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The plural of the word Allah

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in response to reader comment: To Aamir Ali: Pluto here I come

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 10, 2007 at 18:47

Muslims tell us that there is no plural for the word Allah. Well this is not true because Muslims also tell us that the word Allah is a contraction of the word al-Ilah or the God.

The plural of the word al-Ilah is al-Aliha therefore the plural of the word Allah must be al-Aliha.

But again our dear Aamir knows no Arabic and this does not stop these ignorant tablighees from pontificating about a language that they do not know.

Now I happen to believe that the word Allah is a loan word from Syriac Alaha (Allaha in Nestorian) and being a loan word the rules of the arabic language garmmar would not apply to it (another wrod that is also a foreign word is sarat in surat al-fatiha and it also has no plural because it is laon word from Latin (Strata) via Syriac) so there is no plural for the word Allah if it is indeed a laon word from Syriac which ne sane Muslim would like to hear.

Now you have the answer.


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