The cult of Muhammad and of Islam. Islam is not a religion but a fascist cult. It is supremacist, racist and Jihadic. It merges church and state. Islam negates free-will, rationality, and natural law.
Allah comes from ali-ilah which was the name for the Meccan moon deity protected in the Kabah shrine by Mohammed's family. These are just facts. So you can imagine the amazement of any rational, sentient human who understands both the pre- and post-history of Islam; to learn from the cultural Marxist's that an Arab family cult is magically the equivalent to the Christian idea of 'God' – a concept by the way which has many variations and interpretations. Allah is not 'God' – it is what it was – the Meccan male moon deity of Mohammed's tribe and family.
There are some facts about Mohammed's life which illustrate the pre-Islamic importance of ali-ilah or Allah, the common Arab name to denote the male moon deity and most important 'phase' of the moon's celestial orbit:
-From one expert: "The word "Allah" comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article "the" and ilah is an Arabic word for "god." It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (There is an interesting discussion of the origins of Allah, in "Arabic Lexicographical Miscellanies" by J. Blau in the Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. XVII, #2, 1972, pp. 173-190)."
-Mohammed's Quraysh tribe, settled in Mecca, was focused on the appeasement and worship of 'Allah', their moon god, and especially to Allah's three daughters who were viewed as intercessors between the people and Allah.
-Moon worship and the word Allah pre-date Mohammed by at least 3500 years. Allah is an Arab word and has never had any connections with Judaic or Christian ritual or worship. [Muslims are lying when they claim this].
-Mohammed's tribal worship of these three goddesses, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, played a significant role in the ritualization and observation of the Kabah shrine in Mecca.
-To achieve political power Mohammed eliminated the 3 daughters and submerged all tribal worship into the one male deity Allah or ali-ilah.
-The literal Arabic name of Muhammad's father was Abd-Allah. His uncle's name was Obied-Allah. These names reveal the personal devotion that Muhammad's pagan family had to the worship of Allah, the moon god.
-An Allah idol was set up at the Kabah along with all the other idols. The pagans prayed toward Mecca and the Kabah because that is where their gods were stationed.
-The crescent moon is the symbol of Islam for good reason – it represents the worship of the moon.
The above facts make 3 things abundantly clear to anyone who can rationalize:
Allah has nothing in common with Judeo-Christian notions of God.
Allah is the pre-Islamic cult worship of the moon.
Mohammed's family guarded Ali-ilah as part of its familial duties. Allah is thus the family deity of Mohammed transformed into some sort of universal power to compete with Jewish and Christian monotheism.
The world is oftentimes very black and white. There is no grey about what ali-ilah is or was. It is dishonest and ignorant to claim as Muslims do, that Allah has anything to do with the other monotheistic interpretations of God. It doesn't.
Mohammed took the family cult and triumphantly conflated it to be the main deity of all the various Arab deities. It was thus not only a political project designed to unify the Arabs to compete with Jews and Christians but also a successful attempt of ritualization - to simplify, organized and subsume the differing Arab paganisms into one unified cult – led by Mohammed of course.
Islam has nothing in common with any other spiritual project. It does have a lot in common with fascist theologies including German Hitlerism and Russian 'Communism' or imperial fascism. Islam is not a religion but a family project which has grown now to be the greatest threat to world civilization since the madness of Leninism collapsed in 1989.
One thing one can admire about the Mohammed cult is its ability to mutate, expand and wage unrelenting jihad over 1400 years. Resiliency is its key aspect. Irresolute certainty of ultimate victory a key characteristic.