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God is Love, Is Allah love.?

We know that God is love.

Islam acknowledges Allah to be the Merciful One. Perhaps you may ask, "Is not this name, which occurs in the Qur'an more than any other name, equivalent to love? Are not mercy and love the same?"

Perhaps an illustration can help to clarify the comparison between these two words. If a groom would say to his bride, "I have mercy on you and will marry you," what would her reaction be? She would run away from him! But if he says, "I love you," then the relationship will be as it should be.

Even in his mercy, which is Allah's favourite name in Islam, he remains the Great and Exalted One who at best will condescend a little to help his needy creatures. Even in exercising his mercy he remains distant and impersonal.

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Our God, on the other hand, in his love came down to our level in Jesus Christ. He took on the form of a slave and abased himself to the lowest level, bearing our guilt and taking our place in judgement. His self-sacrifice for us sinners means eternal holy love.

We do not have a distant impersonal God, but a Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit, who does not hesitate to save us and make his home within us. In an exaggerated sense we could say, "God, in the earlier meaning of his name, no longer exists since Jesus came to earth. What actually exists is only the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." As a result everyone who does not recognise or accept the Holy Trinity shows that the true God is hidden from him.

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حبيبتي انا لا اهين الاسلام بطرحي للاسئلة

بل انت اللي اهنتيني بجوابك

Update 3:

Daizy is asking question about islam an insult? if u don't ask question how u will learn, know and belief.

there must be an answer to each question, especialy in religion (General), if not so may be this religion is not from God

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I believe you only have a question and that is:

    MERCY vs LOVE

    American Heritage Dictionary - (mûr'sē)

    1.Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one's power; clemency.

    2.A disposition to be kind and forgiving: a heart full of mercy.

    3.Something for which to be thankful; a blessing: It was a mercy that no one was hurt.

    American Heritage Dictionary - (lŭv)

    1.A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

    2.A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance.

    a.Sexual passion.

    b.Sexual intercourse.

    c.A love affair.

    d.A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of language.

    e.The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her greatest love.

    3.An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object.

    4.A person who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment.

    5.An expression of one's affection: Send him my love.

    6.A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of language.

    7.The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her greatest love.

    8.Love Mythology Eros or Cupid.

    9.often Love Christianity Charity.

    10.Sports A zero score in tennis.

    4.Alleviation of distress; relief: Taking in the refugees was an act of mercy.

    For me, by looking from these definitions, i can already find the answer.

    I donot know if you need any more explantions, but if you do, tell me.

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  • 4 years ago

    No. Allah may exhibit love, but that is an act. In God's being Love is an attribute, a fundamental part of His being. Therefore Allah and God are not alike in all attributes. If a being lacks an attribute then it cannot be another being containing that attribute. The two beings are unalike, not the same.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am an atheist, but I love this question. Too rarely do people consider the intricate fabric of faith. I despair at your phrasing, however, which seems to imply that Jehovah and Allah are different deities. Indeed, in my understanding the disagreement is not about God himself, but rather how to please and worship him.

    I understand that a cornerstone of born again Christianity is the personal relationship with God, and that the perception amongst born again Christians is that God is a just but loving God. However, even within Christianity you will find many varying opinions on the attributes of God.

    Sufi Islam also has a very different conception of Allah than, say, Wahabi Sunnism. Every person has a different concept, one is no more valid than another.

    I am very pleased however, at your pointing out the differences between love and mercy. Keen eye, and keen intellect, friend.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Allah is simply the generic word for god, just as we use it in English. If you believe God is love then in this case by default you would have to believe that Allah is love because they are the same entity. Anything that may lead you to believe otherwise, including the behavior of terrorists or the uber religious that don't actually know anything about the origin of the major world religions, are wrong.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Good for you for questioning. Yes, that is how you learn. I am a Christian, and question everything, and study to get answers.

    Daizy

    this is the second time you have attacked your fellow muslim for asking questions. I thought Islam was about peace and love? Yet instead of answering the questions you are slamming the asker. So where is your tolerance??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jesus was a human prophet that's at first just to be clear any way i don't like to talk like that on religion i accept the Christians and respect the religion and believe in it because I'm Muslim

    but you insult my religion which i cant accept god is god he cant get low to our levels as a human to say i love you but he say I'm mercy because of his love if you cant get what beyond the meaning the mercy came for love and a big great love but he is god try to understand how god love us and how the groom love his bride you words doesn't make any sense to me and if Jesus order you to love you don't obey him what i have read a full hateful words that define HATE so you don't even work as your prophet order you its simple LOVE sorry but you make me have to answer with all my respect to the real Christian that respect the Islam

    الله محبه مش كره و الرحمه مرتبه ارقى من الحب و المسيح قال محبه لانه رسول مؤمن بالله الواحد الاحد الرحيم

    انا لم اهينك انا اكن كل الاحترام للمسيحين و من افضل اصدقائى مسيحيين يحترمونى و احترمهم و لكن انت من بدئتى بجدل ليس له اخر و انا اسفه لو جرحتك و لكن هل ستعترفى باهنتك لى

    شكرا

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Love is an internal emotion, charity is an external action, and Yahweh, Allah, Zeus, Ra, Brahmin, Kali, Hecate, Odin or whatever you want to call your imaginary deity, is nothing, does nothing, hears nothing, sees nothing, feels nothing and loves nothing because it is a made up concept of primitive cultures. Any love in this world comes from us, as does any hate.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, God should be love but certainly Alla is not love. By their fruits you shall know them. There is nothing like love and forgiveness in the Koran , the actions of Muslims around the world shows that Alla has no business with love, he isn't even a credible God

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  • 1 decade ago

    Being Merciful is one of the attributes of Allah, its not meaning of Allah, in Quran Allah Says, chapter 112

    AL-IKHLAS (SINCERITY)

    In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    112.001

    Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

    112.002

    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

    112.003

    He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

    112.004

    And there is none like unto Him.

    Source(s): Quran
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jesus(pbuh) is not God and the Bible says that, Jesus did not die on the cross and the Bible also indicates that, Muslims nowadays are more like Moses and Jesus than the modern-day Christian or Jews.

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