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The Trinity in Arabic

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Rabin Almeddine's argument (Apr.6 2008 update)

Submitted by zzazzefrazzee (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 16:10

There are different views of the nature of God between Islam and Christianity, just as there are different views of the nature of God in Judaism and Christianity.

Ex: Allah al ab, Allah al ibn, Allah ar ruh...

The usage by Arabic-speaking Christians is unambiguous and very clear. They do worship "Allah", and use the term to precede "God the father, "God the son" and God the Spirit", as is said in English.

Furthermore, while I agree that the term may be derived from al-Ilah (and there is the Pre-Islamic Christian inscription from Zabad to support this view) others state that it may be derived from the Aramaic usage "alaha". There is no conclusive evidence to show it the word is precisely one or the other, and it could just as well have been a conflation of both.

That said, while I have not read the article you refer to, I do think that to impose the usage of one language onto another is silly.

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