The Arabic word for God. Used by Christian Arabs as well as Muslim and Jewish Arabs. Not exclusive to any religion in the same way that the English word "God" is not exclusively used by any religion.
The first sentence of the bible, Genesis 1:1 "First God made heaven & earth". In the Arabic bible the same thing is mentioned with God replaced by its Arabic translation, Allah.
by Student T July 29, 2005
The one God, not a god, not exclusively Islamic, as the definition above fallaciously claims. Allah is the only God, the god of all three Abrahamic faiths. "Allah" is the Arabic word for "God".
I pray to Allah in my time of need
by The Scholar March 27, 2005
Contraction of the Arabic: al-illah (THE GOD), used by Muslims to emphasis God's oneness and to distinguish their deity from those of the medieval pagan Arabs. The word, however, is not exclusive to Islam, but is simply the Arabic word for the God of the Abrahamic faiths.

Allah is used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews to refer to their God.
Anyone who thinks that the word Allah refers only to the Muslim God does not know Arabic, nor did he bother to ask anyone that does.
by Hamdan March 15, 2010
The Arabic word for God. He is the same god that Christians and Jews worship. Saying Muslims worship a different god named "Allah" is like saying Spanish-speaking people worship a different god named "Dios", or that Germans worship a different god named "Gott".
In the beginning, Allah created the Heavens and the Earth.
by JoeyRSconnari121286 June 13, 2005
The Islamic term for God.
Though it is a common misconception to believe otherwise, Allah and God are both the same.
Muslim: Well I'm off to the mosque to worship Allah.

Christian: You mean God?

Muslim: Yeah. Pretty much.
by Shaeghda October 27, 2007
english God
Indonesian Tuhan
Arabic rabbi
Aramaic ->ALLAH<-
Allah is not a name, its just a difference in language.
by djakjdawkjdawk May 13, 2005
'The mighty god who (according to the muslims) Created all the universe. Maybe you've been wondering about suicide bombers. Yes they shout "Allah akbah!!!" before they blow up. They saying something like; "i am willing to die for Allah" crazy huh?

"Allah is like a father to us all"

to the person who stated this, Allah-o-Akbar actually means "god is great".

And those extremists are not true Muslims. They think they are but they actually distort the concept of Islam to suit their own selfish reasons. Mullahs, or extremists, hate non-muslims, and therefore try to use Islam as an excuse for violence. Islam actually means "Peace", or "Submission to Allah", and is a religon of tolerance.

'If Allah is the creator of all... then why does he create bombs that fall on our houses?'

Incase this genius hasn't noticed,MAN invented bombs and other weopans of torture. Allah created life, the universe, and all the creatures that inhabit this world and maybe other worlds. He created heaven and hell, angels and jinns. And if you believe this philosophy, it could also be said that any other monotheistic religon such as Christianity and Judaism could ALSO be blamed for bombs. But they aren't. Because for one it isn't true. And secondly they don't face the same severe stereotypes and racism.
"In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". A phrase used in a number of contexts by Muslims. It is recited several times as part of Muslim daily prayers, and it is usually the first phrase in the preamble of the constitutions of Islamic countries.
Both a greeting and a word of leave meaning "May Allah protect you" used by Muslims. Just like people say hi/bye.
by tiadalmation July 13, 2006

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