2 Corinthians 11:12-15: “But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.”
some thoughts from a site i found:
Qur’anic god’s name changes from Ar-Rahman to Allah in the most peculiar place—the Satanic Verses (the dark spirit of the Qur’an is called Ar-Rahman. This idol, whose name was derived from the Persian Devil, was a moon god in Yemen. His name was selected for several reasons, the most important of which is that before Muhammad plagiarized the Jews he pilfered the poetry of the Hanifs—a monotheistic religion that was derived from a Jewish dictator in Yemen just prior to Muhammad’s birth.)
There is a Hebrew word used in Yahweh’s Scripture that is similar to Ilah and Allah. That word is tahillah. It is derived from halal. Tahillah means laudation or praise. When directed at a worthy object it is an admirable thing. When sought out and self proclaimed it lies at the heart of what caused Satan—a word which means “adversary”—to rebel. In the West we know the Devil by the Latin word for light—Lucifer. But the book which introduced this dark spirit to mankind, uses a different name—Heylel. It is derived from halal. (The paleo-Hebrew of Isaiah’s time, the man who first used the name, did not include vowels, and from what we can tell, the “e” and “a” sounds were interchangeable. What scholars transliterate as “Heylel” could just as easily have been, and probably was, “Haylal.”)
The Hebrew “halal” (pronounced, haw-lal’) is like many words in that it has a dual nature—reflecting both good and bad characteristics. It means, “to be clear.” Originally this clarity pertained to sound, or words but it migrated to color, or light. Thus it came to mean “shine.” Isaiah had this meaning in mind when he said that Heylel was the Morning Star, better known as the sun—the principle deity in most cultures throughout history. It is why we know Satan as Lucifer, or light.
There is more to the Hebrew word halal. It means to make a show, to boast, to be clamorous and foolish. Allah’s biggest boast is “Allahu Akbar;” it’s the Islamic Prayer of Fear—the line jihadists shout before each terrorist assault. It means, “Allah is Greatest.” Halal also means to rave and celebrate in rage. This too is haunting in that Muslims are the only people to celebrate murder and mutilation.
At this point, halal’s definition turns considerably more sinister. Contemplate these meanings in the context of the Deceiver: to stultify, deaden, cloud, to blur, reduce and muffle, to assuage, alleviate and diminish. Halal means to feign or falsify one’s self, to be a counterfeit. It means to pretend, to be a fake, a fraud, to make believe and pretend. And this is precisely what Paul said Heylel would do—disguising himself as an angel of light to mislead a false messenger. Halal is also synonymous with Heylel’s title, the Adversary, in that it means to be mad against someone or something.
There is a second Hebrew word, while not a name, is also telling. It is “alah.” It means to “be high,” which is innocuous enough until you look closer. The word also means “dawn” or to “break the day.” In other words the “Morning Star”—Heylel. Interestingly, alah means to burn—a pastime in which Allah is both fixated and expert. In a relatively short book, Allah speaks of the fires or hell, pain, punishment and demons 1,000 times in the Qur’an. It is the most oft repeated rant—one in which Allah is shown asking to be left alone with the inmates of hell so that he can personally inflict the torment of burning.