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there is no ilah but allah ...

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Submitted by oliver (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 23:46

MM ... I need your help ...

Please correct me as I wish to learn the truth ... (and try to leave 'Christ' out of this)

there is no 'ilah' but 'allah'

in arabic ilah = god and allah = (the) god, it's a contraction of al and ilah.

in arabic ilah is the 'generic' term for 'any' god

in arabic allah is the 'specific' term for 'the' god - the 'true' god of islam - it is its NAME.

The Hebrew 'generic' term for 'any' god = el or elohim (frequently used in the OT)

The Greek 'generic' term for 'any' god = theos (frequently used in the LXX and the NT)

The English 'generic' term for 'any' god = (guess what) god

In English, when we wish to refer to the 'true' God (of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob) without using Its revealed NAME we write God, but we say 'god'. (it's hard to 'verbally' disthingish between god and God in English) not so in arabic as you have 'ilah' and 'allah'.

SO - why would arab(ic speaking) Jews and Christians use the NAME of the false (to them) god of islam 'allah' to refer to the true (to them) God (of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob)? May I suggest that initially it was by 'compulsion' as a result of islamic oppression (also known as 'dhimitude') later it became 'habit' and has now culminated into 'ignorance'.

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