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Reverted previous edit: it is explained in the article why Allah is a specific name and is not generic.
[[Image:Allah.png|thumb|right|200px|"Allah" in simple [[Arabic language|Arabic]] calligraphy. As with many religions, an image depicting God is strictly forbidden.]]
The name '''''Allah''''' (الله) is the [[Arabic]] term for the [[God]], mostly used for of [[Islam]]. This [[theonym]] is likely a contraction of Arabic ''Al-'ilāh'' (ال إِله), which means "the god"<ref>http://www.chishti.ru/sufi_doct.htm</ref>. It is thus related to the Hebrew term [[Elohim|Eloh(-im)]].
In Islam, Allah is the personal name of God and comprises all of the [[99 Names of God]] in Islam. When a Muslim refers to Allah, he thinks of God as being One, Creator, Owner, Sustainer, and Almighty. In Arabic, the name is composed of four letters, ا ل ل ه (or Alif, Lam, Lam, Ha) which when brought together make الله. [[Arab]] [[Christians]] often incorrectly use this name simply as a generic term "god". (The actual generic word for "god" is simply'' 'ilāh'', though due to the strong association of Arabic with Islam this word is rarely used in modern speech.) These Christians do maintain a belief in the traditional Christian [[Trinity]], however, and believe that Allah consists of the Father, Son and Spirit.