Who Is Allah? Is He The God Of The Bible? Find Out In This Article
Disclaimer⚠️🚫: The aim of this article is not to criticize any religion but rather, to enlighten us about the core differences between Islam and Christianity, that most people don’t know.
Many people especially Nigerians, tend to have this notion or belief that God and Allah are the same. I was also on this table because as a child, I used to believe that God and Allah were the same and that “Allah” was just the Arabic representation of “God”.
After thorough research, I’ve come to realize that they are two totally different entities and I will state my reasons below.
“Allah” is the word used by the Muslims to describe their “God” in the Quran, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same as the “Almighty God” in the Bible.
Although there could be some certain similarities like for instance, Christians always emphasize that God is above all and so does the Muslims and Arabs. While Christians also say that God is eternal, Muslims also classify Allah as an eternal being as well.
There are varieties of these similarities, but similarities are not as important as differences when it comes to whether the two things are the same or not.
There are some very critical and mind blowing differences between “God” and “Allah” and they are highlighted below:
1. God’s only begotten Son is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Allah has no begotten son.
2. God made salvation available by sacrificing his only son and promises salvation by grace to those who believe. Allah sacrificed nothing, and only saves if sufficient works are done.
3. God has a payment for sins which is Jesus Christ, but Allah has no payment for sins.
However, the above statement doesn’t imply that you are free to sin. God only gives us the grace to repent, that’s why It’s important to live a righteous life because if you die as a sinner, you are definitely going to hell.
4. God is forever merciful to all, irrespective of your sins, but Allah gives mercy to whom he wishes.
5. Jesus Christ paid for the sins of mankind. Allah paid for nothing, and all men pay for their own sins even you have repented.
6. God’s salvation is through the work of Jesus Christ, while Allah’s salvation is through people’s works.
7. God’s salvation method is through Christ Jesus, while Muslims salvation is to believe that Mohammed is the greatest of all prophets.
8. God’s book(The Bible) is so much different from Allah’s book(The Quran). They contradict each other in so many ways, hence, they can’t both be true.
For instance, while the Bible says Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, Muslims detest this fact.
9. God says Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Allah says prophet Mohammed is just a messenger. Nothing more, nothing less.
10. God treats men and women equally because we are all equal in the eyes of the Lord. Allah does not do that. He has little regards for women(go through the Quran very well, you will find out).
11. God says marriages today (Christians) are to be monogamous. Allah allows more than one wife which is polygamy.
12. While there is no such thing as marriage in God’s Paradise(Heaven), Faithful Muslim men get many virgins in Allah’s Paradise.
13. God says it is not necessary or compulsory to have special days. Allah emphasizes that all Muslims must abide to it’s special days.
For instance, Ramadan is the Muslim holy month during which they fast during the day. Some other muslim special days include: Sallah, Eid-Malud, Eid-Kabir e.t.c.
14. In Islam, the believer has no confidence in his salvation, and even a good God-fearing Muslim might find himself in hell despite all his efforts, if Allah so desires. In Christianity, God treats the repentant with love, mercy and kindness. In Islam, the fate of a man is determined from the outset Allah and it’s unchangeable.
15. Islam emphasizes on Allah’s magnitude greatness, power and strength. Allah is so much different from man than man could ever imagine. Allah is so different that he can’t be described in human words. He is not a God with a personality who wants a deep relationship with his creation. He isn’t able to sympathize with the human experience, and he knows no suffering. Allah does not reveal himself to humans, he only reveals his will.
However, God Almighty created man in his own image and likeness, and he’s a God who wants to have a deep relationship or connection with his creation. He is always interested in us.
16. God permits us to always ask questions if we don’t understand some certain things in the bible. He encourages us all to always be familiar with the scriptures, because the word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword. The word of God is full of wisdom.
However, Allah says that whatever is written in the Quran is what his believers must practice and they must not question the Quran.
17. Wine and Alcohol is permitted in Allah’s Paradise.
I only listed a few, but there are still a lot of mind blowing differences.
There’s a saying that, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck.
God and Allah do not walk alike or quack alike. They are NOT the same and anyone who tries to say they are is apparently blind to these obvious differences.
In my experience and knowledge, most Muslims and Arabs do not say that Allah and the God of the Jews/Christians are the same being, which is a major reason Muslims see Christians as “Infidels”.
Why would they say that if they really believed we were worshipping the true God?
In conclusion, “Allah” and “God” are not the same.