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Muslims and Christians in the Middle East both use the word Allah for God. Many people in other religions do, too.  Sometimes, people who speak Arabic still use the word Allah when they speak English.
As a common nounEdit
In Arabic, the general word for a god is ilaah. It can mean a specific god, or any god at all, depending on how it is used.
As a proper nounEdit
Usually, the word "Allah" is used by Muslims . However, Arab Christians also call their God "Allah."
The name "Allah" is made of four letters in Arabic, ا ل ل ه (or Alif Lam Lam Ha, from right to left, A-L-L-H), which when brought together make الله.
In Islam, God is usually called "Allah."
For Muslims, "Allah" describes a single God who is all-powerful and never makes mistakes. Muslims believe that Allah created everything, including the heavens and the Earth, simply by saying Kun ("Be").
Muslims often repeat the word "Allah" many times when they are praying.
In The Levant, some Arab Christians call their God "Allah."
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