'allah' -- the god of 'Perhaps'

   When we read the Qur’an, we find that allah has ninety-nine names. One of them is “all-knowing,” and if we search that word throughout the Qur’an, we see that this is how his angels described him from the beginning. For example in Qur’an 2:32, when allah asked the angels to inform him concerning the names of (Muslim scholars disagree what he was asking specifically), the angels acknowledged the “fact” that allah is the knowing, the wise. Qur’an 2:32 states: “They said, ‘Praise be to you. We have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Surely you are the knowing, the wise.’”

   Abraham and Ishmael described allah as “the hearing, the knowing” in Qur’an 2:127.  allah also spoke of himself to be “the hearing, the knowing” as he stated in Qur’an 2:137: “So if they believed like what you believed, so indeed, they were guided; and if they turn away, so surely they are only in opposition, for allah is sufficient for you against them. And he is the hearing, the knowing.”

   As we go throughout the Qur’an, the name of “all-knowing” was given to allah by himself, his angels, and many men and women. And why not? If allah is god, he should know everything. For that is exactly what Christians believe as is written in Acts 15:18:  “Known unto God are all His works fro ...

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