Missionaries to Muslims (few though they be) sometimes argue over whether “Allah” is different from God. However…
- “Allah” comes from the same Semitic root words as “elohim,” “El Elyon,” and “El Shaddai.”
- Even before Muhammed came along, Arabic Christians (and they were not few) called God “Allah. They still do. I’ve heard them do it myself.
- The Qu’ran says, “We believe in what has been sent down to us and in that which was sent down to you; our God and your God is One; and we are submitted to him”. Surah 29.46
- To Muslims, “Allah” means the Creator of the universe. There is only one of those.
The problem is that Muslims talk about God in ways that we disagree with. But so do other Christians.