10 Facts About Allah


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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Cognates of the name "Allah" exist in other Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic.

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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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In Islam, Allah is the unique, omnipotent and only deity and creator of the universe and is equivalent to God in other Abrahamic religions.

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Allah is usually seen as the personal name of God, a notion which became disputed in contemporary scholarship, including the question, whether or not the word Allah should be translated as God.

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In pre-Islamic Gospels, the name used for God was "Allah", as evidenced by some discovered Arabic versions of the New Testament written by Arab Christians during the pre-Islamic era in Northern and Southern Arabia.

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Christians in Malaysia and Indonesia use Allah to refer to God in the Malaysian and Indonesian languages.

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However, the use of Allah is not prohibited in the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

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