𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐜 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐎𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲.
Muslims often refer to God as Allah. This is a universal name for God and does not refer to an exclusively ‘Islamic’ God. Interestingly, this name is related to the Aramaic and Hebrew names for God, Allaha and Elohim.
Therefore, Allah is simply the Arabic name for God which affirms that He is One singular God with no partners or equals. The name Allah cannot be pluralized or limited to a specific gender, which establishes that God is One and that He is unique from everything He creates.
Muslims continue to use this original Arabic name for God (Allah) since it perfectly expresses His unique qualities.
God is the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe who created everything for a reason. Muslims believe that He created humankind with a simple purpose – to worship Him.
He sent messengers to guide people in fulfilling this purpose. Some of these messengers include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon all of them.
They all taught a consistent message about God by affirming His greatness as the Creator and guiding people to worship Him alone. This basic concept has always resonated with people’s natural understanding of God.
Just a few examples for those who are still in doubt . . .
The images below, with the exception of the first image, were taken directly from The Bible in Arabic. Referred to in Arabic as al-Kitâb al-Muqadis(i.e. ,The Holy Book), this is the scripture which is used by Arabic-speaking Christians (of which there are still about 15 to 20 million in the Middle East).
So that those unfamiliar with Arabic script have something to compare these images with, the first image below is a verse from the Qur’ân – which is the Muslim scripture.
In the images, the Arabic word Allah is underlined in red so that it can be easily identified. Upon comparing the images, one should be able to clearly see that the word Allah appears in both the Qur’ânic and Arabic Bible images.
Indeed, the word Allah appears throughout Arabic translations of the Bible, since it is simply the Arabic name for Almighty God.
Insha’llah, the examples below will help quell the doubts of those who have been duped into believing that Muslims worship a different god – either by the hostile media or by Christian missionary propaganda.
We hope that this serves as enough documentation for those who still have doubts about this. We could think of no other way to prove this point, except to encourage everyone to do further critical and open-minded research on their own. Please, don’t forget to compare the images . . .
[Qu’ran 1:1 – English translation]
“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.”
[Qur’ân 1:1 – Arabic transliteration]
“Bismi-Allahi ar-Rahmani, ar-Raheem”
[Qur’ân 1:1 – Arabic]
[Genesis 1:1 – English Bible – King James Version]
“In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth . . . “
[Genesis 1:1 – Arabic transliteration]
“Fee al-badi’ khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard . . . “
[Genesis 1:1 – Arabic Bible]
[John 3:16 – English Bible – King James Version]
“For God so loved the world, that . . . “
[John 3:16 – Arabic transliteration]
“Li-annhu haakadha ahabba Allahu al-‘Aalama hataa badhala . . . “
[John 3:16 – Arabic Bible]
[Luke 1:30 – English Bible – King James Version]
” . . . Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.”
[Luke 1:30 – Arabic transliteration]
” . . . Laa takhaafee, yaa Maryam, li-annaki qad wajadti ni’amat(an) i’nda Allahi.”
[Luke 1:30 – Arabic Bible]
[Luke 3:38 – English Bible – New King James Version]
“the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”
[Luke 3:38 – Arabic transliteration]
“bini Anoosha, bini Sheeti, bini Aaadama, abni Allahi.”
[Luke 3:38 – Arabic Bible]
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