When the Almighty Allah is One, unique and peerless, and knows about His oneness, then why in the Holy Quran he uses the plural pronoun (We) for Himself?

  • I did not understand you please add some example.
    – xitas
    Aug 19, 2014 at 12:05

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In the Arabic, Farsi and Urdu language the plural nouns are normally used to denote respect.

When Allah talks about Himself, His names, His attributes(siffat), His essence; He talks about these things with a language of respect, using the plurals.

This is just how language is. And when this is translated into the English language the term "We" or "Us" is used.

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