Can someone explain me if it means 'the-God' in Arabic? or is 'Allah' the name of the God? Thanks!
- Allah is a name and not a translation of God, and that is the name he called himself in Quran.
- There is disagreement whether it is allowed to translate the name Allah to God when conversing with people who do not speak Arabic, the rejection of translating the name justifies that by:
- Names are not supposed to be translated, and translations usually cause a loss in the meaning.
- The translated words may invoke different visualization in the recipient’s mind, for example when we say God in conversation with a Christian person he will think of the Trinity, which is completely different from what “Allah” indicates ( the one unique worshiped) therefor using the name as is “Allah” is considered better.