In The Koran And Islam, The Name Of God
Is Given As “Allah.”
Allah was the name of God, which was known
by most of the religions of the world where Islam was revealed.
As “God” is a very universal name for the Lord, and is used for God
in all religions, “Allah” was the name used at that time.
However, after Prophet Muhammad used this name in his
religion, other religions stopped using it in order to differentiate
Islam from themselves.
In fact, the name Allah is closely related to many original
sacred names found in the original Bible. Some of these
sacred names for God show their closeness to the name “Allah.”
They are sacred names because they are
vibrational sounds (mantras) and are empowered to affect and awaken
different spiritual forces in the human.
To make the Koran
more universal for those who are not familiar with the name Allah,
one can substitute “God” for “Allah” (which are the same) in the
verses in order to be able to relate to the truth, which underlies
the words of the Koran.
Again we see that the
name “Allah” was chosen only to be able to communicate about God.
It is a derivative of “Elohim” and other Hebrew roots which all mean
“God” or the “Adorable One.” In fact there is no name for
anything in this universe. Everything just “IS.”
the purpose of communication, we give names to things.
Unfortunately people become so attached to the power of the words
that they forget this simple truth. That is one of the
greatest confusions created between religions, “the barrier of the
power of the word.”
The name “Allah” also is
a great sound vibration, which directly affects the seed of the mind
(the sixth chakra). It consists of two syllables, “All” and
“ah.” “Ah” is directly related to the breath and is a part of
the vibration of the Holy Breath, and “All” is a prefix which is
used in front of names in Arabic.
So the most
important part in the name Allah is the “ah” which is related to the
breath and which can be used to awaken the spiritual centers in the
body. Therefore, it is not really a name but a sound vibration
(very subtle) like Jehovah (Ja-Hov-Ah).
In fact, its
power is because of its subtlety of vibration, development of the
power of concentration, and its relationship to the breath, three
characteristics for a mantra.
Even Prophet Muhammad
himself declared that he did not consider the name of God to be
Allah, but that all the beautiful names belong to Him.
Of course, the highest
is that the Name of the Lord cannot be uttered in the physical
level. It does not matter how you call Him. You can call
Him Jehovah or Yahweh, Allah or Krishna, or God, or He, or Am, or I
Am, or any name on the material level. That is not Him because
He is Formless, Nameless, Invisible, and Eternal (FINE). He is
FINE and He is beyond all of these names. His Sacred Name
cannot even be pronounced.
There is a story that
someone asked Prophet Muhammad, “What is the name of God? Is
it Allah? He said, “God has 3,000 names. Humanity knows
only 2,999 of them. There is one name that you do not know.”