Allah in the Quran, Chapter 5

 

ALLAH'S 99 NAMES

001 According to Islam, Allah has 99 names, all claimed to be most beautiful. As you will see most of them are not proper names, bud descriptions used like names. They are very easy to make or make up: Take any nice word or expression and call it a name.

002 You may notice that there may be minor differences from one such list to another. The one most easy to notice is that some include the name Allah, whereas others say that is his title (= "god", or more correct "the god"), and do not include it.

003 There exist similar lists of "beautiful names" for Muhammad. Some respects Allah too much to give Muhammad more than 99 names - he cannot be better than Allah, of course. Others have forgotten to think about respect for Allah, and there exists lists of 200+ claimed beautiful names for Muhammad. They are made in the same easy way: Take any nice word or expression and call it a name for Muhammad.

004 We may add that for Yahweh or Jesus no such lists exists. They are too strong to need that kind of decorative servility.

Finally: Always when you read the Quran, Hadiths, and other Islamic books, you should remember that Muhammad accepted the use of and himself used dishonesty in many forms in words and deeds. Even if the names are younger, it was he who institutionalized dishonesty like al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing), the use of deceit ("war is deceit" - and "everything" is war), betrayal (f.x. the peace delegation from Khaybar), and even the disuse of oaths (2/225, 5/89, 16/91, 66/2 - and the star case 3/54 (if Allah could cheat, cheating is ok)), which also includes the disuse of words and promises, as they are weaker than oaths = when oaths can be disused, so can words and promises. On top of this it is very clear from the Quran and all other central Islamic books, that Muhammad also liked respect and power and women. Combine these lusts with his acceptance of and personal use of dishonesty - even the gravest kinds: How reliable is that kind of men normally? - and how true and reliable are their never proved claims and tales?

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SOME SAMPLES FROM THE QURAN:

005 "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and the Quran's rules for lying, thieving/looting, enslaving, raids and wars, plus the rules for treatment of girls and women - free and captives - and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we personally believe in the demands and deeds. Glorious words are cheap, demands and deeds are reliable. Glorifying words and claims are too cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.

#006 1/1d: "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful." Allah is in Islam said to have 99 names - these are 3 of them. The name Allah derives from the name of the old pagan main god in Mecca and Arabia, "al-Lah" (later also the name Allah was used), which by the way does NOT mean "God" like Muslims like to claim (they often use this name for Allah in the west, because it camouflages some of the differences between Allah and God/Yahweh (not the same god in spite of Islamic claimed - the basics of the religions are too different, and with too many differences - and the differences cannot be explained away by the never documented Islamic claim that the Bible is falsified, as science long since has proved this to be untrue - and Islam has proved it even stronger by being unable to find one single proved falsification among tens of thousands of relevant manuscripts or fragments older than 610 AD)), but "the god". This name again is connected to the ancient god "Il" and Allah at least for a long time was a Moon god with the name al-Ilah - the moon (Luna) being something more benevolent than the scorching sun (Helios or Sol) of Arabia. Muhammad simply took over this Pagan god, changed his position from main god to the only god, and accepted only the name "Allah". Plus claimed that Allah just was the correct name for the old Jewish god Yahweh, whom Christians know as God. Everything as normal for Muhammad without the tiniest proof or documentation.

The history of the god Allah:

The first we know he was a main god named Il further east (Iraq?).

He drifted into Arabia, perhaps with immigrants who settled there. Here he became the moon god al-Ilah, at least in the southern part of Arabia. It is no co-incidence that Allah's symbol is the (crescent) moon.

His name slowly changed to al-Lah, and sometimes Allah. (Easier to pronounce.)

He outcompeted the moon god Hubal in the Kabah temple in Mecca, and he became the main god.(There is a chance for that Hubal just was another name for al-Lah/Allah.)

Muhammad took him over and declared that he for one thing was the only god, and for another that he was the same god as the old Jewish and Christian god, Yahweh. This in spite of that the two was very different, had very different teachings, very different heavens, and very different moral codes, etc. - so much so that the differences prove with mathematical strength that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god (and thus that Jesus (and the other Jewish prophets) neither in the same line of prophets nor even in the same religion.

We also remind you that for OT there is an extra proof for that it is not falsified: The OT texts in the Qumran scrolls (from 150- 50 BC) are identical to in the Bible today. The Qumran scriptures are the same ones which Jesus used, and no prophet like Jesus - like you find him in both the Bible and in the Quran - would use false holy scriptures (there is no indication neither in the Bible nor in the Quran for that Jesus found religious errors in the old Jewish scriptures).

007 7/180a: "The most beautiful names belong to Allah - - -". Islam claims Allah has 99 names - and the names do exist in long lists (see further down). If the meaning of those names - like "the Oft-Forgiving", "the Most Merciful", etc. - had been true, the meaning of the names had been attractive. But the names themselves are far too prosaic to be beautiful, and the meanings cannot be true unless Allah exists and is correctly described in the Quran. A curiosa: Even though Allah has 99 names and Muhammad has a number, Muslims claim that the fact that the Holy Spirit one place cannot be the Holy spirit, because there is used another name, "!The spirit of Truth" - "ergo" the Spirit of Truth" must mean Muhammad, they claim (in their main claim for Muhammad in NT in John , ch. 14 -16). Logic? - especially when you know that the Holy Spirit is known by at least 6 different names in the Bible, included the Spirit of Truth?

008 17/110b: "- - - the Most Beautiful Names - - -". Allah is said to have 99 names (+ one), all of which Islam claims to be the most beautiful names. Read the surahs from Medina and a couple of very unjust sharia laws, and see if names like "most merciful", "most wise", etc. sound true.

###009 17/110c: "- - - the Most Beautiful Names - - -". Is it a co-incidence that Muhammad did not include the name "Yahweh" among the claimed 99 names of Allah? This even though he claimed Yahweh just was another name for Allah?

010 20/8b: "To Him (Allah*) belong the Most Beautiful Names." Please read the Medina surahs and the most unjust sharia laws, and afterwards think it over if f.x. names like "Most Merciful" or "Most Forgiving" really belongs to him. (Just to mention it: According to the Quran, Allah has 99 beautiful names - by co-incidence not one of them is Yahweh, even though the Quran wrongly claims Yahweh and Allah are the same god. Also the name God is not there (remember that Allah - al-Lah - does not mean "God", but "the god"). But maybe it is no co-incidence that those names are missing?

#011 59/24b: "To Him (Allah*) belong the Most beautiful Names - - -". Islam claims that Allah has 99 different names (most of them are descriptions in superlative simply). It is then rather ironic that Muslims claim that as the Holy Spirit one central place in the Bible is not named "the Holy Spirit", but "the Spirit of Truth", it just there must be talking about another spirit, as it uses another name - it must be talking about Muhammad and not the Spirit! According to the same logic there than must be 99 gods instead of one Allah. And many dozens Muhammads, as he had at many dozens of names. Actually this claim is doubly ironic, as a man believing in lies and broken oaths, etc., like Muhammad, just is no "spirit of truth".

Just for the record: the Bible uses at least 6 different names for "the Holy Spirit".

The 99 names:

      Name                 Translation of the name

01. Al 'Adl                   The utterly just

02. Al 'Afuww              The pardoner, the effacer of sins

03. Al Ahad                The one, the unique

04. Al Akhir                The last

05. Al 'Ali                   The sublimely exalted

06. Al Alim                 The all knowing, the omniscient

07. Al Awwal              The first

08. Al 'Azim               The magnificent, the infinite

09. Al 'Aziz                The almighty, the self sufficient

10. Al Badi                Incomparable, the originator

11. Al Ba'ith              The raiser of the dead

12. Al Baqi               The ever enduring and immutable

13. Al Bari'               The maker

14. Al Barr               The most kind and righteous

15. Al Basir             The all seeing

16. Al Basit             The expander, the munificent

17. Al Batin             The hidden, the all encompassing

18. Ad Dharr           The distresser

19. Dhu al Jalal wa al Ikram    Lord of majesty and generosity

20. Al Fattah                          The opener, the victory giver

21. Al Ghaffar                        The ever forgiving

22. Al Ghafur                         The all forgiving

23. Al Ghani                           The rich, the independent

24. Al Hadi                             The Guide

25. Al Hafiz                            The preserver

26. Al Hakam                         The judge, the arbitrator

27. Al Hakim                           The wise

28. Al Halim                            The forbearing, the indulgent

29. Al Hamid                          The Praiseworthy

30. Al Haqq                            The truth, the real

31. Al Hasib                            The reckoner

32. Al Hayy                            The ever living

33. Al Jabbar                         The powerful, the irresistible

34. Al Jalil                              The majestic

35. Al Jami'                            The gatherer, the unifier

36. Al Kabir                            The great

37. Al Katim                           The bountiful, the generous

38. Al Khabir                         The all aware

39. Al Khafid                         The abaser

40. Al Khaliq                         The creator

41. Al Latif                            The subtly kind

42. Al Majid                          The all glorious

43. Al Majid (different Arab letter)    The illustrious, the magnificent

44. Al Malik                         The king, the sovereign

45. Malik al Mulk                 The owner of all sovereignty

46. Al Mani'                         The Withholder, the shielder, the defender

47. Al Matin                         The firm, the steadfast

48. Al Mu'akhkhir                 The delayer, he who puts far away

49. Al Mubdi'                        The producer, originator, and initiator of all

50. Al Mudhill                        The giver of dishonor

51. Al Mughni                        The enricher, the emancipator

52. Al Muhaymin                   The guardian

53. Al Muhsi                          The accounter, the numberer of all

54. Al Muhyi                          The giver of life

55. Al Mu'id                           The renstater who brings back all

56. Al Mu'izz                         The giver of honor

57. Al Mujib                         The responsive, the answerer

58. Al Mumin                         The guarantor

59. Al Mumit                         The bringer of death, the destroyer

60. Al Muntaqim                     The avenger

61. Al Muqaddim                    The expediter, he who brings forward

62. Al Muqit                             The nourisher

63. Al Muqsit                         The equitable, the requiter

64. Al Muqtadir                     The all determiner, the dominant

65. Al Musawwir                     The fashioner of forms

66. Al Muta'al                         The self exalted

67. Al Mutakabbir                     The tremendous

68. An Nafi'                             The propitious, the benefactor

69. An Nur                                 The light

70. Al Qabid                             The restrainer, the straightener

71. Al Qadir                             The all able

72. Al Qahhar                         The all compelling Subduer

73. Al Qawiyy                         The strong

74. Al Qayyum                     The self subsisting sustainer of all

75. Al Quddus                     The most holy

76. Ar Rafi'                             The exalter

77. Ar Rahim                        The most merciful

78. Ar Raman                         The all beneficent

79. Ar Raqib                         The watchful

80. Ar Rashid                 The guide, the infallible teacher, the knower

81. Ar Ra'uf                     The compassionate, the all pitying

82. Ar Razzaq                 The ever providing

83. As Sabur                 The patient, the timeless

84. As Salam                    Peace and blessing

85. As Samad                 The long, the impregnable, the everlasting

86. Al Sami'                     The all hearing

87. Ash Shahid                 The witness

88. Al Shakur                     The Grateful

89. At Tawwab                   The ever returning, ever relenting

90. Al Wadud                     The loving, the kind one

91. Al Wahhab                   The bestower

92. Al Wahid                 The one, the all inclusive, the invincible

93. Al Wajid                 The perciever, the finder, the unfailing

94. Al Wakil                 The trustee, the dependable

95. Al Wali                   The protecting friend, patron, and helper

96. Al Wali (different Arab letter)     The patron

97. Al Warith                     The heir, the inheritor of all

98. Al Wasi'                     The vast, the all encompassing

99. Al Zahir                     The manifest, the all victorious

And then there of course is the name/title al-Lah/Allah (= the god).

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It also is pretty thought provoking that f.x. all the errors, contradictions, wrong facts, etc., only and alone, in the Quran, prove 100% that there is no god behind that book. And that f.x. the fact that Jesus accepted OT as correct, proves to both Christians and Muslims that the OT was not falsified at that time (according to the Quran he - like all other prophets - had got a copy of the holy book from Allah, and would at once see if the copies in the synagogues were falsified) - and that the Qumran scrolls prove that even OT was not falsified any time later, too.

It further is an insult to that possible god to "explain" that his texts means something different from what they really says = you are more clever than him at explaining what the god "really" meant, than the god is himself, even when he tries to explain things "clearly and easy to understand", and says his words are to be understood literally and without hidden meanings. Also only "the sick of heart" look for hidden meanings behind his words, according to the Quran - the very claimed hidden meanings the wise Muslims claim are what Allah really meant, but was unable to express clearly himself, so that they have to help the bumbling god and tell what he "really" tried to say. This in spite of that the Quran clearly states that meanings hidden behind Allah's clear and easy to understand words, only are possible for Allah to understand, and like said above are "only for the sick of heart" to look for.

May be as bad: To claim that the Quran means something different from what the texts clearly say, is to falsify the quranic texts.

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