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The term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion.
  Islamic way of referencing God
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"Allah" literally means "the God" who is said by Islamics to have 99 names such as "The Merciful" and "The Compassionate".  Allah is a contraction of the words "al" (the) and "ilah" (God).
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  • The term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion.
  • Every night my father would pray to God, "0 Allah, please make war between Muslims and infidels so I can die in your service and be a martyr."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • May Allah bless us.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • She doesn’t say Allah.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Blessed Allah!
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • Allah and Muhammad.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Somewhere in Yemen, maybe — some Allah-praising farmer with a second goat.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Only Allah the Almighty deserves to be worshipped, not anyone or anything else.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Your mother, may Allah forgive her, was a troubled and unhappy woman, Mariam jo.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The walls stood bare, save for a single tapestry with sewn-in beads forming the words Allah-u— akbar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • He brought his hands next to his ears, thumbs touching the lobes, looking as if he were straining to hear Allah replying.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But the only God I serve is Allah, and in his name I swear that I will do everything possible once again to win out over the desert.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, I know that I will be gone when you read this letter, Mr. Markos, for when I gave it to you I requested that you not open it until after my death.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I understand the ’prophet’ with his sabre, on his steed: Allah commands and ’trembling’ creation must obey!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Allah be merciful.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • May Allah the Excellent One your soul this night ever tremendously conserve.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She and Allah and this cross, which I often kiss as the captive bade me, protect thee.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Cast off thy care, leave Allah’s plans to him— He formed them all without consulting thee.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • One of the Old Testament words for "god" has the same semantic root as the Muslim Allah.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "By Allah," the sultan swore.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Rather than definitive theological identities like God, Allah, Buddha, or Jesus, the Masons use more general terms like Supreme Being or Great Architect of the Universe.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • ? A Persian city once was "enstoned to stone"—king and queen, soldiers, inhabitants, and all—because its people refused the call of Allah.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "She was considering"—and here he paused—"the worship of Allah!"
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Every sentence seemed to end with the phrase "Ensha Allah,"
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • But what about the folks who think Allah’s the one to put your money on?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Below, in coarse verse: ’O Allah, who sufferest lice to live on the coat of a Kabuli, why hast thou allowed this louse Lutuf to live so long?’
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • With these, the forces of Allah would be carried into space itself.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • You’re a deeply religious man who follows the will of Allah, and I know you well.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Fortier was going to wipe out most of Islam-it could hardly be Allah’s will.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Was this beyond Allah?
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Ya Allah!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Later, when we knew each other better, he told me that he had just come from noon prayer, at which he had called on Allah to take pity on a tired old man and send him some assistance.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • When they pulled up outside the apartment building, Ramon came down and opened the cab door and the driver said how grateful he was for the tip and that he would pray that Allah bless Robert with many strong sons.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • One day you are well, your debts are paid, your wives are happy, praise Allah, and the next day the fever gets you, and if it opens your skin up to the heat which your skin has fought off all these years, you die.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Allah, the incinerator!" Dully, full of hate, Nick handed him a small stone dish, and the Sunlight Man tore the card to bits, dropped the pieces in, sprinkled something like lighter fluid on them, and lit them.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "Allah is great, and Mahomet is his prophet,’ said Cronshaw impressively.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • " And he added with a smile: "No doubt the epileptic Mahomet refers to that same moment when he says that he visited all the dwellings of Allah, in less time than was needed to empty his pitcher of water."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Finally my children, to envelop each word, each part of the rest, Allah is all, all, all—immanent in every life and object, May-be at many and many-a-more removes—yet Allah, Allah, Allah is there.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • There seemed to be no disrespect in invoking the holy name of Allah while Unwittingly spitting bits of food all about.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • "In the name of Allah most beneficent, most merciful," the old fortune-teller whispers.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The New Prophet agreed with Kassad’s statement that Allah would horribly punish heretics but announced that it was the Hegemony infidels who would be so punished.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And another said: Rebel against women and so shalt thou serve Allah the more; The youth who gives women the rein mustfmfeit all hope to soar.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He breathed a prayer to Allah and eased the Mercedes toward the off-ramp.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • This preacher, this leader of this church and congregation, was using this tone to refer to Allah.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • To herself, to you, and also to Allah.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Praise Allah and pass the high explosive.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • If this single weapon could deal such a blow to his enemies, wasn’t it conceivable that Allah would open man’s mind to it through something as mystical as a dream?
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • But Allah and God .
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • For, as is written so frequently in the sacred pages of the Koran: "Well able is Allah to save."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • That was one of the first and simplest things she’d learned from the pamphlets Yuko had given her: Allah is just the Arabic word for God.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Allah [2] , Islam [1] , Mecca [3] , Muhammad [4] , Sunni [5] , Hadith [7] , Wahhabi [7] , Kaaba [8] , hajj [8] , Islam [1]
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