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What is Allah

  • What is allah
  • why Muslim used the word Allah for their God
  • Is there any reason and logic behind it
  • what is the definition of Allah according to their scriptures i.e. Qur’an



It is the proper name in Arabic of The One and Only God,

Definition of Allah

Almighty Allah himself says in Glorious Qur’an 👇

Chapter 112 Verse 1-4

Say, “The truth is that Allah is One.

Allah is Besought of all, needing none.

He neither begot anyone, nor was he begotten.

And equal to Him has never been any one.”

He He the only Creator and Sustainer of the universe.


It is used by the Muslims Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew; ‘Allaha’ in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus Christ, pbuh).


The word Allah does not have a gender. He is free from gender and also he does not have any associate or partner, and He does not beget nor was He begotten.

Why Muslims Uesd Word Allah instead of English word God


The Muslims prefer calling the Supreme Creator, Allah, instead of by the English word ‘God’. The Arabic word, ‘Allah’, is pure and unique, unlike the English word ‘God’, which can be played around with.


If you add ‘s’ to the word God, it becomes ‘Gods’, which become the plural of God. While Allah is one and singular, there is no plural of Allah.


If you add ‘dess’ to the word God, then it becomes ‘Goddess’ which becomes female God. There is nothing like male Allah or female Allah. Allah has no gender.


If you add the word ‘father’ to ‘God’ then it becomes ‘God-father’. The word God-father means someone who is a guardian. There is no word like ‘Allah-Abba’ or ‘Allah-father’.


If you add the word ‘mother’ to ‘God’, then it becomes ‘God-mother’. There is nothing like ‘Allah-Ammi’, or ‘Allah-mother’ in Islam. Allah is a unique word.


If we prefix tin before the word God, it becomes tin-God i.e., fake God. Allah is a unique word, which Nither conjure up any mental picture nor can it be played around with.


Therefore the Muslims Logically prefer using the Arabic word ‘Allah’ for the Almighty instead of English word God. However, sometimes while speaking to the non-Muslims we may have to use the inappropriate English word God, for Allah. Because the intended audience of this article is general in nature, which consisting of both Muslims as well as non-Muslims, due to this we have used the word God instead of Allah in several places in this article


There are no less than ninety-nine attributes of Allah given in Glorious Qur’an and teaching of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.


The world Allah is mentioned in all the scriptures of different religions with some what difference in pronunciation