Thursday, August 03, 2006

Operators Are Standing By



I hope to post later today. In the meantime, here's an open thread.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.fourwinds10.com/NewsServer/ArticleFunctions/ArticleDetails.php?ArticleID=7130

Mysterious ‘Ritual’ Performed By United States Military Forces In Babylon Raises Concerns Of Muslim And Russian Orthodox Religious Leaders
BY: Sorcha Faal as reported to her Russian Subscribers
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index898.htm


Date Published: 2006-04-16

April 16, 2006

Russian Intelligence Analysts are reporting today on a bizarre religious ritual being preformed by elements of the United States Military, including some of their top leaders, in the closed Military Zone of the ancient city of Babylon in the Iraqi War Zone.

Seen by Russian satellite photos taken of the areas around Babylon, these reports state that the Americans have constructed a nearly one kilometer circle around their massive excavation of Babylon of a ‘Feathered Serpent’ in an apparent ritual relating to the ‘ancient objects’ they are about to unearth and have stationed giant US Military Cargo aircraft to bring to the United States, and which they have apparently been waiting to do on the specific date of April 16th.

Upon the complaints of the Iraqi Government to the Americans for the destruction of Babylon the US Military remains to this day defiant, and as we can read as reported by the UK’s Independent News Service in their article titled "US colonel offers Iraq an apology of sorts for devastation of Babylon", and which says:

"In an act of at least partial contrition, an officer in charge of the US military occupation of Babylon in 2003 and 2004 has offered to make a formal apology for the destruction his troops wrought on the ancient site. Colonel John Coleman, former chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, said yesterday that if the head of the Iraqi antiquities board wanted an apology, "if it makes him feel good, we can certainly give him one".

For more than a millennium, Babylon was one of the great cities of antiquity. It reached its greatest glory in the early 6th century BC, as the capital of Nebuchadnezzar II, builder of the celebrated Hanging Gardens."

The ‘Feathered Serpent’ aspect of this most strange ritual being performed by the Americans in their retrieval of their underground finds in the ancient vaults of Babylon lend further credence to historians who state that the actual name of America was taken from the Winged Serpent God of the Americas name in Peru, which is called Amaruca, and as we can read:

"In the most prevalent versions of American history, the origin of the name America is attributed to the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. This popular distortion of the true origin of the native Amaruca, which translates as: Land of the Great Plumed Serpent, may be finally gaining more credibility among scholars to restore the name Amaruca to it's rightful place.

Recent discoveries in Peru may lead to more conclusive evidence concerning the relationships between North and South American indigenous peoples. As discoveries continue to unearth ancient Incan cities, writings pertaining to the mysterious origins of Amaruca are sure to be found. The Incas abandoned their towns and cities and retreated from the treasure-hunting Spanish invaders after the Conquistadors captured and executed the last Incan leader, Tupac Amaru, in 1572. Some of the cities have since been rediscovered, but many more are believed to lie hidden in the dense jungle."

Most concerning to both Muslim and Russian Religious Leaders of these mysterious events is the timing of them to coincided with the ancient Babylon Religious worship of Easter, but to which Western Christians have adopted as being the day their Lord arose from the dead, but in actuality is a celebration of the Darkest of the World’s powers, and as we can read:

"Most children and families who color or hide Easter eggs as part of their Resurrection Sunday tradition have no knowledge of the origin of these traditions. Easter egg activities have become a part of Western culture. Many would be surprised and even dismayed to learn where the traditions originated.

"The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians. They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg - according to the ancient story - the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter."

The idea of a mystic egg spread from Babylon to many parts of the world.[12] In Rome, the mystic egg preceded processions in honor of the Mother Goddess Roman. The egg was part of the sacred ceremonies of the Mysteries of Bacchus. The Druids used the egg as their sacred emblem. In Northern Europe, China and Japan the eggs were colored for their sacred festivals.

The egg was also a symbol of fertility; Semiramis (Easter) was the goddess of Fertility. The Easter egg is a symbol of the pagan Mother Goddess, and it even bears one of her names."

To the Darkness that has enveloped the Western peoples for their devotion to the ancient gods of darkness we have spoken of many times, but with these new events occurring in Babylon today the entire world should indeed shudder…for by all accounts, those cruel demons of our ancient days may be once again unleashed upon us all by the actions of the Americans.

For even in our most ancient of days these horrific dark masters were feared by the Angels themselves, and as war with the Persians of Iran is soon to occur, and which will undoubtedly unleash the largest war of all, it is well that we all remember the words of Daniel [10:20] about this greatest of beasts, read and understand:

"But I am going back to make war with the angel of Persia, and when I am gone, the angel of Greece will come. And there is no one on my side against these, but Michael, your angel."

8/03/2006 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous trachys said...

are these Russian satellite photos available anywhere online?

and why should we suppose that the egg originated in Babylon?

but what I'm most curious about, is just why Daniel was talking about Greece!?

8/03/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Shrubageddon said...

If the egg originated in Babylon, where did the Chicken originate? And, which one came first?

8/03/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

C'mon, it's obvious the guy was talking about Daniel Levans, one of the dancers in Grease.

never ever underestimate the many tentacled octopus that hides beneath those "bizarre religious rituals." Their agents are everywhere.

You've been warned.

8/03/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Shrubageddon said...

Hey Richard:

Thanks for posting the article about The Tesla. Velly Intellesting.

It makes Iridescent's assertion that much more probable, doesn't it?

8/03/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Luposapien said...

A thanks from me for the Tesla article as well. I've forwarded the link on to several of my friends.

Along those lines, see this video news reel that aired, of all places, on a Fox news outlet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImGaraPrEo8&search=hho

Of course, if the above, rather unsubstantiated, report about the mysterious Babalonian Egg of the Feathered Serpent is true, then we might be blowing people up over in the Middle East regardless of the issue of oil (but I'd say it's far less likely that we would).

8/03/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago in the aptly named Millenium Park(which was enormously over budget) there is a giant egg officially called the Bean which cost over 23 million dollars. What was odd is that there was a near frenzy to get the Bean ready for display and this post might explain why

8/03/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Luposapien said...

Not to say there's nothing nefarious going on at Millenium Park (given the state of affairs recently, you'd probably be hard pressed to find anywhere that's completely free of the sinister), but the 'Bean', actually named the "Cloud Gate" is pretty much shaped like, well, a bean, not an egg:

http://www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/cloud_gate.html

8/03/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Shrubageddon said...

Hmmm....kind of puts the story of Humpty Dumpty in a different perspective, doesn't it?

No more Easter Eggs for my kids.......shit, they're not going to have anything left to celebrate when it's all said and done.

8/03/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Prof. Hex said...

Anybody check Google Earth for the Feathered Serpent?

8/03/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous simon said...

Maybe the circle is the new base:

"A report on Babylon by the British Museum's John Curtis painted a devastating picture. Curtis found that large areas had been covered in gravel brought in from outside, compacted and often chemically treated to provide helipads, car parks and storage areas.

"US military vehicles had crushed 2600-year-old brick pavements, scattering fragments across the site. More than 12 trenches had been dug into ancient deposits. Vast amounts of sand and earth, mixed with archaeological fragments, including bricks inscribed with Nebuchadnezzar's name, were gouged from the site to fill sandbags.

"But the most serious damage has been the contamination of areas which have never been excavated: it means that many secrets of Babylon, including the Hanging Gardens, may never be solved. (Troops also took precious objects home as souvenirs. By the summer of 2003, Babylonian cuneiform tablets, the oldest examples of writing, were being sold on e-bay.)"

http://www.dangoor.com/issue78/articles/78057.htm


After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory.

He cried with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality, the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from the abundance of her luxury.

The light of a lamp will shine no more at all in you... for with your sorcery all the nations were deceived..."

-Revelation 18

8/03/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger harpakhruti said...

As regards Astarte (a.k.a. Ishtar), one may want to investigate the ancient Canaanite and Ugaritic religions more generally, in addition to the Judeo-Paganism movement.

If it's found that these have traction within "the establishment" of some sort, it may explain the noise regarding Moloch cults ("moloch" or "melek" was a title most commonly granted to Hadad, more commonly known as Baal (another title); one internet source says it was granted on a city-by-city basis making it tantamount to "patron god of the city" in the sense of being only for a particular city at a time). Care should be taken, though, to avoid anachronism, as the first discovery of the Ugaritic sacred texts describing precursors to the Abrahamic faiths was reputedly made ca. 1920, with translations and/or decipherment of the language(s) involved delayed until well after.

I don't personally believe these sorts of things have tremendous significance, but it would at least shine some sort of light on mystical aspects of elite movements and/or spiritual beliefs if it panned out.

Also interesting in this regard is that all the Abrahamic faiths are ultimately based on the worship of Yahweh (a.k.a. Yaw a.k.a. Yam), the evil god of the sea and the nemesis of Hadad, the chief and father of the Elohim (the Elohim being defined as all the children of Hadad save Hadad himself), whose names inspired the names of the Abrahamic deity. In this much-extended sense, the Abrahamic faiths are all descended from a sort of devil worship.

8/04/2006 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
MOJO FILTER writes:
The previous commentator who claims that the names of God are names of the devil is either woefully misinformed, a slapdash, haphazard scholar, or a willful provider of false information. I cannot say which.
What I can say is that Molech, et al, was/were a name for a demiurge to which children were sacrified by burning them alive. This was, wisely, prohibited by the Jewish religion.
The names of God are not the “names of the Devil.” That is a Luciferian doctrine, which is utterly false. The “devil”, as such, is the whisperer in your head, or at your side ~ your own false ego, or that of another, which suggests that you do other than what you ought to know in your heart is both correct and good.
This “devil” or shaytan (plural shayatin), or Iblis, represents or manifests this whispering, or the personified whisperer.
In the simplest of terms, it is the opposite of good conscience.
It/they/whatever are all merely part of the creation of God, and serve as constant moral challenges to our exercise of free will.
The many names of God represent the paths of faith and understanding taken by various peoples of this earth.
In the Vedas there are Indra, Soma, Agni, abstracted into Atman in Vedanta, then re-personified in three aspects by Brahma, Visnu, and Siva, often given attributes of Creator, Preserver, Destroyer. But Siva means “auspicious”, and the name derives from Rudra, the original name for thunder, which heralded both lightning and rain, thus the dual aspects of destruction and auspiciousness.
In India there is also the personification of the Manifest and the Void, with Purusa and Prakriti, much as in the Chinese yang and yin.
The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota indians of the Great Plains have Wakan Tanka, usually translated as the Great Spirit.
This little essay, and what follows, are just the tiniest windows on the Unity of the Reality from which all the names derive:
Names of God in Judaism
(this first section is an edited down excerpt from wiki)
In Judaism, the name of God represents the Jewish conception of the divine nature. In awe at the sacredness of the names of God, and as a means of showing respect and reverence for them, the scribes of sacred texts took pause before copying them, and used terms of reverence so as to keep the true name of God concealed. The various names of God in Judaism represent God as known by men, as well as the divine aspects which are attributed to God.
The numerous names of God have been a source of debate among biblical scholars. Some have advanced the variety as proof that the Torah has many authors, while others declare that the different aspects of God have different names, depending on the context in which God is being referred to, and the specific aspects which are emphasized.
The most important and most often written name of God in Judaism is the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter name of God. This name is first mentioned in the book of Genesis and is usually translated as 'the LORD'. Because Judaism forbids pronouncing the name outside the Temple, the correct pronunciation of this name has been lost—the original Hebrew texts only included consonants. Some scholars conjecture that it was pronounced "Yahweh", but some suggest that it never had a pronunciation (which is extremely unlikely given that it is found as an element in numerous Hebrew names). The Hebrew letters are named Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh: note that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English. In English it is written as YHWH, YHVH, or JHVH depending on the transliteration convention that is used. The Tetragrammaton was written in contrasting Paleo-Hebrew characters in some of the oldest surviving square Aramaic Hebrew texts, and it is speculated that it was, even at that period, read as Adonai, "My Lord", when encountered.
In appearance, YHWH is the third person singular imperfect of the verb "to be", meaning, therefore, "He is". This explanation agrees with the meaning of the name given in Exodus 3:14, where God is represented as speaking, and hence as using the first person — "I am." It stems from the Hebrew conception of monotheism that God exists by himself, the uncreated Creator who doesn't depend on anything or anyone else; thus the answer to Moses: “I am that I am.”
Abraham knew God as El Shaddai, literally translated as El of the Mountain, but more commonly abstracted in modern times as God Almighty.
The word El appears in other northwest Semitic languages such as Phoenician and Aramaic. In Akkadian, ilu is the ordinary word for god. It is also found also in Old South Arabian and in Ethiopic, and, as in Hebrew, it is often used as an element in proper names. In northwest Semitic texts it often appears to be used of one single god, perhaps the head of the pantheon, sometimes specifically said to be the creator.
El is used in both the singular and plural, both for other gods and for the God of Israel. As a name of God, however, it is used chiefly in poetry and prophetic discourse, rarely in prose, and then usually with some epithet attached, as "a jealous God." Other examples of its use with some attribute or epithet are: El `Elyon ("Most High God"), El Shaddai ("God Almighty"), El `Olam ("Everlasting God"), El Hai ("Living God"), El Ro'i ("God of Seeing"), El Gibbor ("God of Strength").
In addition, names such as Gabriel ("Strength of God"), Michael ("He Who is Like God"), Raphael ("God´s medicine") and Daniel ("God is My Judge") use God's name in a similar fashion.

The Names of God in Islam

Strictly speaking, the word Allah is not a name.

It is simply the word in Arabic for The God, as
opposed to “a god.” Both words are found in the
first part of the shahadah, the muslim profession of faith:

la illaha illa llah ~ there is no god but god.

in arabic there are no capital letters,
not even for proper names, so the use
of capitalization below represents a convention of
the English language. So to arabs the word is allah.

Allah, or aLlah, is the word for God used by Arabic-speaking
Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike when they pray.

It simply means “God.”

Some argue that it is a contraction of al-illah,
since eliding the initial article is conventional
in Arabic, thus forming the “name” aLlah.

The most common male name in Arabic is
Abdullah, which means “Servant of God.”

No muslim man may take one of the proper names of God, thus a man may be known as Latif (subtle), but never al Latif (the subtle). Most often the prefix root “abd” is added to one of the names of God, as in Abdul Latif (servant of the subtle). This is always acceptable. Never may a man take the name Malik al Mulk, Allah, or other names uniquely reserved as divine appellations.

The ninety-nine names of God are derived from the
Qur’an. While the names are cast in the masculine,
their attributes are cast in the feminine, beautifully
demonstrating that God is beyond gender, even in
the original arabic.


[this section is mainly edited excerpts from The Name & the Named
by Shayk Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi al Halveti, from Fons Vitae Press]

Muslims consider Allah to be the greatest name of God.

Following are “al asma al husna,” the divine names,

the 99 “most beautiful names” of God:

ar Rahman ~ the Compassionate
ar Rahim ~ the Merciful

ar Rahman is the most frequent name of God used
in the Qur’an. It, along with ar Rahim, the second
most frequent name in the Qur’an, are both derived
from the Semitic root RHM, meaning “womb.”

al Malik ~ the Owner
al Quddus ~ Purity
as Salam ~ Peace
al Mumin ~ the Inspirer of Faith
al Muhaymin ~ the Protector
al ‘Aziz ~ the Victorious
al Jabbar ~ the Repairer, the Completer
al Mutakabbir ~ the
al Khaliq ~ the Creator
al Bari ~ the Maker of Harmony
al Musawwir ~ the Shaper of Beauty
al Ghaffar ~ the Forgiving
al Qahhar ~ the Subduer
al Wahhab ~ the Giver
ar Razzaq ~ the Sustainer
al Fattah ~ the Opener
al ‘Alim ~ the Knower
al Qabid ~ the Constrictor
al Basit ~ the Releaser
al Khafid ~ the Abaser
ar Rafi’ ~ the Exalter
al Mu’izz ~ the Bestower of Honor
al Mudhill ~ the Humiliator
as Sami’ ~ the Hearer
al Basir ~ the Seeing
al Hakam ~ the Judge
al ‘Adl ~ the Just
al Latif ~ the Subtle
al Khabir ~ the Aware
al Halim ~ the Forebearing
al ‘Azim ~ the Absolute
al Ghafur ~ the Forgiving
ash Shakur ~ the Rewarder of Gratitude
al ‘Ali ~ the Most High
al Kabir ~ the Greatest
al Hafiz ~ the Preserver
al Muqit ~ the Nourisher
al Hasib ~ the Reckoner
al Jalil ~ the Sublime
al Karim ~ the Generous
ar Raqib ~ the Watcher
al Mujib ~ the Responder to Prayer
al Wasi’ ~ the Comprehending
al Hakim ~ the Wise
al Wadud ~ Love
al Maajid ~ the Glorious
al Ba’ith ~ the Resurrector
ash Shahid ~ the Witness
al Haqq ~ the Truth
al Wakil ~ the Trustee
al Qawi ~ the Inexhaustible
al Matin ~ the Forceful
al Walii ~ the Friend of Servants
al Hamid ~ the Praised
al Muhsi ~ the Quantitator
al Mubdi ~ the Originator
al Mu’id ~ the Restorer
al Muhyi ~ the Giver of Life
al Mumit ~ the Taker of Life
al Hayy ~ the Ever Living
al Qayyum ~ the Self-Existing
al Wajid ~ the Finder
al Majiid ~ the Majestic
al Wahid ~ the One
al Ahad ~ the Only
as Samad ~ the Satisfier of Needs
al Qadir ~ the All Powerful
al Muqtadir ~ the Creator of All Power
al Muqaddim ~ the Advancer
al Muakhkhir ~ the Delayer
al Awwal ~ the First
al Akhir ~ the Last
az Zahir ~ the Manifest
al Batin ~ the Hidden
al Wali ~ the Governor of Creation
al Muta’ali ~ the Supreme
al Barr ~ the Doer of Good
at Tawwib ~ the Turner to Repentance
al Muntaqim ~ the Avenger
al ‘Afu ~ the Forgiver, the Redeemer
ar Rauf ~ the Clement
Malik al Mulk ~ Eternal Owner of All
Dhul Jalali wal Ikram ~ Lord of Majesty and Bounty
al Muqsit ~ the Distributor
al Jami’ ~ the Gatherer
al Ghani ~ the Rich
al Mughni ~ the Enricher
al Mani’ ~ the Averter of Harm
ad Darr ~ the Causer of Harm
an Nafi’ ~ the Creator of Good
an Nur ~ Light
al Hadi ~ the Guide
al Badi’ ~ the Originator
al Baqi ~ the Everlasting
al Warith ~ the Inheritor
ar Rashid ~ the Righteous Teacher
as Sabur ~ the Completely Patient One

la illaha illah llah

ho mitakuye oyasin ~ all of our relations

shalom

salaam

shanti

om

.

8/04/2006 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

MOJO FILTER writes:

The previous commentator who claims that the names of God are names of the devil is either woefully misinformed, a slapdash, haphazard scholar, or a willful provider of false information. I cannot say which.

What I can say is that Molech, et al, was/were a name for a demiurge to which children were sacrified by burning them alive. This was, wisely, prohibited by the Jewish religion.

The names of God are not the “names of the Devil.” That is a Luciferian doctrine, which is utterly false. The “devil”, as such, is the whisperer in your head, or at your side ~ your own false ego, or that of another, which suggests that you do other than what you ought to know in your heart is both correct and good.

This “devil” or shaytan (plural shayatin), or Iblis, represents or manifests this whispering, or the personified whisperer.

In the simplest of terms, it is the opposite of good conscience.

It/they/whatever are all merely part of the creation of God, and serve as constant moral challenges to our exercise of free will.

The many names of God represent the paths of faith and understanding taken by various peoples of this earth.

In the Vedas there are Indra, Soma, Agni, abstracted into Atman in Vedanta, then re-personified in three aspects by Brahma, Visnu, and Siva, often given attributes of Creator, Preserver, Destroyer. But Siva means “auspicious”, and the name derives from Rudra, the original name for thunder, which heralded both lightning and rain, thus the dual aspects of destruction and auspiciousness.

In India there is also the personification of the Manifest and the Void, with Purusa and Prakriti, much as in the Chinese yang and yin.

The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota indians of the Great Plains have Wakan Tanka, usually translated as the Great Spirit.

This little essay, and what follows, are just the tiniest windows on the Unity of the Reality from which all the names derive:

Names of God in Judaism

(this first section is an edited down excerpt from wiki)

In Judaism, the name of God represents the Jewish conception of the divine nature. In awe at the sacredness of the names of God, and as a means of showing respect and reverence for them, the scribes of sacred texts took pause before copying them, and used terms of reverence so as to keep the true name of God concealed. The various names of God in Judaism represent God as known by men, as well as the divine aspects which are attributed to God.

The numerous names of God have been a source of debate among biblical scholars. Some have advanced the variety as proof that the Torah has many authors, while others declare that the different aspects of God have different names, depending on the context in which God is being referred to, and the specific aspects which are emphasized.

The most important and most often written name of God in Judaism is the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter name of God. This name is first mentioned in the book of Genesis and is usually translated as 'the LORD'. Because Judaism forbids pronouncing the name outside the Temple, the correct pronunciation of this name has been lost—the original Hebrew texts only included consonants.

Some scholars conjecture that it was pronounced "Yahweh", but some suggest that it never had a pronunciation (which is extremely unlikely given that it is found as an element in numerous Hebrew names). The Hebrew letters are named Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh: note that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English. In English it is written as YHWH, YHVH, or JHVH depending on the transliteration convention that is used. The Tetragrammaton was written in contrasting Paleo-Hebrew characters in some of the oldest surviving square Aramaic Hebrew texts, and it is speculated that it was, even at that period, read as Adonai, "My Lord", when encountered.

In appearance, YHWH is the third person singular imperfect of the verb "to be", meaning, therefore, "He is". This explanation agrees with the meaning of the name given in Exodus 3:14, where God is represented as speaking, and hence as using the first person — "I am." It stems from the Hebrew conception of monotheism that God exists by himself, the uncreated Creator who doesn't depend on anything or anyone else; thus the answer to Moses: “I am that I am.”

Abraham knew God as El Shaddai, literally translated as El of the Mountain, but more commonly abstracted in modern times as God Almighty.

The word El appears in other northwest Semitic languages such as Phoenician and Aramaic. In Akkadian, ilu is the ordinary word for god. It is also found also in Old South Arabian and in Ethiopic, and, as in Hebrew, it is often used as an element in proper names. In northwest Semitic texts it often appears to be used of one single god, perhaps the head of the pantheon, sometimes specifically said to be the creator.

El is used in both the singular and plural, both for other gods and for the God of Israel. As a name of God, however, it is used chiefly in poetry and prophetic discourse, rarely in prose, and then usually with some epithet attached, as "a jealous God." Other examples of its use with some attribute or epithet are: El `Elyon ("Most High God"), El Shaddai ("God Almighty"), El `Olam ("Everlasting God"), El Hai ("Living God"), El Ro'i ("God of Seeing"), El Gibbor ("God of Strength").

In addition, names such as Gabriel ("Strength of God"), Michael ("He Who is Like God"), Raphael ("God´s medicine") and Daniel ("God is My Judge") use God's name in a similar fashion.

The Names of God in Islam

Strictly speaking, the word Allah is not a name.

It is simply the word in Arabic for The God,
as opposed to “a god.”
Both words are found in the first part of the shahadah, the muslim profession of faith:

la illaha illa llah ~ there is no god but god.

in arabic there are no capital letters,
not even for proper names, so the use of capitalization below represents a convention of the English language. So to arabs the word is allah.

Allah, or aLlah, is the word for God used by Arabic-speaking
Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike when they pray.

It simply means “God.”

Some argue that it is a contraction of al-illah,
since eliding the initial article is conventional
in Arabic, thus forming the “name” aLlah.

The most common male name in Arabic is
Abdullah, which means “Servant of God.”

No muslim man may take one of the proper names of God, thus a man may be known as Latif (subtle), but never al Latif (the subtle). Most often the prefix root “abd” is added to one of the names of God, as in Abdul Latif (servant of the subtle). This is always acceptable. Never may a man take the name Malik al Mulk, Allah, or other names uniquely reserved as divine appellations.

The ninety-nine names of God are derived from the
Qur’an.

While the names are cast in the masculine,
their attributes are cast in the feminine, beautifully
demonstrating that God is beyond gender, even in the original arabic.


[this section is mainly edited excerpts from The Name & the Named
by Shayk Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi al Halveti, from Fons Vitae Press]

Muslims consider Allah to be the greatest name of God.

Following are “al asma al husna,” the divine names,

the 99 “most beautiful names” of God:

ar Rahman ~ the Compassionate
ar Rahim ~ the Merciful

ar Rahman is the most frequent name of God used in the Qur’an.

It, along with ar Rahim, the second most frequent name in the Qur’an, are both derived from the Semitic root RHM, meaning “womb.”

al Malik ~ the Owner
al Quddus ~ Purity
as Salam ~ Peace
al Mumin ~ the Inspirer of Faith
al Muhaymin ~ the Protector
al ‘Aziz ~ the Victorious
al Jabbar ~ the Repairer, the Completer
al Mutakabbir ~ the
al Khaliq ~ the Creator
al Bari ~ the Maker of Harmony
al Musawwir ~ the Shaper of Beauty
al Ghaffar ~ the Forgiving
al Qahhar ~ the Subduer
al Wahhab ~ the Giver
ar Razzaq ~ the Sustainer
al Fattah ~ the Opener
al ‘Alim ~ the Knower
al Qabid ~ the Constrictor
al Basit ~ the Releaser
al Khafid ~ the Abaser
ar Rafi’ ~ the Exalter
al Mu’izz ~ the Bestower of Honor
al Mudhill ~ the Humiliator
as Sami’ ~ the Hearer
al Basir ~ the Seeing
al Hakam ~ the Judge
al ‘Adl ~ the Just
al Latif ~ the Subtle
al Khabir ~ the Aware
al Halim ~ the Forebearing
al ‘Azim ~ the Absolute
al Ghafur ~ the Forgiving
ash Shakur ~ the Rewarder of Gratitude
al ‘Ali ~ the Most High
al Kabir ~ the Greatest
al Hafiz ~ the Preserver
al Muqit ~ the Nourisher
al Hasib ~ the Reckoner
al Jalil ~ the Sublime
al Karim ~ the Generous
ar Raqib ~ the Watcher
al Mujib ~ the Responder to Prayer
al Wasi’ ~ the Comprehending
al Hakim ~ the Wise
al Wadud ~ Love
al Maajid ~ the Glorious
al Ba’ith ~ the Resurrector
ash Shahid ~ the Witness
al Haqq ~ the Truth
al Wakil ~ the Trustee
al Qawi ~ the Inexhaustible
al Matin ~ the Forceful
al Walii ~ the Friend of Servants
al Hamid ~ the Praised
al Muhsi ~ the Quantitator
al Mubdi ~ the Originator
al Mu’id ~ the Restorer
al Muhyi ~ the Giver of Life
al Mumit ~ the Taker of Life
al Hayy ~ the Ever Living
al Qayyum ~ the Self-Existing
al Wajid ~ the Finder
al Majiid ~ the Majestic
al Wahid ~ the One
al Ahad ~ the Only
as Samad ~ the Satisfier of Needs
al Qadir ~ the All Powerful
al Muqtadir ~ the Creator of All Power
al Muqaddim ~ the Advancer
al Muakhkhir ~ the Delayer
al Awwal ~ the First
al Akhir ~ the Last
az Zahir ~ the Manifest
al Batin ~ the Hidden
al Wali ~ the Governor of Creation
al Muta’ali ~ the Supreme
al Barr ~ the Doer of Good
at Tawwib ~ the Turner to Repentance
al Muntaqim ~ the Avenger
al ‘Afu ~ the Forgiver, the Redeemer
ar Rauf ~ the Clement
Malik al Mulk ~ Eternal Owner of All
Dhul Jalali wal Ikram ~ Lord of Majesty and Bounty
al Muqsit ~ the Distributor
al Jami’ ~ the Gatherer
al Ghani ~ the Rich
al Mughni ~ the Enricher
al Mani’ ~ the Averter of Harm
ad Darr ~ the Causer of Harm
an Nafi’ ~ the Creator of Good
an Nur ~ Light
al Hadi ~ the Guide
al Badi’ ~ the Originator
al Baqi ~ the Everlasting
al Warith ~ the Inheritor
ar Rashid ~ the Righteous Teacher
as Sabur ~ the Completely Patient One

la illaha illah llah

ho mitakuye oyasin ~ all of our relations

shalom

salaam

shanti

om

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