Why don’t Muslims refer to Allah as “God”?
I believe Allah is the arabic word for God…so when we read translations or speak… why do we always say “Allah” and not “God”?
For example: Insha Allah translates to “If Allah wills”. Wouldn’t “If God wills” be suffice.
I have a feeling that those of my friends who don’t understand Islam think “Allah” is a name of “our” God… like Shiva is one of the Hindu Gods.
Also…why can’t Jews say “God” or write it out… meanwhile Muslims say Allah’s name in basically everything we do?
I know God is Allah in English… BUT WHY do Muslims say Allah when talking (whether it be conversational…discussing teh Quran or talking during khutbas)… people always say ‘there is no God but Allah…’ but if they are translating the shahada… why not say ‘there is no God but God’
and I see Muslims say ‘Allah knows best’ instead of ‘God knows best’…. I know both mean the same thing… but why don’t we say God when translating?
ALSO… why can’t Jews say God and write G-d… while Muslims say Gods name in basically everything we do?
Answer by Yellow Rat
Allah is Arabic for god.
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