The one and only God

The word ilāha is derived from

hamza lām hā

ilāha = god, God (masculine singular noun)
ilāhin = god (indefinitive masculine singular noun)
ilāhun = God (indefinitive masculine singular noun)
ilāhan = a god, One God (indefinitive masculine singular noun)

l-laha, l-lahu, l-lahi, al-lahu (proper noun) = Allah

 

la = (there is) no

ilaha = god/God

illa = except

l-laha, l-lahu, l-lahi, al-lahu (proper noun) = Allah

 

       la         ilaha        illa       l-lahu             

       la         ilaha        illa      al-lahu

(There is) no God except Allah

 

 

Surah Al-Hashr 23 :

Huwa  l-lahu  alladhī  lā  ilāha  illā  huwa  l-maliku l-qudūsu l-salāmu l-mu’minu
He is Allah, (there is) no God except Him, the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Giver of Peace, the Keeper of Faith

Surah Al-Ikhlas 1-2

qul huwa l-lahu ahadun
Say, He is Allah, the One

al-lahu l-ṣamadu
Allah, the Eternal Refuge

 

Note: I previously thought Allah is the name of the one and only God. Actually, Allah is the name used in the Noble Qur’an for the one and only God.

More detailed explanation here

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s