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"Allah" is the most appropriate name for God in the Quran. Is this name "Allah" mentioned in other religious scriptures besides the Quran?

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Asked by Shahid Khan, 20 Dec '10 01:45 pm
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Allah is a word for god used in the context of islam. in arabic, it is the standard word for "god," used not only by muslims, but also by bah's, eastern catholic christians, eastern orthodox christians and mizrahi jews. as such the word is present every religion where the arab have had some relationship, business,cultural etc etc. and as such there is nothing important in finding this word in many languages outside quran.
Answered by Josna, 24 Apr '11 08:03 pm

 
  
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Almost all the major religious scriptures of the world contain the word "Allah" as one of the names of God.
Elohim El, Elah, Alah
In the Bible, God is very often referred to as Elohim in the Hebrew language. The im in the ending is a plural of honour and God is referred to as El or Elah in the English Bible with commentary, edited by reverend C. I. Scofield. Elah is alternatively spelled as Alah. The difference in spelling is only of a single L. Muslims spell Allah as Allah while the Reverend has spelled it as Alah and they pronounce it as Elah. Muslims pronounce it as Allah. Hebrew and Arabic are sister languages therefore we say it should be pronounced as Allah and not as Elah.

When I was in school, I was taught D, O is do, T, O is to. What is G, O It is go and not gu. N, U, T is nut, C, U, T cut; B, U, T is but, what is P, U, T? Not pat but it is put. If you ask "Why?" The answer is "It is their language". If I have to pass I have to say P, U, T is put and not pat. Similarly th ...more
Answered by Mohammedbaqar Qureshi, 20 Dec '10 01:47 pm

 
  
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Maybe it is the most appropriate word for God in Quean as this is the religious book of Muslims but it is not mentioned in any other religious book and all religions have their own most appropraite words to describe God which should be respected by one and all.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 20 Dec '10 01:50 pm

 
  
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Yes,it has been pronounced in hindu litrature - allah and elahi are mentioned in rawan sanhita -and in some guru shukracharya litraure as the name of god
Source: Rediff QnA. Courtesy Pradeep Kapoor Sept 2008
Answered by Third Eye, 20 Dec '10 01:47 pm

 
  
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All arab christians and jews also use Allah for God .
Answered by Ajeebdastan, 20 Dec '10 10:44 pm

 
  
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Must be,i am not sure
Answered by anil garg, 20 Dec '10 10:50 pm

 
  
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