Who is Allah?

Allah

Allah is God. He is the same God that the prophets have informed us about. He is not different to the Loving and sometimes “vengeful” God of the Old and New Testaments.

God is Absolute and Eternal. He is the First and will be the Last. He is Majestic and All Powerful. He does not require food or drink and does not need any rest or tire from anything. He does not become older nor can death, illness or disease overtake Him. He does not suffer from any weakness or defect.

Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah.”  For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews.  This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for “God” – and there is only One God.  Let there be no doubt – Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus – peace be upon them all.  However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God.  For example, Muslims – like Jews – reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation.  Islam is Monotheistic in nature and cannot even consider any creation of God to be anywhere comparable to Allah Almighty. This, however, does not mean that each of these three religions worships a different God – because, as we have already said, there is only One True God.  Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be “Abrahamic Faiths”, and all of them are also classified as “monotheistic.”  However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas.

It is important to note that “Allah” is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God.  If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word “Allah” being used where “God” is used in English.

A complete Understanding of God is important to truly appreciate His value and role in all our lives.