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Allāh, the Arabic term used in the Qurʾān to denote the God of monotheistic belief. The most basic tenet in Islam is tawḥīd, the declaration of divine unity together with its primary implication: God alone must be worshipped to the exclusion of any other supposed ‘god’. Islam is thus wholly concerned with the means of discharging this obligation…

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Ahmad Pakatchi, Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, Mayel Heravi, Najib, Translated by Keven Brown and Shahram Khodaverdian, “Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0260>
First published online: 2015

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