Or do you avoid them because of some relation to Islam?
Verse 37 of the Surah (Sura) chapter 43 of the Quran specifically states, And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Evidence for anything should be taken on a circumstantial basis, and other religious books will contradict the reliable manuscripts and information in the Bible, as well as give information that is provably false. The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia.
He was given this blessing by Allah after being asked to recite for the Angel Gabriel. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. We'd love to hear eyewitness Whether it is becoming a political leader, a businesswoman, or a doctor, all of these are very common in our culture today.
I am currently a Junior at UMass Boston pursuing a major in Communications and a minor in Arabic.
Many arabic words are used the same way This is the only phrase I could think of now :) Press J to jump to the feed.
For example, the Bible in some Muslim lands uses a word for God other than Allah (Farsi and Urdu are examples). If it's the morning, yes. Is there a verse or verses in your text that can describe your religion in a few sentences? Two of my closest friends are Aziz Rifai and Sahmeer Odies.
Allh al-IbnGod the Son Mankind is the greatest creation of Allah because all humans are born as unique individuals who have unique abilities like no other. We compare ourselves to fallen people, and think anyone who is not a murderer will be in heaven and have Gods forgiveness. This is a common misconception from those who cherry pick certain ideas from what they hear or read about from the Quran. Keep it Clean. One belief that is absolutely core to us is the idea that there is only one God (Allah) and he is the creator of everything.
When we want to say : in the name of God (bismllah) , with Gods will (inshallah) and when we want to express amazement to something ( mashallah) is just another way of saying ( what God wanted ) like wuse there are Other compinations like( ismalsalib) meaning ( the name of the Cross) , (ismallab) ( name of the Father ) thise we use when we want God to help us or personally i use them when in distress.
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My name is Sahmeer Odies and I am graduating this spring. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. In the Quran, we fully embrace past religions such as Christianity and Judaism but reject certain ideologies, such as the idea that Jesus is the son of God. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. I am an English Catholic, but my mother's native language is an Arabic dialect.
The New testament is a collection of writings of the prophesied Messiah to come. I'm sorry if this post does not fit on this sub but I had no idea where to ask this anywhere else.
A western Protestant Christian went on a mission to Yemen? It is a question of whether you can say you are worshipping the same God when you have such different understandings of the nature of God. I encourage people of all faiths to analyze both your own faith and the faith of others. He is a messenger of Allah, just like the prophet Muhammad as they witnessed each other. I like that, it would be nice if that were more common! Those who are troubled by this concern say that although Christians and Muslims use the same name for God and many of the same words to describe Him, they are not talking about the same God because Christians are talking about the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit excerpted from REACHING MUSLIMS FOR CHRIST: A Handbook for Christian Outreach Among Muslims by William J. Saal (Chicago: Moody Press, 1991) 1991 Arab World Ministries. Powered by Knownhost and the Genesis Framework. A shame that they're now thought of as Muslim things to say.. We know the prophet Muhammad as the founder of Islam and is responsible for the rapid spread of the religion. We die to ourselves and become alive in him. This conclusion grows out of the common misunderstanding among Muslims, based partially on the Quran (5:119), that Christians worship a Trinity of Father, Mother, and Son. How To Help Your Children Avoid Commonly Made English Errors, Verb Patterns In English: Gerunds And Infinitives. The standard that Jesus sets is far beyond that which we as humans know. (Sahih International version) (Surah 9:29). The Bible is clear that our forgiveness from God comes through Faith in him. God came down because of his great love, and died to pay the penalty for our sins.
Every human is blessed and there are distinctions between them, they are all equal. This is applied to us when we have faith in him, which is different that belief that he exist as the bible says that even the demons believe(James 2:18), but instead that we trust him with our lives. In Matthew chapter 5, we read that anyone who is angry at his brother or sister will be liable of hellfire. You have permission to edit this article. I know of other Christians who have learned Arabic who do the same thing. I am a Mathematics major with a minor in Computer Science, and I was raised Mormon. Low 74F. One of my brothers was given the nickname Isis among his classmates (its not insulting to him, just an inside joke among them). Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came in the flesh to die for the sins of the world.
Those who raise objections generally agree that Christians and Muslims worship one God, but will not accept the statement that they worship the same God.
Admittedly, this problem is probably more of a Christian problem than it is a Muslim problem.
Use the 'Report' link on Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. I too at first said that we don't say Allahu akbar, but we do say it sometimes, only colloquially: Allah kbir!
We as Christians believe that Muhammad is a false prophet that is prophesied in the bible as such.
Yeah this woman was a kind of tour bus guide, working a route from Egypt to Jerusalem. God is all-powerful, knowing, loving, the truth, merciful, and just. Questions regarding purpose, truths regarding the potential deity of Jesus Christ, questions surrounding the prophethood of Muhammed, who is God, and what is our purpose on earth? This love is best shown in giving us a way back to him and even dying for us while we were still sinners (Slaves to sin; because we still sin).
Not at all Michaela, I can't see how it could be disrespectful :) As I answered one of italki members around 2 weeks ago; those phrases are normally used by Muslims and Christians here, at least in my country. The same was true in the Babylonian calendar. To what extent do Arabic speaking Christians use phraises like Insha'Allah that refer to God? PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. There's also the phrase "Allahu Ma'ana," which means "God is with us. The phrase means "if God wills" so technically it stands for what you're saying it as your own Christian or Muslim beliefs as well.
It is the Muslims who borrowed those sayings and words from us rather than the other way around. These terms are included as transliterations, often accompanied by the original Arabic-alphabet orthography. Our holy book is the Bible, which is a collection of writings of prophets and Gods chosen leaders. Also, praising and invoking the name of God in countless situations is ingrained in Middle-Eastern culture, therefore we use them a lot. Oops - I did not quite get that because of the transliteration (sorry, Panja!). I think it was Indonesia that made a law that only Muslims could use "Allah" to refer to God even though that is the word for God in the majority language. And what about the 10 to 12 million Arab Christians today? One of the great beauties of the United States is its vast religious diversity as seen on UMass Bostons campus. Interact with native speakers around the world. I cringe when people make out that only Muslims can use this word.
Its common for other people to mistake others ethnicity, even I mistaken others as well. Even after God delivers us we still struggle with sin because of this nature that we have. When it comes down to it the only reason we can even know who God is is because he wanted to reveal himself to us. Otherwise, we say (if it's the evening) or (any time of day). ), he will generally agree that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. At the same time, he will insist, however, that Christians err in associating (shirk) others with God. they are for all people on earth. We went on a road trip together to Mexico, and both in Mexico and in the border towns, people would talk to them in Spanish or completely ignore them and speak to me in English. Yes, we use these terms. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Do you for example use Alhamdulillah, Ashokrulillah, Allahu Akbar, Bismillah, Inshallah since they in and of themselves are just phrases in Arabic I imagine a Christian also says? Ridiculous smh.
people automatically assume that were Islamic, One of my brothers was given the nickname Isis among his classmates, We are also mistaken as Spanish and/or Mexican because of our skin tone. racist or sexually-oriented language. The names Allah and God are generally interchangeable in Middle Eastern cultures and within the Muslim religion. Compiled and provided by Christian Answers. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Allah, who made them so, if it should be Him that you worship, To differentiate themselves from Muslims, some Arabic Christians refer to God by the names: Nabeel founded a ministry called.
Threats of harming another Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Arabia. Arthur Jeffrey, Islam: Mohammed and His Religion (New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1975). Luckily, when speaking of False prophets the bible says we will know them by their fruits.Surah 9 which is written last, is the most violent, stating Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
person will not be tolerated. These are key questions we must ask ourselves.
Islam and Quraan are not for Muslims only.
Here in the Netherlands for example, when I hear people say Alhamdulillah, it's far more likely that they're (even non-Arab) Muslim than Christians. ", Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Christian here, first generation English speaker in America but all my aunts and uncles and many cousins are born and raised in Egypt, Sometime but more often we'll say "Ashkur al rab" which means "give thanks to the Lord" (whereas Ashokrunillah means "thank God"), Never, unless I'm making a crude political joke, We use "bismilsalib" which means "in the name of the cross" instead (whereas Bismillah means "in the name of God"), LITERALLY all the time it's such a go-to phrase. But about "disrespectful" words, don't worry I'm sure any language if you used any bad word, they will tell you to use other word or not to say it ,with explaining to you why (if it's a bad word or disrespectful for their religion)
Allah is the primary Arabic word for God. (Romans 5:8).
How, then, can we say that Allah is an invalid name for God? What an insult to them when we tell them not to use this word Allah! I am embarrassed to admit it, but I can't read well enough to make out what the phrase we are talking about is. The Navigators, a well-known evangelical Christian organization, published the following: Its interesting to observe that, in rejecting the Athenians erroneous concept of God, Paul did not reject the word they used for God, Theos, which was the common Greek word for God. It is only through asking such questions that we will truly understand the reality of the state of mankind. Hm yes that's right! Instead of bridging the distance between Muslims and Christians, we widen the gulf of separation between them and us when we promote such a doctrine. Edit: btw iam from syria( Antiochian Orthodox). Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.. Clear skies. If you think about it, that is a lot of people! As I came to learn more about God and the teachings of the Bible I have become a protestant Christian. If I were an Arabic-speaker, I sure would. The West needs to realise that one in ten people in the Arab world is Christian. Be Nice. Your email address will not be published. If you think about it, that is a lot of people!
The Quran, itself, states that the Moon is a creation and sign of God, but not God Himself.
I come from a town where half of its population are Christians and they use these phrases as Muslims do, because Allah is God and God is Allah. I know that Allah means God to Arabic speakers of every religion, so I don't think there's anything wrong with a Christian saying Insha Allah ( ) and similar phrases of Arabic. Muslim astronomers precisely studied the Moons movements because it was necessary for the Islamic calendar; the crescent moon marks the beginning and end of its months. Well, here in Egypt there are many Christians Inshallah is probably the expression i use most. Neither of the people I interviewed intend to disrespect the others religion, rather, we want to discuss our religionsso we can strengthen our own faiths and understand each other better. I wouldn't consider it a greeting either, but I guess that's irrelevant here and depends on what you understand as a "greeting.". Once a Muslim is ready to acknowledge that God can be known by a name other than Allah (i.e., God, Onyame, etc. And Thank you actually, for asking this beautiful question :) Would someone be kind enough to transliterate for me? Most importantly, you must ask for forgiveness from God and show faith in him.
However, Romans 3 says that no one is righteous, and only the righteous can be with God. is not a greeting (not like Hi, good morning), it's used when we meet someone for the first time (like "nice to meet you", or the Spanish "encantado/a"). Seriously?
When was this? It is the Muslims who borrowed those sayings and words from us rather than the other way around.
Many of my close friends are Christian and Muslim, and I care deeply for the wellbeing of all my friends, regardless of their religious background. I've read in Arab Christian folk literature after the name of Mary, they say, Also I notice that Christian Arabs use less often the salaam alaikum greeting, prefering more often instead to say, even in Jerusalem I heard a jewish woman speaking Hebrew say something very close to .
In fact we were saying them as Christians before Mohammed was even born. God is perfectly just, and in that understands all of our sin against him. At least in Lebanon do you say that in Syria? Crossing the border into the U.S., I wasn't asked for my passport, but they were detained for 20 minutes even with their passports in hand. He is the messiah testified of in the old testament, who would be pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities (Isaiah 53:5, and the rest of the chapter). Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, He cared enough about us to allow us to know him. Jesus Died on the cross and resurrected on the third day. Came to say this, glad to see another fellow EO Syrian on this sub.
Many ex-Muslim converts to Christianity commonly refer to God as Allah. These converts clearly recognize the major differences in the character and nature of God and His plan as described by the Old and New Testament, in contrast to that of Islamic writings. Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you! A common misconception about Islam I wish people didnt have would be the idea that we are sexist and dont have womens rights. Although Islam is the dominant religion among Arabs, there are a significant number of Arab Christians in regions that were formerly Christian, such as much of the Byzantine empire's lands in the Middle East, so that there are over twenty million Arab Christians living around the world. Welcome to the U.S. lmao at least it's not hardcore racism, but the ignorance and weird assumptions are everywhere. As a Middle Eastern Christian, I am very privileged to know people of all faiths. As Zooz mentioned there were some in the past. In my opinion they do. There are some phrases in India which denote a Muslim. The problem as it confronts Christians is another kind of a problem altogether. Examples: The fifth one is . Allahuakbar is way too associated with islam, so we don't use it, some christians use it just because they hear others do, heck some even declare "ya muhammad" (O muhammad) you would think they are devout muslims even when they are christians. Without this, the Gospel is not true.
Most Muslim communities are pretty progressive, so women have the ability to rise through the ranks and accomplish anything they want.
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