Is Allah God?

Q. Could you please help me with a question that has been on my mind for awhile now. The Muslim religion worships Allah, I believe that he is not the same God as we worship. I’ve had conversations with people who tell me that they are one and the same. I would love to hear your views on this.

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A. When Mohammad developed Islam, he consolidated the pantheon of 360 Arabic deities into one. That one was called al Ilah, later shortened into Allah and was the Arabic god of the moon. That’s why you’ll see a crescent moon atop most mosques.

Allah and the Judeo-Christian God are not the same. Their differences were clearly summed up by former former Attorney General John Ashcroft who said, “Islam is a religion where Allah requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a belief that God sent His Son to die for you.”

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