How could Abdullah, the father of prophet Muhammad be named " slave of Allah" if we was born before the Islamic religion existed ?

That's what Abdullah means, " slave or servant of Allah".

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So are you guys are saying that even before Muhammad was born his father worshipped a god named Allah ?

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    Do you think that Muhammad invented the concept of Allah? All he did was create a system of worship dedicated to Allah, and even then all he did was take from other religious practices and customs that existed at the time.

    You might as well wonder how Joseph Smith's dad could have believed in Jesus before Joseph Smith founded Mormonism.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because many people believed in God, at least nominally, before Mohammed claimed to have received the Quran.

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Islam and the Qur’an is a mere 1,400 year old badly re written version of the 2,000 year old Christian religion!

    Whilst imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery no imitation can ever be better than the original

  • Kin
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Ignore liars like Reynaldo and those who think the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, made up the monotheistic religion of his grandfather, Prophet Abraham, peace and blessings be upon him, Islam. Islam is not a new religion.

    None of the Prophets of Allah made up anything and they all are truthful Prophets of God who were sent by God and who were given the guidance of God and the signs. Some people actually think monotheism is paganism and that the people have no Lord. Such people are deluded.

    Allah guides whomever He pleases and God does whatever He wills.

    "And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. It is the religion of your father, Abraham. {Allah} has named you." - 22:78

    Abdullah is a very honorable good name and it does mean the 'slave of Allah', the 'servant of Allah'. Abd, means 'slave'. That is what we are as we belong to God.

    Anyone who is named Abd and has along with One of the Beautiful Names of Allah, their beautiful name means they are the servant of the Lord. For instance, Abdulrahman, 'Servant of the Most Compassionate'.

    And Because we are truly Allah's beloved slaves whether some are believers or non-believers and Allah is our Master, our Creator. To truly be Allah's slave is very noble and Allah will always honor His beloved slave that is dedicated to Him.

    Human beings have tainted the word 'slave' and have made it into something negative because of human masters and you know how human masters can be and they are imperfect as well. While most people do not know how the Creator, the True Master of all mankind, treats His own slaves and most are unaware of His mercy or oblivious to His mercy, and His signs.

    Furthermore, I truly believe all the sons of Prophet Abraham, peace and blessings be upon him, were all guided by Allah and only believed in true monotheism and never worshiped an false god or an idol except Allah alone, the True Lord. And because it was the supplication of Prophet Abraham, peace and blessings be upon him, he asked his Lord to guide all of his children including his grandson, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

    The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, never grew up in a household of idols as a child and was far away from the darkness, the misguidance..the idol-ism his people were practicing.

    Please see the short video link in the comments that I will provide about the prestigious of slavehood to Allah.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    A bit of study would VERY POSSIBLY reveal to you that Judaism freely built on older pagan traditions, that Christianity borrowed freely from the pagan and Jewish traditions, Islam borrowed freely from pagan, Jewish, and Christian traditions.

    It's not like inventing Gods and Goddesses just STARTED with Islam.

    (By the way: AThumbsDOWN on my answer does not prove that your favourite God or Goddesses really exists.)

  • 3 weeks ago

    It is almost as though the story was invented.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Allah is the Arabic for "god". Pre-Islamic Arabians were polytheists with a main god. Abdullah means the son the main polytheistic god.

    • ReynаIdо Weeks
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      Correct. I used that by mistake. I actually knew better. Don't know why I said that. Knew a guy, spelled his name Abid from Abd. Was a Lebanese Christian.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Because Allah existed before Islam.

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