Allah has been used as a term for God by Muslims and even Arab Christians after the term "al-ilah" and "Allah" were used interchangeably in Classical Arabic by the majority of Arabs who had become Muslims.
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Etymology of the word Allah has been discussed extensively by classical Arab philologists.
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Regional variants of the word Allah occur in both pagan and Christian pre-Islamic inscriptions.
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Allah is the only god in Mecca that did not have an idol.
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