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Submitted by Taj (United States), Jan 25, 2008 at 02:45

Oliver, that is great that you have those translations, however, I am not sure that your assertion is a valid premise to your apparent counter-argument. For example, you have Yusuf Ali's pdf translation - however, I have a copy of one of his earliest editions which actually uses the word "God" for God instead of "Allah"...the use of "Allah" came in later revisions of his work...

Also, my argument is not actually that Muhammad asserted that the name of God is "The God", sorry.

Additionally, just for the sake of (supposed) argument, I am not sure your criticism of "Muhammad's assertion that the name of God is Allah/The God" is valid, given the facts that 1) this is not per se Muhammad's assertion (the name and usage predates Muhammad) and 2) Allah is not the only name by which the arabic language refers to God - there are other names including LORD...

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