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Allah does not mean God

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Submitted by N.Khan (United States), Oct 13, 2005 at 14:29

In arabic ilah means god. There is a difference between al ilah and Allah, one is common noun and other is proper noun and the name of the god. Originally Allah was the name a pagan diety of Quresh tribe which had three daughters, Allat, Uzza and Manat. After islam Mohammed named the islamic diety as Allah.
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