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Does "All praise is due to Allah" in the Opening of the Quran mean that all praise is due to Him as opposed to only some praise, or that all praise is due to Him and not to be directed at anything/anyone else?

  • If not all praise is due to Allah, then clearly some praise is due to something else. I don't see how the two statements are different. – G. Bach Jan 11 '17 at 19:42
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The negation of

All praise is due to Allah

is

Not all praise is due to Allah

which is logically equivalent to

Some praise is due to something other than Allah

This is the latter statement in the question.


Its negation is not equivalent to

Some praise is due to Allah

which is logically equivalent to

"No praise is due to Allah" is false

In fact, this statement is implied by the statement "All praise is due to Allah".

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    Doesn't the Prophet's name mean 'The Praised One'. Doesn't that mean praise can be given to other things as well? – The Z May 27 '18 at 13:55

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