Monday, December 19, 2022

Why ‘Allah’ is the basic name of the Creator?

What is in a name; especially when it relates to the name of the almighty Creator? In every name, there are two components: basic, and what is known in the Arabic language as sifat or ornamental. To unearth how the name Allah -- the very basic and mostly used name of the Creator -- has originated and got into uses, one must dig into its contextual roots.

But first, let us find what the creator has said about the "languages" of the human beings in the books of religions. In the holy Quran,the creator says:“He created man, He taught him eloquent speech." (Surah Ar-Rahman, Ayat 3&4).The meaning of this Ayat (sentence in the Arabic) eloquently clarifies that the creator has created the human beings and provided them with languages to communicate.

Upon checking few major languages we discovered a surprising finding. By the first letter of all languages, one can write or pronounce "Allah." Accent or phonetics may vary, but it is the first letter of every language that is required to take the name of the creator (Allah); the way it is in the holy Quran. The most common and inadvertent reaction of a non-believer to that finding would be: "It is simply a coincidence." In reality, this is how an unfortunate one slips away from comprehending the truth.

The holy Quran is the last message from the Creator to human beings, although the creator provided us the languages millions of years ago. Research shows, He has sent his original name, in the most visible manner, in the last book (Quran), but did not fail to inscribe or insinuate His basic name of Allah in other books and messages predating the revelation of the Quran.That is why one finds that every language starts with a letter that sounds the basic name of the almighty Creator.

Many may claim that alphabet A, by which the name Allah is pronounced, is a fundamental sound of human vocal cord and, that is how it has taken the first position of the alphabets in every language. That argument does not stand the scrutiny of logic or empiricism. When different languages were taking the shape of today's alphabets, who knew about the basic or peripheral sound in those days? Besides; who has fixed the vocal cord in a manner that it can easily pronounce the first alphabet that constitutes the Creator’s basic name, Allah.

Hypothetically speaking, the English alphabets could have started with the word "G," as it means God, or "C", to denote the name of the Christ. But it starts with "A"! "G" being the 7th letter, which is honored as "Lucky 7". Because the word "God" starts with "G" and, it is the 7th letter of the English alphabets, it has the moniker of being lucky. The letter "M," on the other hand, is denigrated, being the 13th of the alphabets; hence it is "Unlucky 13." Many even say M is unlucky to the Christianity and the Judaism followers because the name of the last prophet Mohammed (sm) starts with an M.

However, one needs to think deeply why the alphabetic sound “A” is placed at the beginning of every language. In the West, multi storied buildings judiciously skip 13th floor; upper class hotels in most cases bypass number 13 when numbering their rooms. Even in passenger aircraft there is sometimes the conspicuous absence of seat number 13. Is it a subconscious fear? A mistake? Hate? Or a socially accepted superstition, or something else? Let’s call it an induced perception.

Since “A” is for Allah, not for God, it is impossible to rearrange the alphabetic order. If such reorganization would be possible, it would have been done long time before for all the languages. The Creator has about 4,000 ornamental names in the revealed books: Torah, Jabur, Engil and Quran. The Quran only contains 100 of those names. The basic name Allah is revealed in the Quran more emphatically than in any other books of revelations.

For the sake of argument, if we look at the different names of the companies: proprietorship, private/public limited or multinational, all has a meaningful or a brand name. When the companies are different, the name of the owner/founder is by design different. But when there is a group of companies owned by a single individual, the name of the top boss remains the same!

Likewise, if human beings of different religions are considered as groups of religious companies, then the top boss remains obviously the same creator. What then should be his name? Can we have a boss with different names for one-person-owned different companies? No; boss is not going to like such a nuisance and, consequently, he is going to take care of the guys calling him by the name he didn't want.

Moreover, out of sheer love, a beloved may be called by any name. If the beloved gets to know that his/her lover does not know his/her original name, then what? If the beloved gets to know that out of sheer hate, chauvinism or narcissism, one does not accept boss’s original name, then what? All the prayers and abstinence from alluring worldly things can be a complete waste.

In Islam, the basic name of the creator is Allah, but He has more 99 other beautiful names, which are all His attributes. Similarly, He has 72 such attributes in the Hebrew language. Therefore, one may soundly, and confidently, deduce that, if the 1st letter of all the languages indicates a particular name of the Creator, that is the most likely name (Allah) of Him, and, that is the proper and perfect nomenclature and denomination of the almighty Creator.

The religion which offers this most probable name of the Creator should rationally be accepted as the most accurate message from the Creator. A clear headed person with balanced judicial sense of mind cannot but accept its bona fide and the veracity.

Above all, the word “Allah” is unique as it does not conjure up imaginative or cognitive graphics, nor can it be played around with. The Muslims prefer calling Allah instead of the English “God” because the Arabic word “Allah” is pure and unique; unlike the English word God which can be played about and caricaturized in different ways: such as Gods, Goddess, Godfather, Godmother, Tin god and so on.

The word “Allah” comes from the Arabic word “elah,” meaning a God or anything similar to that which is worthy of worship. Truth may be subdued for the time being, but can never be buried forever. The socialism espoused by Karl Marks perished within 50 years, but Islam, struggling under so much of duress for last 600 years,is still surviving and advancing in such a manner that it is forcing the entire humanity to reckon and reminisce its divineness. That is why, for ages, a significantly large number of elites from all over the world have received this blessing and came within the serene fold of Islam.

This article is dedicated to those blessed and learned ones like Michael Jackson, Malcolm X or Princes Diana and so on, who had to shed their lives only for reverting to true Islam; not for the pseudo religious leaders like Louise Farrakhan, King of Saudi Arabia, Osama Bin-Laden or Dr Zakir Naik. May Allah bless the humanity with true faith! Amen.

(The languages researched for this article are: English, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Hebrew, Russian, German, Roman, Ancient Greek, Greek, Marathi, Japanese, Latin, Sanskrit, Spanish, and French, etc.)

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