Suspicious minds want answers. In an open and secular society, we are free to ask for them.
I find it's a pleasant, and personally pleasing right to possess.
The Arabic word for God or Deity can be found here
It's proper usage can be found here in the Sahadah, the Islamic profession of faith.
If allah was in fact the Arabic word for God, and not the propper name of a God, it should read as
there is no 'allah' but 'allah' as opposed to there is no deity but 'allah'
allah seems to be the propper name of a god, and it is greater than other Gods or deities. Muslims state this regularly when they say 'allah- ackbar"'allah is greater, implying the god we (Muslims) worship is better than your (non-Muslim's) god
The Prophet set out for Khaibar and reached it at night. He used not to attack if he reached the people at night, till the day broke. So, when the day dawned, the Jews came out with their bags and spades. When they saw the Prophet; they said, "Muhammad and his army!" The Prophet said, Allahu--Akbar! (Allah is Greater)and Khaibar is ruined, for whenever we approach a nation (i.e. enemy to fight) then it will be a miserable morning for those who have been warned."
The god of Mohammad was a pagan concept, this is made clear as he attacked the Monotheistic Jews, who disputed his concept of a Deity or G*d.
He responds that 'allah' is greater, it becomes obvious that Mohammad feels the Jews have a different concept of G*d, and his (Mohammad's) the 'allah concept of a deity is superior than the Jewish concept.Mohammad is recorded to shout in the linked hadith 'allah is greater" as he attempted to force his concept of G*d on to the Jewish people of Khaibar. Mohammad does not shout Allah is Yahweh, Elohim or Jehovah. He shouts, 'allah akbar (Allah is Greater) and he is establishing the superiority of 'allah' over the Jewish concept of G*d. The Jews would not "submit" to Mohammad's assertion, so they were killed.
If you go to an Islamic site and look up the name of Mohammad's father, who was in fact a pagan,( there was no Mohammad yet, so there could have been no Islam, when Mohammad's grandfather Named his son )
Can we can learn something from the meaning, or from the translation of his name "Abdullah".'
Abdullah (the slave of Allah)
Since Mohammad's dad was a pagan of the Quraysh tribe, he must have worshiped one, or more, of the many "rock idols" worshipped at Mecca,and housed in a building called the kabba (a pagan temple) Mohammad's dad was a slave ( devotee or servant) to one of the pagan gods named "allah".
In ancient Arabia, the deity of each tribe was respected according to the social status of that tribe. When the Quraysh clan ( Mohammad's) became the prominent one in Mecca, their rock, or stone idol, allah, was elevated, or moved up the ladder, to a supreme position in the Kaaba.
Mohammad only expanded the concept in a grander, world wide scale, when he conquered Mecca, then all of Arabia.
The Kaaba marked the location where the sacred world intersected with the profane, and the embedded Black Stone was a further symbol of this as an object that linked heaven and earth.
Muhammad is credited with setting the Black Stone in place in the wall of the Kaaba. A story found in Ibn Ishaq's Sirah Rasul Allah tells how the clans of Mecca renovated the Kaaba following a major fire which had partly destroyed the structure. The Black Stone had been temporarily removed to facilitate the rebuilding work. The clans could not agree on which one of them should have the honour of setting the Black Stone back in its place.
The black stone (allah) was the most honored idol at this time.it was the only stone (rock) idol honoured in such a way.
They decided to wait for the next man to come through the gate and ask him to make the decision. That individual happened to be the 35-year-old Muhammad, five years before his prophethood.
before Mohammad became a prophet, the black stone was a rock, worshiped by pagan Arabs living in Mecca.
He asked the elders of the clans to bring him a cloth and put the Black Stone in its centre. Each of the clan leaders held the corners of the cloth and carried the Black Stone to the right spot. Then Muhammad himself set the stone in place, satisfying the honour of all of the clans.
This particular idol, or stone was at this time (five years before the first revelation of Mohammad) once only the "lowly" tribal god of the Quraysh, and he or it ('allah') had three specific daughters at that time. The names of "al-Lah's" daughters can be found in the Quran.
al- Uzza, al-Lat, and al-Manat. 53:19-20
some pre-Islamic pagan traditions claim, Al-Lat as the companion, or wife of al-Lah (allah) not a daughter.
HAVE YOU, then, ever considered [what you are worshipping in] Al-Lat and Al-Uzza, (53:19)
as well as [in] Manat, the third and last [of this triad]? (53:20)
When Muhammad and his "Ummah" (theocratic Islamic community) started to cause too much trouble, eighty or so of his followers who had no protection, emigrated from Mecca to Ethiopia, or as it was known then, the Christian country of Abyssinia. Under increasing boycotts and pressure, Muhammad experienced a time of weakness and found himself forced by an unfurtunate societal-economic circumstance, to compromise with the Meccan pagans by acknowledging the existence of three pagan goddesses alongside allah, known as, al-Lat,al- Uzza, and al- Manat.
This is the start of the famous" The satanic verses."
this is truthful, as an Islamic source of this claim of mine, can be found here.
How the Shaytan threw some Falsehood into the Words of the Messengers, and how Allah abolished ...
At this point many of the scholars of Tafsir mentioned the story of the Gharaniq and how many of those who had migrated to Ethiopia came back when they thought that the idolators of the Quraysh had become Muslims, but these reports all come through Mursal chains of narrationand I do not think that any of them may be regarded as Sahih. And Allah knows best. Al-Bukhari said, "Ibn`Abbas said,
I admit it's not sahih, I highlighted it
(in his recitation (of the revelation).) "When he spoke, the Shaytan threw (some falsehood) into his speech, but Allah abolished that which the Shaytan threw in.''
﴿ثُمَّ يُحْكِمُ اللَّهُ ءَايَـتِهِ﴾
(Then Allah establishes His revelations.) `Ali bin AbiTalhah reported that Ibn`Abbas said,
﴿إِذَا تَمَنَّى أَلْقَى الشَّيْطَـنُ فِى أُمْنِيَّتِهِ﴾
(when he did recite (the revelation), Shaytan threw (some falsehood) in it) "When he spoke, the Shaytan threw (some falsehood) into his speech.''Mujahid said:
(when he did recite) "When he spoke.'' It was said that it refers to his recitation, whereas,
(but they trust upon Amani) means they speak but they do not write. Al-Baghawi and the majority of the scholars of Tafsir said:
(he did recite) "Reciting the Book of Allah.''
﴿أَلْقَى الشَّيْطَـنُ فِى أُمْنِيَّتِهِ﴾
(Shaytan threw (some falsehood) in it) "In his recitation.'' Ad-Dahhak said:
(when he did recite) "When he recited.''IbnJarir said, "This comment is more akin to interpretation.''
﴿فَيَنسَخُ اللَّهُ مَا يُلْقِى الشَّيْطَـنُ﴾
(But Yansakh Allah that which Shaytan throws in.) The meaning of the word Naskh in Arabic is to remove or lift away. `Ali bin AbiTalhah reported that Ibn`Abbas said, "This means, Allah cancels out that which the Shaytan throws in.''
see, the word Naskh or abrogation
Now this is from an Islamic site attempting to prove 'allah' is not rock
Yet, the prayer postures, as well as the circling around the Ka’bah coupled with kissing, both form the outward shell of the chaff, which preserves the grain. The grain of the Tawaf lies in the lofty meanings of the Pilgrim’s recitation and prayers, in the soul-stirring emotions surging in his heart -
such as his extreme love for Allah, his awe of Him, and his high hopes in Him. Examine, for instance, the words brimful of God's oneness, which the pilgrim utters. It is his regular formula, at the start of each round of the Tawaf, as he kisses, caresses, or points at the Black Stone, declaring: "(I begin) in the Name of Allah who is Most Great. O Allah! (I perform) believing in thee,
said while pointing at a black rock, or stone, referred to as "allah"
'allah' would seem to be a "object of worship" Muslims worship only one g*d. What do they call it ?
confirming Thy Book, fulfilling Thy Pledge, and following the Way of Thy Prophet, Muhammad - Blessing and peace upon him!"