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.This article contains Arabic text, written from right to left in a cursive style with some letters joined. Without proper rendering support, you may see unjoined Arabic letters written left-to-right instead of right-to-left or other symbols instead of Arabic script.^ It should only be written in Arabic letterings.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Soorat As Sajdah {32:4} [ Allaah, it is He Who has made the night for you that you may rest therein and the day for you to see.
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You see in the name of using languages properly, I feel the people at the Herald shouldn't use the word Allah in their Bahasa Malaysia prints because Allah is the ARABIC word for God, not Bahasa Malaysia.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

Name of Allāh written in Arabic calligraphy by 17th century Ottoman artist Hâfız Osman
.Allah (Arabic: الله‎, Allāh, Turkish: Allah, IPA: [ʔalˤːɑːh]  ( listen)) is the standard Arabic word for God.^ The Arabic Bible is incorrect using the "ALLAH As a common noun for god since the Quran never does this!

^ You see in the name of using languages properly, I feel the people at the Herald shouldn't use the word Allah in their Bahasa Malaysia prints because Allah is the ARABIC word for God, not Bahasa Malaysia.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Allah" is the word for God in their main holy scripture.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .While the term is best known in the West for its use by Muslims as a reference to God, it is used by Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, in reference to "God".[1][2][3] The term was also used by pagan Meccans as a reference to the creator-god, possibly the supreme deity in pre-Islamic Arabia.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christians then, in the muslim view, try to worship God but get it all wrong.

^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

[4]
.The concepts associated with the term Allah (as a deity) differ among the traditions.^ Perhaps the Islamic concept of Allah was so different from the Jāhilī one that Muḥammads god had become unrecognizable in the eyes of the heathens.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

^ It then becomes explicable why the Quran would condemn the worship of the daughters of Allah as shirk (association of other deities with Allah), while remaining strangely silent about the worship of Hubal.
  • http://www.studytoanswer.net/islam/hubalallah.html 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.studytoanswer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would also be wrong to compare "Allah" with the Hebrew or Greek for God ( El and Theos , respectively), because "Allah" is purely an Arabic term used exclusively in reference to an Arabic deity.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

.In pre-Islamic Arabia amongst pagan Arabs, Allah was not considered the sole divinity, having associates and companions, sons and daughters - a concept which Islam thoroughly and resolutely abrogated.^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That Allah was a pagan deity in pre-Islamic times is incontestible.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The story about ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalibs pledge to sacrifice his son to Allah may contain another, if more hypothetical, reference to the religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

.In Islam, the name Allah is the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name.^ In Islam to the mystics is the word Allah being of the word All.
  • News and Comments 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC hiddenmeanings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you recite this name of Allah 630 times in times of fear, Allah will protect you from all calamities, mishaps and losses.
  • Islamic Path - Benefits of Reciting the Most Beautiful Names of Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.islamicpath.org [Source type: General]

^ This denies the attribution of divinity to all other things, and affirms it as a quality which belongs to Allah alone.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

.All other divine names are believed to refer back to Allah.^ In other words, this is THE Sacred Name above all names.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God (be it Allah / Jesus or any other name).
  • Nike Air Bakin aka “Air Allah” Returns | NiceKicks.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]

^ Refer all disputes to Allah and Muhammad.

[5] .Allah is unique, the only Deity, creator of the universe and omnipotent.^ Creator Allah is the only donor.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The creator is only Allah.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And then Allah began to create the universe.

[1][2] .Arab Christians today use terms such as Allāh al-ʼAb ( الله الأب, "God the Father") to distinguish their usage from Muslim usage.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah is the correct usage for the Muslim God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We don't worship the Muslim God, but it is a term that has been used in the Nusantara.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] .There are both similarities and differences between the concept of God as portrayed in the Qur'an and the Hebrew Bible.^ There cannot be "two different Gods".

^ There is a wonderful encounter in the Bible between God and Moses.
  • News and Comments 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC hiddenmeanings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no difference between the Two.
  • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

[7]
.Unicode has a codepoint reserved for Allāh, = U+FDF2.[8] Many Arabic type fonts feature special ligatures for Allah.^ Khuzāʿī swears by the House of Allah ( bayt Allāh ), where his fellow tribesmen used to cut their hair during the pilgrimage, many reports associate this custom with Hubal.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

^ These are the friends of Allah Ta'ala and in Islamic terminology they are called AWLIYA-ALLAH and Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) reserves special treatment for them.
  • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]

[9]
Arabic
الله
Transliteration
Allāh
Translation
God

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Etymology

Medallion showing 'Allah' in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.
.The term Allāh is derived from a contraction of the Arabic definite article al- "the" and ʼilāh "deity, god" to al-lāh meaning "the [sole] deity, God" (ho theos monos).^ Allah doesn't mean God in Arabic.

^ Arabic-speaking Muslims (and other Muslims) obviously mean something different, and the question is whether their usage of the term is different enough that it would prevent prayers they address to Allah from being prayers addressed to God.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In particular, the term "human sacrifice" is elsewhere always used to mean that human beings kill another human being as a deliberate act of appeasement to the gods.

[4] .Cognates of the name "Allāh" exist in other Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic.^ The word alah does exist in Hebrew but it is not a proper name and it never refers to God.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Muslim believes that YHWH is a title only, then how come he/she can't prove this from the Semitic language of Hebrew other than quoting English translations and sources?

^ Shouldn't they use the word TUHAN? Do they print God's name as Allah in their English or other language prints besides Bahasa Malaysia?
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

[3] The corresponding Aramaic form is אֱלָהָא ʼĔlāhā in Biblical Aramaic and ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ʼAlâhâ or ʼĀlōho in Syriac.[10]
.The contraction of al- and ʼilāh in forming the term Allāh ("the god", masculine form) parallels the contraction of al- and ʼilāha in forming the term Allāt ("the goddess", feminine form).^ The Qur'an uses two terms "Ruh-Allah" and "Ar-Ruh-Al-Qudus" for the Spirit of God.
  • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If Allah is a common term for God in Arabic what is its plural form?

^ Thus in Arabic al-Lah (the supreme name for God) is grammatically masculine, but the word for the divine and inscrutable essence of God al-Dhat is feminine.
  • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

[11]

Usage in Arabic

Pre-Islamic Arabia

.In pre-Islamic Arabia, Allah was used by Meccans as a reference to the creator-god, possibly the supreme deity.^ Is Allah the same deity as the Christian God?

^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It hardly refers to any pre-Islamic notion.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

[12]
Allah at Rohtas Fort Pakistan
.Allah was not considered the sole divinity; however, Allah was considered the creator of the world and the giver of rain.^ Allah provided life to everybody from nothing, and created the world in the most beautiful and beneficial form possible.
  • Love of Allah.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.loveofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the world’s most brutal, violent, and faithless person cannot harm Allah in any way, for He is the sole owner and sovereign of all that exists.
  • Love of Allah.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.loveofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then all kinds of confusion of universal truth which are world of creation, life before death, and life after death and one and only creator Allah must be established.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

The notion of the term may have been vague in the Meccan religion.[4] .Allah was associated with companions, whom pre-Islamic Arabs considered as subordinate deities.^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That Allah was a pagan deity in pre-Islamic times is incontestible.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The story about ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalibs pledge to sacrifice his son to Allah may contain another, if more hypothetical, reference to the religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

.Meccans held that a kind of kinship existed between Allah and the jinn.^ JINN The Jinns are another creation of Allah , who were created from smokeless fire and existed before the creation of Adam (AS).
  • Qur'an (Koran) and Scientific Knowledge 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.cyberistan.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Verily, Allah is free of all wants from the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).

[13] .Allah was thought to have had sons[14] and that the local deities of al-ʻUzzá, Manāt and al-Lāt were His daughters.^ Ibn al-Kalbī reports that Quraysh and the Arabs dwelling in Mecca did not venerate any idol as they venerated al-ʿUzzā, then al-Lāt, then Manāt.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

^ But what he does not tell his readers is that one of Allah's daughters was named " Al-Lat ", which is the feminine form of " Allah "!
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the reading of Hubal as Allah ( al-ilāh ) helped A. G. Lundin draw the conclusion that as the chief deity in Mecca Hubal was seemingly considered identical with Allah.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

[15] The Meccans possibly associated angels with Allah.[16][17] Allah was invoked in times of distress.[17][18] Muhammad's father's name was ‘Abdallāh meaning the “servant of Allāh.” or "the slave of Allāh"[17]

Islam

.According to Islamic belief, Allah is the proper name of God,[11] and humble submission to His Will, Divine Ordinances and Commandments is the pivot of the Muslim faith.^ God (be it Allah / Jesus or any other name).
  • Nike Air Bakin aka “Air Allah” Returns | NiceKicks.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]

^ Belief in the Sunnah is part of the Islamic faith.
  • Articles and FAQs about Islam, Muslims, Allah, Muhammad (pbuh), Quran, Hadith, Woman, Fiqh and Fatwa. 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.islamicfinder.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is important to remember that despite all of these differences in opinion and practice, Shia and Sunni Muslims share the main articles of Islamic belief and are considered by most to be brethren in faith.
  • God Or Allah » Who is Your God ? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.godorallah.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] ."He is the only God, creator of the universe, and the judge of humankind."^ Allah: الله Allah is the proper name in Arabic for The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I have always replied to these people that I must pray and be guided by Allah/God because he created me as he created everything in and of the earth and only He would not lead me to wrong.
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I urge Muslims to repent and recognize the God of the Jews the only true God in the universe.
  • God Or Allah » Who is Your God ? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.godorallah.com [Source type: Original source]

[1][2] ."He is unique (wahid) and inherently one (ahad), all-merciful and omnipotent."^ However, reflecting on just one of these examples is enough to understand Allah’s mercy on all people.
  • Love of Allah.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.loveofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No one may fear another or be intimidated by human power or majesty, since Allah is the Majestic and the Omnipotent over all things.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

[1] .The Qur'an declares "the reality of Allah, His inaccessible mystery, His various names, and His actions on behalf of His creatures."^ (Qur'an, 17:110) Here Menj attempts to use this verse as an excuse for Muslims to call God whatever name they chose, hence Allah.

^ If you are justified and desire to take revenge against your enemy, but haven't the power to do so, recite this name of Allah continously for 3 Fridays, Allah Himself will take revenge on your behalf.
  • Islamic Path - Benefits of Reciting the Most Beautiful Names of Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.islamicpath.org [Source type: General]

^ In reality, however, the Qur'an paints a picture of Allah that in many ways resembles Mohammed's own personality.

[1]
Allah script outside Eski Cami (The Old Mosque) in Edirne, Turkey.
.In Islamic tradition, there are 99 Names of God (al-asma al-husna lit.^ There are other concerns, which discredit such theory as well, as follow: The al in allaah doesnt even sound the same as 'el (god in Hebrew).

^ There are numerous other instances where Muḥammads deity is named your god or your lord.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

^ The fact that there are 99 Names leading to paradise, is authenticated in the following hadith, although it does not list which Names those are: .
  • Muttaqun OnLine - The Names of Allah: According to Quranand Sunnah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC muttaqun.com [Source type: General]

meaning: ."The best names") each of which evoke a distinct characteristic of Allah.^ The name Allah, which indubitably existed be fore Islam, evokes many questions.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

[2][19] .All these names refer to Allah, the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name.^ Refer all disputes to Allah and Muhammad.

^ He who commits them to memory enters the Heaven; and these are (note: the names of Allah are then listed: the italics words are mine).
  • Bismi Allah (In the Name of Allah) Part–3(v) of 11 :: Faith Freedom International :: Only Truth can set us free! 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.news.faithfreedom.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Whoever recognises these things must sever all links to anything other than Allah and free his heart from falsehood.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

[5] .Among the 99 names of God, the most famous and most frequent of these names are "the Merciful" (al-rahman) and "the Compassionate" (al-rahim).^ YUSUFALI: Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.
  • CRCC: Center For Muslim-Jewish Engagement: Resources: Religious Texts 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.usc.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, the Islamic God has characteristics that are expressly feminine; one of his most important "names" is al-Rahman (the All-Compassionate) from the Arabic rahma , which comes from the word rahim , meaning womb.
  • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Holy Qur'an: Surah 2:174-176 Al Baqarah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These names reveal the personal devotion that Muhammad's pagan family had to the worship of Allah , the moon god" (op.cit., Morey, p.51).
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

[2][19]
.Most Muslims use the untranslated Arabic phrase "insha' Allah" (meaning "God willing") after references to future events.^ He has mistranslated Allah as "GOD", which wrong in Arabic 2.

^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ans: Allah means God.
  • Articles and FAQs about Islam, Muslims, Allah, Muhammad (pbuh), Quran, Hadith, Woman, Fiqh and Fatwa. 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.islamicfinder.org [Source type: Original source]

[20] .Muslim discursive piety encourages beginning things with the invocation of "bismillah"(meaning "In the name of God").^ (Qur'an, 17:110) Here Menj attempts to use this verse as an excuse for Muslims to call God whatever name they chose, hence Allah.

^ Allah is not a common name meaning "God" (or a "god"), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity" ( Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics , ed.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I mean, if I'm thinking, "I want to talk to the Christian God but not the Muslim one," I'm in deep kryptonite if God keeps a fatherly ear out for Muslims' prayers.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

[21]
.There are certain phrases in praise of God that are favored by Muslims, including "Subhan-Allah" (Holiness be to God), "Alhamdulillah" (Praise be to God), "La-il-la-ha-illa-Allah" (There is no deity but God) and "Allāhu Akbar" (God is great) as a devotional exercise of remembering God (zikr).^ Allah is the correct usage for the Muslim God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no god except ALLAH [264 words] .
  • Finding Allah in Unlikely Places :: Daniel Pipes 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.danielpipes.org [Source type: General]

^ Allah says: "So you know (O Muhammad) that there is no god but Allah."
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

[22] In a Sufi practice known as zikr Allah (lit. remembrance of .God), the Sufi repeats and contemplates on the name Allah or other divine names while controlling his or her breath.^ God (be it Allah / Jesus or any other name).
  • Nike Air Bakin aka “Air Allah” Returns | NiceKicks.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]

^ You see in the name of using languages properly, I feel the people at the Herald shouldn't use the word Allah in their Bahasa Malaysia prints because Allah is the ARABIC word for God, not Bahasa Malaysia.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Qur'an, 17:110) Here Menj attempts to use this verse as an excuse for Muslims to call God whatever name they chose, hence Allah.

[23]
.Some scholars have suggested that Muhammad used the term Allah in addressing both pagan Arabs and Jews or Christians in order to establish a common ground for the understanding of the name for God, a claim Gerhard Böwering says is doubtful.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The situation was bad for both Jews and Arabs.
  • Allah and The Temple Mount 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.templemount.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If Allah is a common term for God in Arabic what is its plural form?

[11] .According to Böwering, in contrast with Pre-Islamic Arabian polytheism, God in Islam does not have associates and companions nor is there any kinship between God and jinn.^ "Does everything happen according to God's Plan?

^ By frequency of usage, al-ilah was contracted to allah , frequently attested to in pre-Islamic poetry" ( Encyclopedia of Islam , eds.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

[11] .Pre-Islamic pagan Arabs believed in a blind, powerful, inexorable and insensible fate over which man had no control.^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We see the Muslim (blind man) touching the elephant’s trunk and believing that God is like a snake.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Study of the late pre-Islamic period [55] showed that the Arabs believed in a deity named Allah who occupied a high position in their minds.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

This was replaced with the Islamic notion of a powerful but provident and merciful God.[24]
.According to Francis Edwards Peters, "The Qur'an insists, Muslims believe, and historians affirm that Muhammad and his followers worship the same God as the Jews (29:46).^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Does the pantheist worship the same God?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Do we believe in the same God?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Quran's Allah is the same Creator God who covenanted with Abraham". Peters states that the Qur'an portrays Allah as both more powerful and more remote than Yahweh, and as a universal deity, unlike Yahweh who closely follows Israelites.^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a promise from Allah in truth; and who can be more truthful than Allah in utterance ?

^ Who created the chromosomes of God?

[7]

Christianity

.Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, use the word "Allah" to mean "God".[3] The Christian Arabs of today have no other word for 'God' than 'Allah'.[6] (Even the Arabic-descended Maltese language of Malta, whose population is almost entirely Roman Catholic, uses Alla for 'God'.) Arab Christians for example use terms Allāh al-ʼab (الله الأب) meaning God the father, Allāh al-ibn (الله الابن) mean God the son, and Allāh al-rūḥ al-quds (الله الروح القدس) meaning God the Holy Spirit (See God in Christianity for the Christian concept of God).^ ALLAH is GOD all over mankind .
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Allah" is the word for God in their main holy scripture.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has mistranslated Allah as "GOD", which wrong in Arabic 2.

.Arab Christians have used two forms of invocations that were affixed to the beginning of their written works.^ It is used by the Arab Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew; 'Allaha' in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus, pbuh).
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, Arab Christians use this word too, and instead of the English word "God" it is Allah which is used in their bible, prayers and daily rituals.
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Muslim propagandists in their try to convince Western Christians to believe that Allah and Yahweh are basically the same God, since Arab Christians use the term Allah in the Arabic Bible.

They adopted the Muslim basm-Allah, and also created their own Trinitized basm-Allah as early as the eight century CE.[25] The Muslim basm-Allah reads: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful." The Trinitized basm-Allah reads: "In the name of Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God." .The Syriac, Latin and Greek invocations do not have the words "One God" at the end.^ From beginning to end the Qur'an is a clarification of the meaning of the words, 'There is no god but Allah'.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In the OT God is referred to by several names/words, but Elohim (a plural form of El) is one of the most common, and is cognate with Allah.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Arabic language only has one word for deity and that word for god or "GOD" is ILAH. This is not a new argument from the missionary.

This addition was made to emphasize the monotheistic aspect of Trinitian belief and also to make it more palatable to Muslims.[25]
.According to Marshall Hodgson, it seems that in the pre-Islamic times, some Arab Christians made pilgrimage to the Kaaba, a pagan temple at that time, honoring Allah there as God the Creator.^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Is Allah the same deity as the Christian God?

^ The pre-Islamic Arabs also had Allah as one of their many gods and goddesses.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

[26]

As a loanword

English and other European languages

.The history of the word "Allāh" in English was probably influenced by the study of comparative religion in 19th century; for example, Thomas Carlyle (1840) sometimes used the term Allah but without any implication that Allah was anything different from God.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We need not be detained by the fact that the word "Allah" is not the normal English word for God.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In summary, Christians do not use the term "Allah" as a proper name for God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, in his biography of Muhammad (1934), Tor Andræ always used the term Allah, though he allows that this 'conception of God' seems to imply that it is different from that of the Jewish and Christian theologies.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the attributes of "God of Christianity" and "Allah of Islam" are quite different.

^ However, Allah was not pleased with Muhammad’s decision.
  • Bismi Allah (In the Name of Allah) Part–3(v) of 11 :: Faith Freedom International :: Only Truth can set us free! 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.news.faithfreedom.org [Source type: Original source]

.By this time Christians were also becoming accustomed to retaining the Hebrew term "Yahweh" untranslated (it was previously translated as 'the Lord').^ Muslim propagandists in their try to convince Western Christians to believe that Allah and Yahweh are basically the same God, since Arab Christians use the term Allah in the Arabic Bible.

^ Yahweh is not a Hebrew translation of the Divines name, but a vocalised Latin-Hebrew transliteration of the Tetragrammaton .

^ The name Yahweh was used solely in an old covenant context and the New Testament plainly states that the old covenant has become "obsolete" (Hebrews 8.13) and that it has been entirely "abolished" (Hebrews 10.9).

[27]
.Languages which may not commonly use the term Allah to denote a deity may still contain popular expressions which use the word.^ Allah is not a common name meaning "God" (or a "god"), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity" ( Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics , ed.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, Arab Christians use this word too, and instead of the English word "God" it is Allah which is used in their bible, prayers and daily rituals.
  • Learn About Allah, The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. - www.TurnToIslam.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.turntoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It would be totally inappropriate to use the word "it" and would not convey the proper understanding of Allah being who Allah is; Alive, Compassionate, Forgiving, Patient, Loving, etc.

.For example, because of the centuries long Muslim presence in the Iberian Peninsula, the word ojalá in the Spanish language and oxalá in the Portuguese language exist today, borrowed from Arabic (Arabic: إن شاء الله).^ It is for this reason that I have heard Muslim apologists get annoyed when other Muslins talk about "God" instead of "Allah" because the word "God" can be applied to any religion's god.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In other words, they are people like us who have evolved long before us simply because the cosmic light reached them thousands of years before it reached us.
  • News and Comments 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC hiddenmeanings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New Testament suddenly acquires a name just because the Malay Muslims you hate so much (fear, that's the word you use) have that very name?
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

.This word literally means "God willing" (in the sense of "I hope so").^ From beginning to end the Qur'an is a clarification of the meaning of the words, 'There is no god but Allah'.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If Menj believes etymologically that "Allah" is somehow related to "Elohim" which literally means "gods" then what is the root word for Allah?

^ Abram was tested by God, to see if he was willing to offer his only son as a sacrifice to God, not literally as a burnt offering, but figuratively, in the sense of dedicating his life to God rather than to Abram and his family (as was the custom in those days.

[28]
.Some Muslims leave the name "Allāh" untranslated in English.^ The Prophet (p) said: No Muslim is afflicted with harm because of sickness or some other inconvenience, but that Allah will remove his sins for him as a tree sheds its leaves.
  • Islamic Perspectives On Trials and Tribulations 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.welcome-back.org [Source type: Original source]

^ APPENDIX It has also come to our attention that some Muslims have been using heretical Jehovah Witness sources dealing with the divine name of God.

[29] .Sometimes this comes from a zeal for the Arabic text of the Qur'an and sometimes with a more or less conscious implication that the Jewish and Christian concept of God is not completely true in its details.^ Both Islam and Biblical Christianity agree -- indeed, even DavidByron agrees -- that the God of their particular religion takes sin infinitely more seriously than moderns do.

^ The way to do this is to follow God’s will (of course) but it has a completely different dynamic than Islamic obedience and the implications are tremendous.

^ In the Ugaritic texts, the moon-god was sometimes called Kusuh.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

[30] .Conversely, the usage of the term Allah by English speaking non-Muslims in reference to the God in Islam, Marshall G. S. Hodgson says, can imply that Muslims are worshiping a mythical god named 'Allah' rather than God, the creator.^ Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers rather than Allah's."

^ God name is Allah, since the Quran says that his name is Allah.

^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.This usage is therefore appropriate, Hodgson says, only for those who are prepared to accept its theological implications.^ It does not end as Allah says Do not even think of those who are martyred in the way of Allah as dead, BUT THEY ARE ALIVE near their lord and given provision.
  • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Know that the only one who accepts deeds of evil done in God's name is the Evil One!
  • Bismi Allah (In the Name of Allah) Part–3(v) of 11 :: Faith Freedom International :: Only Truth can set us free! 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.news.faithfreedom.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And of their taking usury when they were forbidden it, and of their devouring people's wealth by false pretences , We have prepared for those of them who disbelieve a painful doom.

[30]

Malay and Indonesian language

.Christians in Indonesia and Malaysia also use Allah to refer to God in the Malay language and Indonesian Language (both language although different reffered to as Bahasa).^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the attributes of "God of Christianity" and "Allah of Islam" are quite different.

.Mainstream Bible translations in Bahasa use Allah as the translation of Hebrew Elohim (translated in English Bibles as "God").^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arabic translation the word used for "God" is "Allah."

^ The Arabic Bible is incorrect using the "ALLAH As a common noun for god since the Quran never does this!

[31] This goes back to early Bahasa translation work by Francis Xavier in the 16th century.[32][33]
.The government of Malaysia in 2007 outlawed usage of the term Allah in any other but Muslim contexts, but the High Court in 2009 revoked the law, ruling that it was unconstitutional.^ Allah is the correct usage for the Muslim God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Any Muslims offended by others using the term Allah are manipulated by politicians.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arabic-speaking Muslims (and other Muslims) obviously mean something different, and the question is whether their usage of the term is different enough that it would prevent prayers they address to Allah from being prayers addressed to God.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.While Allah had been used for the Christian God in Malay for more than four centuries, the contemporary controversy was triggered by usage of Allah by the Roman Catholic newspaper The Herald.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah is the correct usage for the Muslim God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In summary, Christians do not use the term "Allah" as a proper name for God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

The government has in turn appealed the court ruling, and the High Court has suspended implementation of its verdict until the appeal is heard. In the wake of this dispute, there were a number of attacks on three Christian churches in Kuala Lumpur, one in Penang, Malacca & Miri respectively in January 2010.[34]

In other scripts and languages

.
  • Allah in other languages with Arabic script is spelled in the same way.^ How do you spell Allah in Arabic?

    ^ Muslim propagandists in their try to convince Western Christians to believe that Allah and Yahweh are basically the same God, since Arab Christians use the term Allah in the Arabic Bible.

    ^ Whether this proves that Allah is an oak or not isn't what we are discussing since words that etymologically linked to each other rarely mean the same thing in different languages anyway.

    This includes Urdu, Persian/Dari, Uyghur among others.
  • Bengali: আল্লাহ Allah
  • Bosnian: Allah
  • Chinese: 阿拉 Ālā, 安拉 Ānlā; 真主 Zhēnzhǔ (semantic translation)
  • Greek: Αλλάχ Allách, Θεός Theós (God)
  • Hebrew: אללה Allah
  • Hindi: अल्लाह Allāh
  • Japanese: アラー Arā, アッラー Arrā, アッラーフ Arrāfu
  • Maltese: Alla
  • Korean: 알라 Alla
  • Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian: Алла́х Allakh
  • Serbian, Belarusian, Macedonian: Alah, Алах
  • Thai: อัลลอฮ์ Anláw

Typography

An example of Allāh written in simple Arabic calligraphy.
The word Allāh is always written without an alif to spell the ā vowel. .This is because the spelling was settled before Arabic spelling started habitually using alif to spell ā.^ The fact that the word Allah is spelled alphabetically indicates to us that the word is used by other than Arabic-speaking countries and therein lies the fact that the word Allah has been used to identify a "higher being".
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

However, in vocalized spelling, a small diacritic alif is added on top of the shaddah to indicate the pronunciation.
One exception may be in the pre-Islamic Zabad inscription,[35] where it ends with an ambiguous sign that may be a lone-standing h with a lengthened start, or may be a non-standard conjoined l-h:-
  • الاه : This reading would be Allāh spelled phonetically with alif for the ā.
  • الاله : This reading would be Al-ʼilāh = "the god" (an older form, without contraction), by older spelling practice without alif for ā.

Unicode

Unicode has a codepoint reserved for Allāh, = U+FDF2. This character according to the official Unicode specification is a ligature of alif-lām-lām-shadda-(superscript alif)-hā (اللّٰه U+0627 U+0644 U+0644 U+0651 U+0670 U+0647). .There is, however some confusion arising from the fact that Arabic typography usually features a llāh glyph without the preceding alif, which only occurs phrase-initially (or with hamzatu l-waṣl آ in Qur'anic orthography).^ However, there is a possibility that there are some Muslims who would then question the narrator of this hadith - whether he was considered weak or authentic.
  • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, there is still no benefit to be gained by knowing what the declaration of faith means if you are without any belief.
  • The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah {salaf.indiaaccess.com}A good reference for non-muslims who are searching about Islaam, this is a resource site for information on [Islaam][Muslims][Christianity][Hinduism][atheist] Buddism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allaahuakbar.net [Source type: Original source]

^ However there is a problem since the Arabic Bible uses Allah as a generic term while the Quran uses this word as a personal name.

Consequently, the majority of Arabic Unicode fonts do not conform with the specification and have a glyph without the alif at this position (e.g. those provided by Linotype, the great majority of those licensed to or developed by Microsoft, those of Arabeyes.org, SIL's Lateef and the fonts of CRULP developed in Pakistan), while others have the prescribed form with alif (e.g. SIL's Scheherazade, Adobe Arabic distributed with the Middle-Eastern version of the Adobe Reader 7, Arial Unicode MS, and Arabic Typesetting, distributed with VOLT and with Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003).
The calligraphic variant of the word used as the Coat of arms of Iran is encoded in Unicode, in the Miscellaneous Symbols range, at codepoint U+262B ().

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Allah." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ a b c d e Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Allah
  3. ^ a b c Columbia Encyclopedia, Allah
  4. ^ a b c L. Gardet, "Allah", Encyclopedia of Islam
  5. ^ a b Murata, Sachiko (1992). The Tao of Islam : a sourcebook on gender relationships in Islamic thought. Albany NY USA: SUNY. ISBN 0791409147.  
  6. ^ a b Lewis, Bernard; Holt, P. M.; Holt, Peter R.; Lambton, Ann Katherine Swynford (1977). The Cambridge history of Islam. Cambridge, Eng: University Press. p. 32. ISBN 0-521-29135-6.  
  7. ^ a b F.E. Peters, Islam, p.4, Princeton University Press, 2003
  8. ^ Unicode Standard 5.0, p.479,492
  9. ^
  10. ^ The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon - Entry for ʼlh
  11. ^ a b c d Böwering, Gerhard, God and His Attributes, Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼān, Brill, 2007.
  12. ^ See Qur'an 13:16 ; 29:61-63; 31:25; 39:38)
  13. ^ See Qur'an 37:158)
  14. ^ See Qur'an (6:100)
  15. ^ See Qur'an (53:19-22 ; 16:57 ; 37:149)
  16. ^ See Qur'an (53:26-27)
  17. ^ a b c Gerhard Böwering, God and his Attributes, Encyclopedia of the Qur'an
  18. ^ See Qur'an 6:109; 10:22; 16:38; 29:65)
  19. ^ a b Bentley, David (September 1999). The 99 Beautiful Names for God for All the People of the Book. William Carey Library. ISBN 0-87808-299-9.  
  20. ^ Gary S. Gregg, The Middle East: A Cultural Psychology, Oxford University Press, p.30
  21. ^ Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Islamic Society in Practice, University Press of Florida, p.24
  22. ^ M. Mukarram Ahmed, Muzaffar Husain Syed, Encyclopaedia of Islam,Anmol Publications PVT. LTD, p.144
  23. ^ Carl W. Ernst, Bruce B. Lawrence, Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond, Macmillan, p.29
  24. ^ Allah, Encyclopedia Britannica
  25. ^ a b Thomas E. Burman, Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs, Brill, 1994, p.103
  26. ^ Marshall G. S. Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, University of Chicago Press, p.156
  27. ^ William Montgomery Watt, Islam and Christianity today: A Contribution to Dialogue, Routledge, 1983, p.45
  28. ^ Islam in Luce López Baralt, Spanish Literature: From the Middle Ages to the Present, Brill, 1992, p.25
  29. ^ F. E. Peters, The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Princeton University Press, p.12
  30. ^ a b Marshall G. S. Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, University of Chicago Press, p.63
  31. ^ Alkitab TB, BIS, LAI
  32. ^ The Indonesian Language: Its History and Role in Modern Society Sneddon, James M.; University of New South Wales Press; 2004
  33. ^ The History of Christianity in India from the Commencement of the Christian Era: Hough, James; Adamant Media Corporation; 2001
  34. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8447450.stm
  35. ^ "Zebed Inscription: A Pre-Islamic Trilingual Inscription In Greek, Syriac & Arabic From 512 CE". Islamic Awareness. March 17, 2005. http://www.islamic-awareness.org/History/Islam/Inscriptions/zebed.html.  
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See also

References

  • The Unicode Consortium, Unicode Standard 5.0, Addison-Wesley, 2006, ISBN 0321480910, [1]

External links

Typography

Quotes

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From Wikiquote

The word Allah in Arabic in calligraphic form.
.Allah (Arabic: الله‎, Allāh, IPA: [ʔalˤːɑːh]) is the standard Arabic word for "God", used by Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has mistranslated Allah as "GOD", which wrong in Arabic 2.

^ Christians then, in the muslim view, try to worship God but get it all wrong.

.The term is most likely derived from a contraction of the Arabic article al- and ʾilāh "deity, god" to al-lāh meaning "the [sole] deity, God" (ho theos monos); another theory traces the etymology of the word to the Aramaic Alāhā.^ (Allah means “God” in Arabic silly!
  • God Or Allah » Who is Your God ? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.godorallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word "Allah" is a contraction of the Arabic words "al illah" which mean "the god"; thus, like Christianity which calls its god "God," Moslems called their god "The God."
  • Islam Glossary 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC uwacadweb.uwyo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Allah doesn't mean God in Arabic.

.The term was also used by polytheistic Meccans as a reference to the creator-god, possibly the supreme deity in pre-Islamic Arabia.^ It hardly refers to any pre-Islamic notion.
  • d 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.uib.no [Source type: Original source]

^ It was "el," and they used it when describing pagan idols like the Islamic deity.
  • Prophet of Doom - Questions & Answers - Questions and Answers 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

Sourced

.
  • In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.^ In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, he Especially Merciful.
    • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ YUSUFALI: (With the result) that Allah has to punish the Hypocrites, men and women, and the Unbelievers, men and women, and Allah turns in Mercy to the Believers, men and women: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
    • CRCC: Center For Muslim-Jewish Engagement: Resources: Religious Texts 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.usc.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ May Allah The Most High and Merciful, accept this, and if in any way I have made any errors, May Allah The Most Generous, The Most Kind and the Most Merciful.
    • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
    Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
    Master of the Day of Judgment.
    ^ Allah provided life to everybody from nothing, and created the world in the most beautiful and beneficial form possible.
    • Love of Allah.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.loveofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, .
    • Qur'an (Koran) and Scientific Knowledge 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.cyberistan.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why will Allah not address them during such a Blessed Time, the most joyous days on Earth?
    • The Holy Qur'an: Surah 2:174-176 Al Baqarah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]


    Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
    .Show us the straight way,
    The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
    ^ Hast thou not turned Thy vision to those who have been given a portion of the Book?
    • 3. The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hast thou not seen those who praise themselves for purity ?

    ^ It does not end as Allah says Do not even think of those who are martyred in the way of Allah as dead, BUT THEY ARE ALIVE near their lord and given provision.
    • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Opening of The Quran (Surah al-Fatiha) as translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.^ Surah Yusuf: Amir Al Mohalhal Tafsir Ibn Kathir Search Truth.com Quran Explorer Taraweeh at Makkah Quran Browser Surah Ikhlas By Mishary Rasheed .
      • -Fear ∆llah as He should be Feared- 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC ummtaqwah.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an .
      • The Holy Qur'an: Surah 2:174-176 Al Baqarah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ None other than quoting the Hebrew mistranslation of the Quran and using only one of Yusif Ali's translations of the Quran is Menj's sole proof.

      .In Arabic the opening words read: Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim, and the entire passage is often referred to as "the Bismillah".^ You don't see a single example of where the word ALLAH is used a common noun in the Quran nor do you see a single reference where ALLAH is used as a personal name in the Arabic Bible.

      ^ Indeed, the Islamic God has characteristics that are expressly feminine; one of his most important "names" is al-Rahman (the All-Compassionate) from the Arabic rahma , which comes from the word rahim , meaning womb.
      • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]
      • The Holy Qur'an: Surah 2:174-176 Al Baqarah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Allah was a masculine noun, but the divine names al-Rahman and al-Rahim are not only grammatically feminine but related etymologically to the word for womb."
      • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

      It opens every chapter of the Qur'an except chapter 9 (see Qur'an 9:1).

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1911 encyclopedia

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.ALLAH, the Arabic name used by Moslems of all nationalities for the one true God.^ He has mistranslated Allah as "GOD", which wrong in Arabic 2.

^ (Allah means “God” in Arabic silly!
  • God Or Allah » Who is Your God ? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.godorallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah is the name of the only God in Islam.
  • Is Allah God's name 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is compounded of al, the definite article, and ilah, meaning a god.^ What is the distinction implied by the definite article "Al?"
  • Whyislam.org Forums: 99 Names Of Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC whyislam.org [Source type: General]

^ He admitted and reiterated many times throughout his articles that al-ilah means "the god".
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Coon goes on to say, "Similarly, under Mohammed's tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being."

.The same word is found in Hebrew and Aramaic as well as in ancient Arabic (Sabaean).^ This word "allah' in Hebrew is the exact same word in Arabic.

^ The word Allah in Hebrew is the same exact word.

^ "Allah" is the Arabic form of "Elohim" (or "El" or "Eloah"), the Hebrew word which you will usually find anywhere in the Hebrew Scriptures where the English translation reads "God".
  • Is Allah God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC elvis.rowan.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The meaning of the root from which it is derived is very doubtful; cf.^ It is derived from the root word SLM and salam means peace (shalom in Hebrew).
  • Qur'an (Koran) and Scientific Knowledge 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.cyberistan.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The term "Islam" itself derives from two different roots, one which means "submission" and the other which means "peace."
  • Islam Glossary 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC uwacadweb.uwyo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon, p.^ If someone would like to contest this claim, let him consider the words of Edward William Lane, the sole author of the Arabic-English Lexicon .
  • What happened to Allah? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.arabbible.com [Source type: Original source]

.82, and the Oxford Hebrew and English Lexicon, pp.^ And, Here is what the Jewish sources say about YHWH: Says the Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon of this name, .

61 ff.


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Etymology

.Arabic الله (allāh); cognate with the Hebrew Eloh', El ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.^ Allah is cognate with the the Hebrew word El, which is the Semitic word for God.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Etymologically, the name Allāh is probably a contraction of the Arabic al-Ilāh , “the God.” The name’s origin can be traced back to the earliest Semitic writings in which the word for “god” was Il or El, the latter being an Old Testament synonym for Yahweh.
  • Allah (Qur'an) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Arab Jews referred to God as Allah, and the Hebrew form of this name, El or Eloh, was used as an Old Testament synonym for Yahweh.
  • Allah is the Arabic Name of God 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.faizani.com [Source type: Original source]

Pronunciation

Phonetik.svg This entry needs pronunciation information. .If you are familiar with enPR, IPA, or SAMPA then please add some!^ If you want to contribute with your reference in this book please write some text about any Aulia Allah and if possible please send photos also.
  • Aulia -a- Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC allahwalay.com [Source type: General]

^ If he is an enemy, he will be pleased and take some advantage over you.
  • Al-Ibtillaa' (Allah's Test) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Moderator Jul 23, 2008 at 3:57 am Please learn some English before you post on here again.
  • Nike Air Bakin aka “Air Allah” Returns | NiceKicks.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]


Particularly: “is /@lA:/ an alternative pronunciation? What region?”

Proper noun

Singular
Allah
Plural
-
Allah
  1. God in Islamic contexts.

Usage notes

.While the Arabic الله is used generically to refer to God in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic contexts, current English usage almost always restricts the corresponding term Allah to Islamic contexts only.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah is the only god..
  • Crow Says Allah (The God) - Video 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is the Christian God the same god as the Muslim Allah?
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Allah = God? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.Various newspaper style manuals recommend translating the Arabic word as God, as this better reflects Arabic usage, but the term is often left untranslated in Islamic contexts.^ The classic Arabic word for God.

^ Allah is the name of the Islamic god - it was never the Arabic word for "God."
  • Prophet of Doom - Questions & Answers - Questions and Answers 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah is the Arabic word for "one God".
  • ALL-Quran.com -Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.all-quran.com [Source type: Academic]

.Thus either “Allah is great” or “God is great” may be seen.^ Allah is truly the Great and Only God!
  • Crow Says Allah (The God) - Video 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thus Allah is seen and heard everywhere.

^ One may thus presume that the attributes of God and Allah are the same.

Translations

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of aahll
  • halal

Bosnian

Alternative spellings

Etymology

.From Arabic الله (allāh) < -ال (al-), the) + إِله (ilah), God).^ Allah ) is formed by adding the equivalent to the English word "the" (Al-) to the Arabic word for " God / God " (ilah).
  • Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.ecotao.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A god in Arabic is transliterated as Ilah.
  • The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thewahhabimyth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arabic chronicles suggest a pre-Islamic recognition of Allah as a supreme God, with the three goddesses al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat as his "daughters".
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

Proper noun

Allah m.
  1. (Islam) Allah

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Dutch

Proper noun

Allah m.
  1. Allah

Serbian

Alternative spellings

Etymology

.From Arabic الله (allāh) < -ال (al-), the) + إِله (ilah), God).^ Allah ) is formed by adding the equivalent to the English word "the" (Al-) to the Arabic word for " God / God " (ilah).
  • Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.ecotao.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A god in Arabic is transliterated as Ilah.
  • The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thewahhabimyth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arabic chronicles suggest a pre-Islamic recognition of Allah as a supreme God, with the three goddesses al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat as his "daughters".
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

Proper noun

Allah m. (Cyrillic spelling Аллах)
  1. (Islam) Allah

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Turkish

Etymology

.From Arabic الله (allāh) < -ال (al-), the) + إِله (ilah), God).^ Allah ) is formed by adding the equivalent to the English word "the" (Al-) to the Arabic word for " God / God " (ilah).
  • Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.ecotao.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A god in Arabic is transliterated as Ilah.
  • The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thewahhabimyth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arabic chronicles suggest a pre-Islamic recognition of Allah as a supreme God, with the three goddesses al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat as his "daughters".
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

Proper noun

Allah
  1. (Islam) Allah

Declension

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Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

.The name of God in Arabic.^ You see in the name of using languages properly, I feel the people at the Herald shouldn't use the word Allah in their Bahasa Malaysia prints because Allah is the ARABIC word for God, not Bahasa Malaysia.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allah= Alef Lam Lam Ha A L L H The name of the islamic God in Arabic.

^ Faris Jun 13, 2009 at 8:02 am I dislike that shoes bcoz it has god’s name in arabic (ALLAH) ????
  • Nike Air Bakin aka “Air Allah” Returns | NiceKicks.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]

.It is a compound word from the article, 'al, and ilah, divinity, and signifies "the god" par excellence. This form of the divine name is in itself a sure proof that ilah was at one time an appellative, common to all the local and tribal gods.^ He admitted and reiterated many times throughout his articles that al-ilah means "the god".
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ B. Origin of the Name Allah The word "Allah" comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah .
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - New Covenant Ministries Islam Page - 1. The True Origin of 'Allah': The Archaeological Record Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Both GOD and God stand for the same thing, the common name of the Divine.

.Gradually, with the addition of the article, it was restricted to one of them who took precedence of the others; finally, with the triumph of monotheism, He was recognized as the only true God.^ Allah is only One God.

^ One need only recall their gods.
  • The Ruh/Rouh of Allah (SWT) 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.al-qiyamah.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Any one who believes in God ….
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

.In one form or another this Hebrew root occurs in all Semitic languages as a designation of the Divinity; but whether it was originally a proper name, pointing to a primitive monotheism, with subsequent deviation into polytheism and further rehabilitation, or was from the beginning an appellative which became a proper name only when the Semites had reached monotheism is a much debated question.^ We are all relatives one for another.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Only one name.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then all scenes were vanishing one after another.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is certain, however, that before the time of Mohammed, owing to their contact with Jews and Christians, the Arabs were generally monotheists.^ The Critic many times reiterated that ...before Muhammad, Allah was never worshiped as a single monotheistic god, so we clearly see that Allah has always been pagan, his monotheistic characteristics were the invention of Muhammad.
  • Refutation to "Allah" originated from pagan diety 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, when he decided to take an extended vacation I figured it was time to create my own blog before the Jews took this web address and sold in on e-Bay.

^ Hillaire Belloc was one of those who famously held that Muslim theology owed more to Christian heresy that Mohammed was perhaps prepared to admit.

The notion of Allah in Arabic theology is substantially the same as that of God among the Jews, and also among the Christians, with the exception of the Trinity, which is positively excluded in the Koran, cxii: "Say God, is one God, the eternal God, he begetteth not, neither is he begotten and there is not any one like unto him." His attributes denied by the heterodox Motazilites, are ninety-nine in number. .Each one of them is represented by a bead in the Moslem chaplet, while on the one hundredth and larger bead, the name of Allah itself is pronounced.^ Qur'an 5.4 "Pronounce the Name of Allah: and fear Allah; for Allah is swift in reckoning."
  • Prophet of Doom - Questions & Answers - Questions and Answers 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ O Allah, for the sake of your Beautiful Names and for the sake of the ones on whom your Beautiful Names are manifest, lead us on their path.
  • The Beautiful Names of Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.tamilislam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To those who invoke this Name one hundred times between the obligatory and customary prayers in Friday congregation, Allah grants esteem in the eyes of others.
  • Names of Allah 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC islamcenter.or.jp [Source type: Original source]

.It is preposterous to assert with Curtiss (Ursemitische Religion, 119) that the nomadic tribes of Arabia, consider seriously the Oum-el-Gheith, "mother of the rain", as the bride of Allah and even if the expression were used such symbolical language would not impair, in the least, the purity of monotheism held by those tribes.^ It does not end as Allah says Do not even think of those who are martyred in the way of Allah as dead, BUT THEY ARE ALIVE near their lord and given provision.
  • Sufi Aulia Allah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer Sharif,India 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC khwajagharibnawaz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You see in the name of using languages properly, I feel the people at the Herald shouldn't use the word Allah in their Bahasa Malaysia prints because Allah is the ARABIC word for God, not Bahasa Malaysia.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The dress color and those things, which use for coloring in the orange color day of kingdom of Allah in Earth, would be in orange color.
  • IT IS THE GIFT FOR ALLAH 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC kingdomofallah.com [Source type: Original source]

(Cf. Revue Biblique, Oct., 1906, 580 sqq.) .Let it be noted that although Allah is an Arabic term, it is used by all Moslems, whatever be their language, as the name of God.^ Indonesian Christians in their Christian bible use Allah as the term for their Christian god.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us not fight in the name of God.
  • The Nut Graph | For Allah’s sake 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.thenutgraph.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has mistranslated Allah as "GOD", which wrong in Arabic 2.

Portions of this entry are taken from The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907.

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[[File:|thumb|left|120px|Allah spelt in Arabic letters]] The word Allah (الله) is the Arabic term for God, or in other words, the Arabic God. In Islam, Allah is the main word for God. Muslims use 99 Names of God to describe God, but Allah is the most common of these and means all of them. When a Muslim says Allah, all of the other names of God are thought of as part of it. Muslims also believe that this word tells about God's being a single entity and as being without wrong or defect and of God having no partner.

In Arabic, the name is composed of four letters, ا ل ل ه (or Alif Lam Lam Ha) which when brought together make الله. Most Arab Christians believe that Allah is made up of three divine beings; the Father, Son and Spirit, that together they make up God.

"Allah" is often used by Muslims, when they are praying. Muslims have a faith in one God, the one who made everything, the one judge and only the one who has power over all things.


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