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( 22 ) He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. ( 23 ) He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. ( 24 ) He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. (Quran, 59:22-24)
Allah is the self-designated name of God as known to Muslims and Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians. It is a proper noun that compounds al, meaning "the", and ilah, meaning "object of worship", "deity" or "god". So, Allah means "The (One True) God."