Who Is Allah?Bismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
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One of the common questions that Non-Muslims asked is that who is Allah? Is He a male or female?
Firstly the Arabic word Allah has no gender that means He is not masculine or femenine
Allah says in Quran
Allah says in the Quran (interpretation of the meaning):
“He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. Such is Allah, your Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakeel (Trustee, Disposer of affairs or Guardian) over all things”[Al-Anaam 6:101-102]
Allah means, in Arabic, the one and only universal God or Creator and Provider of the universe. Notice here I am emphasizing “the one and only.” So a Muslim would not simply say, “There is one God.” That would not be as accurate or as strong an expression as saying ‘the one and only God’.
For Muslims, Allah is perfect. He has no partners. We worship Him and Him alone. Our faith is summarized in the Holy Quran:
Surah Ikhlas 112 states:
"Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Allah is not a new word and He isn't God of Muslims only but of all mankind and creatues. His name was known before Islam
Prophet Muhammad's father’s name was Abdullah (The slave of Allah). This name was common among Arab pagans and Jews. Abdullah bin Salam was one of the first Jews to convert to Islam in Medina. When Arabs call Allah in prayer they say: “Ya Allah” or “Allahoma”. Aren't these words familiar to you? “Alleluia” and “Elohim” are the words used to call Allah in the Bible.
"I alone am Allâh. There cannot be, is no other and will never be One for worship but Me." [Quran 20:14]
The names found in other languages for the Supreme Being are either attributive or descriptive and can be used in the plural and or feminine forms (e.g. gods, goddess) whereas the word Allâh cannot be translated and can never be used in plural form nor in any other form nor this word has any root. Allâh says:
"Do you know any other name (which comprises all the Attributes of perfection), and don't you know that there is no one who is called the same." (19:65)
"I am Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise" (27:9)
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