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Submitted by JohnG (United States), Jun 29, 2005 at 12:10

The translation is: There is no god but Allah. Illah is generic for a god in Arabic. Allah is the proper name.

There is plenty of background information available from sources such as the Haditha (also see Rushdie's work) indicating that Mohammed's family were the caretakers of the Arab pagan god Allah, who's symbol always has been the crecent moon.

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