Unearth the origins of Allah, trace His existence before Islam, and learn about His role as Creator. Explore the parallels and differences between Allah, God, and Yahweh in religious texts.
What is the origin of Allah?
Allah, Arabic Allāh (“God”), the one and only God in Islam. Etymologically, the name Allah is probably a contraction of the Arabic al-Ilāh, “the God.” The name’s origin can be traced to the earliest Semitic writings in which the word for god was il, el, or eloah, the latter two used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).
Where was Allah before Islam?
Pre-Islamic traditions Allah was associated with companions, whom pre-Islamic Arabs considered as subordinate deities. Meccans held that a kind of kinship existed between Allah and the jinn. Allah was thought to have had sons and daughters. The Meccans possibly associated angels with Allah.
Where was Allah before creation?
Imam Abu Hanifah, who is one of the authorities of Salaf, said in his book Al-Fiqh al-Absat: ” Allah existed eternally and there was no place. He existed before creating the creation. He existed, and there was no place, creation, or thing.
Who is Allah the creator of?
Creator of the heavens and the earth! All-Knower of the Ghaib (unseen) and the seen! You will judge between Your slaves about that wherein they used to differ.” . “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Wakil (trustee, Disposer of all affairs, Guardian) over all things.” 
Are god and Allah the same?
Allah and the god of the Bible All Muslims and most Christians acknowledge that they believe in the same god even though their understandings differ. Arabic-speaking Christians call God Allah, and Gideon bibles, quoting John 3:16 in different languages, assert that Allah sent his son into the world.
Is Yahweh and Allah the same?
Though Muslims and Christians can describe Allah and Yahweh in similar ways at times, they are not the same god.