Assalaamu alaikum[Peace be to you],Who is Allah?
The Arabic word الله “Allah” doesn't mean god, like so many people may think. in Arabic, god is إله Ilaah. the word Allah means "The God" (notice it's with a big "G"). The Only God worthy to be worshiped. the creator of the heavens and the earth. the owner of the Universe. Muslims worship the same God of the Christians and the Jews. The God of the prophets of old, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus - peace be upon them all. However, Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims - like Jews - reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, however, does not mean that each of these three religions worships a different God.
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 a word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word “God” with a capital “G”. Additionally, the word “Allah” cannot be made plural, a fact which goes hand-in-hand with the Islamic concept of God. Thus in Arabic, the word “Allah” means “The One who deserves all worship.” This, in a nutshell, is the Pure Monotheistic message of Islam.
Allah Has no gender (not male and not female)
"He" is used only out of respect and dignity - not for gender. in the Arabic language, there are 2 pronouns for 3rd person singular, "he" and "she". "he" could be used for male and for non-gender. Allah used it for himself so Muslims use it as well.
Allah is Always singular - Never pluralHow Allah defines himself:
in the year 631 CE, many Christians from the town of Najran went to Madinah to meet the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- and debate religion in a peaceful interfaith discussion. they explained the concept of God in Christianity and then, they asked the prophet Mohammed to explain the concept of God in Islam. in that moment, revelation came to the prophet and Allah put in his mouth, the The most concise definition of God in Islam. It is given in the four verses of Surah Ikhlas which is Chapter 112 of the holy Qur’an. Allah said:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
He begets not, nor was He begotten;
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
And there is none comparable unto Him.
to Muslims this four line definition of Almighty God serves as the touchstone of the study of God. Any candidate to divinity must be subjected to this test. Since the attributes of Allah given in this chapter are unique, false gods and pretenders to divinity can be easily dismissed using these verses.
for example, a god who is not unique is not The God.
A god who is needy is not God. a god who needs people to help him or protect him is not The God.
A god who begets or is begotten is a god who mates or comes from mating which is a behavior of the creation of God. And The God is not comparable to his creation. so this god can't be The God.
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The word Allah is written in Arabic decorative Thuluth calligraphy style.
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