● English Quran
"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful"
○ Arabic Quran
"Besmi ☞Allah al-rahman al- rahim"
Allah or 'Alah' is the very same name used by Jesus Christ in the language he spoke (Aramaic). Likewise, the name for God in the language of Moses (Hebrew) is written with the very same letters and pronounced almost the same.
➫Hebrew [the language of Moses]
Elef - Lamed - He
“Let that day be darkness; let not God [Eloh] regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it”
➫Aramaic [the language of Jesus]
Alef - Lamed - He
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord God, the Lord is One.”
➫Arabic [the language of Muhammad]
Alef - Lam - Lam - He
Allahu la ilaha ila hwa al-hayyu al-qayyum
God, There is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal
■ Allah in the Arabic language is the greatest and most inclusive of the Names of God. It is a word of rich meaning, denoting the one and only God and ascribing no partners to Him.
■ Allah is the special name of God and is the most precious name because it is not a descriptive name like the other Ninety-nine names of Allah, but the name of God's own presence.
■ It is impossible to alter the word in Arabic unlike in English; such as creating a plural form (gods), or changing genders to (godess).
■ Although commonly referred to as a "He", the word "Allah" in Arabic is absolutly unique as it is genderless. The use of "He" is only employed because, just like in English, it would be disrespectful to refer the Almighty Creator as an "It."
■ The word Allah is absolutely unique in the Arabic language and is not just thought of as a name for God, but as the personal name of the One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah.
Say, [O believers], "We have believed in God and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him. [Quran 2:136]