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===Why Muslims and Apologists insist 'Allah' means 'God'===
what christians call For many (like [[Muhammad]] before them) a [[Lying for Islam|lie]] is worth being told if it will facilitate proselytisation (Da'wah). For others, 'moderate' Muslims and non-Muslims alike, it's purely out of ignorance. Language is always evolving, so the actual definition of a word and its popular usage can, and very often does, differ. For example, 'gay' still means 'happy' but through its use in western pop-culture, it can also mean '[[Islam and Homosexuality|homosexual]]'. This is also the case for the word "Allah" in predominantly Muslim cultures and societies. It is used interchangeably with 'God ', as most people are Muslims call ; to them Allahis God, they believe God and Allah thus to make a distinction would be redundant.  It is unfortunate how so many are willing to take advantage of people's ignorance of the Arabic language when it suits their purpose. For example: the same[[Fake Conversions|false conversion]] story of pop legend [[Michael Jackson (Conversion to Islam)|Michael Jackson]].god A video entitled 'Inshallah' (Allah willing) has spoken to been doing the rounds on user-contributed media sites like YouTube. It contains edited footage of Michael Jackson using the phrase 'Inshallah,' and its editor proudly proclaimed on its page "only Muslims say Inshallah." a view which was echoed by many of the world through jesusMuslim commentators who viewed it. However, it was simply a case of selective editing. The Muslim who made the video had cut off the first part of Michael's statement. It was a 12 year-old promo for his Tunisian fans on the eve of his ''HIS''tory world tour. Since Arabic is [[Tunisia]]'s official language and since Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians living in Tunisia also use the phrase 'Inshallah', it was not yet ready proof that he had converted to fully understand itIslam.Muhammad is In another case in [[Malaysia]], the government banned Christians from using the final messenger according word 'Allah' in reference to muslimsthe Christian God,<ref>"[http://archive.compassdirect.org/en/display.php?page=news&lang=en&length=long&idelement=5183&backpage=archives&critere=&countryname=Malaysia&rowcur=0 MALAYSIA: GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS ONLY MUSLIMS CAN USE ‘ALLAH’ TERM]" - Compass Direct News, January 08, 2008</ref> and in one incident, reported by CNN in October of 2009, so this time twenty-thousand Bibles were seized by authorities because they referred to the word of Christian God as 'Allah came AGAIN ,'<ref>Saeed Ahmed - "[http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/29/malaysia.bibles.seized/ Bibles seized as Malaysia minorities fear fundamentalism]" - CNN, October 29, 2009</ref> completely disregarding the fact that due to man the evolution of the Malay language, which has borrowed extensively from Arabic, Sanskrit and this time Portuguese, there is no indigenous Malay word for 'God' other than the pagan 'Allah'. It was reported that in 2010 a court ruling overturned the ban, a decision which the government has appealed against, insisting that it was should remain in place.<ref name="Churches Attacked in Malaysian ‘Allah’ Dispute"></ref> This decision to allow Christians to use the final word'Allah' has led to violent protests and bombings of several Malaysian churches.<ref name="Churches Attacked in Malaysian ‘Allah’ Dispute"></ref> One of the protesters, named Faedzah Fuad, says:that {{Quote|| “Allah is why you only for us, The Christians can find so many contradictions in use any word, we don’t care, but please don’t use the bible but not one word Allah.”<ref name="Churches Attacked in the quranMalaysian ‘Allah’ Dispute">{{cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/world/asia/09malaysia.html|title=Churches Attacked in Malaysian ‘Allah’ Dispute|publisher=The New York Times|last=Mydans|first=Seth|date=January 9, 2010}}</ref>}}because it So, according to Muslims, is 'Allah' the same message word for 'God' (i.e. the God of [[Ibrahim|Abraham]]) or the name of their particular deity distinct from the same God/Allahof Christianity and Judaism? No doubt you will receive very different answers depending on the situation. However, only the quran is original Arabic script found within the word sent down the final timeQur'an tells you all that you need to know.
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