‘Allah’ means ‘Curse’ in Hebrew… Just a Coincidence?

“Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …”  Isaiah 24:6

An interesting discovery was made by my friend ‘ICA’ over at Midnight Watcher regarding the Hebrew word for “curse” – it is pronounced “alah”, same as Allah, ‘God’ in Arabic.  I did some further digging and compared the Hebrew letters of the words “alah” and the Arabic letters of  Allah; they are exactly the same, except for some diacritic/pronunciation marks above the main letters and an extra “L”, as follows:

אלה , alah (“curse” in Hebrew) and الله‎ , Allah (“God” in Arabic), where:

א = aleph (Heb) is equivalent to ا = alif (Arab), or “A” in English

ל = lamed (Heb) is equivalent to ل = lam (Arab), or “L” in English; “Allah” has two “L”s in Arabic

ה = heh (Heb) is equivalent to ه = ha (Arab), or “H” in English

Quite amazing – the Hebrew word “curse” and the Arabic word “Allah” don’t just sound the same, with the exception of an extra “L”, THEY ARE THE SAME.

There is an idea called “the law of first occurrence” (probably more like a principle) whereby if one locates the first occurrence of a word in scripture it can provide guidance as to how the word or concept is defined in the rest of God’s Word.  Its instructive, for instance, to learn how the first ‘tree’ or ‘serpent’ is developed in scripture, and allow this to influence our understanding of how trees or serpents are used subsequently.  Oftentimes this provides a key to a cryptic scripture that would otherwise be baffling.  This is a variant on the notion of allowing the Word to interpret the Word.

In examining ‘curse’ (אלה , alah), it first use appears in Numbers 5 in ‘the adultery test’, the Mosaic methodology for determining the faithfulness of a wife to her husband.  If the man suspects adultery, the wife is made by the priest to drink bitter water.  If she’s innocent, she will be immune, but if guilty, the “water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” (Num 5:21)    There is a word thought by scholars to be a related form of the word ‘curse’ (arar) used in v19:  “If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse“.  I think its more than a coincidence to see that first use of the word “alah” and its older form “arar” in scripture is in connection with an unfaithful woman – is this not perhaps a foreshadowing of the Revelation Harlot riding the Beast?

The older form of the word ‘curse’ is first used in the garden in Genesis 3, verses 14 and 15:

The LORD God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

Cursed are you more than all cattle,

And more than every beast of the field;

On your belly you will go,

And dust you will eat

All the days of your life;

And I will put enmity

Between you and the woman,

And between your seed and her seed;

He shall bruise you on the head,

And you shall bruise him on the heel.”

The very first use of ‘curse’ is toward the serpent Satan; perhaps its a stretch, but if Allah means ‘curse’ in Hebrew, I believe that understanding can be extended to the older form of the word as well.  Note too that ‘the woman’ is again caught up in this mess.


129 Responses to ‘Allah’ means ‘Curse’ in Hebrew… Just a Coincidence?

  1. e1313ruth says:

    God promised if we don’t shape up he will smite the earth with A CURSE. in Malachi 4-6….
    That curse is in Zech 5-1,3 ….It is a roll (book) that goes over the entire earth and is called a CURSE…The word CURSE in this verse means ALAH in Hebrew..The book is the koran

    Isaiah 24-6 and chapter shows the CURSE that devours the earth and makes men desolate of God’s spirit.. The word CURSE is also spelled ALAH

    Matthew 24-14, 15 shows that the gospel that the false christs and false prophets bring and is preached in all the world is the abomination that makes men desolate…

    Galatians 1-8 speaks of the angel that brings another gospel that causes men to be accursed…

    2 corinthians 11 -4, 14 identifies mohammed, and his koran gospel as a fallen angel specifically satan ..He is transformed into an angel of light..This means he is impersonating the real light who is Jesus…

    Revelations 10 shows the angel who falls from heaven and impersonates Jesus…He has a little book in his hand…This book when ingested makes one’s belly bitter.. This means they become indwelled by satan’s bitter spirit……This book when ingested is sweet as honey…This means it appears to be god’s words which are sweeter than honey…

    1 John 2-22 identifies koran, mohammed and muslims all as antichrist..

    • Kurt J. says:


      Thanks for your very insightful comments. Its interesting to note that the last word of the OT is the word “curse”, but in this case its “חרם cherem”, instead of “אלה , alah”. It means a “cursed thing” or “appointed to utter destruction”, certainly descriptive of Islam.

      Isa 24:6 is indeed the word “alah”.

      That’s an interesting take on Mt 24:15 – we are now the temple of God, and if we put a curse there instead of the HS, it is indeed abominable.

      Very good tie in with Gal 1:8; the very next verse repeats almost exactly the same thing, except this time replaces the word “angel” with “man” – could correlate with the demon (1:8) that spoke to Mohammed (1:9). This pattern is repeated with Mormonism.

      Your Rev 10 interpretation of the “little book” – I’m hesitant to go with you there. John receives the book from the Angel, who appears to be Yeshua, because of the similar description of Him in Rev 1 and to His many preincarnate appearances in the OT (the Angel of the Lord):

      I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; 2 and he had in his hand a little book which was open.

      The prophetic word is described similarly by Jeremiah in Ch 20:

      8 For each time I speak, I cry aloud;
      I proclaim violence and destruction,
      Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted
      In reproach and derision all day long.
      9 But if I say, “I will not remember Him
      Or speak anymore in His name,”
      Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
      Shut up in my bones;
      And I am weary of holding it in,
      And I cannot endure it.

      I always viewed the “little book” as the Word of God – sweet in the mouth, but sometimes the consequences of belief bring bitterness. The context is that this occurs right before the 7th trumpet, the return of Yeshua. I would appreciate any further thoughts you have on this.

      1 Jn 2:22 certainly applies to Islam, as to anyone who denies the father and the son.


      • bill says:

        What a load of rubbish, this is what comes when the Holy Spirit is not present.
        God is love, not hatred for someone elses belief.
        A better use of your time would be to do what Jesus done that is going around doing good.
        what I say for you imean for all you dark seekers!!

      • Sorry to say but, the hebrew for “curse” isn’t “Allah” but: “קללה”

        also “אלה” means “goddes”

      • It’s interesting this point of view about Rev. 10 where we can read “… and his face was like the sun” because usually islamic art represents the mahdi and muhammad without face but with light or a sun. And in the case of muhammad is usually fire, like here:

        But what more catches my attention is that in my quran the prologue talks about famous people in history that believed the muslims praying was the most beautiful sound of earth.

        9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

        10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

    • pervaiz gill says:

      i appriciai realy the word of God and i agree

    • brian says:

      this is interesting—-but the curse of the Law in deut is much worse than alah–this curse is broken by the blood of Jesus—-but is a believer is in grace and law at the same time this is adultery—-you are open for the curse of alah.

    • William says:

      Dear author:

      I am an Arab Chaldean who has only been studying Hebrew, the holy language of the Jewish people, for four years. There is no such word in Genesis which means cursed. The word is klalah. As a matter of fact, I just checked out Genesis 3:14, and the word for cursed there, also in the accusative tense, is actually not even klalah, which was the word you were attempting to “stretch” toward. The word there in Genesis is actually “aroor” which is cursed, but in Aramaic can also mean cursed with great shame, to put in a Cliffs Note, so to speak. If you are a follower of our Jesus-Yeshua, it is maybe best to reach out to Muslims with His love, rather than trying to make these incorrect word associations. I urge you to do so. Of course, if you are not a follower of Jesus, then it is still a good thing to admit your error, anyway. I’m just saying.

  2. Hey Kurt, wow glad to see this site too. I just wanted to mention something about (N) = Aleph, = Alif. I have studied these languages before I became an actual Christian. I used to love language since my father who was bi-lingual didn’t want us to learn his language. Growing up around him and family embers that don’t speak English at all, I studied ‘his’ language and moved from language to language and found it thrilling when I could actually talk to someone in another language. As opposed to that section of society being sealed off and what they were saying was a mystery.

    So because one of my bosses spoke Arabic, he began to teach me small amounts as comments. (There is more to it but this is the basic of it) I began to like that I knew a little bit and studied it on my own and then to clean up my flaws of pronunciation and improve my writing I went to a year of Arabic to fill in the gaps in school. I also attended Hebrew classes after I had studied Hebrew on my own for a few years too. But the Hebrew I studied as well as Arabic was not for speaking – although you will understand some parts of speech from studiying older forms of the language you will not be able to speak it nor speak the newer form of it. In summation, I’ve been studying semitic and similar languages on my own for about 15 years.

    The Aleph in Hebrew doesn’t directly correspond nor crossover to the Alif in arabic. The Aleph in Hebrew is merely a place holder for the vowel it will carry with no sound at all. It could have and “i” sound below it and be pronounced “i” as in the word Immanu-el, God is with us.

    *as a side note modern hebrew speakers literally cannot pronounce certain sounds unless they take arabic courses, as in the ‘Ayin’ which may hvae been pronounced like the gutteral ayin of old. another subject for another day though.

    So specific to Aleph it is actually the vowel that it holds that makes a sound and not the aleph itself. As one of my old studies showed, some very old hebrew patterns would follow a C-V-C-V-C rule or the consonanant vowel consonant rule in which Alpeh seems to us in our language to be a vowel when it is considered a consonant. So, Aleph could also end a word being it is a consonant, as in the word Peleh or wonderful in Isaiah and the book of Judges if I remember correctly.

    Well didn’t want to wear you out with this one. I also have something directly related to word study in this post but I will send it in email, you’ll see why.

    Have a great day KJ, God bless you.

  3. Kurt J. says:

    Thanks JJJ/SB. So I understand what you’ve said about the aleph – what’s your take on the overall notion – “alah” vs “Allah”? More than a coincidence, or just a coincidence?

    Also, in comparison charts between Hebrew and Arabic, of which I speak or write neither, it did show a correspondence between aleph and aliph as I described, see here for instance: http://sites.google.com/site/arabichebrewlexicon/introduction/pronunciation-changes

    Look forward to seeing what you put up on your new site.

    • Judd White says:

      Your comments remind me of the scripture verse.
      ” Ever learning and never coming to a knowledge of the truth”
      Stop hating other peoples beliefs.
      Your time would be better spent in doing what Jesus did while on the earth.
      He went around doing good.
      He said Love one another as I have loved you.
      Seek the light stop stumbling around in the dark.

      • e1313ruth says:

        God commands those who understand to warn the people lest they be held guilty too..Ezekiel 33-6…But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

  4. Judd White says:

    ” For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.”

  5. Judd White says:

    “Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again
    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

    These are the words of the Saviour and Redeemer of the world Jesus Christ.

    • Frank Gurciullo says:

      The wicked & unbelievers are not our brothers. We are sown in sin and are adopted into the family of God when we are born again. This verse is refering to our christian brothers. We are not to judge in the sense to condemn as in Mathew 7:1. However, we are to judge with righteous judgement as in
      John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

      • Frank Gurciullo says:

        Judging in the sense to weigh whether a matter is right or wrong is ok. We are children of the devil until we are born again.

  6. Ron Morgen says:

    The biblical prophets were always opposed by the false prophets. It’s not surprising you have them here too. Warning about false religions, teachers, etc. is part of God’s message. God bless you for being faithful to his word.

    • Amen! I was just going over some of this, and 2 John verse 7 says alot. :Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. It is our duty as Christians to search the scriptures, and discern and judge for ourselves what is sound doctrine and what is deceitful teachings. 2Corinthians 11:13-14 indeed warns about false apostles,and continues with “and no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” Paul goes on to say in Galatians 1:8 “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be acursed.” Peter and Paul teach extensively about false prophets, and how to judge them. John also, so yes we’re following our commands from the gospel. Thanks Kurt we all need to put on the full armor of God, and once in place stand firm. God Bless. Continuing to pray for knowledge, wisdom and guidance for us all.

  7. Ron Morgen says:

    I believe God is warning the world right now of impending judgment just as he warned Israel, calling for repentace, before Babylon devoured them. Jeremiah was not speaking about pleasant things and the false prophets of Israel rebuked him. Perhaps these present day false prophets could learn a lesson from Jeremiah..

    Jeremiah 28 – Hananiah the False Prophet

    In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the Lord, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the Lord’s house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, declares the Lord, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.” Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.” Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them. And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way. Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the Lord: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.’” And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the Lord.’” In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died.

  8. HAMANIAH says:


  9. HAMANIAH says:


    • Kurt J. says:

      Are you sure you read the article correctly? What was inaccurate?

    • Yademu says:

      So ‘Alah’, an alleged Hebrew word means ‘Atlas’, an English word pertaining to a book of maps and charts? Is this Hamaniah guy joking with me? lol I advise everyone in this post to get them a copy of Strong’s Concordance.

  10. shannon says:

    Not only does alah (allah) mean curse but islam is the worship of the moon god whose name is sin. I find that very telling.

  11. Patrick Van Den Noortgaete says:

    A little reflection…

    God spoke his Creation into being. Sound of words is important, first signs, later words are an attempt to represent those sounds. This is an important principle when studying Hebrew in it’s relation to different words and other languages.

    Note that “Aleph” and “Ayin” have no sound on itself and carry the sound is is attributed.

    When saying “Alah” the written word can either be with “Aleph” or “Ayin”.
    With “Aleph” it means a word that has to do with “curse”. But there are several words related to curse, such as “Arar, qalal, …”

    With “Ayin” it has to do with “to go up, to ascend”, in many ways “to God”.
    Elohim, word for Gods, is with “Ayin”. From here comes the word to make “Aliyah” to Israel.

    The sound is the same with “Aleph” or “Ayin”.
    I would be reluctant to state that when Arabs pronounce “Alah” that the relation to look for is “curse” and not “to go up”, eventually to the Father.

    Arabs also descend from Avraham, you know…
    There is also a promise for them, remember Hagar and Ishmael finding “water in the desert”…
    Our Lord is a Lord of Restoration and Reconciliation…


  12. Sikander says:

      Is Islam the Anti-Christ?Far be it be from Islam! Islam is not the anti-christ.  We hear some Christians delcare Islam is the anti-Christ.  But it isn’t.   1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  The second half of the verse defines “CHRIST” as the Messiah who’s chosen by GOD.  In Islam, Jesus is called Al-Sayyed Al-Maseeh (The Lord the Messiah).  The Bible also defines “FATHER” to be The All Knowing GOD when used for GOD Almighty, and the Chosen Leader with given authority to him, and High Priest and Rabbi for a human.  Christ in Isaiah 9:6 is called “Everlasting Father”, and Jewish Rabbis are all Fathers, and Catholic Priests are also all called Father as well.  Furthermore, GOD and SON OF GOD titles of today are all translations based on developed Hebrew and Aramaic terms.  The Bible clearly defines every believer as GOD and SON OF GOD (Psalm 82:6,  John 10:34-36).  Christ in John 10:34-36 reduced his Son of GOD title to be below the believers’ God titles.   John 10:34-3634 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods””? …..36 ….Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?   Trinitarians claim that Christ is “Yahweh the Son”.  These verses indeed refute this falsehood.     The Bible further defines SON OF GOD to be a RIGHTEOUS BELIEVER:   Mark 15:39 Truly this man was the SON OF GOD.Luke 23:47 Truly this was a RIGHEOUS MAN (that is a CHOSEN BELIEVER AND BELOVED BY GOD). Also the very fact that most references to the coming Messiah in the Old Testament call him SERVANT, further proves that Son of GOD = Beloved Servant of GOD.  This also proves that trinity is false.  For example:   Isaiah 11:2-3 “2. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him (Jesus)– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Jesus fearing his GOD)– 3. and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;”     This is also how the Holy Quran defines “SON OF GOD” in Noble Verses 21:26.  Furthermore, Son of GOD also means being in the IMAGE OF GOD as a Righteous Believer.  The Bible defines being in the “Image of GOD” means having the Attributes of GOD Almighty that He, the Almighty, Has put in us, humans: Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:5, Ephesians 4:24, Exodus 7:1, Zechariah 12:8. Always remember this:  No one was ever called “The Seed of GOD”.  Ever.  GOD has no seed and no offspring. Despite the fact that the Bible does speak about Seeds of people and nations.  But never once for GOD Almighty.   

    • Nancy Lee says:

      YOUR a LIAR as islam claims JESUS CHRIST is NOT GOD please do NOT bother to lie here as the people who are TRUE BELIEVERS know and NO amount of islamic lies shall change that…

      • Tony Conrad says:

        I thought that it was JW’s language. Isaiah calls Jesus Mighty God. John 1 says In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and God was the Word and the Word was made flesh. We are not the Word. The Word is Jesus. God personalised for us on the earth. Even God’s own Spirit takes from Jesus and declares it to us

  13. Anthony says:

    i have realy enjoyed this site.please lets not aim our statement at the barometer of judgement but rather build one another where we are behind.thank you

  14. Anthony says:

    lets not base the statements on the barometer of judgement bv leave it for jesus.thank you all.

  15. Anthony says:

    beloved brothers and sisters in christ,i also want to know about the hebrew word which mean ‘knowing’.genesis 22:12-:and he said,”do not lay your hand on the lad,or do anything to him;for now i know that you fear God,

  16. James Price says:

    THe VIRGIN birth qualifies Yashua AS Messiah,end of story!

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  18. Lolly says:

    Curse in Hebrew is “klal” or “klalah” (KLLH) , or backwards (HLLK) as per Hebrew. It is also malediction which in Hebrew is me’er/ah (HRAM) . “cursed” is in Hebrew, mekool/al (LLVKM ) Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary, Hebrew/English English/Hebrew


    Love your neighbor as yourself for the love of God. Plus the Arabic Christian Bible uses the name “Allah” for the word “God”. Please stop spreading falsehoods. Thanks. I am a Christian.

    • Kurt J. says:


      Check out Isa 24:6 in the blue letter bible here:

      And then look at Strong’s H423 here:

      That page also has an audio playing of the word – its pronounced exactly like “Allah”, the Muslim god. That was my only point – its quite a coincidence, more than a coincidence in my opinion.


      • Eliyahu says:

        Yes, it does exist in the original Hebrew words of the old testament, but it is so obscure and rare in its usage, and certainly nobody today would recognize that usage of the word ah-lah – today those three letters Aleph, Lamed, Heh are mostly used as the word for an Oak tree or a godess.
        As many others have commented here – if we want to counter the negative in the Islamic world, maybe we need to point out the positive aspects that are written in the Quran, and that most Islamic extremists ignore or are too ignorant to know about.

      • Kurt J. says:

        Eliyahu, “we need to point out the positive aspects that are written in the Quran”

        Like the ones that can be found here?


        The articles in this category show us exactly what the Qu’ran says and why “extremists” believe what they believe and do what they do–they are more consistent in their practice of Islam than the nominal, go to Mosque once a week Muslims. They take Mohammad seriously. The Qu’ran is filled with the most hateful, backward, violent, anti-woman writing that can be imagined, and one just has to spend a few minutes reading its chapters to find this out.

  19. sanyoj mest says:

    I’m not surprised, his followers are certainly a curse to the people

  20. The extra L is only in English transliteration. There are two Hebrew words for curse, the other is k’lalah (koof-lamed-lamed-heh). Allah is the Arabic cognate of the Hebrew Eloha (also alef-lamed-heh), which means G-d. G-d as in the only G-d, not as in false god, elil (alef-lamed-yod-lamed).

    • Kurt J. says:

      Ramon, in this article I’m not arguing what the Arabic cognate of the Hebrew ‘El’ is, although I have to disagree with you, here is why:

      It should not come as a surprise that the word “Allah” was not something invented by Muhammad or revealed for the first time in the Quran.

      The well-known Middle East scholar H.A.R. Gibb has pointed out that the reason that Muhammad never had to explain who Allah was in the Quran is that his listeners had already heard about Allah long before Muhammad was ever born (Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey, New York: Mentor Books, 1955, p.38).

      Dr. Arthur Jeffery, one of the foremost Western Islamic scholars in modern times and professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Columbia University, notes:

      “The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Africa” (Islam: Muhammad, and His Religion, New York: The Liberal Arts Press, 1958, p. 85).

      The word “Allah” comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article “the” and ilah is an Arabic word for “god.” It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (There is an interesting discussion of the origins of Allah, in “Arabic Lexicographical Miscellanies” by J. Blau in the Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. XVII, #2, 1972, pp. 173-190).

      Neither is Allah a Hebrew or Greek word for God as found in the Bible. Allah is a purely Arabic term used in reference to an Arabian deity. Hastings’ Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics I:326, T & T Clark, states:

      ‘”Allah” is a proper name, applicable only to their [Arabs’] peculiar God. ‘

      According to the Encyclopedia of Religion:

      ‘”Allah” is a pre-Islamic name . . . corresponding to the Babylonian Bel’ (Encyclopedia of Religion, I:117 Washington DC, Corpus Pub., 1979).

      For those who find it hard to believe that Allah was a pagan name for a peculiar pagan Arabian deity in pre-Islamic times, the following quotations may be helpful:

      “Allah is found . . . in Arabic inscriptions prior to Islam” (Encyclopedia Britannica, I:643).

      “The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god called Allah” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:302, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1913, Houtsma).

      “Allah was known to the pre-Islamic . . . Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:406, ed. Gibb).

      “Ilah . . . appears in pre-Islamic poetry . . . By frequency of usage, al-ilah was contracted to Allah, frequently attested to in pre-Islamic poetry” (Encyclopedia off Islam, III:1093, 1971).

      “The name Allah goes back before Muhammad” (Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, I:41, Anthony Mercatante, New York, The Facts on File, 1983).

      “The origin of this (Allah) goes back to pre-Muslim times. Allah is not a common name meaning “God” (or a “god”), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity” (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, I:326, Hastings).

      To the testimony of the above standard reference works, we add those of such scholars as Henry Preserved Smith of Harvard University who has stated:

      “Allah was already known by name to the Arabs” (The Bible and Islam: or, The Influence of the Old and New Testament on the Religion of Mohammed, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897, p. 102).

      Dr. Kenneth Cragg, former editor of the prestigious scholarly journal Muslim World and an outstanding modern Western Islamic scholar, whose works are generally published by Oxford University, comments:

      “The name Allah is also evident in archeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabia” (The Call of the Minaret, New York: Oxford University Press, 1956, p. 31).

      Dr. W. Montgomery Watt, who was Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University and Visiting Professor of Islamic studies at College de France, Georgetown University, and the University of Toronto, has done extensive work on the pre-Islamic concept of Allah. He concludes:

      “In recent years I have become increasingly convinced that for an adequate understanding of the career of Muhammad and the origins of Islam great importance must be attached to the existence in Mecca of belief in Allah as a “high god.” In a sense this is a form of paganism, but it is so different from paganism as commonly understood that it deserves separate treatment” (William Montgomery Watt, Muhammad’s Mecca, p. vii. Also see his article, “Belief in a High God in Pre-Islamic Mecca”, Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. 16, 1971, pp. 35-40).

      Caesar Farah in his book on Islam concludes his discussion of the pre-Islamic meaning of Allah by saying:

      “There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews” (Islam: Beliefs and Observations, New York, Barrons, 1987, p. 28).

      According to Middle East scholar E.M. Wherry, whose translation of the Quran is still used today, in pre-Islamic times Allah-worship, as well as the worship of Ba-al, were both astral religions in that they involved the worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars (A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran, Osnabruck: Otto Zeller Verlag, 1973, p. 36).

      You can read more here

  21. lior says:

    guys this is bullshit, curse in hebraw is ״קללה״ (klala) or ״עלבון״ (elbon). you can search for it on google translate as well if you dont trust me , im israeli by the way

    • Kurt J. says:

      Hi Lior,

      Check out Isa 24:6 in the blue letter bible here:

      The Hebrew word אָלָה means “curse”

      Look at Strong’s H423 here to confirm this:

      It may be that modern usage is different, but this is word used by Isaiah.

    • Israel says:

      You are wrong because in the google translator the word Alah is the third word under the list of nouns for curse.
      Phoenician alphabet is used for Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Arabic. And the aleph means a few things and one meaning is oxen, which is a beast or animal. And the Koran says that Islam will sent a beast over the earth.


      And the Lamed means to teach. And Islam is spreading the koran (recitation) of Mohamed to the people.
      And Heh means a few things and one is revelation. And so, ha-satan is inspiring the world. Also satan is a hebrew word for serpent. And remember that the serpent was cursed. Therefore Alah is a curse.

    • Shofar says:

      Shalom Lior, this comes from Strong’s concordance not from modern parlance. The ancient form of the word alah is the name Yah used with Satan. That is what satan is, a curse, an alah. Most Israelis dont even read Torah which is sad. I wish they would all be well versed in it. That is something that at least can be said for most Muslims, they study their Quran and they are zealous for their deity, albeit sadly mistaken. Moshiach Yeshua is about to return and when He does the whole world will see it. The real Messiah is not hiding but siting at the right hand of Yahveh waiting for the right time and that time is soon. Better get ready.

  22. Ahmad says:

    Dear People, I am a Malaysian, a Malay and a Muslim. The first Muslim to give comment here I believe. And no, I don’t know what happened to MH370.
    Let me tell you what I was taught about Christians and Jews when I grew up. These are from religious teachers, parents, relatives and society here in Malaysia in general;
    1.) Jews – Great wisdom bestowed by God, the chosen people, tricky, master of finance. But they don’t like us so we don’t like them. We can eat their food because it is kosher but it is not advisable to sleep in their house because they might kill us in the middle of the night. However, if they live in our country we are required by God to protect them, even though we don’t like them very much.
    2.) Christians – Close in faith to us but they got the Jesus thing wrong. God has no offspring and Jesus didn’t die on the cross. God rescued him and he is in heaven now. When he returns, we must follow him to do battle with the Anti-Christ. However, we can’t eat at their house because their food is neither halal nor kosher. But we can sleep in their house because they won’t try to kill us in the middle of the night. Like the Jews, we are required by God to protect them.

    Well I am 50 years now so I have seen the world quite a bit. Despite what I have seen and heard all these years I REFUSE to believe that Jews and Christians are fundamentally evil or malicious. Quite the contrary, many of us Muslims in this country look at Jews and Christians as our kin in faith.

    I have a question. Which I may or may not have the right to ask as it concerns God.

    From what I know, there are about 18 million Jews, 2.1 billion Christians and 1.6 billion Muslims in this world.

    Now if Jesus is indeed the Son of God, then probably 18 million + 1.6 billion people are going to burn in hell. If he is not, then probably 2.1 billion people are going to burn. If Jesus and Mohammad are both liars then 2.1 billion + 1.6 billion people will burn.

    Tell me something, are we suppose to figure this out ourselves?
    Because I think if God so wishes he could clarify this for us and spare a lot of hatred, distrust and bloodshed. If we are united, then this earth will be truly glorifying his name. Is that not a good thing?

    Are we not worth saving?

    Or is everything that’s happening today is what he wants after all?

    • Kurt J. says:

      Ahmad wrote, “Are we not worth saving?”

      Of course you’re worth saving. If you were the only person on earth God would have sent his son to die for you:

      John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

      Jesus did not come to save just Christians, but the whole world! All we need to do is place our faith in Him and His atoning death. No one can save themselves. God is both loving and just. In His love He sent Jesus to live the life we couldn’t live to satisfy His Law. He died the death we should have died for our disobedience, which God’s justice demanded.

      I would recommend that you begin reading the Bible and asking God for light to understand His truth.

      And then you can compare the love of God, revealed in the Bible, with what you find in the Qur’an, which I’ve reprinted portions of here: https://prophesite.wordpress.com/category/the-quran-in-its-own-words/

      BTW, you are not the first Muslim to post here, you can read back through the comments.

    • a says:

      ofcourse we dont need to figure it out on ourself. Our God in heaven is a LIVING God and He helps his lovers.

      Trust Jesus Christ please

  23. Yisrael says:

    Alah is the word for curse and it is used in the Westminister Leningrad Codex in Numbers 5:21, where it used against the aldultreous women, and in Isaiah 24:6, it is says Alah (a curse) consumes the earth and in Jeremiah 23:10 it says that the land mourns (bleeds) because of Alah (a curse).
    And Qabah also means curse and the Arabs used the word Kaaba for their sacred site for worship.
    And Alah is spelled with the aleph and has a few meanings and one is oxen, which is a beast, and in the quran it says that they will unleash the beast over the earth to make the unbelievers submit to their quran (teaching), and the lamed is the next letter in Alah and it means to learn or to teach, this means that the Muslims beast that is unleashed over the earth will influence the people, just as the serpent taught and influenced the woman, and so the devil will come to influence the people. And what is the last letter in Alah? Well, it’s the heh, which means revelation, word, covenant and wind. This means that Islam (who comes in the name of their false god Allah, using the same phonetic sound as Alah, a curse) is going north, south, east and west to teach and influence the people with their false (satanic inspiration) revelation and covenant (that forces them to break the real eternal covenant). Also, the German word “Weh” means woe, tribulation. And Ashkenaz is the Hebrew word for Germany, and in 1900 the Turks (the Ottoman-Turkish Empire), with German assistance, began construction of the Hejaz Railway, which by 1908 linked Damascus in Syria with the city of Medina in the Arabian Peninsula. The original purpose was to transport Muslim Pilgrims to Medina-Mecca pilgrimage sites and to enable better strategic control of the distant Arabian peninsula. The Nazi used to get prayed over by the Caliphs and they persecuted the Jews. Hitler was a Catholic and he authorized the Muslim Caliphs pray for his German soldiers. And the Caliphs taught the Nazi’ the Quran and gave them their copies of the Quran. Plus, the Catholic Church documented in their catechism that they and the Muslims are one and they worship the same god. Well, if you look at what they both teach, you can see that neither one of these cults teach the truth. For example, the Muslims believe that they have to go to Kaaba (Qabah, the curse) or die as a martyr for their quran, and this contradicts salvation (Yeshua-Deliverance). These are false teachings because even Yeshua said that people will worship God in Spirit (revelation and under the inspiration of God; spiritually circumcised and having the sinful nature cut away) and Truth (the light and reality, as the sun rides the sky from the east and west; the Jew and the Gentile will receive the word of God).
    But, the Catholics don’t teach the truth either because they eat a wafer that has a symbol of a sun and crescent moon on it and then say that they are eating the body of Christ. Well, that is canabalism and is forbidden. In fact, you are not to drink blood and that is what the catholics say that the wine they have is. That is why they say he- esus christo, and if you translate that from Latin (Roman) into English it means “Actually eating Christ” and if you translate “he esus christos” or “esus christos” from Latin (Roman) into English, it translates into actually eating Christians and eating christians. The Latin word “esus” means eating, eaten, devoured, wasted and consumed. And so, why does tradition teach Alah-Allah, Qabah-Kaaba which mean curse, and use Weh-woe-tribulation with Yah-Lord? And why does tradition teach esus and then put the j, which originated as a swash character, used for the letter i at the end of Roman numerals when following another i, as in ‘xxiij’ instead of ‘xxiii’ which represented the Roman numeral 23. A distinctive high usage emerged in Middle High German. Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds. It’s a shame how the King Iames (James) bible put I-esus, J-esus) in place of Yeshua-Salvation. And if you put “i e sus christo” in the Latin in google translator, it will translate into go out from the pig anointed. And some traditional men teach that Jesus comes from the Greek Iesous, which is a lie, because “sous” in the Latin (Roman) means “the sun”, and they say it came from Joshua. But, Joshua came from Y’hoshua or Yehoshua. And Yehoshua was actually Hoshea, but the Moses changed his name from Hoshea son of Nun to Y’hoshua son of Nun. And Hoshea means salvation and הושע Hoshea in Greek is Ωσηέ Osie. And יהושע in Latin is Joshua. And the Greek Ωσηέ Osie is Hosea in Latin. And spell Yehoshua from English into Latin, it translates into Iosue. And so, why does tradition teach wrong doctrine to the world?

  24. Minny says:

    “today those three letters Aleph, Lamed, Heh are mostly used as the word for an Oak tree or a godess.”
    Can anyone verify this information please?

    The reason is…Last year the President of Iran stated in his speech at the UN in regards to their ‘imam Mahdi’ …….that “he will come as a girl”.

  25. Face2face says:

    This is all clear now. satan has always wanted to be like God that’s why he was cast down in the first place so the whole idea of islam is the worship of satan no wounded why the teaching of islam are so different from those of our Lord Jesus Christ

  26. toni says:

    I looked up in aramaic Hebrew dictionary and Allah came up as a curse and tree. Two spellings but same sound.

  27. Luz says:

    Here is what God writes about Him in the Holy Book of Islam

    The Arabic Scripture (still up to date the original one)
    اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

    The English Translation (supposed to be an explanation to Qur’an verses)

    Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

    Please all, accept me in your discussion.

    • Shofar says:

      Luz satan has been known to appear as an angel of light, that is as a light deity. That is what Isa 14:12 calls Lucifer before it was kicked from Yah’s presence.
      Alah is one of the names that identifies him since he became a curse for man. He has been a deceiver from the begining.

      • Sol says:

        Allah might be a pagan way or an old pagan way to summon whom we call God.In the book of acts they called The Lord not by his name but labeled as “The Unknown God” but Paul knew it was of the Lord they were speaking of so he taught them who that God was which was revealed through Jesus.Allah is that same situation they worship him but might not know or their traditions keep them from knowing more of our Lord Jesus Christ.Allah is different from Alah I am sure that extra lamed or ‘l’ gives it a new meaning,

  28. Gery says:

    Since Arabic and Hebrew shares the same root, words between both tongues sounds close,and has the same meaning. For instance: Blessing: Arabic: Barokah, Hebrew: Barakah (Strong’s 01293). Spirit: Arabic: Ruh, Hebrew: Ruach (Strong’s 07307).

    For God, which pronounced Allah in Arabic however, the Hebrew word is Eloah(Strong’s 0433). And yes, sometimes the Bible refer to God (the big G) with the word Eloah.

    Secondly. Alah (Strong’s number 0423) is not exclusively a curse word. It is translated also as an oath, or a vow, which is not a negative connotation.

    So please. Don’t go pointing fingers on other religion without proper research. We are called to be the salt and light, radiating positive influence. Please,
    “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

    And I apologize to every moslem friends who feel insulted with this post.

    • Nancy Lee says:

      I dont.I see you dont read the quran and listen to the lies islamics tell you shameful and why islam is allowed to keep murdering and raping and lying.

    • Nancy Lee says:

      Quran (8:38-39) – “Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief) their past will be forgiven… And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.” Translation from the Noble Quran
      Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” Suras 9 and 5 are the last “revelations” that Muhammad narrated – hence abrogating what came before, including the oft-quoted verse 2:256 -“There is no compulsion in religion…”.

      Quran (9:5) “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them…” Prayer and charity are among the Five Pillars of Islam, as salat and zakat. (See below). The Quran thus sanctions violence as a means of coercing religion.

      Quran (9:11) – (Continued from above) “But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion”In conjunction with the preceding passage, this confirms that Muhammad is speaking of conversion to Islam. Quran (9:56-57) – “And they swear by Allah that they are most surely of you, and they are not of you, but they are a people who are afraid (of you). If they could find a refuge or cave or a place to enter into, they would certainly have turned thereto, running away in all haste.” This refers to people living with the Muslim tribe who may not be true believers, but must pretend to be in order to survive. They have no safe refuge to escape the Muslims. If Islam were a religion of peace, then why the fear?
      Quran (2:193) – “And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion be only for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.” The key phrase here is to fight until “religion be only for Allah.”

      Qur’an (3:83) – “Are they seeking a religion other than Allah’s, when every soul in the heavens and the earth has submitted to Him, willingly orby compulsion?” But didn’t the earlier verse (2:256) state that there is “no compulsion in religion”? This contradiction is resolved by abrogation – where the later verse supersedes the earlier one.

  29. Kurt J. says:

    Thanks for your comment Gery. Yes, Arabic and Hebrew are related languages, and I acknowledge that in all likelihood “Allah” and “Eloah” share a common root, although there is some debate about that.

    As far as “alah” exclusively meaning “curse”, I was not trying to show that. I should have mentioned in the blog entry the verse in question, Isaiah 24:6. It says “Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …” I’ve gone back and edited the entry to include that at the top.

    It is just an interesting observation (IMO) that the name of Islam’s god is associated with a curse going out over the earth, causing desolation, which certainly has been the case.

    I would rather try to shake free those who are in bondage to Islam rather than worrying about apologizing to those who are perpetually insulted as the default position of their religion. They want to cut off our heads whether we are “nice” or not, hopefully you have noticed.

  30. I'm who I'm says:

    If you believe that Muhammad is the false prophet then no need defence him. End of the story.

  31. Yisrael says:

    Alah is the hebrew word for curse. And the aleph has a few meanings, and one of them is oxen, a beast. And the lamed means to teach. And the heh means revelation, sprit or promise. And together this means that a devil will influence the people with its teaching and will make an abominable covenant with the people.
    And furthermore, the hebrew word chamas means violence. And chamas sounds like the Muslim terrorist group Hamas.

  32. Bernard Burreson says:

    This entire document is wrong. The verse in question reads as given below. Starting with the lower right, and ending in the upper left. The second to the last word is the word curse, as shown below by the Strong’s number 0779, and the word which the document proclaims to be curse, is as shown for the word 0428.
    19 הלאה םירראמה םירמה יממ יקנה ךשׂיא תחת האמט תיטשׁ אל םאו ךתא שׂיא בכשׂ אל םא השׂאה לא רמאו ןהכה התא עיבשׂהו (5:19)

    0779 ררא ‘arar aw-rar’
    a primitive root; v; [BDB-76b] {See TWOT on 168 }
    AV-curse 62, bitterly 1; 63
    1) to curse
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to curse
    1a2) cursed be he (participle used as in curses)
    1b) (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed
    1c) (Piel) to curse, lay under a curse, put a curse on
    1d) (Hophal) to be made a curse, be cursed

    0428 הלא ‘el-leh ale’- leh
    prolonged from 0411; demons pr p; [BDB-41b] {See TWOT on 92 }
    AV-these, those, this, thus, who, so, such, some, same, other, which, another, whom, they, them; 20
    1) these
    1a) used before antecedent
    1b) used following antecedent

    • Bernard Burreson says:

      In trying to comment, the editor took out the formatting and Strong’s numbers in the verse,and then flipped it end for end. Please to a Hebrew Bible and look for yourself.

  33. Lalindra says:

    Hi Alah (Strongs # 423 doent necessarily mean curse always.
    it also means to swear in the case of Gen 26:28 /Lev 5:1/ 1King 8:31 / 2Chron 6:22 / Ez 16:59

  34. Walt Disney says:

    You guys need to go to a rabbi so he can explain to you that you are crazy. …

    • Israel says:

      I’m Israel, and the fact is that Ishmael was labeled as donkey, which is an animal that will go against the people. Why do I mention the animal and Ishmael? Well it’s because the truth is if you go to google translator that can not lie or twist around the correct meaning of words, it translates curse in a list if hebrew words that mean just that “curse” and one listed under the hebrew noun is Alah, אָלָה and the aleph itself has a few meanings and one is “oxen”, which is a beast or animal, and the lamed means “to teach”, and the heh means revelation and the hebrew letters come from the Ancient Canaanite alphabet- aleph-bet, and so does the Arabic letters and so the meanings of the letters are never going to change. And so no matter what way you spell or pronounce Alah or Allah, the phonetics and meanings of each letter is the same. And this means אָלָה is the beast teaching revelation. The koran itself speaks of Islam sending a beast over the earth. And many nations were labled as animals. Greece was labeled as a goat, Egypt was labled a dragon or sea creature, even the Pharisees and religious leaders who taught the people were called brood of snakes. The book of Daniel speaks of many nations as beasts and the book of revelation speaks of a seven headed beast who had a wounded head that healed. This means a government would revive. The seven headed beast is seven kingdoms, the first head of the beast is Egypt (the kingd that enslaved the Jews), the second head of the beast is Assyria (the kingdom that brought the Jews into exile), the third head of the beast is Babylon (the kingdom that destroyed the Temple and city of God and brought the Jews into exile), the fourth head of the beast is Persia kingdom (Iran), the fifth head of the beast is Greece (the kingdom that adopted the Phoenician alphabet and desecrated the restored temple of God and persecuted the Jews and established itself in Syria and Alexandria in Egypr, then there is the sixth head of the beast which is the kingdom of Rome (they helped the religious leaders crucify God’s Anointef Son and they destroyed the Temple of God, and they established Roman territory in Constantnople in Turkey, which is now called Istanbul, and the seventh head of the beast is the Ottoman Empire (ruled by Islamic Caliphs) and it was wounded and now Islam is trying to revive the Ottoman Empire.

  35. Black bird says:

    why ppl are so stupid
    Allah (English pronunciation: /ˈælə/ or /ˈɑːlə/;[1] Arabic: الله‎ Allāh, IPA: [ʔalˤˈlˤɑːh] ( listen)) is the Arabic word for God (al ilāh, literally “the God”).[2][3][4] The word has cognates in other Semitic languages, including Elah in Aramaic, ʾĒl in Canaanite and Elohim in Hebrew.[5][6]

    It is used mainly by Muslims to refer to God in Islam,[7] but it has also been used by Arab Christians since pre-Islamic times.[8] It is also often, albeit not exclusively, used by Bábists, Bahá’ís, Indonesian and Maltese Christians, and Mizrahi Jews.[5][9][10] Christians and Sikhs in West Malaysia also use and have used the word to refer to God. This has caused political and legal controversies there as the law in West Malaysia prohibits non-Islamic uses of the word.[11][12][13][14]


    • Kurt J. says:

      Thank you for enlightening us, Black bird!

      It appears you didn’t read any of the comments above where I wrote “…Arabic and Hebrew are related languages, and I acknowledge that in all likelihood “Allah” and “Eloah” share a common root, although there is some debate about that.

      As far as “alah” exclusively meaning “curse”, I was not trying to show that. I should have mentioned in the blog entry the verse in question, Isaiah 24:6. It says “Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …” I’ve gone back and edited the entry to include that at the top.

      It is just an interesting observation (IMO) that the name of Islam’s god is associated with a curse going out over the earth, causing desolation, which certainly has been the case.

      I would rather try to shake free those who are in bondage to Islam rather than worrying about apologizing to those who are perpetually insulted as the default position of their religion. They want to cut off our heads whether we are “nice” or not…”

      • Abu Hana says:

        Your GOD saved you already. WHY fear to Death. You have no sin. Free pass to Heaven. No need for Judgement. Isnt it Kurt J.?

      • Abu Hana says:

        Where are the love? What I see, this article seem no love at all..this article planting seeds of hate inside people mind and heart. There is no LOVE? Prove me if I am wrong!

      • Kurt J. says:

        Love is found in Jesus Christ, love is found in the God of the Bible, YHWH. In the Qu’ran we find Allah offering no love at all, only fear and submission.

  36. Abu Hana says:

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,

    Kurt J., Al-Quran have more than you think. The content are so beautiful..Its Allah S.W.T words..It our Guidance for this live and Next eternal life from The Merciful Creator. It is a Human Manual. Allah Will protect Al Quran, and the content will remain the same until End of Day.

    Kurt J., Allah S.W.T offer human only 2 places for Next eternal life. Heaven and Hell. We Muslim fear Allah. We are so fear that Allah will put us mankind on Hell FOREVER. Even a single day on Hell we are so fear.

    One day Akhirat same as 1000 years on this world. Should we fear? should we do submission?


    If you a wise man, you should know FEAR TO GOD by follow his guidance will affect how your live. Its more than you think. It is beyond LOVE.

    Then you will realize how Allah the Creator so Mercy and Love All of His creation.

    • Kurt J. says:

      Thank you for your concern for me. Please accept that I too am concerned for you, that you and millions of others would not accept a counterfeit, Allah, or his supposed messages found in the Qu’ran or Hadith. The true word of God may be found in the Bible. We do not have to fear God or Hell if we put our faith in His son Jesus, who was the sacrifice that paid for the sins of humanity. At the end of your life you will either stand before God in all your own sinfulness or He will declare that you are His child, clothed in the righteousness of christ, fully forgiven and reconciled.

      This is the reason Christians are willing to face Muslim swords and not deny their Lord, because we do not fear death and we know that in the end Jesus will reign upon the Earth, having Himself vanquished His enemies, not sword carrying followers.

      • Abu Hana says:

        Kurt J., you said ” The true word of God may be found in the Bible”, are you a true Christians? Seem that you are not confident with your book at all. Why? Should I believe if you quote some thing from your book?

        Since that SON of GOD have paid for the sins of humanity. No matter what religion are, as long as human, we are good to go. Do crime, Eat, sleep at home, waiting for Death, next thing we know we are in Heaven.Then, Commit suicide might become human trend, faster way to Heaven.

        Knowledge is the true sword in this era. Muslim found it from Al-Quran where the words, arrangement and the structure are so beautiful and perfect. It all ALLAH All Mighty words. If you are not confident with your “whetstone”, Muslim got two type “whetstone”, they are Al-Quran and Hitadh. Sharpen your sword. You might need it to fight before ANTI-CHRIST arrive.

        Kurt J. Dont treat Muslim as your enemy. Muslim cant do any harm to you without Allah will. We are fighting the same enemy. ANTI-CHRIST are our true enemy. Muslim call it DAJJAL.

      • Kurt J. says:

        The son of God paid for the sins of the whole world, but it does an individual no good unless they personally repent of their sins, believe in their hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead and then orient their lives around Him. When we turn our lives over to Him He fills us with the Holy Spirit and enables us to walk in a manner pleasing to Him.

        The Muslim is on his own, struggling to fight sin, and will have to stand before God alone on judgment day. The Bible says EVERYONE has sinned and falls short of God’s standards, but the free gift of God is eternal life IN Christ Jesus. To have eternal life we must be IN Him.

        You said we are both against AntiChrist, but it’s important to define terms – the Bible says “the AntiChrist” is the one who denies Jesus “came in the flesh”, i.e., is God. Anyone who denies this, per the Bible, is Antichrist.

    • Shofar says:

      Abu the fallen one that is the god of this world has no power to put anyone in hell except the one people give it. YHVH is in control and knows the end from the beginning. He already sent His Moshiach (mahadi) as Moshiach Ben Yosef, the suffering Messiah precisely to pay for the curse put on man as a result of believing the lie of the cursed one, satan, also known as an angel of light. Yeshua (salvation) is His name and His Torah or instructions for righteous living is being written in the hearts of His people. Those who truly fallow Him do as He did. That does not include killing people. Yahveh said “vengeance is mine”. He does not need man to execute or judge others in His name. He that created heaven and earth is quite capable of taking care of His affairs without the help of puny man. Yeshua showed us the correct way to follow Yahveh’s Torah and none of it includes killing others, on the contrary, He teaches to love Yahveh above all and to love one another. Hell is were the curse and its fallen angels will be along with those who followed them instead of following the real Messiah and His way of living. Shalom

  37. Abu Hana says:

    Kurt J. Seem a christian like you are not confidence with their own book being God words, why should others believe on it?

    Can you guaranteed that content on your books will not change in the future?

    But we Muslim believe and do not deny, there are somewhere inside Bible that are still can be consider as GOD Words as long as its is not again Al-Quran, And Allah command Muslim to believe on it.

    Al-Quran is God words. Believe it or not, AND YOU KNOW IT, since the first copy about 1400 years ago, the contents are Exactly the same.
    The words, arrangements as well as structure are so beautiful. Easy to understand. Allah S.W.T will secure Al-Quran until the End of Day.

    Being a logical person, I will choose Al-Quran as standard for GOD Words.

    • Abu Hana says:

      Kurt J. I apologize for speaking rude and arrogant.

      • Abu Hana says:

        Kurt J. What I want to say, We Muslim Believe and must believe to all 4 major books that revealed for mankind because its is GOD guidances, GOD words. Different book for different ERA and different way of approach. GOD love us so much. We are the only GOD creation with free will. But When we mankind more likely to go to HELL and misguidance from GOD words, GOD send his messenger that are suitable for current time to guide us for straight path.

        Al-Quran is the GOD guidance for straight path for us mankind, and Prophet Muhammad S.A.W is his last messenger.

        I agree with you. It is important to define terms but the term must suit the era of the book.
        If Bible say Son of God is a HUMAN that follow GOD guidance, follow GOD Words, spread GOD message and NOT being GOD where only can do miracles with GOD will, then there are much similar to a Al-Quran and make sense, which is the main message is to worship only One GOD the Creator. And Straight path to where mankind belong. GOD create mankind for sure that we mankind are not suitable for entering HELL and the worse part is live everlasting life in it.

      • Kurt J. says:

        Abu, you say “GOD love us so much.”, I agree, but where do we find that love in the Qu’ran? While the God of the Bible tells us to “love one another” and “love your enemy”, the Qu’ran tells us that believers are not to make friends with unbelievers. Which message am I supposed to believe? Both the Old and New Testaments (Jewish and Christian texts) tell us to treat each other how we ourselves would like to be treated. Mohammad tells Muslims to “strike off the heads of non-believers” (Q 8:12), but Christ tells Peter to put away his sword as Christ is arrested

        Mt. 26:51-54, “And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

        Who should I believe, Christ, the Savior of the world, the son of God, or Mohammad? Christ, who was raised from the dead and ascended to God or Mohammad, dead and buried? Mohammad, who performed no miracles, or Christ, who performed many including raising the dead? Christ who loved everyone and laid down His life willingly or Mohammad, treacherous slaughterer of thousands, instigating murder over the last 1400 years on an unprecedented scale? If “God loves us so much” (your words), who is of God, the one sent to love and save or the one sent to “strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers”, the one sent to “fight and kill disbelievers”? The messages are completely antithetical. They are the words of two different Gods.

        I suggest that you read all of the articles on my website in the “Qu’ran in its own words” category: https://prophesite.wordpress.com/category/the-quran-in-its-own-words/ I have simply taken verses directly from the Qu’ran. You can then compare them with what scripture says and I hope you come to the same conclusion I do–the messages of the Qu’ran and the Bible are NOT the same.

        But lets talk more personally. You wrote “Kurt J. I apologize for speaking rude and arrogant.” I forgive you. But consider: you have acknowledged that you have sin. How do you get rid of that sin? Can you do anything on your own to atone for it? In the Old Testament Israel was commanded to sacrifice animals to atone for their sin at the temple. The temple is gone. Moreover, the sacrifices were a “placeholder” for THE sacrifice, whom God sent, the One who could take away sin once for all. The Jews of course, for the most part, rejected their Messiah, their Savior. A Christian is anyone who receives this gift of forgiveness and is made righteous before God. It is Christ’s blood that atones for my sin, because God is love.

        But the Muslim, the Jew, the non-believer, anyone else must stand before God, their sin un-atoned for. It is not a question of “your good deeds outweighing your bad deeds”, God is holy. One sin is enough to keep us from His glorious presence. He cast out the angels when they sinned, Satan being their leader. We need to be made completely righteous, as righteous as He is. That is why He sent Jesus, that is why we need to be clothed in white, the garments He provides. That is why we need to be IN HIM.

  38. Abu Hana says:

    Kurt J. you say ” I have simply taken verses directly from the Qu’ran “. And I did read the article and you done a GREAT JOB…I like the way you quote Al Quran verse more than the way you quote your own scripture. Congratulation, Its a good start to learn LOVE ISLAM. At least you can quote. Some people dont know how to do that. But you manage to do it and DONE so well. You need to teach them how to quote from Al Quran. You are so genius. Great Job. You make Our life easy..

  39. David Jonas Bardin says:

    The double L (lam or lamed) is critical:
    In Arabic, “al” is the definite article. “Allah” is THE GOD.
    In Hebrew, “ha” is the definite article. The Hebrew Bible occasionally uses “ha-EL” = THE GOD. “Ha” is a prefix, not part of the root.
    The Hebrew Bible more often uses “Elohim” which is linguistically related, being a version of EL, and sometimes uses EL without a prefix (and we have to figure out from each context whether it refers to the one and only God or not).
    The aleph in the Hebrew word meaning “curse” is part of A-L-H, the root. The aliph in “ALLAH” is part of a prefix.
    Allah = haEl = Elohim = God — the only god for monotheists.
    The Hebrew Bible and other Scriptures often use other names, based on different linguistic roots, for the one and only God.

    • Kurt J. says:

      David, I agree with your linguistic/etymological analysis, but I think you and others have entirely missed my point–there is an audiological relationship between the sound of alah “curse” of the Bible and the name of the Islamic god, which has brought a curse over the entire world.

  40. ISLAM: Wolf in “peace’s” clothing.

    Allah: The Dessert Snake = http://sendorama.com/allah.html

  41. Shofar says:

    Years ago Yahveh showed me the meaning of the word alah in Hebrew as well as hamas ( violence). Satan has surely fooled the children of Ishmael and Esau into sincerely believing they are serving the Creator of the universe when in reality they are satan’s pawns. And they wear its name across their foreheads and on their arms… May Yahveh open their eyes.

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  43. Nora miller says:

    Very interesting read indeed. I came across this by accident as I was searching for other words in Hebrew. I could not stop reading this article. I must say I do agree with your interpretation it’s quiet clear.

  44. Is it a crescent moon? Does crescent moons ever look like that? Nope! It is a SOLAR ECLIPSE! The mating/sex of the female moon god with the male sun giving birth to a five pointed start = Satan!

    Notice the “star” is NOT a Star but a pentagram! Count the points! Does starts in the sky have five points? Nope!

    The greatest pagan religion in the world is ISLAM! The big mama of paganism. The mother of paganism. “The mother of the Harlots” as described in Revelation!

  45. Arshed says:

    Praise be to Allah. Allah should forgive these peoples. Your total formula is proved to be wrong u said…. Alif+ Lam+lam+ha will be Allah u are wrong it is alalah … Allah is unique in Arabic as elah, as yaveh, as jehovah etc don’t play with the creator…. Come in to the straight path preached by mosses(pluh) Jesus(pbuh) and Mohammed(pbuh)…. Which is Islam(peace)….

  46. Sonia says:

    An excellent article and commenting. I also see Isaiah 14:12 the Hebrew word against the Arabic word Halal equates to lucifer.

    • Zephaniah says:

      Yes, I was thinking about touching upon that. Lucifer is Helal and Allah is Helel, but I know ISLAM is definitely the beast system without a shadow of a doubt.

  47. The spelling/image/wording/drawing/SYMBOL of Allah is a crowned snake!

    Here is the evidence: http://allah.org
    Or you can google it yourself!

  48. The symbols/letter is Allah in Arabic add up to 666 in Hebrew.

    I tried: for a Hebrew like John the disciple who wrote Revelations. When he SAW the image/symbol/letters of Allah he COUNTED /ADDED them and they added to 666 if you see it one way or 616 when look at another way.

  49. Aaron says:

    I don’t see the correlation because the bible was written in ANCIENT HEBREW. It’s a completely different language than Hebrew.

  50. Send me some more. Please I like your article .

  51. Ex Muslim says:

    I am an ex Muslim Arab and I don’t understand why Muslims always misuse translations intentionally here is my points

    In Arabic language, the word (Elah) means deity !
    Allah is specific name of the deity/god of Arabia

    From what I know the Jews prohibited use of specific/hidden/sacred name of god instead they refereed to him by words like Elohim, El or El-something like El Shaddai .

    We can see that the word deity in Arabic (Elah) rather than ( Allah) is closer to the Hebrew Elohim or El .

    Therefore the word ( Allah ) which is specific name of the Elah of Arabia, has different root/origin and meaning !

    I will put it in a sentence that you could challenge any Arabic speaking Muslim :

    (Allah-ho-Elah-alkon) which translate into
    (Allah is the god of the universe )

    Or you can say ( man-ho-Elah-alroman ?) which translate to
    ( who is the god of the Romans ? )

    Elah or al Elah = god or the God

    Allah = specific pre-Islamic name/title given to the god of Arabia or Arabic region

    • Kurt J. says:

      Thanks for leaving a reply, that is very interesting. I don’t know Arabic and am not a Biblical scholar, so I’m not sure if what you’re saying is correct without further research. But assuming you are, and I have no reason to doubt you, this definitely agrees with the view that Allah/Allat were the names of pre-Islam Arabian dieties.

      As far as why Muslims would intentionally mistranslate, well, they are just protecting their viewpoint and probably regurgitating what they’ve heard from an Imam or scholar. Satan wants to keep the blinders on them.

      • Ex Muslim says:

        Well one thing I hate the most is lying and deceit especially when it concerns belief system, I descend from a Sunni father and a Shia mother ! Ya I know trust me , it served me well by becoming neutral, free thinker atheist.

        To add further points, some Muslims might argue that

        Al Elah ( The God ) has been shortened to Al Lah making Allah ! This is just one of several theories which arabic linguistic scholars arguing about regarding the origin of (Allah)

        However until today you will get 2 distinct names among Arabs :

        عبدالله Abdullah= abdu Allah = slave of Allah

        عبدالإله Abdulelah= abdu al Elah = slave of the God

        You can google these Arabic names to see the difference.

        Allah does not translate to God, however Jews, Christians and other minorities living in Arabia might share same name Allah due to cultural influence on the region.

  52. steve says:

    You said numbers 5:19 shows allah is curse, no it does not look for yourself , it arwar not alah

  53. Iliana says:

    There is another route to show the same and will take you to the same conclusion. So, if two distinct roads lead to same destination then the destination must be very real!!!

    Here is the other road:

    What does ‘illah’ mean?

    Oh, poor Muslim souls defending your PAGAN deity. Now please reply and tell us what does ‘illah’ means in Arabic if “Allah” means ‘god’?

    Why would anyone gives his or her life for a statement that literally means: “There is no god but god?” Would not that be a redundant self-revolving immaterial statement? Why world people die for such a childish and self evident minutia?

    Now, to claim that “Jesus is the Son of God” would be something identifiable and worthy dying for in some pious minds!!! Since it would indicate a label or title being assigned to an identifiable person.

    Now if I say: “There is no god but Zoroaster” then I am identifying a specific person to the title/label. Same with “There is no god but Jehovah”.

    But to say that “there is no god but god” is the most childish and self evident absurdity a Muslim can say!!! And no normal intelligent being would die for such a claim unless that person has a mental problem.

    If I say “a rock is a rock” that does not add anything to the statement!!!

    Are Muslims that stupid?

    Or maybe, just maybe, they are not stupid and therefore ‘Allah’ is a proper noun and the PERSONAL name of a pagan god!

    And then it would make sense for a pious person to argue, insist and die for the claim that: “there is no god but Allah”.

    A “God” whose personal identifiable name happens to be “Allah” and second he is the ONLY ONE and there is no one like it.

    So to pretend that ‘illah’ means ‘Allah’ and that ‘Allah’ means ‘god’ is naive, inconsistent, absurd and demonstratable idiotic.

    So it is therefore proven, beyond any doubt, that ‘illah’ does NOT mean ‘Allah’ and therefore ‘Allah’ is a personal name and does not mean ‘god’ since god in Arabic means ‘illah'” and not ‘Allah’.

    “La ilaha illa allah” = “There is no god but Allah”


    “La ilaha illa allah” does NOT mean “There is no god but God” as some clueless people claim it means to defend their logic error.

  54. Bridgett says:

    You are an idiot the word Allah translates over to mean God in English. This whole article is cursed.

  55. Abdulhadi Musa Abu Aishat says:

    Quench your little ignorance from this:

    http://www.answerinWhy did Jesus choose to say the Aramaic “Eloi” to the Hebrew speaking people? Why did Jesus sacrifice Hebrew and spoke the Aramaic “Eloi” despite the fact that the people around him were Jewish and spoke Hebrew? Because Jesus peace be upon him knew that GOD Almighty’s Holy Name is Allah, and Eloi (my GOD) is derived from it. The Hebrew “Yahweh” (the LORD or the Eternal) was made mandatory for the Jews only. As shown in the first section of the article, the Jews because of their inability to pronounce GOD Almighty’s Holy Name properly were commanded by GOD Almighty to call Him as “The LORD”: “Judaism teaches that while God’s name exists in written form, it is too holy to be pronounced. The result has been that, over the last 2000 years, the correct pronunciation has been lost.” (Mankind’s Search for GOD, p. 225). Here we clearly see that the pronunciation for the original name for GOD Almighty had been lost, and the Jews have no idea what the exact pronunciation is from their Holy Scriptures and resources. But the reason why Jesus called unto GOD Almighty in Aramaic, despite the fact that everyone spoke Hebrew and the Law of the Jews was written in the Hebrew language is because Jesus wanted to call GOD Almighty in the Highest and Most perfect form. Addressing GOD Almighty as “The LORD” or Yahweh would’ve been only proper to the Hebrew speaking people, the Jews, but not to the Gentiles and all of the non-Jewish people and generations after that.g-christianity.com/allah1.htm

    • steve says:

      lol a muslim copying and pasting knows nothing about what he is pasting. Understands no context of this thread/ Muhammed was under a majic spell. case closed

  56. Amy Seilnum says:

    If thou(Israel) will not hearken unto He who is and causes to be ..
    thou shalt serve others gods, even wood and stone ..
    The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
    He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him; he shall be the head and thou shalt be the tail. Deuteronomy 28:15 Deuteronomy 28:36 Deuteronomy 28:43-44

    My people have been lost sheep .. all that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said; We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord.
    Jeremiah 50:7

    .. all the house of Israel are they to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said; Get you far from the Lord; unto us is this land given in possession.
    Ezekiel 11:15

    The Yahudi are cursed because they have forsaken the Lord,
    just as was prophesied; Deuteronomy 28 Deuteronomy 31:16-20

    The, stranger, that is within them (in Israel) has got up above them very high. They have devoured them,

    and cast down their dwelling places. Deuteronomy 28:43-44 Jeremiah 50:6-7 Jeremiah 9:19

    Nevertheless, The Lord shall defend them, and they shall devour and subdue with sling stones. Zechariah 9:15

    For; I know the blaspheme of they who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie, and are the synagogue of

    Satan, behold, I will make them to worship before they feet and to know that I have loved thee. Revelation 2:9 Revelation 3:9

  57. Your own choice; Inshmullah Islam of Shia/Sunni Sharia.
    Inshallah Islam of Noor, Sun, “Free of Sharia”.
    The real Islam is of Allah, Sun, Primary Source of Light called NOOR. This Moon and Star Islam of Mullahs, Inshmullah, is of the Satan called Al-Djmar Al-Aksa and it is bearing fruits in Shia and Sunni of men and not of Allah. Real Islam is of “ba ilah” or be the son of Man or of the tribal natural father, Bande da Puttar to “Ba Al-Ilah”, our Supernatural Father “Allah” Noor that is not Shia or Sunni. La-Ilah stands for no more the son of the tribal father but of the Al-Djmar Al-Aksa Islam is of Satan and that is why they keep Kabah, “Shiv or Adam Mandir” to the left hand during going around for seven times. For greater details, visit my YouTube videos on Hajj; channel nijjhar1.
    A True Mussallmaan, a man with Mussallum = Firm belief, Eemaan in Allah.
    Thus, a True Mussallman is in Allah and Allah in him if he has these Four qualities:-
    1. He has Heeya/Sharm/conscience/Salt of his tribal father or of his Khandaan called “Ba-Ilah” – This is Nesiff or Half Eemaan.
    2. He speaks truth but nothing else but truth from the very core of his heart. Otherwise the person is a hypocrite “Munaafiq”.
    3. He is contented with his lot or Haq. He is satisfied with “HAQ HALLAL” earning or no cheating that is drinking the blood of poor.
    4. He is Merciful & helps the poor on philanthropic basis as the Samaritan man who picked up a wounded person & looked after him.

    Such a Person is a Mussallmaan and they are very rare to meet whilst the Kafirs dominate in this Islam of Mullahs, “Al-Djmar Al-Aksa”, most powerful Satan. Only the “Sons of Allah” can sort them up. REAL ISLAM IS OF “SUN”.

    Youtube Video (Channel nijjhar1) on this topic:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riVgxC5ubgQ

    • ayesha khan says:

      What the hell is this ?? Does your guru Nanak taught you to lie ?? Sun and bla bla bla … Oh come on are taking about your religion.which is fake ?? Because you robbed our some verses 😂😂😂😂 I mean your guru Nanak and some of geeta and than wrote some shameless thing eww let it be .! Your comment has nothing to do with islam .!! Neither is quran nor hadees ! you a burden on earth foolish old man

  58. Christian Arabs are lost help them then! They call the God as Allah! http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/Allah/BibAllah.html

    Instead, Yahweh is a pagan god:


    Cheers, 😉

    • A little late (only 5 years), but the Hebrew cognate of Allah is Eloah. This is because Hebrew has “mangled” a few of the original Semitic vowels, but it is in effect the exact same word, and means God, just as it does in Arabic. Also in Aramaic Alaha.

      The word for curse is also in Arabic and is actually ألا, in Hebrew the ה was usually used for weak consonants so it replaced the aleph on the end, so Hebrew used heh to represent a weak consonant “aa” on the end of a root, whilst Arabic used aleph.

      Hope that clarifies.

  59. A little late (only 5 years), but the Hebrew cognate of Allah is Eloah. This is because Hebrew has “mangled” a few of the original Semitic vowels, but it is in effect the exact same word, and means God, just as it does in Arabic. Also in Aramaic Alaha.

    The word for curse is also in Arabic and is actually ألا, in Hebrew the ה was usually used for weak consonants so it replaced the aleph on the end, so Hebrew used heh to represent a weak consonant “aa” on the end of a root, whilst Arabic used aleph.

    Hope that clarifies.

  60. thewaythetruth512545453 says:

    Kurt J.
    I hope you are still monitoring comments on this article. First let me say, well done with this article. Very well written and excellently sourced.
    I wanted to share with you something I had found in my follow up study to this article.
    If you will look at Isaiah 14:13-14 where the scriptures are talking about Lucifer: Isaiah 14:13-14New International Version (NIV)

    13 You said in your heart,
    “I will ascend to the heavens;
    I will raise my throne
    above the stars of God;
    I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.[a]
    14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
    I will make myself like the Most High.”
    Where the phrase is, (will ascend) ascend is, again, (‘alah).
    Using the blue letter bible and the strongs and using the meanings of the words given with their strongs reference, you can clearly see the truth. It truly takes in-depth study into original texts and word meanings to get the entirety of the scriptures.
    And also for the comments above about “believers” supposed to be accepting? The Lord told us he was sending us out amongst wolves, to be harmless yet wise.

  61. ayesha khan says:

    What a lie and for your information i would like to correct you dumb people its Allah with 2 L in it الله and and ala الا in arabic means beware 😂.and there is no such word alah in Arabic you ignorant fools so embarrassing what ever the alah means in hebrew what the hell it has to do with the Arabic lang ?? Such a stupid jealousy

  62. ayesha khan says:

    Allah is in Arabic and we will judge it by what it means in Arabic. Not by knowing what that words stand for in so and so language you illiterates morons I guess you stupids if are ignorant of some language and want to know the meaning of something in that language will see what that words stand for in your lang instead of translating it so embarrassing waste you all are …😪😪😪

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  64. Steve Ng says:

    Hi, I wish to share my insights here so that we go back to the basics.

    Hebrew and Arabic belong to the same group of languages otherwise known as the Semitic languages. Arabic is a cousin language to Hebrew; therefore, it is only logical that there are words which are similar in sound as well as in meaning. However, it is a dangerous thing to do when you match the transliteration of a Hebrew and an Arabic word and say that they carry the same meaning. If you look at the Greek text, the word ‘αλλα’ (also pronounced as ‘alla’ or sounds like the Arabic word ‘Allah) means ‘but’; with this, you can see the fallacy of using transliteration to study the languages. Just because the transliteration sounds like something, it does not make both the same thing.

    To go deeper into this, the word אלהים (for Elohim) comes from the root word אלהי (Elahe) or אלה (Elah). Before the Masoretic scholars put the niqquods there, we only have the consonants and it is basically the same letters of the alphabet אלה / אלהי. This, I believe, is a more correct way of looking at the etymology of the Arabic word, ‘Allah.’

    Moreover, the word ‘Allah’ pre-dates Mohamed, as it was also used by the Arabic Christians before the advent of Islam. To the pagan Arabs, Allah means moon god, but to the Christian Arabs even before Mohamed, it referred to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To the Muslims, He is the God of Abraham and Ishmael.

    So, I respectfully beg to differ with your opinion on this. Only may the Lord reveal the truth to us in His time. Amen.

  65. seandial says:

    I know this is an old thread but you don’t seem to be telling the whole story. You’re telling the part that confirms your own presupposition. Alah, Elah and other derivatives are more complex than simply “curse” It is a singular word for God in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic. And in Hebrew as I recall curse and blessing are the same word.

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