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    Does your God have a gender?

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    Its alway struck me funny that the Bible refers to God as a "he" and "father" yet Christians claim he is the only god and has always been the only god. If there is only one of him, how can the concept of gender apply to him (it)?

    Does Islam refer to God in the masculine as well?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Do a search, i believe a thread like this was created a week ago.

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    salaam
    Allah is neither male nor female. Arabic has no neuter, and the use of the masculine is normal in Arabic for genderless nouns.

    Say: He is Allah, the One and Only!
    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
    He begetteth not nor is He begotten.
    And there is none like unto Him. surah ikhlass

    wa salaam
    Does your God have a gender?

    وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    i don't read any meaning in to the use of the word "he". i use it but definitely don't picture god as a little old man, or a young man either for that matter.
    how can god have a gender when "he" has no form?
    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    how can god have a gender when "he" has no form?
    We don't know if He has a form our not. Speculating on His substance is not allowed.

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    i'm not speculating and i agree - of course, we don't know.
    was only giving my concept.
    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    "If you can imagine something....................................... That is not god"

    In other words, any image that the Human Mind can create is not god. the 'shape and size' of god is beyond human imagination.

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    salaam
    well said! i agree with you SirZubair
    wa salaam
    Does your God have a gender?

    وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    of course!
    Does your God have a gender?

    each man thinks of his own fleas as gazelles
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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    salaam
    Snakelegs do you believe in Allah? just curious
    wa salaam
    Does your God have a gender?

    وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirZubair View Post
    "If you can imagine something....................................... That is not god"

    In other words, any image that the Human Mind can create is not god. the 'shape and size' of god is beyond human imagination.
    Now I really like that.

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirZubair View Post
    "If you can imagine something....................................... That is not god"
    Or indeed;

    The Tao that can be told is not the universal Tao. The name that can be named is not the universal name.

    We really are all looking for the same thing.

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    salaam
    It's great to see people of different faiths agreeing for once,
    especially about god
    wa salaam
    Does your God have a gender?

    وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirZubair View Post
    "If you can imagine something....................................... That is not god"

    In other words, any image that the Human Mind can create is not god. the 'shape and size' of god is beyond human imagination.
    :ace: couldn't have said it better!
    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Argh... i hate days like these, when people agree with me. I like controversy !

    ( jokes )

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    lol very funny
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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Quote Originally Posted by sister-aisha View Post
    salaam
    Snakelegs do you believe in Allah? just curious
    wa salaam
    yes. i only think of him as "god" just because i'm not a muslim and i'm used to that word.
    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    "The description is not the described"
    - j. krishnamurti
    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    I note that the Bible and Quran both use in relation to the revealer:
    I
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    Does your God have a gender?

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    Re: Does your God have a gender?

    Quote Originally Posted by snakelegs View Post
    yes. i only think of him as "god" just because i'm not a muslim and i'm used to that word.
    god can be gods, godesses and i heard the word has no divine origin. none of the true revelations ever mentioned the word god.
    Whereas Allah is only Allah. Allahu Akbar!
    and His name is mentioned in the Totah as Eloh or Elohim (plural for respect)
    and the amazing one is that it is still mentioned in the new testament - When Jesus, peace be upon him, cries out
    "Allai Allai la ma thabaktani" " o god o god why have u forsaken me"

    Allahu Akbar!
    Does your God have a gender?

    And When My servants ask you about Me, I am indeed close: I
    listen to the prayer of every praying person when he calls on
    Me: So let them also, listen to My call, and believe in Me, so
    that they may walk straight.
    Surat AlBaqarah 2:186


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