Yes, Allah is God. He is Allah, the One and Only. He is
the same God worshipped in the Jewish and Christian faiths and is recognisable
as such. Across the globe and throughout history people of all faiths and beliefs
have turned towards God, or a supreme deity, the Creator of the universe. He
is Allah. Allah is God. God the Creator. God the Sustainer.
The word God is spelled and pronounced differently in
many languages: the French call him Dieu, the Spanish, Dios and the Chinese
refer to the One God as Shangdi. In Arabic, Allah means the One True God,
worthy of all submission and devotion. Jewish and Christian Arabs refer
to God as Allah, and He is the same One True God referred to in the Biblical
“Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is One”.
(Deuteronomy 6.4 & Mark 12.29)
In all three monotheistic religions (Judaism,
Christianity and Islam) God and Allah are the same. However, when asking
the question, Is Allah God, it is equally important to understand who Allah is
He is not a man, nor is He an ethereal spirit, therefore
when Muslims talk about Allah there is no concept of a trinity. He was not
begotten nor does He beget, therefore He does not have sons or daughters. He
does not have partners or underlings; therefore, there are no demi gods or
minor deities inherent in the concept of Allah. He is not part of His creation
and Allah is not in everybody and everything. Consequently, it is not
possible to become allahlike or attain allahhood.
“Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the Unique) One. Allah,
the Eternal (Foundation). He begets not, nor was He begotten; and
there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” (Quran 112)
The Quran, God’s book of guidance for all of humankind
was revealed in Arabic; therefore, non-Arabic speakers can become confused
about terminology and names. When a Muslim says the word Allah, he is talking
about God. God the Supreme, God the Magnificent, God the Omnipotent. The
Creator of all that exists.
“He has created the heavens and the earth in truth. High be
He Exalted above all they associate as partners with Him.” (Quran 16:3)
Muslims believe that Islam is the final message of God
to humankind, and they believe that God gave the Torah to Prophet Moses as he
gave the Gospel to Prophet Jesus Muslims believe that Judaism and Christianity,
in their pristine forms, were divine religions. In fact, one of the tenants of
Islam is to believe in all of God’s revealed books. The Prophets of Islam
include the same Prophets present in Jewish and Christian traditions; they all
came to their people with the same message – to recognize and to worship the
“...were you witnesses when death approached Jacob? When
he said unto his sons, ‘What will you worship after me?’ They said, ‘We
shall worship your God, the God of your fathers, Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac,
One God, and to Him we submit (in Islam).” (Quran 2:133)
Muslims love and respect all the Prophets and Messengers
of God. However, Muslims believe that the Quran contains the only concept of
God that has not been tainted by man made ideas and idolatrous practices.
He, Allah/God made it very clear in Quran that He had
sent messengers to every nation. We do not know all the names, or the dates;
we do not know all the stories or the calamities, but we do know that God did
not create even a single person and then abandon him. God’s message of mercy,
love, justice, and truth was made available to all of humankind.
“And verily, We have sent among every community or nation, a
Messenger (proclaiming), "Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid all false
deities... ". (Quran 16:36)
“And for every nation there is a messenger...” (Quran 10:47)
For thousands of years humankind has lived and died
across this wide earth. Every time a woman looks towards the sky in search of
a Creator, she is turning to Allah. Every time a man buries his face in his
hands and begs for mercy or relief, he is asking Allah. Every time a child crouches
fearfully in a corner, his heart is searching for Allah. Allah is God. Whenever
a person is thankful for the bright new day, or the cool refreshing rain, or
the wind whispering in the trees, he or she is thankful to Allah, thankful to
Humankind has taken the purity of God and mixed it up
with wild imaginings and strange superstitions. God is not three, He is One. God
does not have partners or associates; He is Alone in His majesty and in His dominion.
It is not possible to become godlike because there is nothing comparable to God.
God is not part of His creation; He is beyond it. He is the first, and the
last. God is Allah, the Most Merciful.
“… There is nothing like unto Him…” (Quran 42:11)
“And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” (Quran
“He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing
is after Him), the Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing
is nearer than Him). And He is the All-Knower of every thing.” (Quran 57:3)
Yes! God is Allah.