The Truth About Allah
This is an except my study Introduction to the Nazarene Way, Part Five.
... As for Ishmael, the son of Sarai's doubt, his descendants and the gods they worship...
KJV: Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
17:20 And 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.
17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
The Torah is abundantly clear that the Semitic Northern Arabs (the descendants of Ishmael including Muhammad Mustafa) have no part in the Covenant between the One True God and Avraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moshe.
As I discuss elsewhere in more detail, twelve houses or tribes were born to Ya'akov (Jacob) however as Isaiah and Jeremiah describe 10 of these 12 houses were "divorced" from Israel when it became apparent that their hearts were not established in the worship of Adonai (compare Jeremiah 3:8) the God of Israel.
Having a physical link with Avraham is not enough to be counted among the promises granted to him. As Adon Y'shua explained:
KJV: Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Ishmael's connection with Avraham means nothing of itself. Recall that HaShem removed most of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges chapters 19-21) due to their gross violation of the hospitality laws and their unwillingness to repent. Likewise HaShem divorced the Ten Houses of Israel for their "spiritual prostitution" with other gods (compare Jeremiah 3:8). HaShem also brought the houses of Judah and Benjamin into captivity to Babylon, restored them to their Land for a time, and when they still refused to repent HaShem had the Romans destroy the Beit HaMikdash in 70 C.E and disperse His people throughout the Earth!
HaShem grafted Gentiles (Noahide Nazarenes) into the House of Israel to "provoke [the Jews] to jealousy" (Romans 11:11) reminiscent of Moshe's warning at Deuteronomy 32:21. Adonai seeks those who seek Him and He remains ever faithful to His commitment to Am Israel (People Israel).
In each case the Scriptures are clear about Adonai's displeasure with His people and why He does what He does seeking to inspire their repentance. In Genesis Moshe is completely clear that Adonai's Spirit and blessings remained with Isaac and his descendants and that Ishmael was driven out into the desert, cast off from God's Promise to Avraham. The Ishmaelites could have continued in their relationship with HaShem as Noahides but instead they turned to false gods and made themselves the enemies of the Echad Elohiym. That was/is their free will choice. HaShem does not force us to come to Him.
Ishmael, the mamser of an Egyptian slave, copulated with local Pagan women and embraced the worship of their gods. In time 360 such gods were seated for worship and service at Mecca. Whether these gods existed in Mecca before the days of Ishmael we don't know but that his descendants worshiped these gods and even facilitated their abominable practices is certain (the Hebrew word "abomination" -- תּועבה or to-ay-baw) is always used in a religious context in the Bible. If something is described as "an abomination" failure to recognize its religious implication is to miss the meaning. Chief of Mecca's gods was allah Hubal-Sin.
The descendants of Ishmael were disowned by the God of Avraham and they rejected His Torah. They sided against Israel in confederation with the descendants of the Nephilim such as the Rapha (who peopled among the Philistines -- pel-ish-tee: a Greek sea faring people). The Ishmaelites warred against the Israelites and against the God of Israel seeking to genocide them completely as we read in the Tanakh:
KJV: Psalms 83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head....
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
We find reference to these Pagan gods, goddesses and their devotees throughout the Torah. The wrath of Adonai always burns hot against them and frequently He instructed the Israelites to utterly decimate their numbers, even killing their cattle and their crops, so vile was their abominations (to-ay-baw) in the land that the Israelites were forbidden to have any contact with the remains (compare Deuteronomy 7:25)!
Among these false gods the Ishmaelites embraced was the Arabian Moon god named Hubal, the chief god of Mecca. Hubal is related to the Mesopotamian Moon god Nanna (or Sin), the son of Enlil and Ninlil. The two chief seats of Nanna/Sin's worship were Ur (where Avraham was from) and Harran in the north.
Hubal/Sin was a fairly major local idol in his day and it is likely that his image was among those destroyed by young Avram in his father's workshop as described above. His image stood atop the Kaaba in Mecca as ruler and overseer of the 360 god Arab/Ishmaelite pantheon. As chief god Hubal-Sin was known simply as Al-lah or "the god." Allah Sin's name is related to place names like Sinai, the wilderness of Sin and so on.
Rather than Holy Jerusalem, Mecca is the Moon god's capital city and the Kaaba was and remains to this day his principle shrine. The crescent moon symbol of Hubal-Sin is prominently displayed on every Muslim shrine and throughout the lands controlled by the Ummah of Islam. The Kaaba of Hubal-Sin is where Muslims make their haj (pilgrimage) and Muslims the world over stop and bow to the Kaaba five times a day.
After several thousand years one of these Arab Pagans, a warlord and religious reformer of the Quraysh tribe of Mecca united the 360 Ba'als of Mecca by the sword after plagiarizing the Bible, the Indian Vedas and the Zoroastrian Avesta to produce al Qu'ran. With the sword Muhammad (born circa 570/571 C.E. in Mecca June 8, 632) declared that there is no allah (god) but allah (i.e. Hubal-Sin) and that he, Muhammad, is the final prophet of Hubal-Sin. All who opposed this declaration (known as shahada) was executed:
lā ilāha illallāh, Muḥammadur rasūlullāh
There is no allah but [our] allah, and Muhammad is his final messenger.
This is the true origin of Islam: Islam did NOT begin with Avraham, with Ishmael nor even with Muhammad Mustafa. Muhammad merely outlawed the other Pagan gods of the Kaaba, turned Hubal-Sin into a caricature of the Echad Elohiym (One God) of the Torah and usurped the role of Adon Y'shua as Cohen Gadol and Mediator between God and humanity.
Further evidence of this can be seen in Muhammad's father's name, Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib: which means "slave of the god" [i.e. "allah"]. Remember that Muhammad claimed the Arabs had completely forgotten Allah (supposed God of Avraham and Ishmael) and that he (through the angel) had revealed the true identity of the One God to his people. If that was true, what about his father's name? A father who died before his birth let alone before his alleged angelic visitation and revelation? What allah was Abdulah the slave of? The Moon god Hubal-Sin! The same allah Muhammad and his followers "submit" to (islam means "submit") as slaves to this vary day). Jews and Muslims do NOT worship the same God. Muslims serve a false god directly condemned throughout the Torah.
Hubal-Sin is not now and never was the God of Avraham Avinu! He remains a Pagan moon god in opposition to the God of Israel.
Clearly then, Islam is NOT the religion of Avraham, Isaac and Jacob! It is the redressed remnant of an ancient Moon god cult (hence the crescent moon symbol, the timing of Ramadan -- crescent moon to crescent moon -- and so on) practiced by Pagan Arabs since the days of Babylon and Mesopotamia if not before. The Islamic allah's name Hubal-Sin means "Controller of the Night," "Master (Ba'al: Hu-BAAL) of the Darkness!" His emblem was and remains the crescent moon that is so prominent throughout the Islamic world.
I discuss this false religion elsewhere in more detail. For now, understand that Islam is a plagiarized faith based on taqiyya (Sharia approved deception) and jealousy of the Jewish people. It has no legitimate claims to any blessings granted to Avraham Avinu nor to any of his descendants whether they are Jewish or Nazarene (Christian).
These ARE biblical times! Nothing is different. Worship the Echad Elohiym of Israel and the Bible or worship Hubal-Sin, the Moon god. As always, the choice is ours to make.