I would like to
know why Abdullah Bin Salman Bin Harith who was a Jew was called
Abdullah if the God of the Jews and the God of the Muslims are
different as the Jews and Christians say.
Also, why God
is called Allah in the Arabic Bible?
Arabs thought that Allah is the supreme God. The Jews and Christians
thought Jehovah is the supreme God. So when these two groups
communicated they assumed they are speaking of the same entity. Indeed
they did because by these names they intended the same thing just as
when you say Sun or Shams you are talking of the same star in two
However, originally Allah and Jehovah were not one
and the same deities. Both these deities are figments of human
imagination. As these imaginations evolved the concept of these gods
also evolved and when both groups, i.e. the Jews and Arabs adopted
monotheism, these two gods merged and became two names of the same God.
In fact Elohim and Jehovah are mentioned in the
Bible as two names of the same God. However, originally these were two
distinct gods. One was the god of the
and the other was the god of the Israelites. When these two tribes
merged to form one single nation of Jews they also merged their sacred
books and their gods into one single God.
The concept of God is entirely manmade. It evolved
as humans evolved. Allah, Jehovah and Elohim were originally distinct gods
each with their own limited purviews. As the idea of God evolved and
monotheism became the vogue, there was no room for different gods and
hence all these gods merged to form one single deity and the names
became interchangeable. They only exist in human imagination. At
one time they were distinct deities and now they are one and the same.