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Claims about YHWH[edit]

I removed "By this time [1934] Christians were also becoming accustomed to retaining the Hebrew term "YHWH" untranslated[dubious ] (it was previously translated as 'the Lord')." The articles Sacred Name Bibles, Sacred Name Movement and Angelo Traina document that the date for this is decades later.

Hebrew Cognate[edit]

Have added another reference for the Hebrew cognate of Allah, Elohim. Cpsoper (talk) 21:35, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

The picking and choosing occasions to translate[edit]

The article begins with the statement that: "Allah is the Arabic word for God".

I object, as dishonest, to the way that a presentation of "Allah" or "God" varies from place to place to suit arguments. If the English translation of Allah is "God" then use "God". If people want to use "Allah" then do so and do it with consistency. Don't drop reference to "Allah" without reference to the source wording. Only do so if it is decided to drop the Arabic reference on a consistent basis.

This option could be easily achieved through a move:
AllahGod in Islam
If: "Allah is the Arabic word for God" then one clear option is to make consistent use of "God".
Clarity and transparency is an issue here. Either make one set of references or the other
Gregkaye 08:49, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 September 2014[edit]

In the beginning of this Wiki page, it states that Allah is the Arabic word for "god". It is not. Allah is God's name in Arabic, and the world "Ilah" means the word "god." I am an Arab, an Arabic speaker, and a Muslim, so I understand my language, and would like to see this change made to maintain accuracy. Thank you. LoverofIslam (talk) 12:22, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

This has been extensively explained previously. If you look in archive 5 (linked at the top of this page) you can see the threads where this is discussed. In English, Allah is translated as God and ilah is translated as god. Note the capitalisation of the first letter which indicates a proper nown in English grammar. Without the capitalisation it is a common noun. DeCausa (talk) 13:59, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 September 2014[edit]

In the beginning of this Wiki page, it states that Allah is the Arabic word for "god". It is not. Allah is God's name in Arabic, and the word "Ilah" means the word "god." I am an Arab, an Arabic speaker, and a Muslim, so I understand my language, and would like to see this change made to maintain accuracy. Thank you, and I apologize for submitting this twice, I didn't know how else to fix a misspelling of, "word." LoverofIslam (talk) 12:34, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

ays above. DeCausa (talk) 14:02, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, there is nothing wrong with the article. Loverofislam, if you are unfamiliar with English, see the article proper noun to understand the difference between noun types. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:28, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Of course Allah is the name of the god of Muhammad. The god is rendered as al-ilah, al = the & god = ilah, not Allah. One reason why no pre-Islamic Bible is made public is that Allah occurs nowhere as the God there. That Allah is a name & no mere adjective is clear from "bismillah etc." i.e., "by the name of Allah" where "of", obviously, is used to show that "name" belongs to, is a property of, "Allah" i.e., Allah is a name. But in the Bible God gave His name, the which is certainly not the name of the god of Muhammad.

I am a Tunisian. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.225.214.113 (talk) 12:43, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Your nationality doesn't matter, your linguistic claims are out of line with reality. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:38, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Consider: "la ilaha illallah" that is there is no god except Allah. I take it that you understand by the shahada that if a concept of god (as understood in the Koran) doesn't apply to exactly one being then it applies to nothing at all. Now Muhammad believes that his concept of god applies to the God of the Bible. If you read the pre-Christian Psalm 2, you will see that that God has a Son. Muhammad denies any son for his god & therefore his god is not the God of the Bible. Should the god of Muhammad exist, his concept of god would already apply to his god & to the God of the Bible (Muhammad claims to believe in His existence). But then, according to the shahada, the concept of god as gathered from the Koran should apply to nothing at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 197.15.205.146 (talk) 20:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Please read WP:No original research. Wikipedia only summarizes academic sources without commentary, addition, or alteration. Ian.thomson (talk) 21:08, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 December 2014[edit]

"Allách" in Czech and Slovak should be replaced with "Alláh" (the word "Allách" isn't used in either language). (source) Craftext (talk) 07:13, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 08:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC)