noun \ˈä-lə, ˈa-lə, ˈä-ˌlä, ä-ˈlä\

—used as the name of God in Islam

Full Definition of ALLAH

:  god 1a —used in Islam

Origin of ALLAH

Arabic allāh
First Known Use: 1584


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Standard Arabic word for God, used by Arab Christians as well as by Muslims. According to the Qur'an, Allah is the creator and judge of humankind, omnipotent, compassionate, and merciful. The Muslim profession of faith affirms that there is no deity but God and emphasizes that he is inherently one: “nothing is like unto him.” Everything that happens occurs by his commandment; submission to God is the basis of Islam. The Qur'an and the Hadith contain the 99 “most beautiful names” of God, including the One and Only, the Living One, the Real Truth, the Hearer, the Seer, the Benefactor, and the Constant Forgiver.


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