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Who is Allah?

الله is the Arabic name used for ‘God’. Many think that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews, however ‘Allah’ is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. There is only One God. The God in Islam is the God of all true Prophets from Adam, Noah (Nuh), Abraham (Ibraheem), down to Moses (Musa), Jesus (Isa) and Muhammad ﷺ.

The word ‘Allah’ was also used for God in the previous scriptures. It is also the word used in the Hebrew and Aramaic languages. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be `Abrahamic Faiths’ and all of them are also classified as ‘monotheistic (believing in One God only) faiths’. Hindu scripture also states belief in the One Supreme God. Hindus believe that the other Gods they pray to are just ‘manifestations’ or `incarnations’ of the One God.

The word Allah has no plural and no feminine, so it is important to call God by His name ‘Allah’ as He is unique, because the word God can be changed to Gods, Goddess or Goddesses.

n some of the closing verses of the Holy Qur’aan, Allah (God) clarifies Himself to the creation in the following verses:

“Say, He is God, the One. God, to whom the creation is dependant (and God is Self- Sufficient). He has no offspring, and nor is He born of anyone. And there is none like Him.” Qur’aan -Ch 112

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