ALLAH IN ENCYCLOPEDIA AND DICTIONARY
June 18, 2014
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This is the references for people who claim the word ALLAH refer to pagan or moon god or etc.
Allah (English pronunciation: /ˈælə/ or /ˈɑːlə/; Arabic: الله Allāh, is the Arabic name for God (al ilāh, iliterally “the God”). THE WORD HAS COGNATES IN OTHER SEMITIC LANGUAGES, INCLUDING ALAH IN ARAMAIC, ʾĒL IN CANAANITE AND ELOHIM IN HEBREW.
Allah, Arabic Allāh (“God”), the one and only God in Islam. Etymologically, the name Allah is probably a contraction of the Arabic al-Ilāh, “the God.” The name’s origin CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE EARLIEST SEMITIC WRITINGS in which the word for “god” was il or el, the latter BEING USED IN THE HEBREW BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT). ALLĀH IS THE STANDARD ARABIC WORD FOR GOD AND IS USED BY ARAB CHRISTIANS AS WELL AS BY MUSLIMS.
MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY
Synonyms (OF ALLAH)
deity, Almighty, Author, Creator, Divinity, Eternal, Everlasting, Father, God, Godhead, JEHOVAH, Lord, Maker, Providence, Supreme Being, YAHWEH
Origin & History
1702, Arabic name for the Supreme Being, from Arabic Allahu, contr. of al-Ilahu, from al “the” + Ilah “God,” rel. to Heb. ELOHIM
Arabic Allāh ; from al, the + ilāh, god, akin to Classical Hebrew (language) eloah, God.