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Deciphering the Qur'an and الا or ILA is one more name for Allah So does Allah have 99 or 100 names?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 8, 2017 at 11:59

Dr Pipes

al-Mufasereen never explained the meaning of many Biblical names that are also present in the Qur'an for example Gabriel In Arabic the name has no meaning but in Syriac the name ܓܰܒ݂ܪܺܝܶܠ or Gabriel means God is my strength and Isma'eel or Ishma'il ܐܫܡܥܝܠ in Syriac means God listens but in Arabic it has no meaning

The 'IL or ܐܶܝܠ in both names means God

http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/sureth/dosearch.php

Now if you check the 99 names of Allah 'IL is not one of them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam

However check Q9:10 and it says:

لا يرقبون في مؤمن الا

The last word الا or ILA puzzled al-Mufasereen and if you read al-Qurtubi ILA here is another name for Allah!

If we turn to al-Qurtubi he wrote that the word ILA is missing a letter and it is a Lam or ل and it should be الال or al-Al and in the words of al-Qurtubi

قال الال الله

http://quran.al-islam.com/Page.aspx?pageid=221&BookID=11&Page=1

Or he said al-AL means Allah (The God)

So this is another name for Allah and it means The God ال or AL means God and with the Arabic definite article al it becomes The God

The question now is why is ال or الال or the Quranic الا not included in the 99 names of Allah!?

We will never know but it is more evidence that the author of the Qur'an borrowed names from the older religions but by the 3rd century of Islam there was a disconnect and the meaning was lost to al-Mufasereen

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