Muslims – the name of your God

This post is for Muslims.  I am not trying to convert you to Christianity, but I have to impose on you a question…Do you know the true name of your God?  Right now you call Him, Allah, which comes from the Hebrew word for Elohim, but when Hagar, mother of Ishmael saw God she called Him, El ROI, or the God who sees me.

Genesis 16:

“ Behold, you are with child,
And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
Because the LORD has heard your affliction.

12 He shall be a wild man;
His hand shall be against every man,
And every man’s hand against him.
And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” 14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi;[a] observe,it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram waseighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Beer Lahai Roi – is known for the placed called Living One who sees me.  Now Hagar was an Egyptian woman so we should look at the Egyptian words for this name.  I may not have all the words right, but from what I could gather from online sources –

A’nekh Wi’yaw Maawi stands for Live (not sure if verb or adjective) One and Maa[sees] wi [me].  I am not sure if you read Egyptian from left to right or right to left like you read Arabic.

I encourage you to ask yourself, does the Koran say anything about this?  Search with your hearts not just with your intellect and your mind.  It is sometimes good to question your faith and see exactly where you stand.  I know people have torn the Bible apart for a long time to cause doubt and fear of the Scriptures and the true Word of God, but because we have the Holy Spirit inside of us to help us to reveal who the LORD God is bit by bit.

I was very careful in posting this because I know how hard it is for Muslims to break out of the faith, and I am not trying to do that, and I have no power to do that, and I am not here to say I am right and you are wrong.  I even encourage Christians to find out the names of God and find out where He can meet your need.

If the name of your God is different, then can it possibly be that the way you look at Jesus is different than what it says in the Koran?  We know that the Hebrew language is one of the oldest languages in the world and because of the ritualistic cleanliness and preservation of the manuscripts the copying and recopying of the Hebrew words we can tell it’s authenticity.  The Hebrews would have scribes that would go and meticulously write down the notes when people were speaking and they could not be interrupted.  If they messed up they would have to throw their animal skins, which they were writing on, into the fire and start all over again.  Josh McDowell has a good teaching on this.

We as followers of Christ and Judeo-Christians don’t want to condemn you or to hate you because you are our brothers [Jews by birth from Sarah and Christians from adoption into the covenant of Abraham] from another mother.  I am not promoting Chrislam either because I know what Christians believe and what Muslims believe are totally different.  We want you to know the love of a Father who loves you who sent part of Himself to die for you.  He is not a far off God or a God who does not want to know you personally.  He wants you to know Him as a personal God and not a distant God.  We know your passion for the God you want to serve is so deep that you are willing to die for him, but unless you know Him as your Father and accept part of Himself died for you then what good is dying for a God that you don’t know personally?  You don’t have to die, He died for you.  He did not want you to be consumed with hate for your brother even if your brother may or may not have treated you wrongly.

Maybe you don’t believe that Jesus is the one who died on the cross, but if you ever wanted to be loved and cared for and protected and nurtured and provided for and healed, you have to know the name of your God and who He is, His nature, and to know that is to know what He has done for you.

Heavenly Father,

I call upon El ROI, the God, who sees me, to be with the Muslims to be filled with a love that comes from You and knowing You and for them to know how much that even though You are the strongest God Almighty, you are also full of the Agape or the unconditional love that comes from Christ, whose blood was shed for them.  I apply the Blood of Jesus over this posting and over their hearts as they read this.  Cause them to come as they read this and to seek Your face and to know Your name.  Cause a stirring of their hearts as they continue on their quest to know you.  We know that nothing is impossible for You, O LORD GOD.  Your Name is Holy and Worthy to be praised.  Cause even the critical eye to circumspect his heart and to cause a stirring and a change and conviction to know who You are LORD GOD.  We know that you are not about rituals and laws performed in the flesh, but that You have written Your Law upon our hearts so that we are not bound by legalism.  We ask You LORD GOD to cause Your Spirit to reach down and touch them and let them come alive and to know the deep passionate love You have for them.

In Jesus Mighty Name I pray

Feel free to post your questions and concerns.




8 thoughts on “Muslims – the name of your God

  1. Actually Allah name is in Quran, He Himself give the name.

    Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” (Quran 112)

    • Thanks for your input hifzan. I really appreciate it.

      Do you have a relationship with him? Do you talk to him? Does he talk to you? Does he love you? What does he say?

      Genesis 17:20
      King James Version (KJV)
      20And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

      If there is no other God according the Bible and there is no equivalent according to the Quran, how can there be a God of the Bible who blesses sons of Ishmael and begat Jesus, and another name of God in the Quran, who is not the same is the God of the Bible?

    • We worship minimum 5 times a day, we “talk” during worship, prayer and supplication.

      Does he talk to you? Does he love you? What does he say?
      That all written in Quran and hadiths.

      In gospel in aramaic language, God is called Elah, which pronunciation similar to Allah or in Arabic can be also said Illah (Depend on sentence). But in English, they translated to Lord, God, Father, which totally different pronunciation.

      From the start, actually there was no other name of God except Elah, Allah, Illah.

      • This name of Elah is only mentioned in Ezra and Daniel, but to look at it correctly, you cannot just look at the gospels because you have to look at the first mention for the sons of Ishmael in the book in Genesis 16:13- Living One who sees me. Whatever the translation of that in Aramaic would be the word in Aramaic for the name of God. The first time someone recognizes God for something He reveals His name. It’s like the first time someone does something nice for you, you want to know there name so you can thank them. The Hebrew name for God is Elohim, but the name for LORD is actually YHWH, and when seen as a Father it is YHWH meaning I am that I am. Knowing that your God is only called Elah – awesome fearful One, don’t you want to know the many sides of God, the many parts of God? Everytime He turns around, the angels are singing, Holy, Holy, Holy. There is actually a difference between God and LORD. It is true that the name of God can be Allah, but when you know Him as LORD, the name and the meaning of the name changes. When you take the name LORD God, you are actually taking the name YHWH Elohim, or existing ever present One Creator. He is the One who created the universe and brought everything into being.

        From wikipedia – YHWH is the only proper “name of God” in the Tanakh, in the sense that Abraham or Sarah are proper names by which you call a person. Whereas words such as Elohim (god, or authority), El (mighty one), Shaddai (almighty), Adonai (master), Elyon (most high), Avinu (our father), etc. are not names but titles, highlighting different aspects of YHWH, and the various roles which God has. This is similar to how someone may be called ‘father’, ‘husband’, ‘brother’, ‘son’, etc, but their personal name is the only one that can be correctly identified as their actual designation. In the Tanakh, YHWH is the personal name of the God of Israel, whereas other ‘names’ are titles which are ascribed to God.

        Does HE personally speak to you, do you have a personal relationship with Him? Are these prayers prayers that you have memorized, or do they come from your heart? When you are still does He speak to you in your heart? Do your actions reflect the “love of God” that is mentioned in the Quran? Is it a self-sacrificing love?

      • In Islam, Allah have 99 names.
        Authority, Almighty, Judge, Master, King, Merciful, Loving is another name of Allah. We use this name also, maybe some people do not understand because basically pronunciation of God name is in Arabic.

        How to worship is being taught by our prophet in hadiths. We do not fabricate our worship, it is not allowed.

        Do your actions reflect the “love of God” that is mentioned in the Quran? Is it a self-sacrificing love?
        I cant understand your question.

        We Muslim, must reflect good deed and worship Allah.

        We don’t “self-sacrificing love”, suicide is not allowed.

        Thanks for asking about my religion.

    • In my religion, god no beget anybody even Jesus, He is stand alone, infinite, and not die. Jesus is a great prophet, who have a lot of miracles, same as Moses, David, Solomon.

      From what my understanding, current Bible is being corrupted by Jews. (In Quran)

      In History, I believe that gospel have been translate to Greek and from Greek to English has make translation disorder. We, Muslim do not have this kind of problem because we have only 1 version of Quran since beginning.

      During early churches, (0 -300AD), history of Christianity is being silently cover their history. Further more, 300+ gospel being burned during that time, only surviving gospel is now called canonical gospel.

      Does he love you?
      Allah love whoever love Him, worship Him, obey His command because He is Most Loving and Most Merciful.

      What does he say? One of the message.
      (3:104.)Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity.

      • If you believe in Allah: Ask him with all of your heart when you pray tonight, to show himself to you and to reveal the full depth of him to you. Let him speak to your heart. Because as much as I try to debate with you I know that you are not going to believe so if you want to believe in Allah, let God personally speak to your heart and reveal to you what is right.

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