Allah — The Unique Name of God
Research into the Names of God in over 150 Languages and their Meanings
by Maulana Abdul Haq Vidyarthi
About the Book
The author reviews the names of God used among the various nations of the world in more than 150 languages and shows that, while each name may express some particular attribute of God, it is the name Allah used in Islam that stands out as encompassing all the Divine attributes, being the personal name rather than an attributive one. There is a detailed discussion on the names of God in Jewish and Christian scriptures. The famous expression of the Quran universally uttered by Muslims, “In the name of Allah” (bismillah), is shown to be a fulfilment of the prophecies and expectations of earlier religions.