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


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