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Allahu Akbar

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'''Literal:''' There is no <font color="blue">god</font> but <font color="darkred">Allah</font> and Muhammad is the messenger of <font color="darkred">Allah</font>.}}
As you can see, even though many English speaking Muslims falsely claim it states "there is no god but God", this is clearly not the case. Muslims view the name Allah as a proper noun, as opposed to a common noun descriptive applicable to any deity. Allah is not the generic word for 'god' in Arabic, but the ''name'' of Islam's deity - at the start of almost every Surah (Chapter) of the [[Qur'an]] is the phrase (in part): "In the name of Allah...."
{{Quote|[ The Risala of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani]<BR>A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh (Including commentary from ath-Thamr ad-Dani by al-Azhari)(310/922 - 386/996)|['''1.1a'''] The belief that Allah is One is the fundamental basis of Islam, and when Divine Unity is expressed, '''the name "Allah" must be used. It is not permissible to say, "There is no god but the Almighty" ''' or use any other names except Allah for the shahada. Nothing at all resembles Him or is equal to Him.}}
===Why Muslims and Apologists insist 'Allah' means 'God'===

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