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Assalam o alikum
Sir i hope that you are fine. Sir according to my knowledge the major major belief of islam is that god is only one. Then there is confusion in the word allah,which is used for god. Some people say that its just an arabic word which means god while others claim that it actually is the personal name of god . My question is that if allah is really the name of god or just a word which means god? Also i wanted to ask that when ever i make a dua to god and use word allah for him my mind takes allah as his name instead of a word which means god is it ok if our mind takes allah as god's name and if allah is not our god's name then will considering allah to be god's name be a shirk?thanks for your help.

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Assalmalaikum

Dear Brother,

Sorry for the delayed reply. InshAllah it will not happen again.

Allah is the name of the almighty who created the entire universe and everything in it....in Arabic and we should follow this name as much as possible . Unless we speak to someone who does not understand Arabic and is unable to understand what Allah means.

There is no sin if you call Allah by different names ( as the best names belong to Allah )

[Quran 17:110 Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name you call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.......

[Quran 59:24] He is Allah/God, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, does declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

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