‘Allah’ means ‘Curse’ in Hebrew… Just a Coincidence?

“Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …”  Isaiah 24:6

An interesting discovery was made by my friend ‘ICA’ over at Midnight Watcher regarding the Hebrew word for “curse” – it is pronounced “alah”, same as Allah, ‘God’ in Arabic.  I did some further digging and compared the Hebrew letters of the words “alah” and the Arabic letters of  Allah; they are exactly the same, except for some diacritic/pronunciation marks above the main letters and an extra “L”, as follows:

אלה , alah (“curse” in Hebrew) and الله‎ , Allah (“God” in Arabic), where:

א = aleph (Heb) is equivalent to ا = alif (Arab), or “A” in English

ל = lamed (Heb) is equivalent to ل = lam (Arab), or “L” in English; “Allah” has two “L”s in Arabic

ה = heh (Heb) is equivalent to ه = ha (Arab), or “H” in English

Quite amazing – the Hebrew word “curse” and the Arabic word “Allah” don’t just sound the same, with the exception of an extra “L”, THEY ARE THE SAME.

There is an idea called “the law of first occurrence” (probably more like a principle) whereby if one locates the first occurrence of a word in scripture it can provide guidance as to how the word or concept is defined in the rest of God’s Word.  Its instructive, for instance, to learn how the first ‘tree’ or ‘serpent’ is developed in scripture, and allow this to influence our understanding of how trees or serpents are used subsequently.  Oftentimes this provides a key to a cryptic scripture that would otherwise be baffling.  This is a variant on the notion of allowing the Word to interpret the Word.

In examining ‘curse’ (אלה , alah), it first use appears in Numbers 5 in ‘the adultery test’, the Mosaic methodology for determining the faithfulness of a wife to her husband.  If the man suspects adultery, the wife is made by the priest to drink bitter water.  If she’s innocent, she will be immune, but if guilty, the “water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” (Num 5:21)    The actual first occurrence in v19 reads:  “If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse“.  I think its more than a coincidence to see that first use of the word “alah” in scripture is in connection with an unfaithful woman – is this not perhaps a foreshadowing of the Revelation Harlot riding the Beast?

There is an older form of the word ‘curse’ in Hebrew (arar); it is first used in the garden in Genesis 3, verses 14 and 15:

The LORD God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

Cursed are you more than all cattle,

And more than every beast of the field;

On your belly you will go,

And dust you will eat

All the days of your life;

And I will put enmity

Between you and the woman,

And between your seed and her seed;

He shall bruise you on the head,

And you shall bruise him on the heel.”

The very first use of ‘curse’ is toward the serpent Satan; perhaps its a stretch, but if Allah means ‘curse’ in Hebrew, I believe that understanding can be extended to the older form of the word as well.  Note too that ‘the woman’ is again caught up in this mess.

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49 Responses to ‘Allah’ means ‘Curse’ in Hebrew… Just a Coincidence?

  1. e1313ruth says:

    God promised if we don’t shape up he will smite the earth with A CURSE. in Malachi 4-6….
    That curse is in Zech 5-1,3 ….It is a roll (book) that goes over the entire earth and is called a CURSE…The word CURSE in this verse means ALAH in Hebrew..The book is the koran

    Isaiah 24-6 and chapter shows the CURSE that devours the earth and makes men desolate of God’s spirit.. The word CURSE is also spelled ALAH

    Matthew 24-14, 15 shows that the gospel that the false christs and false prophets bring and is preached in all the world is the abomination that makes men desolate…

    Galatians 1-8 speaks of the angel that brings another gospel that causes men to be accursed…

    2 corinthians 11 -4, 14 identifies mohammed, and his koran gospel as a fallen angel specifically satan ..He is transformed into an angel of light..This means he is impersonating the real light who is Jesus…

    Revelations 10 shows the angel who falls from heaven and impersonates Jesus…He has a little book in his hand…This book when ingested makes one’s belly bitter.. This means they become indwelled by satan’s bitter spirit……This book when ingested is sweet as honey…This means it appears to be god’s words which are sweeter than honey…

    1 John 2-22 identifies koran, mohammed and muslims all as antichrist..

    • Kurt J. says:


      Thanks for your very insightful comments. Its interesting to note that the last word of the OT is the word “curse”, but in this case its “חרם cherem”, instead of “אלה , alah”. It means a “cursed thing” or “appointed to utter destruction”, certainly descriptive of Islam.

      Isa 24:6 is indeed the word “alah”.

      That’s an interesting take on Mt 24:15 – we are now the temple of God, and if we put a curse there instead of the HS, it is indeed abominable.

      Very good tie in with Gal 1:8; the very next verse repeats almost exactly the same thing, except this time replaces the word “angel” with “man” – could correlate with the demon (1:8) that spoke to Mohammed (1:9). This pattern is repeated with Mormonism.

      Your Rev 10 interpretation of the “little book” – I’m hesitant to go with you there. John receives the book from the Angel, who appears to be Yeshua, because of the similar description of Him in Rev 1 and to His many preincarnate appearances in the OT (the Angel of the Lord):

      I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; 2 and he had in his hand a little book which was open.

      The prophetic word is described similarly by Jeremiah in Ch 20:

      8 For each time I speak, I cry aloud;
      I proclaim violence and destruction,
      Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted
      In reproach and derision all day long.
      9 But if I say, “I will not remember Him
      Or speak anymore in His name,”
      Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
      Shut up in my bones;
      And I am weary of holding it in,
      And I cannot endure it.

      I always viewed the “little book” as the Word of God – sweet in the mouth, but sometimes the consequences of belief bring bitterness. The context is that this occurs right before the 7th trumpet, the return of Yeshua. I would appreciate any further thoughts you have on this.

      1 Jn 2:22 certainly applies to Islam, as to anyone who denies the father and the son.


      • bill says:

        What a load of rubbish, this is what comes when the Holy Spirit is not present.
        God is love, not hatred for someone elses belief.
        A better use of your time would be to do what Jesus done that is going around doing good.
        what I say for you imean for all you dark seekers!!

      • Sorry to say but, the hebrew for “curse” isn’t “Allah” but: “קללה”

        also “אלה” means “goddes”

    • pervaiz gill says:

      i appriciai realy the word of God and i agree

  2. Hey Kurt, wow glad to see this site too. I just wanted to mention something about (N) = Aleph, = Alif. I have studied these languages before I became an actual Christian. I used to love language since my father who was bi-lingual didn’t want us to learn his language. Growing up around him and family embers that don’t speak English at all, I studied ‘his’ language and moved from language to language and found it thrilling when I could actually talk to someone in another language. As opposed to that section of society being sealed off and what they were saying was a mystery.

    So because one of my bosses spoke Arabic, he began to teach me small amounts as comments. (There is more to it but this is the basic of it) I began to like that I knew a little bit and studied it on my own and then to clean up my flaws of pronunciation and improve my writing I went to a year of Arabic to fill in the gaps in school. I also attended Hebrew classes after I had studied Hebrew on my own for a few years too. But the Hebrew I studied as well as Arabic was not for speaking – although you will understand some parts of speech from studiying older forms of the language you will not be able to speak it nor speak the newer form of it. In summation, I’ve been studying semitic and similar languages on my own for about 15 years.

    The Aleph in Hebrew doesn’t directly correspond nor crossover to the Alif in arabic. The Aleph in Hebrew is merely a place holder for the vowel it will carry with no sound at all. It could have and “i” sound below it and be pronounced “i” as in the word Immanu-el, God is with us.

    *as a side note modern hebrew speakers literally cannot pronounce certain sounds unless they take arabic courses, as in the ‘Ayin’ which may hvae been pronounced like the gutteral ayin of old. another subject for another day though.

    So specific to Aleph it is actually the vowel that it holds that makes a sound and not the aleph itself. As one of my old studies showed, some very old hebrew patterns would follow a C-V-C-V-C rule or the consonanant vowel consonant rule in which Alpeh seems to us in our language to be a vowel when it is considered a consonant. So, Aleph could also end a word being it is a consonant, as in the word Peleh or wonderful in Isaiah and the book of Judges if I remember correctly.

    Well didn’t want to wear you out with this one. I also have something directly related to word study in this post but I will send it in email, you’ll see why.

    Have a great day KJ, God bless you.

  3. Kurt J. says:

    Thanks JJJ/SB. So I understand what you’ve said about the aleph – what’s your take on the overall notion – “alah” vs “Allah”? More than a coincidence, or just a coincidence?

    Also, in comparison charts between Hebrew and Arabic, of which I speak or write neither, it did show a correspondence between aleph and aliph as I described, see here for instance: http://sites.google.com/site/arabichebrewlexicon/introduction/pronunciation-changes

    Look forward to seeing what you put up on your new site.

    • Judd White says:

      Your comments remind me of the scripture verse.
      ” Ever learning and never coming to a knowledge of the truth”
      Stop hating other peoples beliefs.
      Your time would be better spent in doing what Jesus did while on the earth.
      He went around doing good.
      He said Love one another as I have loved you.
      Seek the light stop stumbling around in the dark.

      • e1313ruth says:

        God commands those who understand to warn the people lest they be held guilty too..Ezekiel 33-6…But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

  4. Judd White says:

    ” For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.”

  5. Judd White says:

    “Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again
    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

    These are the words of the Saviour and Redeemer of the world Jesus Christ.

  6. Ron Morgen says:

    The biblical prophets were always opposed by the false prophets. It’s not surprising you have them here too. Warning about false religions, teachers, etc. is part of God’s message. God bless you for being faithful to his word.

    • Amen! I was just going over some of this, and 2 John verse 7 says alot. :Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. It is our duty as Christians to search the scriptures, and discern and judge for ourselves what is sound doctrine and what is deceitful teachings. 2Corinthians 11:13-14 indeed warns about false apostles,and continues with “and no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” Paul goes on to say in Galatians 1:8 “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be acursed.” Peter and Paul teach extensively about false prophets, and how to judge them. John also, so yes we’re following our commands from the gospel. Thanks Kurt we all need to put on the full armor of God, and once in place stand firm. God Bless. Continuing to pray for knowledge, wisdom and guidance for us all.

  7. Ron Morgen says:

    I believe God is warning the world right now of impending judgment just as he warned Israel, calling for repentace, before Babylon devoured them. Jeremiah was not speaking about pleasant things and the false prophets of Israel rebuked him. Perhaps these present day false prophets could learn a lesson from Jeremiah..

    Jeremiah 28 – Hananiah the False Prophet

    In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the Lord, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the Lord’s house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, declares the Lord, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.” Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.” Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them. And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way. Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the Lord: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.’” And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the Lord.’” In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died.

  8. HAMANIAH says:


  9. HAMANIAH says:


    • Kurt J. says:

      Are you sure you read the article correctly? What was inaccurate?

    • Yademu says:

      So ‘Alah’, an alleged Hebrew word means ‘Atlas’, an English word pertaining to a book of maps and charts? Is this Hamaniah guy joking with me? lol I advise everyone in this post to get them a copy of Strong’s Concordance.

  10. shannon says:

    Not only does alah (allah) mean curse but islam is the worship of the moon god whose name is sin. I find that very telling.

    • dpangle says:

      Islam worshiped the moon god way in the early years like 4th centery or somethin till prophet muhammad came along in the 6th centery and said “we are to worship the one and only allah (god) and no other” so early muslims worshipped the moon god, but not no more, that would call for death lol

  11. Patrick Van Den Noortgaete says:

    A little reflection…

    God spoke his Creation into being. Sound of words is important, first signs, later words are an attempt to represent those sounds. This is an important principle when studying Hebrew in it’s relation to different words and other languages.

    Note that “Aleph” and “Ayin” have no sound on itself and carry the sound is is attributed.

    When saying “Alah” the written word can either be with “Aleph” or “Ayin”.
    With “Aleph” it means a word that has to do with “curse”. But there are several words related to curse, such as “Arar, qalal, …”

    With “Ayin” it has to do with “to go up, to ascend”, in many ways “to God”.
    Elohim, word for Gods, is with “Ayin”. From here comes the word to make “Aliyah” to Israel.

    The sound is the same with “Aleph” or “Ayin”.
    I would be reluctant to state that when Arabs pronounce “Alah” that the relation to look for is “curse” and not “to go up”, eventually to the Father.

    Arabs also descend from Avraham, you know…
    There is also a promise for them, remember Hagar and Ishmael finding “water in the desert”…
    Our Lord is a Lord of Restoration and Reconciliation…


  12. Sikander says:

      Is Islam the Anti-Christ?Far be it be from Islam! Islam is not the anti-christ.  We hear some Christians delcare Islam is the anti-Christ.  But it isn’t.   1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  The second half of the verse defines “CHRIST” as the Messiah who’s chosen by GOD.  In Islam, Jesus is called Al-Sayyed Al-Maseeh (The Lord the Messiah).  The Bible also defines “FATHER” to be The All Knowing GOD when used for GOD Almighty, and the Chosen Leader with given authority to him, and High Priest and Rabbi for a human.  Christ in Isaiah 9:6 is called “Everlasting Father”, and Jewish Rabbis are all Fathers, and Catholic Priests are also all called Father as well.  Furthermore, GOD and SON OF GOD titles of today are all translations based on developed Hebrew and Aramaic terms.  The Bible clearly defines every believer as GOD and SON OF GOD (Psalm 82:6,  John 10:34-36).  Christ in John 10:34-36 reduced his Son of GOD title to be below the believers’ God titles.   John 10:34-3634 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods””? …..36 ….Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?   Trinitarians claim that Christ is “Yahweh the Son”.  These verses indeed refute this falsehood.     The Bible further defines SON OF GOD to be a RIGHTEOUS BELIEVER:   Mark 15:39 Truly this man was the SON OF GOD.Luke 23:47 Truly this was a RIGHEOUS MAN (that is a CHOSEN BELIEVER AND BELOVED BY GOD). Also the very fact that most references to the coming Messiah in the Old Testament call him SERVANT, further proves that Son of GOD = Beloved Servant of GOD.  This also proves that trinity is false.  For example:   Isaiah 11:2-3 “2. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him (Jesus)– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Jesus fearing his GOD)– 3. and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;”     This is also how the Holy Quran defines “SON OF GOD” in Noble Verses 21:26.  Furthermore, Son of GOD also means being in the IMAGE OF GOD as a Righteous Believer.  The Bible defines being in the “Image of GOD” means having the Attributes of GOD Almighty that He, the Almighty, Has put in us, humans: Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:5, Ephesians 4:24, Exodus 7:1, Zechariah 12:8. Always remember this:  No one was ever called “The Seed of GOD”.  Ever.  GOD has no seed and no offspring. Despite the fact that the Bible does speak about Seeds of people and nations.  But never once for GOD Almighty.   

  13. Anthony says:

    i have realy enjoyed this site.please lets not aim our statement at the barometer of judgement but rather build one another where we are behind.thank you

  14. Anthony says:

    lets not base the statements on the barometer of judgement bv leave it for jesus.thank you all.

  15. Anthony says:

    beloved brothers and sisters in christ,i also want to know about the hebrew word which mean ‘knowing’.genesis 22:12-:and he said,”do not lay your hand on the lad,or do anything to him;for now i know that you fear God,

  16. James Price says:

    THe VIRGIN birth qualifies Yashua AS Messiah,end of story!

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  18. Lolly says:

    Curse in Hebrew is “klal” or “klalah” (KLLH) , or backwards (HLLK) as per Hebrew. It is also malediction which in Hebrew is me’er/ah (HRAM) . “cursed” is in Hebrew, mekool/al (LLVKM ) Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary, Hebrew/English English/Hebrew


    Love your neighbor as yourself for the love of God. Plus the Arabic Christian Bible uses the name “Allah” for the word “God”. Please stop spreading falsehoods. Thanks. I am a Christian.

    • Kurt J. says:


      Check out Isa 24:6 in the blue letter bible here:

      And then look at Strong’s H423 here:

      That page also has an audio playing of the word – its pronounced exactly like “Allah”, the Muslim god. That was my only point – its quite a coincidence, more than a coincidence in my opinion.


      • Eliyahu says:

        Yes, it does exist in the original Hebrew words of the old testament, but it is so obscure and rare in its usage, and certainly nobody today would recognize that usage of the word ah-lah – today those three letters Aleph, Lamed, Heh are mostly used as the word for an Oak tree or a godess.
        As many others have commented here – if we want to counter the negative in the Islamic world, maybe we need to point out the positive aspects that are written in the Quran, and that most Islamic extremists ignore or are too ignorant to know about.

      • Kurt J. says:

        Eliyahu, “we need to point out the positive aspects that are written in the Quran”

        Like the ones that can be found here?


        The articles in this category show us exactly what the Qu’ran says and why “extremists” believe what they believe and do what they do–they are more consistent in their practice of Islam than the nominal, go to Mosque once a week Muslims. They take Mohammad seriously. The Qu’ran is filled with the most hateful, backward, violent, anti-woman writing that can be imagined, and one just has to spend a few minutes reading its chapters to find this out.

  19. sanyoj mest says:

    I’m not surprised, his followers are certainly a curse to the people

  20. The extra L is only in English transliteration. There are two Hebrew words for curse, the other is k’lalah (koof-lamed-lamed-heh). Allah is the Arabic cognate of the Hebrew Eloha (also alef-lamed-heh), which means G-d. G-d as in the only G-d, not as in false god, elil (alef-lamed-yod-lamed).

    • Kurt J. says:

      Ramon, in this article I’m not arguing what the Arabic cognate of the Hebrew ‘El’ is, although I have to disagree with you, here is why:

      It should not come as a surprise that the word “Allah” was not something invented by Muhammad or revealed for the first time in the Quran.

      The well-known Middle East scholar H.A.R. Gibb has pointed out that the reason that Muhammad never had to explain who Allah was in the Quran is that his listeners had already heard about Allah long before Muhammad was ever born (Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey, New York: Mentor Books, 1955, p.38).

      Dr. Arthur Jeffery, one of the foremost Western Islamic scholars in modern times and professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Columbia University, notes:

      “The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Africa” (Islam: Muhammad, and His Religion, New York: The Liberal Arts Press, 1958, p. 85).

      The word “Allah” comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article “the” and ilah is an Arabic word for “god.” It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (There is an interesting discussion of the origins of Allah, in “Arabic Lexicographical Miscellanies” by J. Blau in the Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. XVII, #2, 1972, pp. 173-190).

      Neither is Allah a Hebrew or Greek word for God as found in the Bible. Allah is a purely Arabic term used in reference to an Arabian deity. Hastings’ Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics I:326, T & T Clark, states:

      ‘”Allah” is a proper name, applicable only to their [Arabs’] peculiar God. ‘

      According to the Encyclopedia of Religion:

      ‘”Allah” is a pre-Islamic name . . . corresponding to the Babylonian Bel’ (Encyclopedia of Religion, I:117 Washington DC, Corpus Pub., 1979).

      For those who find it hard to believe that Allah was a pagan name for a peculiar pagan Arabian deity in pre-Islamic times, the following quotations may be helpful:

      “Allah is found . . . in Arabic inscriptions prior to Islam” (Encyclopedia Britannica, I:643).

      “The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god called Allah” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:302, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1913, Houtsma).

      “Allah was known to the pre-Islamic . . . Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:406, ed. Gibb).

      “Ilah . . . appears in pre-Islamic poetry . . . By frequency of usage, al-ilah was contracted to Allah, frequently attested to in pre-Islamic poetry” (Encyclopedia off Islam, III:1093, 1971).

      “The name Allah goes back before Muhammad” (Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, I:41, Anthony Mercatante, New York, The Facts on File, 1983).

      “The origin of this (Allah) goes back to pre-Muslim times. Allah is not a common name meaning “God” (or a “god”), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity” (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, I:326, Hastings).

      To the testimony of the above standard reference works, we add those of such scholars as Henry Preserved Smith of Harvard University who has stated:

      “Allah was already known by name to the Arabs” (The Bible and Islam: or, The Influence of the Old and New Testament on the Religion of Mohammed, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897, p. 102).

      Dr. Kenneth Cragg, former editor of the prestigious scholarly journal Muslim World and an outstanding modern Western Islamic scholar, whose works are generally published by Oxford University, comments:

      “The name Allah is also evident in archeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabia” (The Call of the Minaret, New York: Oxford University Press, 1956, p. 31).

      Dr. W. Montgomery Watt, who was Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University and Visiting Professor of Islamic studies at College de France, Georgetown University, and the University of Toronto, has done extensive work on the pre-Islamic concept of Allah. He concludes:

      “In recent years I have become increasingly convinced that for an adequate understanding of the career of Muhammad and the origins of Islam great importance must be attached to the existence in Mecca of belief in Allah as a “high god.” In a sense this is a form of paganism, but it is so different from paganism as commonly understood that it deserves separate treatment” (William Montgomery Watt, Muhammad’s Mecca, p. vii. Also see his article, “Belief in a High God in Pre-Islamic Mecca”, Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. 16, 1971, pp. 35-40).

      Caesar Farah in his book on Islam concludes his discussion of the pre-Islamic meaning of Allah by saying:

      “There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews” (Islam: Beliefs and Observations, New York, Barrons, 1987, p. 28).

      According to Middle East scholar E.M. Wherry, whose translation of the Quran is still used today, in pre-Islamic times Allah-worship, as well as the worship of Ba-al, were both astral religions in that they involved the worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars (A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran, Osnabruck: Otto Zeller Verlag, 1973, p. 36).

      You can read more here

  21. lior says:

    guys this is bullshit, curse in hebraw is ״קללה״ (klala) or ״עלבון״ (elbon). you can search for it on google translate as well if you dont trust me , im israeli by the way

  22. Ahmad says:

    Dear People, I am a Malaysian, a Malay and a Muslim. The first Muslim to give comment here I believe. And no, I don’t know what happened to MH370.
    Let me tell you what I was taught about Christians and Jews when I grew up. These are from religious teachers, parents, relatives and society here in Malaysia in general;
    1.) Jews – Great wisdom bestowed by God, the chosen people, tricky, master of finance. But they don’t like us so we don’t like them. We can eat their food because it is kosher but it is not advisable to sleep in their house because they might kill us in the middle of the night. However, if they live in our country we are required by God to protect them, even though we don’t like them very much.
    2.) Christians – Close in faith to us but they got the Jesus thing wrong. God has no offspring and Jesus didn’t die on the cross. God rescued him and he is in heaven now. When he returns, we must follow him to do battle with the Anti-Christ. However, we can’t eat at their house because their food is neither halal nor kosher. But we can sleep in their house because they won’t try to kill us in the middle of the night. Like the Jews, we are required by God to protect them.

    Well I am 50 years now so I have seen the world quite a bit. Despite what I have seen and heard all these years I REFUSE to believe that Jews and Christians are fundamentally evil or malicious. Quite the contrary, many of us Muslims in this country look at Jews and Christians as our kin in faith.

    I have a question. Which I may or may not have the right to ask as it concerns God.

    From what I know, there are about 18 million Jews, 2.1 billion Christians and 1.6 billion Muslims in this world.

    Now if Jesus is indeed the Son of God, then probably 18 million + 1.6 billion people are going to burn in hell. If he is not, then probably 2.1 billion people are going to burn. If Jesus and Mohammad are both liars then 2.1 billion + 1.6 billion people will burn.

    Tell me something, are we suppose to figure this out ourselves?
    Because I think if God so wishes he could clarify this for us and spare a lot of hatred, distrust and bloodshed. If we are united, then this earth will be truly glorifying his name. Is that not a good thing?

    Are we not worth saving?

    Or is everything that’s happening today is what he wants after all?

    • Kurt J. says:

      Ahmad wrote, “Are we not worth saving?”

      Of course you’re worth saving. If you were the only person on earth God would have sent his son to die for you:

      John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

      Jesus did not come to save just Christians, but the whole world! All we need to do is place our faith in Him and His atoning death. No one can save themselves. God is both loving and just. In His love He sent Jesus to live the life we couldn’t live to satisfy His Law. He died the death we should have died for our disobedience, which God’s justice demanded.

      I would recommend that you begin reading the Bible and asking God for light to understand His truth.

      And then you can compare the love of God, revealed in the Bible, with what you find in the Qur’an, which I’ve reprinted portions of here: https://prophesite.wordpress.com/category/the-quran-in-its-own-words/

      BTW, you are not the first Muslim to post here, you can read back through the comments.

  23. Yisrael says:

    Alah is the word for curse and it is used in the Westminister Leningrad Codex in Numbers 5:21, where it used against the aldultreous women, and in Isaiah 24:6, it is says Alah (a curse) consumes the earth and in Jeremiah 23:10 it says that the land mourns (bleeds) because of Alah (a curse).
    And Qabah also means curse and the Arabs used the word Kaaba for their sacred site for worship.
    And Alah is spelled with the aleph and has a few meanings and one is oxen, which is a beast, and in the quran it says that they will unleash the beast over the earth to make the unbelievers submit to their quran (teaching), and the lamed is the next letter in Alah and it means to learn or to teach, this means that the Muslims beast that is unleashed over the earth will influence the people, just as the serpent taught and influenced the woman, and so the devil will come to influence the people. And what is the last letter in Alah? Well, it’s the heh, which means revelation, word, covenant and wind. This means that Islam (who comes in the name of their false god Allah, using the same phonetic sound as Alah, a curse) is going north, south, east and west to teach and influence the people with their false (satanic inspiration) revelation and covenant (that forces them to break the real eternal covenant). Also, the German word “Weh” means woe, tribulation. And Ashkenaz is the Hebrew word for Germany, and in 1900 the Turks (the Ottoman-Turkish Empire), with German assistance, began construction of the Hejaz Railway, which by 1908 linked Damascus in Syria with the city of Medina in the Arabian Peninsula. The original purpose was to transport Muslim Pilgrims to Medina-Mecca pilgrimage sites and to enable better strategic control of the distant Arabian peninsula. The Nazi used to get prayed over by the Caliphs and they persecuted the Jews. Hitler was a Catholic and he authorized the Muslim Caliphs pray for his German soldiers. And the Caliphs taught the Nazi’ the Quran and gave them their copies of the Quran. Plus, the Catholic Church documented in their catechism that they and the Muslims are one and they worship the same god. Well, if you look at what they both teach, you can see that neither one of these cults teach the truth. For example, the Muslims believe that they have to go to Kaaba (Qabah, the curse) or die as a martyr for their quran, and this contradicts salvation (Yeshua-Deliverance). These are false teachings because even Yeshua said that people will worship God in Spirit (revelation and under the inspiration of God; spiritually circumcised and having the sinful nature cut away) and Truth (the light and reality, as the sun rides the sky from the east and west; the Jew and the Gentile will receive the word of God).
    But, the Catholics don’t teach the truth either because they eat a wafer that has a symbol of a sun and crescent moon on it and then say that they are eating the body of Christ. Well, that is canabalism and is forbidden. In fact, you are not to drink blood and that is what the catholics say that the wine they have is. That is why they say he- esus christo, and if you translate that from Latin (Roman) into English it means “Actually eating Christ” and if you translate “he esus christos” or “esus christos” from Latin (Roman) into English, it translates into actually eating Christians and eating christians. The Latin word “esus” means eating, eaten, devoured, wasted and consumed. And so, why does tradition teach Alah-Allah, Qabah-Kaaba which mean curse, and use Weh-woe-tribulation with Yah-Lord? And why does tradition teach esus and then put the j, which originated as a swash character, used for the letter i at the end of Roman numerals when following another i, as in ‘xxiij’ instead of ‘xxiii’ which represented the Roman numeral 23. A distinctive high usage emerged in Middle High German. Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds. It’s a shame how the King Iames (James) bible put I-esus, J-esus) in place of Yeshua-Salvation. And if you put “i e sus christo” in the Latin in google translator, it will translate into go out from the pig anointed. And some traditional men teach that Jesus comes from the Greek Iesous, which is a lie, because “sous” in the Latin (Roman) means “the sun”, and they say it came from Joshua. But, Joshua came from Y’hoshua or Yehoshua. And Yehoshua was actually Hoshea, but the Moses changed his name from Hoshea son of Nun to Y’hoshua son of Nun. And Hoshea means salvation and הושע Hoshea in Greek is Ωσηέ Osie. And יהושע in Latin is Joshua. And the Greek Ωσηέ Osie is Hosea in Latin. And spell Yehoshua from English into Latin, it translates into Iosue. And so, why does tradition teach wrong doctrine to the world?

  24. Minny says:

    “today those three letters Aleph, Lamed, Heh are mostly used as the word for an Oak tree or a godess.”
    Can anyone verify this information please?

    The reason is…Last year the President of Iran stated in his speech at the UN in regards to their ‘imam Mahdi’ …….that “he will come as a girl”.

  25. Face2face says:

    This is all clear now. satan has always wanted to be like God that’s why he was cast down in the first place so the whole idea of islam is the worship of satan no wounded why the teaching of islam are so different from those of our Lord Jesus Christ

  26. toni says:

    I looked up in aramaic Hebrew dictionary and Allah came up as a curse and tree. Two spellings but same sound.

  27. Luz says:

    Here is what God writes about Him in the Holy Book of Islam

    The Arabic Scripture (still up to date the original one)
    اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

    The English Translation (supposed to be an explanation to Qur’an verses)

    Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

    Please all, accept me in your discussion.

  28. Gery says:

    Since Arabic and Hebrew shares the same root, words between both tongues sounds close,and has the same meaning. For instance: Blessing: Arabic: Barokah, Hebrew: Barakah (Strong’s 01293). Spirit: Arabic: Ruh, Hebrew: Ruach (Strong’s 07307).

    For God, which pronounced Allah in Arabic however, the Hebrew word is Eloah(Strong’s 0433). And yes, sometimes the Bible refer to God (the big G) with the word Eloah.

    Secondly. Alah (Strong’s number 0423) is not exclusively a curse word. It is translated also as an oath, or a vow, which is not a negative connotation.

    So please. Don’t go pointing fingers on other religion without proper research. We are called to be the salt and light, radiating positive influence. Please,
    “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

    And I apologize to every moslem friends who feel insulted with this post.

  29. Kurt J. says:

    Thanks for your comment Gery. Yes, Arabic and Hebrew are related languages, and I acknowledge that in all likelihood “Allah” and “Eloah” share a common root, although there is some debate about that.

    As far as “alah” exclusively meaning “curse”, I was not trying to show that. I should have mentioned in the blog entry the verse in question, Isaiah 24:6. It says “Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …” I’ve gone back and edited the entry to include that at the top.

    It is just an interesting observation (IMO) that the name of Islam’s god is associated with a curse going out over the earth, causing desolation, which certainly has been the case.

    I would rather try to shake free those who are in bondage to Islam rather than worrying about apologizing to those who are perpetually insulted as the default position of their religion. They want to cut off our heads whether we are “nice” or not, hopefully you have noticed.

  30. I'm who I'm says:

    If you believe that Muhammad is the false prophet then no need defence him. End of the story.

  31. Yisrael says:

    Alah is the hebrew word for curse. And the aleph has a few meanings, and one of them is oxen, a beast. And the lamed means to teach. And the heh means revelation, sprit or promise. And together this means that a devil will influence the people with its teaching and will make an abominable covenant with the people.
    And furthermore, the hebrew word chamas means violence. And chamas sounds like the Muslim terrorist group Hamas.

  32. Bernard Burreson says:

    This entire document is wrong. The verse in question reads as given below. Starting with the lower right, and ending in the upper left. The second to the last word is the word curse, as shown below by the Strong’s number 0779, and the word which the document proclaims to be curse, is as shown for the word 0428.
    19 הלאה םירראמה םירמה יממ יקנה ךשׂיא תחת האמט תיטשׁ אל םאו ךתא שׂיא בכשׂ אל םא השׂאה לא רמאו ןהכה התא עיבשׂהו (5:19)

    0779 ררא ‘arar aw-rar’
    a primitive root; v; [BDB-76b] {See TWOT on 168 }
    AV-curse 62, bitterly 1; 63
    1) to curse
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to curse
    1a2) cursed be he (participle used as in curses)
    1b) (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed
    1c) (Piel) to curse, lay under a curse, put a curse on
    1d) (Hophal) to be made a curse, be cursed

    0428 הלא ‘el-leh ale’- leh
    prolonged from 0411; demons pr p; [BDB-41b] {See TWOT on 92 }
    AV-these, those, this, thus, who, so, such, some, same, other, which, another, whom, they, them; 20
    1) these
    1a) used before antecedent
    1b) used following antecedent

    • Bernard Burreson says:

      In trying to comment, the editor took out the formatting and Strong’s numbers in the verse,and then flipped it end for end. Please to a Hebrew Bible and look for yourself.

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