Who is ALLAH?

Some of The biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word "ALLAH".

For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews. This is totally false, since "ALLAH" is simply that Arabic word for "God" - and there is only One God. Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus - peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God.

For example, Muslims - like Jews - reject the Christians beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation.

First of all, it is important to note that "ALLAH" is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word "ALLAH" being used where "God" is used in English. This is because "ALLAH" is the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word "God".

Additionally, the word "ALLAH" CANNOT be made plural or given a gender, which goes hand in hand with the Islamic concept of God. If we were to use the name God, it can be made into plurals and given gender, i.e. god's, goddess, etc.

The Aramaic word "El", which is the word for God in the Language that Jesus (pbuh) used and spoke, is certainly more similar in sound to the word "ALLAH" than the English word "God". This also holds true for the various Hebrew words for God, which are "El" and "Elah", and the plural form "Elohim". The reason for these similarities is that Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic are all Semitic languages (Sister Languages), with common origins.

Translating the Bible into English, the Hebrew word "El" is translated variously as "God", "god" and "angel"! This imprecise language allows different translators, based on their preconceived notions, to translate the word to fit their own views. The Arabic Word "ALLAH" on the other hand presents no such difficulty, since it is only used for The Almighty God alone.

The Arabic word "ALLAH" also contains a deep religious message due to its root meaning and origin. This is because it stems from the Arabic verb ta'allaha (or alaha), which means "to be worshipped". Thus in Arabic, the word "ALLAH" means "The One who deserves all worship". This, in a nutshell, is the Pure Monotheistic (one) message of Islam.



Get To Know ALLAH Through His 99 Names & Attributes


No.

Transliteration

Translation

01 Ar-Rahman The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious
02 Ar-Rahim
The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions
03 Al-Malik The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King
04 Al-Quddus
The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect
05 As-Salaam The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect
06 Al-Mu'min
The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth
07 Al-Muhaymin The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector
08 Al-Aziz
The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable
09 Al-Jabbar The Powerful, The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Most Lofty, The Restorer/Improver of Affairs
10 Al-Mutakabbir
The Tremendous
11 Al-Khaliq The Creator
12 Al-Bari'
The Rightful
13 Al-Musawwir The Fashioner of Forms
14 Al-Ghaffar
The Ever Forgiving
15 Al-Qahhar The All Compelling Subduer
16 Al-Wahhab
The Bestower
17 Ar-Razzaq The Ever Providing
18 Al-Fattah
The Opener, The Victory Giver
19 Al-Alim The All Knowing, The Omniscient
20 Al-Qabid
The Restrainer, The Straightener
21 Al-Basit The Expander, The Munificent
22 Al-Khafid
The Abaser
23 Ar-Rafi'e The Exalter
24 Al-Mu'ezz
The Giver of Honour
25 Al-Mudhell The Giver of Dishonour
26 As-Sami'e
The All Hearing
27 Al-Basir The All Seeing
28 Al-Hakam
The Judge, The Arbitrator
29 Al-`Adl The Utterly Just
30 Al-Lateef
The Subtly Kind
31 Al-Khabeer The All Aware
32 Al-Haleem
The Forbearing, The Indulgent
33 Al-Azeem The Magnificent, The Infinite
34 Al-Ghafoor
The All Forgiving
35 Ash-Shakoor The Grateful
36 Al-Aliyy
The Sublimely Exalted
37 Al-Kabeer The Great
38 Al-Hafeez
The Preserver
39 Al-Muqeet The Nourisher
40 Al-Hasib
The Reckoner
41 Al-Jaleel The Majestic
42 Al-Karim
The Bountiful, The Generous
43 Ar-Raqib The Watchful
44 Al-Mujib
The Responsive, The Answerer
45 Al-Wasse'e The Vast, The All Encompassing
46 Al-Hakeem
The Wise
47 Al-Wadud The Loving, The Kind One
48 Al-Majeed
The All Glorious
49 Al-Ba'ith The Raiser of The Dead
50 Ash-Shaheed
The Witness
51 Al-Haqq The Truth, The Real
52 Al-Wakeel
The Trustee, The Dependable
53 Al-Qawee The Strong
54 Al-Mateen
The Firm, The Steadfast
55 Al-Walee The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
56 Al-Hamid
The All Praiseworthy
57 Al-Muhsi The Accounter, The Numberer of All
58 Al-Mubdi'
The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
59 Al-Mu'id The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
60 Al-Muhyi
The Giver of Life
61 Al-Mumit The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
62 Al-Hayy
The Ever Living
63 Al-Qayyum The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
64 Al-Wajid
The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
65 Al-Majid The Illustrious, The Magnificent
66 Al-Wahid
The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
67 Al-Ahad The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
68 As-Samad
The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable, The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
69 Al-Qadir The All Able
70 Al-Muqtadir
The All Determiner, The Dominant
71 Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
72 Al-Mu'akhir
The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
73 Al-Awwal The First
74 Al-Akhir
The Last
75 Az-Zahir The Manifest, The All Victorious
76 Al-Batin
The Hidden, The All Encompassing
77 Al-Waali The Patron
78 Al-Muta'ali
The Self Exalted
79 Al-Barr The Most Kind and Righteous
80 At-Tawwab
The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
81 Al-Muntaqim The Avenger
82 Al-'Afuww
The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
83 Ar-Ra'uf The Compassionate, The All Pitying
84 Malik-al-Mulk
The Owner of All Sovereignty
85 Dhu-al-Jalali wa-al-Ikram The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86 Al-Muqsit
The Equitable, The Requiter
87 Al-Jami'e The Gatherer, The Unifier
88 Al-Ghani
The All Rich, The Independent
89 Al-Mughni The Enricher, The Emancipator
90 Al-Mani'e
The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
91 Ad-Darr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
92 An-Nafi'e
The Propitious, The Benefactor
93 An-Nur The Light
94 Al-Hadi
The Guide
95 Al-Badi The Incomparable, The Originator
96 Al-Baqi
The Ever Enduring and Immutable
97 Al-Warith The Heir, The Inheritor of All
98 Ar-Rashid
The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
99 As-Sabur
The Patient, The Timeless.

 

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"Say: He is ALLAH the One and Only; ALLAH, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him" (Surah 112 - Al Ikhlas)


 

 

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