ABOVE PICTURE THE WORD ALLAH WRITTEN IN ARABIC
What does the word “Allah” mean, in Arabic?
The word “Allah” means “The God” or “God” with a capital “G”, referring to “The One True God”.
“AL” in Arabic means “The”, example: Al-Qur’an = The Qur’an, and Al-Malik = The King…etc.In most cases, the Arabic word “elah”, or “ilah” when used alone means god or a god. When used with art. “AL”, Al-ilah, it becomes Allah, meaning “God”, or “The God”, referring to The One True God.
Even though “Allah” is the well known English spelling and pronunciation for the word, yet this is certainly not the only correct spelling and pronunciation.
In Arabic, one word could be pronounced differently depending on its grammar and were it’s positioned in a sentence, which also affects the spelling of that same word.
For example, depending on the grammar, “Allah” is correctly pronounced as all of the following:Aloah, Aalah, Aaloah, Aloahu, Aloahee, Elahee, Eloah, Aloahuma…etc.
In Arabic, “In God’s safety” is “Fe Aman Ellah”, Fe = In, Aman = safety, and Ellah = God. Another example is “To God is the kingdom of heaven and earth”, which in Arabic is “Le-Lahee mulku al-sawamate wa al-ard”, where Le = To and Lahee = God.All mean “The God” or “God” with a capital “G”, referring to “The One True God”.
What is “God” in Aramaic?
The Aramaic version of the Gospels, which is said to be the language Jesus Christ (Ppuh) spoke, the Aramaic Gospels use the root “hl0” (read from right to left) in place of the English word “God” used in the English translation. The pronunciations of “hl0” depending on its grammar and were its used are:AaLaH, Alah, AaLaHaA, AaLaHeA, AaLaHeH…etc.Jesus Christ (Ppuh) called his God, “AaLaH”, just as The One True God is called in the Qur’an.
COMPREHENSIVE ARAMAIC LEXICON at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.
The Peshitta Org.To see this on the peshitta.org website, click on the below link and start a search for the English word “God”.
www.peshitta.org/lexicon/You could also get to the above search page by going to the home page at
www.peshitta.org/, and click on Tools, then Lexicon.
So for example, in the following verses we read:ST. LUKE 18, VERSE 19
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.In Aramaic, Jesus (Ppuh) originaly said:
“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, AaLaH.”
ST. JOHN 8, VERSE 40
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. In Aramaic:
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of AaLaH: this did not Abraham.
What is “God” in Hebrew?
In Hebrew “God” is “‘eloahh”, and its majesty plural is “‘elohiym”.The Hebrew pronunciation guide for ‘eloahh is: el-‘oah, and for ‘elohiym is: el-o-heem.The Arabic pronunciation of “‘eloahh” is “Aloah”, or “Allah”, example: The word “servant” in Hebrew is “‘ebed”, in Arabic, servant is “Abed”, or “Abd”.Moses (Ppuh) and the prophets of the Bible, called God, “el-‘oah”, just as The One True God is called in the Qur’an.Hebrew source: Blue Letter Bible Org.
The BLB (Blue Letter Bible) links the Hebrew word “‘eloahh” directly to the Arabic word “Allah”, in its root and its meaning as “The True God”, it also shows the word “‘eloahh” in the Arabic alphabets, which is “Allah”, for those of you who read Arabic. It also links “‘eloahh” to the Aramaic word “AaLaH”, and shows the word “‘eloahh” in the Aramaic alphabets, which is “AaLaH”, and as you can see in the below images, it looks almost the same as in the Arabic alphabets.
The above BLB reference to the well-known Arabic phrase is “La ilaha ila-Allah”, which means “there is no god but Allah”.
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So for example, in the following verses we read:
GENESIS 1, VERSE 1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.In Hebrew:
In the beginning ‘elohiym created the heaven and the earth.DEUTERONOMY 6, VERSE 4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD: In Hebrew:
Hear, O Israel: The LORD ‘elohiym [is] one LORD:
JOB 4, VERSE 17
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Shall mortal man be more just than ‘eloahh? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
What do the Arabic speaking Christians and Jews call God?
Christians and Jews who speak the Arabic language use the word “Allah” to refer to The God in the Bible. The word “Allah” is used in the Arabic versions of the Bible (in the Old and the New Testaments) replacing the word “God” in the English versions, and so of course in place of the word used to refer to The True God in the Aramaic and Hebrew versions.
Examples from the Arabic Bible:
GENESIS 1, VERSE 1
In the beginning Allah created the heaven and the earth.
DEUTERONOMY 6, VERSE 4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD Elahuna [is] one LORD:
JOB 4, VERSE 17
Shall mortal man be more just than Allah? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
ST. LUKE 18, VERSE 19
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, Allah.
In conclusion, the Hebrew word “‘eloahh”, or “‘elohiym”, the Aramaic word “AaLaH”, and the Arabic word “Allah” are one and the same word, in root and in meaning. The One True God chose to be called “Allah” in His revelations of the Bible and the Qur’an, and on the mouth of His true messengers, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, and others of His true Prophets (Pput). So, if a global word to be used for The One True God, no matter what the language is, it should certainly be what His prophets called Him!
The Torah is Allah’s revelation to Moses (Ppuh), the Gospel is Allah’s revelation to Jesus Christ (Ppuh), and the Qur’an is Allah’s last revelation before Judgment Day, revealed to Mohammad (Ppuh), and sent to the worlds, a mercy from Allah to all human.
Until we meet again on another subject, Allah willing, may Allah always make us from His true believers, and the true followers of all His true messengers, Amen.
THE QUR’AN 59, VERSE 23
Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah. (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.
THE QUR’AN 3, VERSE 3
It is He Who sent down to thee (Mohammad), in truth, the Book (Qur’an), confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel before this.
THE QUR’AN 3, VERSES 45 – 48
45. Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah. 46. “He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous.” 47. She said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, ‘Be,’ and it is! 48. “And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel,
THE QUR’AN 5, VERSE 68
Say: “O People of the Book (Christians and Jews)! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Torah, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.” It is the revelation that cometh to thee (Mohammad) from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow thou not over (these) people without Faith.
Courtesy of Khaldoun Abd Al-Hadi : http://www.bibleperversion.com/the_blog/allah.asp?page=2
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Dr Syed Abdul Raheem
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