Saturday, December 10, 2011

Who is Allah?

Some people mistakenly think that Allah is the "god of the Muslims," and a few even like to claim that Allah is an Arabian moon god, but the word Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. Every language has a word for God, and Arabic is no exception. If you have any doubt, you can check an Arabic translation of the Bible, you will find that it uses the word Allah. In fact, since Arabic is a Semitic language like Hebrew, the language of the Torah, and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus (pbuh), you'll find that the words for God in those languages, El in Hebrew and Alaha in Aramaic, are very similar to the word Allah. This just goes to show that Allah is the same One God, the Creator of the Universe, loved and worshiped by all of God's prophets.

"He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner;
to Him belong the best names."
-Qur'an 59:24


  1. A'salaamu alaikum akhi,

    masha'allah short and crisp post, here's my attempt posting the same,

  2. Asalaamu Alaikum

    This is THE most important concept in Islamic dawah. When I was Christian I would always read the newspapers and see this sentence over and over again "the Muslim god Allah". I would always assume that Muslims worship a god, a statue called Allah and I would lump Muslims together with Hindus. Even after I learned so many things about Muslims like they don't eat pork or drink wine and that they fast in Ramadan and have a book called the Quran I still did not know the most important thing, that Muslims worship God! This is the most hidden information about Islam and it is hidden by both non-Muslims and Muslims. It should be shouted from the rooftops!

    1. Assalamualaikum..
      Your comments made my day(night actually)..i chuckled too loud my husband thought i was on fb. Haha
      We muslims do 'shout' alot that we worship god really, but hey,u can't deny that some people are just not interested..

  3. As-Salamu Alaykum Brother Peter. I had a quick question about your Shahada video. In the first part of the Shahada (in Arabic), in the subtitles it says "Ash-hadu AL LA ilaha illa Allah. However, after searching around other Arabic transliterations, I found "Ash-hadu AN laa illaaha illa (A)llah. So I guess my question would be, is it "AL LA" or "AN"? From listening to you, it sounds like you're saying "AN" but I just wanted to clarify with you. Thanks!