gods in Mecca’s Kaaba.