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Islamic Voice Logo

OCTOBER 1999

MONTHLY    *    Vol 13-10 No:154    *   OCTOBER 1999/ RAJAB 1419H
  email: editor@islamicvoice.com

COMPARATIVE REILIGION


The Word of Allah In The Arabic Bible


The Word of Allah In The Arabic Bible

Just a few examples for those who are still in doubt . . .

By Abu Iman ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan Robert Squires

The Arabic scripts ( images) below, with the exception of the first Arabic script (image), were taken directly from The Holy Bible in Arabic. Referred to in Arabic as al-Kitaab al-Muqadis (i.e. The Holy Book), this is the scripture which is used by Arabic-speaking Christians (of which there are still about 15 to 20 million in the Middle East). So that those unfamiliar with Arabic script have something to compare these images with, the first image below is a verse from the Qur’an - which is the Muslim scripture. In the images, the Arabic word Allah is underlined so that it can be easily identified. Upon comparing the images, one should be able to clearly see that the word Allah appears in both the Qur’anic and Arabic Bible images.

Indeed, the word Allah appears throughout Arabic translations of the Bible, since it is simply the Arabic name for Almighty God. Insha’llah, the examples below will help quell the doubts of those who have been duped into believing that Muslims worship a different God - either by the hostil e media or by Christian missionary propaganda. We hope that this serves as enough documentation for those who still have doubts about this. We could think of no other way to prove this point, except to encourage everyone to do further critical and open-minded research on their own. Please, don’t forget to compare the images . . .

[Qu’ran 1:1 - English translation]
“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.”
[Qur’an 1:1 - Arabic transliteration]
“Bismi-Allahi ar-Rahmani, ar-Raheem”
[Qur’an 1:1 - Arabic]


Bismi-Allahi ar-Rahmani, ar-Raheem

[Genesis 1:1 - English Bible - King James Version]
“In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth . . . “
[Genesis 1:1 - Arabic transliteration]
“Fee al-badi’ khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard . . . “
[Genesis 1:1 - Arabic Bible]


Fee al-badi' khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard

[John 3:16 - English Bible - King James Version]
“For God so loved the world, that . . . “
[John 3:16 - Arabic transliteration]
“Li-annhu haakadha ahabba Allahu al-’Aalama hataa badhala . “
[John 3:16 - Arabic Bible]


Li-annhu haakadha ahabba Allahu al-'Aalama hataa badhala

[Luke 1:30 - English Bible - King James Version]
“ . . . Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.”
[Luke 1:30 - Arabic transliteration]
“ . . . Laa takhaafee, yaa Maryam, li-annaki qad wajadti ni’amat(an) i’nda Allahi.”
[Luke 1:30 - Arabic Bible]


Laa takhaafee, yaa Maryam, li-annaki qad wajadti ni'amat(an) i'nda Allahi

[Luke 3:38 - English Bible - New King James Version]
“the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”
[Luke 3:38 - Arabic transliteration]
“bini Anoosha, bini Sheeti, bini Aaadama, abni Allahi.”
[Luke 3:38 - Arabic Bible]


bini Anoosha, bini Sheeti, bini Aaadama, abni Allahi

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