ALLAH vs JEHOVAH
When serving their own purposes, Muslims hold forth that they worship the same God as Christians and Jews. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Allah is not the God of Christians and Jews, and no amount of propaganda by Muslims or rationalization by well meaning "Pollyannas" can make it so!
Persons attempting to emphasis similarities between Islam and Christianity point to the numerous passages in the Koran, coinciding with stories from the Bible and Talmud. In many instances the stories are widely divergent, and in others, read like passages from the "Arabian Nights"! Examples: In the Koran, Abraham offered Ishmael instead of Isaac as sacrifice, and on a mountain in Arabia instead of Mount Moriah in Israel; Moses was plucked from the Nile by his own mother, not sister; and a Samaritan molded the golden calf, even though the Samaritans did not appear on the historical scene until after the exile of the Jews to Babylon. And, in his second revelation, his "Journey to Heaven", revered by Muslims, he was supposedly picked up by Gabriel for a trip to Heaven, and on the way prayed twice at the "Furthest Mosque", alluding to the second Jewish Temple of Jerusalem. Local skeptics, after Muhammad’s revelation, more knowledgeable regarding the matter, gleefully pointed out that at that time, the Temple had been a pile of rubble for over 500 years. It might be supposed that a few lost their heads for such insolence. However, the treatment of Jesus in the Koran is even more interesting.
Jesus, or "Isa", as he is known in the Koran, is well mentioned, but with several critical distinctions. According to Muhammad, Isa was not the Son of Allah (God), only a special prophet, and according to Muhammad, did not die on the cross. Instead, a man named Shabih, who resembled Jesus, took his place. And, according to Muhammad, (Allah) Christians are mortal sinners to believe in the divinity of Christ. He said, "Allah will forbid him the garden (Heaven) and the fire (Hell) will be his abode." The Koran is also explicit in its rejection of the concept of the Holy Trinity. Muhammad said, "Allah begets not, and was not begotten, that is, he is no son; and no one is like him, which means he is no Holy Spirit."
Under Islam, a passport to Heaven is based on a continuous effort based on good deeds to other Muslims, but not to infidels. The exception is that of a Muslim who dies in Jihad, or Holy War against infidels! If killed fighting infidels, he then proceeds directly to Heaven, regardless of his worldly conduct. Christians aspire to Heaven based on an acceptance that Jesus is the Son of God; good works are secondary.
The different perceptions of Heaven and Hell between Muhammad’s Allah and the Christians concept of Jehovah are certainly distinct. Christian Heaven is a place of spiritual communion with God and his followers, and Hell is described as a "lake of fire" where the condemned will suffer. The Koran is replete with detail regarding both of mankind’s destinations after death.
Muslim Hell is a place where the damned will be continuously tortured by having scalding water poured down their throats. They will be burned repeatedly with fire, as fresh skin re-grows between tortures and they will be scourged with iron implements. And, according to Muhammad, most inhabitants of Hell are women.
For Muslim men, Heaven is certainly a desirable place. It is described as having many streams, some flowing with water, others with honey or wine. Precious jewels abound along the stream banks. A quote: "But the pious shall be in a secure place, amid gardens and fountains, clothed in silk and richest robes, facing one another. Thus shall it be: and we will wed them to virgins with dark eyes." Allah will give each Muslim 72 of these "houris"; beautiful young women with erect, not sagging, breasts whose bodies are made of musk. Allah will also give each man an eternally erect penis to enjoy himself. And between bouts with the houris, three hundred young servant boys, each bearing a golden dish, will supply each Muslim with a different delicacy. The serving boys are described as being "pure as pearls", dressed in green garments of silk and brocade, adorned with silver jewelry, and accustomed to drinking wine. These do not seem to be ordinary servants. If so, why the need to be, ever young, handsome, and so well adorned? The question arises; with whom would they be tippling, surely not the houris.
Allah’s (Muhammad’s) Muslim Heaven was deliberately designed to provide his warriors with the earthly comforts and pleasures largely denied them while alive. They would have many women, or perhaps boys, for sex, a constantly erect penis, wine, tasty food, beautiful clothing, a pleasant climate with plenty of water, security from enemies, and unlimited wealth. And, surely attractive for the warriors of Islam; a straight passage to Heaven, if falling in Holy Jihad, regardless of one’s earthly conduct.
If we assume that there is only one Supreme Ruler of the Universe, then He cannot be both Allah and Jehovah, unless of course, God has one face for Muslims, and another for Christians, Jews, and those of all other religions. It is most likely, as evidenced by the atrocities committed throughout history in the name of religion that some religions have attempted to hold God hostage for their own ends. Of this, several are guilty.
Muslims point to the Christian Crusades and the Old Testament treatment by Jews of their enemies, when attempting to justify the conduct of Islam over the last 1,350 years. But then was then, and now is now! Judaism has been a peaceful religion for well over 2,000 years; not responsible for a single violent subjugation of another society in that entire period. Indeed, except for the Hindus and Persians, the Jews have suffered more deaths at the hand of Muslim Jihad than any other society and continue to suffer Muslim Jihad even today. In contrast, Islam has, throughout its entire history, conducted systematic genocide, responsible for the deaths of not millions, but hundreds of millions, many more victims than those of Hitler’s Holocaust and those of World Communism combined! This genocide continues even today, principally in the Sudan, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, the Philippines and Indonesia, though to a lesser extent in several other countries.
As regarding the Crusades, they were only Christianity’s belated attempts to reclaim previous Christian and Jewish lands conquered by Islam. Facts: The Dome of the Rock Mosque, in Jerusalem, was constructed atop the Second Jewish Temple and the city of Constantinople, the previous seat of Christianity, is now called Istanbul.
To a considerable extent, the core beliefs of the Jewish and Christian faiths are well summarized by the Ten Commandments, as handed down over 3,000 years ago by Moses. Any society, if adhering to these commandments, will live in peace and harmony with other societies. The core belief system of Muslims, however, is based on the infallibility of Muhammad’s revelations, as set forth in the Koran, and augmented by his casual sayings in the 7th Century A.D. "Kill, kill the unbelievers, wherever you find them", and "I am the Prophet who laughs when killing my enemies", are good examples.
Islam, from its inception has been a religion of hate, while Christianity was founded on love for one’s fellow man. Most Christians and Jews are taught from early childhood to love and respect others, regardless of race, creed or color; Most Muslims are taught from infancy to hate and despise all non-Muslims. It is paradoxical that a Muslim not following Islam is a better human being, while a person professing to be a Christian or Jew, and not following his or her religion, is much less of a person.
A practicing Christian or Jew will attempt to bring an unbeliever to God through showing love for his fellow man and by peaceful means; a Muslim practicing his religion is obliged, by numerous passages of the Koran, to offer only servitude or death for those rejecting Islam.
No, Allah and Jehovah are NOT the same!
End Notes: For those readers interested in comparing passages from the Koran and Hadith with the Bible, the following are offered.
"And, when the forbidden months have passed, kill the idolaters wherever you find them and take them prisoners and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush." (Sura 9:5) "Thou shalt not kill (do murder)." (Exodus 20:13)
"And, how many populations we destroyed, which exulted in their life of ease and plenty! Now, those habitations of theirs, after them are deserted…all but a miserable few! And, we are their heirs!" (Sura 28:58) "Thou shalt not covet." (Exodus 20:17)
"Allah sent me to complete the excellent virtues and to perfect the good actions." (Hadith) "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." (Matthew 22:12)
On marrying his daughter-in-law, wife of his adopted son, Zaid: "So when Zaid had accomplished what he would of her, then We (Allah) gave her in marriage to thee (Muhammad), so that there should not be any fault in the believers, touching the wives of their adopted sons, when they have accomplished what they would of them; and Allah’s commandment must be performed." (Sura 33:37) "Thou shalt not commit adultery." (Exodus 20:14) & "Thou shalt not covet." (Exodus 20:17).
"A woman is a toy; whoever takes her, let him care for her." (Hadith)
"A wife of noble character; who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." (Proverbs 31:10)
"Your wives are a tilth (field) unto you, so approach your tilth when and how you will." (Sura 3:195) "Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her." (Ephesians 5:25)
"I have been sent in the best of the generations of the children of Adam, one generation after another generation, until I am born in the generation in which I am born." (Hadith) "A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor." (Proverbs 29:23)
"It is not fitting for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he has made slaughter in the land." (Sura 8:67) "Thou shalt not kill (do murder)." (Exodus 20:13)
"When We (Allah) decide to destroy a population, We send a definite order to those among them who are given the good things of this life and yet transgress; so that the word is proved true against them; then we destroy them utterly." (Sura 17:16-17) "Thou shalt not covet." (Exodus 20:17) & "Thou shalt not kill (do murder)." (Exodus 20:13)