Coz I met 10 people in the mosque today and they didn't know the difference non Muslims can answer too of they knew it
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Yes I do know the difference, God means "اله" or "illah" which means anything that is being worshipped ( fake or not) so if the sun is being worshipped then it's a god, however the word "Allah" or "الله" ha two part,
1. Al " ال" which means "the"
2. Illah "اله" which means "God"
So from a language point of view, Allah means "the God" ... However the definition of Allah is "the one and only God who deserves to be worshipped".
If you open a Arabic dictionary you will see that it's written like "المعبود بحق دون سواه" ... So when we Muslims say la illah illa Allah (there's no God but Allah" we actually mean "there's nothing worth to be worshipped except Allah" and again if you read any of these books you will realize that the meaning of "لا اله الا الله" is described as "لا معبود بحق سوى الله"
So there can be 100000000 gods but there's only one true God who deserves to be worshipped and we Muslims believe that he is "Allah".
by the way Allah is also the God of the bible, that the Christians usually refer to as "the father" and if you read the Arabic version of bible, you will see the "word" Allah in many many locations including the first verse "in the beginning was the word... Etc" it's written in Arabic like that " في البدء كان الكلم والكلم كان الله" and it's pronounced as "fe Al-badé kan al-Kalim wal Kalim can ALLAH" ... But of course a lot of our Christian brothers will deny that.2
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