Who Is Allah

Who Is Allah

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ?Who is Allah

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The word “Allah” in Islamic discussions is the most common word referring to God. So it is important to know what it means and if there is any difference between Allah and the Almighty God?

In fact, “Allah” is the Arabic word for the Almighty God so it has the same meaning as "God" in English. Arabic speaking Christians and Jews also use “Allah” to point at the Creator of the universe. It can be easily realized by reading the Arabic translation of the Bible, where you see the word “Allah” wherever the word “God” is used.

 Muslims often address the Almighty God by the word “Allah” because this is the name by which God introduced Himself in His last revelation “the Quran”. In addition, other equivalents even the word “God” may not express the real God in the universe as this name can, because calling Him by other names instead of “Allah” may convey some other unwanted and false traits which are accepted for God in other religions. Because, unfortunately almost all of the other religions have been distorted and some falsehoods have entered them or some of their teachings have been forgotten or lost over the centuries, although the main message delivered to the mankind by the prophets from Adam to Muhammad, peace be upon them all, was the same and all of them preached the same God with the same qualities.

On this basis, there is no difference between “Allah” in Arabic language and God in English for example. But unfortunately there is a misconception here. Some non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muslims worship a different God than the God of the other prophets such as Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth, since the principle of unity of God in Islam calls all people to the worship of the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all the other prophets, peace be upon them all. Some of such these misconceptions come from some religious and political leaders trying to distort the truth and some come from ignorance, because almost all of these writings come from non-Muslim authors. Every person reading the Quran can easily realize that Allah who is the God of Muhammad (PBUH) is the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all the other prophets and there is no ambiguity or mystery in this regard!.

After this preface we say that Allah introduces Himself by His revelation delivered by His prophets as the Possessor of all excellence. He is the  Creator of the universe, the Sustainer of all creatures, the Lord of the world, the All-Powerful, the First, the Last, the Eternal, the Infinite, the All-Knowing, the Omnipresent, the Compassionate, the Merciful, and the Magnificent. Everything inherently submits to His infinite power and everything is praising Him innately.

There is no partner for Him. There is no son or daughter for Him. There is no real deity in the world except Him. No one deserves to be worshipped except Him. He is the closest being to His creatures and everyone is able to have a direct relation with Him. There is no need for intermediaries like religious leaders, ministers, and even angels to have relationship with Him.

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