Many people think muslims worship Mohammed (peace be upon him) or that when muslims go to Mecca and go around the Kabba (the black covered house built by Abraham) that we are worshipping this house, or the black corner stone used to build it. Mohammed was only a human being sent to guide people to return to monotheism. Say (O Muhammad): “I am only a human being like you. It is inspired in me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God – Allah), therefore take the Straight Path to Him (with true Faith – Islamic Monotheism) and obedience to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him.– Qur’an 41:3
Some People also think that Allah is some strange pagan god that is worshipped like a sun god. However let me point out two things. First of all, the word Allah is simply the translation of God in the Arabic language. Christian Arabs also use the word Allah when referring to “God the Father”. In French it is Dieu, in German it is Gott, in Swedish it is Gud, and in Spanish it is Dios.
Secondly and more importantly, the main tenant of Islam, is MONOTHEISM! Meaning that Islam teaches that there is only one GOD. In Arabic He is called one of 99 names– Allah. Other of the 99 names include, Al Rahman– the most gracious, Al Raheem — the merciful, Al-Kareem—the most generous, and Al- Aziz– the most honorable, and all mightly.He is the One and Only, and none compares to Him, and none is to be worshipped besides Him. This we know from the verse in the Quran , Ikhlas (faithful):
Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Qul Huw-Allahu Ahad
Lam yalid wl lam yulad
Wa lam yakul lahu kufuwan ahadIn the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Say: He is Allah, the One!
Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
He begetteth not nor was begotten.
And there is none comparable unto Him.Therefore it is wrong for anyone to worship other than God-Allah, the one and only.
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