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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Who is Allah? Do Muslims worship a different God?

Some people believe that Muslims worship a God that is different from the one worshiped by Christians and Jews. This might be due to the fact that Muslims often refer to God as ‘Allah’. This concept is false, Since ‘Allah’ is simply the Arabic word for the one true ‘Almighty, the only one worthy of worship,’ Who created the universe and all humanity. Let there be no doubt- Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. However, It is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims – Like Jews – reject the Christian belief of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, However, does not mean that each of these three religions worship a different God – because, as we have already said, there is only One true God,Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be Abrahamic Faiths.’ However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas.

Arabic Speaking people of all religions refer to God as ‘Allah’. For example , if you pick up an Arabic translation of the Christian Bible you will see the word ‘Allah’ Where God is used in English. Therefore, ‘Allah’ is not the God of the Muslims only, but the same God worshiped by all faiths. This idea that ‘Allah’ is different from ‘God’ is illogical since it is tantamount to saying that the French worship a different ‘God’ because they use the word ‘Dieu,’ and that Spaniards worship a different ‘God’ because the called him ‘Yahweh.’

However, the word “ALLAH” is the most suitable name of the Almighty, because it doesn’t have plural form and nor does it have any gender, while the word God has a plural and gender i.e. gods and goddess.

The Glorious Quran, which is the divine scripture of Muslims, was revealed in the Arabic Language, So Muslims use the word ‘Allah for ‘God’ even when they are speaking other languages. A more literal translation of “Allah’ into English might be ‘The one-and-only God’ the one true God.’

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