Jesus vs. Allah

I have included a number of articles, below, that speak on the subject of Allah versus Jesus. If you do not have a copy of the Quran, I suggest you obtain one. It will help in understanding the extreme differences from it and the Bible. Likewise the study of the Bible and the Quran will show the extreme differences between Allah and Jehovah/Jesus. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. At the most Allah is a god (small “g”). There were about 360-365 gods in the Arab world before the time of Mohammed. He noticed that the Jewish and Christian faiths had only one God and he thought that was a good idea. So Mohammed picked Allah to be the Arab’s “one” god. It might be noted that one of Mohammed’s family members was named Allah and Allah was his god. Mohammed used force and violence to convert people to his new religion.

Copied from: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allah means and is described as: is the standard Arabic word for god. While the term is best known in the West for its use by Muslims as a reference to god. The concepts associated with the term Allah (as a deity) differ among the traditions. In pre-Islamic Arabia amongst pagan Arabs, Allah was not the sole divinity, having associates and companions, sons and daughters, a concept strongly opposed by Islam. In Islam, the name Allah is the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name. All other divine names are believed to refer back to Allah. Some Arabic words are not defined in this article.

Allah vs. the God of the Bible (Jesus) by Dave Miller, Ph.D. An honest and objective reading of both the Quran and the Bible reveals a significant clash between the two both in terms of how to conceptualize God, as well as in their respective depictions of the behavior of deity. Allah says and does things that the God of the Bible did not and would not say or do. The Quran’s representation of the sovereignty of God (like Calvinism) contradicts the character of God by attributing actions to Him that are unlike deity.

For example, the Quran repeatedly represents God, on the occasion of the creation of Adam, requiring the angels/djinn to bow down and worship this first human. All do so with the exception of Iblis (i.e., Satan), who refuses to do so on the grounds that Adam was a mere mortal:

V erily We created man of potter’s clay of black mud altered, and the Jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire. And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered, so, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My spirit, do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him. So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate. He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate? He said: Why should I prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast created out of potter’s clay of black mud altered? He said: Then go thou forth from hence, for verily thou art outcast. And lo! the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgement (Surah 15:26-35, emp. added; cf. 2:34; 7:11-12; 17:61; 18:51; 20:116; 38:72-78).

This characterization of deity is completely unacceptable. This one incident alone illustrates that Allah is not the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible simply would not do what the Quran says He did. Numerous Bible verses convey the complete impropriety—even blasphemy—that the worship of a mere human constitutes. Humans are forbidden to worship other humans (Acts 10:25-26; 14:14-15). Humans are forbidden to worship angels (Colossians 2:18; Revelation 19:10; 22:8-9). And, most certainly, angels are not to worship mere humans. The Law of Moses declared that worship is to be directed to God (Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:20). When Satan tempted Jesus, and Satan urged Jesus to worship him, Jesus quoted the deuteronomic declaration from the Law of Moses, and then added His own divine commentary: “and Him only you shall serve” (Matthew 4:10, emp. added). No one, and no thing, is the rightful object of worship—except deity!

Interestingly enough, Satan’s reasoning as reported in the Quran was actually biblical and right. Satan recognized that not only should angels not worship humans, but in view of his own angelic condition, Adam occupied a status that was beneath his own accelerated, celestial existence—a fact affirmed by the Bible: “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:4-5; cf. Hebrews 2:9). The Quranic depiction of God ordering Iblis/Satan to worship Adam is a serious breach of divine propriety and a further indication of the Quran’s conflict with the Bible.

Islam: Truth or Myth?
Interestingly, not many Muslims want to accept that Allah was already being worshipped at the Ka'ba in Mecca by Arab pagans before Muhammad came. Some Muslims become angry when they are confronted with this fact. But history is not on their side. Pre-Islamic literature has proved this." (Who Is This Allah?, G. J. O. Moshay, 1994, p 138)

"But history establishes beyond the shadow of doubt that even the pagan Arabs, before Muhammad’s time, knew their chief god by the name of Allah and even, in a sense, proclaimed his unity...Among the pagan Arabs this term denoted the chief god of their pantheon, the Kaaba, with its three hundred and sixty idols." (The Moslem Doctrine of God, Samuel M. Zwemer 1905, p 24-25)

In fact, he did not at first intend to establish a new religion, but rather to reform the belief in Allah which already existed, and to show what this belief truly signified and rightfully demanded. (Mohammed: The man and his faith, Tor Andrae, 1936, Translated by Theophil Menzel, 1960, p13-30)


The pre-Islamic origin of "Allah"

  1. There is absolutely no question that Allah was worshipped by the pagan Arabs as one of many polytheistic gods.
  2. Allah was worshipped in the Kabah at Mecca before Muhammad was born. Muhammad merely proclaimed a god the Meccans were already familiar with. The pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped.
  3. Many scholars say "Allah" is derived from a compound Arabic word, AL + ILAH = Allah. "Ilah" in Arabic is "God" and "Al" in Arabic is a definite article like our word "the". So from an English equivalent "Allah" comes from "The + God". Others, like Arthur Jeffery say, "The common theory is that it is formed from ilah, the common word for a god, and the article al-; thus al-ilah, the god," becomes Allah, "God." This theory, however, is untenable. In fact, the name is one of the words borrowed into the language in pre-Islamic times from Aramaic." (Islam: Muhammad and His Religion, Arthur Jeffery, 1958, p 85)
  4. Although "Allah" has become known as the proper name for the Muslim god, Allah is not a name, but a descriptor that means literally, "the god". All pagan cultures have these generic terms that refer to their "top god" as "the god". In comparison to the perfect monotheism of Judaism and Christianity, "Allah" was originally no more a proper name for the Muslim God, than the word Hebrew "elohim" (god) or Greek "theos" (god) are proper names of the one true God of the Bible. "Jehovah" is the only revealed proper name for the "Elohim" of the Old Testament ( Ex 3:13; 6:3) and "Jesus" is the only revealed proper name of "Theos" in the New Testament. (Acts 4:12) Islam has no proper name for their god, but merely transformed, by universal use and confusion, the generic Allah into a proper name. So although today, Muslims use "Allah" as a proper name, it was never used this way originally. Allah, therefore is equivalent to "elohim" and "ho theos" but not "Jehovah" or "Jesus". Allah is not the name of the nameless Muslim God. However Muslims will claim that Allah is the name of God that corresponds to Jehovah. Both the Father and the Son are called "ho theos" (The God). Jesus is called "The God" many times in the New Testament: John 20:28; Heb 1:8. An important conclusion from this, is that the mere fact that "Allah" is equivalent to "elohim" and "ho theos" does not mean they are directly corresponded. It certainly doesn’t prove Allah is the same as the God of the Old or New Testament. It does not prove that Muslim’s worship the same God as Christians. If this correspondence proved the Muslim god was the same as the Christian God, then because pagan religions also have generics that correspond to "the god" (Allah), this correspondence would also prove that Allah is the same god as the Buddhist god, for Buddhists also refer to their god as "the god".

"The verses of the Qur’an make it clear that the very name Allah existed in the Jahiliyya or pre-Islamic Arabia. Certain pagan tribes believed in a god whom they called ‘Allah’ and whom they believed to be the creator of heaven and earth and holder of the highest rank in the hierarchy of the gods. It is well known that the Quraish as well as other tribes believed in Allah, whom they designated as the ‘Lord of the House’ (i.e., of the Ka’ba)...It is therefore clear that the Qur’anic conception of Allah is not entirely new." (A Guide to the Contents of the Qur’an, Faruq Sherif, ( Reading, 1995), pgs. 21-22., Muslim)

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Allah vs Jesus Christ - Comparison Charts




Jesus Christ

Unknowable - Allah is so transcendent, so exalted that no man can ever personally know Allah.

Knowable - Jesus Christ came into the world so we could know God personally (John 17:3)

Non Personal - Allah is not to be understood as a person. This would lower him to the level of man.

Personal - The God of the Bible is spoken of as a person with intellect, emotion, and a will.

Non Spirit - The idea that Allah is a person or a spirit is considered blasphemous and demeans the exalted One.

Spirit   - That God is a Spirit was taught by Jesus Christ Himself in John 4:24

Unitarian - The Koran specifically denies that Allah is a father, that Jesus is the Son of God and the Holy Spirit is God.

Trinitarian - The Bible reveals God as One in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All share equally the divine nature.

Unlimited - The Koran describes Allah as able to do anything, anytime, any place, anywhere.

Limited - The Biblical God is limited by His own nature. He cannot lie or contradict Himself.

Capricious - Allah in the Koran is totally capricious and untrustworthy. He is not bound by his nature or his word.

Trustworthy  - Because God is always true to His own nature, He is completely trustworthy and consistent.

No Love - The concept of Allah having feelings toward man is foreign to Islamic teaching. That would reduce Allah to a mere man and is blasphemous to a Muslim.

Love  - The Biblical God's chief attribute is love as shown in such places as John 3:16. He has feelings for His creatures, especially man.

Passive In History - Allah does not personally enter into human history. He deals with the world through his word, prophets, and angels. He does not personally deal with man.

Active In History - In the incarnation, God Himself enters history and acts to bring about man's salvation.

No Attributes - The so-called 99 attributes of Allah are all negative, what he is not. No positive attributes are listed.

Attributes - The Bible gives us both the positive and negative attributes.

Works - There is no savior or intercessor or concept of grace in the Koran.

Grace - The God of the Bible provides a free salvation for man through a Savior who acts as an intercessor between God and Man. (1 Tim 2:5)

It is obvious from these few comparisons that these two deities are NOT the same. Yet many Religious leaders today, including the Pope, claim that god of Islam is the God of the Bible! Once this idea is accepted, sharing Jesus with Muslims becomes very difficult. How do you explain to a Muslim that his God loved him so much that He sent His divine, sinless Son to die on a cross for his sins, when the Koran does not support these doctrines, in fact, contradicts them in many ways. The Koran teaches that Allah had no son, so explaining the divinity of Jesus and His death  



Mohammed Taught His People To: Kill, Enslave, and
Cripple Their Enemies

Jesus Taught Us To Love our Enemies

Mohammed Was A Slave Owner and Slave Trader

Jesus Enslaved No One

Mohammed Had 600-900 Jewish Men Slaughtered In
Cold Blood For Refusing To Accept him As A Prophet

Jesus Didn’t Engage in Massacres

Mohammed Healed No One

Jesus Healed The Sick

Mohammed Rode A Camel

Jesus Walked On The Water

Mohammed Could Only Make Seeing People Blind
By Putting Out Their Eyes

Jesus Could Make The Blind People See

Mohammed Could Only Make Walking Men Cripple

Jesus Could Make The Crippled Man Walk

Mohammed Could Only Make An Alive Man Dead

Jesus Could Make Dead Men Come Alive

Mohammed's Body Is Buried In A Grave In Medina 

Jesus' Tomb In Jerusalem Is Empty–He’s Alive!

Mohammed Was A Deceived Slave Trader

Jesus Christ Is The Resurrection & The Life





Does God Change?


God Jesus) does not change.

James 1: 17: Every good gift and every

perfect gift is from above, and cometh

down from the Father of lights, with

whom is no varying, neither shadow of



Allah of Islam changes.

Surah 2: 106 If We supersede any verse

or cause it to be forgotten, We bring a

better one or one similar. Do you not

know that Allah has power over all things!


Is God Loving?


God (Jesus) loves everyone.

John 3: 16: For God so loved the world

that He gave His only begotten Son…


Allah is temperamental.

Surah 32: 13: If we so willed, we could

have brought every soul its true guidance,

but the word from me will come true: ‘I

will fill Hell with demons and men all



Is God Deceptive?


God (Jesus) cannot lie.

Titus 1: 2 In hope of eternal life, which

God, that cannot lie, promised before the

world began;


Allah deceives.

Surah 8: 30: They plot and plan, and

Allah, too plans, but the best of planners

(deceivers) is Allah.


Is God a Trinity


God (Jesus) is Triune.

Father is God: John 6:27

Son is God: Col. 2:9

Spirit is God: Acts 5: 3-9


Trinity is blasphemy.

Surah 5: 73: They do blaspheme who say

God is one of three…for there is no Allah

except one Allah.


Who is in the Trinity?


Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all

nations, baptizing them in the name of the

Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy



Islam believes the Christian trinity is

God the Father, God the Mother

(Mary) and God the Son (Jesus).

Surah 5: 116: “And behold! God will say:

O Jesus the son of Mary didst say unto

men, ‘worship me and my mother as


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