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[[Image:Allah.png|thumb|right|200px|"Allah" in simple [[Arabic language|Arabic]] calligraphy. In Islam any image depicting God is strictly forbidden.]]
The name '''''Allah''''' (<big><big>الله</big></big>) is the [[Arabic]] term which adherents of [[Islam]] claim refers to the god of Islam and should not be confused with [[Jehovah]] or [[Yahweh]] of the Bible, or 'the Father' of the [[New Testament]]. It is not the same being or entity. This [[theonym]] is likely a contraction of Arabic ''Al-'ilāh'' (ال إِله), which means "the god".<ref></ref> In [[Semitic]] languages it is thus related to the Hebrew term [[Elohim|Eloh(-im)]].
Islam claims that Allah is the personal name of the creator and comprises all of the [[99 Names of God]] in Islam. When a Muslim refers to Allah, he thinks of his god as being One, Creator, Owner, Sustainer, and Almighty. In Arabic, the name is composed of four letters, ا ل ل ه (or Alif, Lam, Lam, Ha) which when brought together make <big><big><big>'''الله'''</big></big></big>. [[Arab]] [[Christians]] often use this name simply to mean "[[God]]". (The generic word for "god" is simply'' 'ilāh'', though due to the strong association of Arabic with Islam this word is rarely used in modern speech.)
== Christianity and Judaism ==
Allah is claimed by adherents of Islam to be one and the same with the God of Christianity and Judaism; however:
{{cquote|Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat.<ref name=Islam>[http Islam: Anti-Civilization] at Conservative News and Views</ref>}}
{{cquote|The Arabs worshiped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? …. [Is it any wonder that everywhere in the ancient world], the symbol of the crescent moon can be found …. on the flags of Islamic nations?<ref name=Islam />}}
{{cquote|The Muslim claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles, fails before solid, overwhelming archaeological 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.<ref name=Islam />}}
== Is Allah = Satan? ==
In John 8:44, Jesus said of those who did not follow His Word and dishonored Him:
{{cquote|Koran 8:30 - And (remember) when the unbelievers plotted deception against you (O Muhammad), to imprison you, or kill you, or expel you. They plotted deception, but Allah also plotted deception; and '''Allah is the best of deceivers'''.}}
When comparing John 8:44 with with the Koran passages quoted above,<ref>[ Is Allah the Best of Deceivers?]</ref> and when other Biblical passages describing Satan are compared with the descriptions of Allah, it indicates that Allah may, in fact, be Satan.
== Possible Early Use ==
== ''Takbeer or Takbir'' (Glorification of God) ==
''Takbeer'' (تَكْبِير) (Glorification of God), is the common way Muslims give glory to Allah. The wording used is ''Allahu-Akbar'' "الله أكبر", which is translated as "God is great". It is a very common practice in Islam and is essential to the Islamic call of prayer ([[Athan]]). It's is regularly used by [[jihad]]is as a final cry as while they believe that Allah strikes vengeance at his enemies.
== See also ==
[[Category:Divine Beings]]