Allah

noun

Al·​lah ˈä-lə How to pronounce Allah (audio)
ˈa-lə,
ˈä-ˌlä How to pronounce Allah (audio) ä-ˈlä How to pronounce Allah (audio)
: god sense 1a
used in Islam

Examples of Allah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ibrahim was ready to do so, in faithfulness to Allah, even fighting off Iblis (Satan) when Iblis tried to convince him not to obey. USA TODAY, 25 June 2023 Rez stressed that Allah’s immediate termination is necessary. Kassy Dillon, Fox News, 22 June 2023 The family is well looked after and are praying to Allah for the safe return of their family members. Kevin Shalvey, ABC News, 20 June 2023 May Allah accept all your worship in these days of Dhul Hijjah and bless you with what your heart desires. Manal Aman, Good Housekeeping, 19 June 2023 The 2016 interview with Allah was conducted by Randy Muhammad, who became leader of the Nation of Islam mosque in Boston two years later, and Wakeel Allah, another follower of the Nation of Islam. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2023 May this sacred month and this new year bring you closer to Allah. Manal Aman, Woman's Day, 12 June 2023 The cross-cultural integration is evident via references to Allah in ceremonial song and photographs of Yolŋu wrapped in batik print dating back to 1913. Megha Kapoor, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2023 Muslims believe that the Quran comprises the words of Allah dictated to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel. Vimal Patel, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Arabic allāh

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allah was in 1584

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“Allah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allah. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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Allah

noun
Al·​lah ˈal-ə How to pronounce Allah (audio) ˈäl-ə How to pronounce Allah (audio)
ˈäl-ˌä,
ä-ˈlä
: god sense 1
used in Islam
Etymology

Arabic allāh

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