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ˈæl ə, ˈɑ ləal·lah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Allahnoun

    Muslim name for the one and only God


  1. Allahnoun

    God as perceived by Islamic doctrine

  2. Etymology: ; cognate with the Hebrew Eloh', El ultimately from ʾil-.


  1. Allah

    Allah is the Arabic term for God in Islam. It is the supreme and ultimate being, the creator, and the sustainer of the universe according to Islamic belief. Allah is considered to be the only deity, and Muslims believe in His absolute oneness and uniqueness. Muslims believe that Allah is merciful, just, and all-powerful, and they strive to worship and submit to Him in their daily lives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allahnoun

    the name of the Supreme Being, in use among the Arabs and the Mohammedans generally

  2. Etymology: [ contr. fr. the article al the + ilah God.]


  1. Allah

    Allah . It is used mainly by Muslims to refer to God in Islam, Arab Christians, and often, albeit not exclusively, by Bahá'ís, Arabic-speakers, Indonesian, Malaysian and Maltese Christians, and Mizrahi Jews.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allah

    al′la, n. the Arabic name of the one God. [Ar. al-ilâh, 'the worthy to be adored.']

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ALLAH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Allah is ranked #31033 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Allah surname appeared 748 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Allah.

    83.2% or 623 total occurrences were Black.
    7.4% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.2% or 24 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of allah in a Sentence

  1. George Gordon Byron:

    Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire.

  2. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    ... Kneeling before the death cult flag with a knife in his hand and a machete before him one of those arrested said this: 'I swear to almighty Allah, we will carry out the first implementation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia', he went on to say ... 'I swear to almighty Allah, blond people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We only are ... stabbing the kidneys and striking the necks’.

  3. Aleta Ledendecker:

    This is the litmus test I use: if I were a Christian parent walking in the school, and I heard over the PA system during morning announcements music with the words ‘Praise Allah. Allah is king on high. Bow down to Allah,’ how would I feel as a Christian parent with that being broadcast to all the children in the schools.

  4. James J. Roche:

    Be not surprised if thou findest thyself in possession of unexpected wealth. Allah will provide an unexpected use for it.

  5. Sharmin Hossain:

    When I'm in a mosque, I'm not thinking,' Oh, I'm a queer Muslim. May Allah forgive me and accept my prayers,' i go into the mosque knowing that I'm a divine creature of the most Divine, and May Allah knows that I worship May Allah and May Allah only, and I'm here to do that and not a sinner because I exist as a queer Muslim.

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