What does Allah mean?

Not ancient people who USED the name but what does it mean in the LANGUAGE that it's used. Eloh, Ilahi, Allah are all the SAME and in these three languages the meaning is the same. Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. So, where is the true book of Ilahi, Allah, Eloh?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Allah is the Arabic language word referring to "God", "the Lord" and to the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

    Most Arabic-speaking Muslims, Christians and Jews (including the Yemenite Jews, several Mizrai communities and some Sephardim) use "God" as the proper noun for "Allah".

    Allah is found in the Qur'an and in Arabic translations of both the Tanakh and the Gospels and even in the Indonesian translations of the Bible.


    With love in Christ.

  • 9 years ago

    Contrary to popular belief, the word Allah is NOT a contraction of al-ilah (al meaning 'the', and ilah meaning 'god').

    Had it been so, then the expression ya Allah ('O Allah!') would have been ungrammatical, because according to the Arabic language when you address someone by the vocative form ya followed by a title, the al ('the') must be dropped from the title. For example, you cannot say ya ar-rabb but must say ya rabb (for 'O Lord'). So if the word Allah was al-ilah ('the God'), we would not be able to say: ya Allah, which we do.

    Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon (which is based on classical Arabic dictionaries), says under the word Allah, while citing many linguistical authorities:

    "Allah ... is a proper name applied to the Being Who exists necessarily, by Himself, comprising all the attributes of perfection, a proper name denoting the true god ... the al being inseparable from it, not derived..." Allah is thus a proper name, not derived from anything, and the Al is inseparable from it. The word al-ilah (the god) is a different word.

    The word Allah, according to several Arabic lexicons, means "the Being Who comprises all the attributes of perfection", i.e. the Being Who is perfect in every way (in His knowledge, power etc.), and possesses the best and the noblest qualities imaginable in the highest degree. This meaning is supported by the Holy Qur’an when it says:

    "His are the best (or most beautiful) names." (17:110; 20:8; and 7:180)

  • 9 years ago

    Allah means God in Arabic.

    In Hebrew, the word for God is Elohim.

    In Aramic, the word for God is Eloha.

    Aramic has developed from Hebrew, and is based on it. It was used by Jews in Europe so antisemitic people wouldn't recognize the language and hurt them. So that is out of the question.

    God means God in every language, but languages are spoken in different countries, and in different countries there are different gods or thought of gods. For example, in Judaism there is god called Elohim/Adonai/Adoshem... in Islam there's god called Allah - it's all based on the language the religion had been developed in. In different places, different religions developed, as simple as that.

  • Allah simply is the title of "God."

    Not His name.

    In almost every single Bible, everywhere

    it does have His personal name in it; @ Ex 6:3; Ps 83:18; Isa 12:2; 26:4

    some renderings are as YAHWEH, Mostly, it is JEHOVAH.

    'The God' is a title.

    'God' is a title.

    But, His personal Name, is Jehovah.


    ~Do You Know GOD by Name?

    Can You Know God By Name?


    ~The Divine Name Through The Ages

    A Name That Will Endure For Forever


    The Divine Name-----Its Use and Meaning


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  • 9 years ago

    The true book in hebrew was the torah but it was meant for the people of israel and for that time. The true book in aramaic was the bible for the people of israel and for the time of Jesus. The true book in arabic is the Qur'an for the whole mankind because Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last messenger of God. The old testament and new testament have been changed by people and God did not bother to preserve it because it was meant for those people only. God has promised to preserve the Qur'an because it is a miracle and guidance for mankind till the day of judgement.

  • 9 years ago

    Lie, lie ,lie...Allah is not that all mighty God it is the Moon God!!!!

    The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Allah by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.,

    The Muslim's claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel.

    The religion of ancient Israel was based on revelation; the Old Testament says that God appeared in diverse places and spoke to the Patriarchs; there they raised altars of undressed stones, called Beth-el—or House of God. Man's sensual imagination soon led him "to collect his gods in the dust and fashion them as he pleased," imagining that God resided in these Stones. Thus it became Beth-aven or House of Vanity. Beth-el abounded in Chaldea, Asia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, in remote parts of Europe, among the Druids, Gauls, and Celto-Scythians, and in North and South America.

    In the Hebrew language, stones fallen from the sky are called Bethel (Heb. "House of God"). After dreaming of a ladder reaching to heaven, Jacob called his stone pillow a Bethel-stone (Genesis 28:10-22).

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It means 'God' in Arabic and it is also God's personal name.

    Allah's book is the Qur'an.

    The Torah and Gospel were once too, but they've been lost over time.

    The current day Torah/Bible are corrupted.

  • 9 years ago

    Orignal name of True God

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


    Allah is the personal name of God in Islam.

    Torah is lost.

    Injeel is lost.

    OT AND NT are corrupted books.

    Quran is unaltered book of Allah.

  • 9 years ago

    god in islam

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