Why the term "Allah" is used instead of "God"
Many people ask why the term "Allah" is used instead of "God" and assume
it's use implies that Muslims worship a separate God. There is only ONE
GOD - a belief held by followers of each of the three main world religions
: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
The Arabic term for "God"
The Arabic word for God is "illah". "Allah" is infact a conjunction of
two words (i.e. Al-Ilah):
The reasons for using the term "Allah" in favour of "God" are threefold:
"Al" which means "The"
"Illah" which means "God"
"Allah" has no gender. While, God can be male/female i.e.
"Allah" is ONE and literally means THE GOD, While, God may be singular
i.e. God/Gods and Goddess/Goddesses
"Allah" is the personal name of God as used in the Holy Qur'an and Elohim
is used in Hebrew referring Allah, The ending letters
'im' is a plural of respect, majesty and grandeur, without
the ending 'im', it becomes
Eloh (Ilah in Arabic).