God’s Name

Is the God of the Jews and Christianity the same god of Islam?

What’s in a name?

jesus-on-the-cross-11288023169aJdgYahweh, YHWH, I AM or Jehovah is the official name of the biblical God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and appears 6,218 times throughout scriptures but is NOT mentioned ONCE in the Quran.

Below is a list of 99 DESCRIPTIONS of the Muslim god Allah found in the Quran, but NONE of the descriptions of Allah refer to him even ONCE as Jehovah, Yahweh or YHWH.

Though some Descriptions may be similar to that of the God of the Bible, they are ultimately NOT the same “person” as will be discussed in future articles comparing concepts from the bible to the Quran, as evidenced by the contradictions from the Bible to the Quran.

Names of the Biblical God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Christians

Isaiah 42:8 “I am Yahweh; that IS MY NAME; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” (aka YHWH)

Exodus 3:15 “God also said to Moses, ‘Say this to the people of Israel, “Yahweh [YHWH], the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of ISAAC, and the God of JACOB, has sent me to you.” This is my NAME FOREVER, and THUS I am to be remembered throughout ALL GENERATIONS.'”

Psalm 83:18 “Thay they may know that you alone, whose NAME is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth.”

Zechariah 14:9 “And Yahweh will be king over all the earth; in that day Yahweh will be the only ONE, and HIS NAME the Only ONE

Yahweh -YHWH-  (Lord, Jehovah)

  • Tet·ra·gram·ma·ton /ˌtetrəˈɡraməˌtän/
    1. the Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah.
  • Adonai  (Lord, Master)
  • Elohim  (God)
  • El Shaddai  (Lord God Almighty)
  • El Elyon  (The Most High God)Jehovah Nissi  (The Lord My Banner)
  •  Jehovah-Raah  (The Lord My Shepherd)
  • Jehovah Rapha  (The Lord That Heals)
  • Jehovah Shammah  (The Lord Is There)
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu  (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  • Jehovah Mekoddishkem  (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  • El Olam  (The Everlasting God)
  • Qanna  (Jealous)
  • Jehovah Jireh  (The Lord Will Provide)
  • Jehovah Shalom  (The Lord Is Peace)
  • Jehovah Sabaoth  (The Lord of Hosts)
  • Visit BlueLetterBible.com for a Name Study

Judges 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed OTHER GODS, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Exodus 20:5 “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD   your God, am a jealous   God, visiting   the iniquity   of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.…


Lev 26:1 You shall make NO IDOLS nor graven image, NEITHER rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye SET UP ANY IMAGE OF STONE IN YOUR LAND, to BOW DOWN TO IT, for I [am] the LORD your God.

99 Descriptions of Allah

“Allah” is a GENERIC Arabic term for the word “god” and is NOT an official NAME or Title!! Descriptions are NOT to be confused with The NAME of YHWH

  • Ar-Rahim -The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions
  • Al-Malik -The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King
  • Al-Quddus -The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect
  • As-Salaam -The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect
  • Al-Mu’min -The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth
  • Al-Muhaymin -The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector
  • Al-Aziz -The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable
  • Al-Jabbar -The Powerful, The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Most Lofty, The Restorer/Improver of Affairs
  • Al-Mutakabbir -The Tremendous
  • Al-Khaliq -The Creator
  • Al-Bari’ -The Rightful
  • Al-Musawwir -The Fashioner of Forms
  • Al-Ghaffar -The Ever Forgiving
  • Al-Qahhar -The All Compelling Subduer
  • Al-Wahhab -The Bestower
  • Ar-Razzaq -The Ever Providing
  • Al-Fattah -The Opener, The Victory Giver
  • Al-Alim -The All Knowing, The Omniscient
  • Al-Qabid -The Restrainer, The Straightener
  • Al-Basit -The Expander, The Munificent
  • Al-Khafid -The Abaser
  • Ar-Rafi‘e -The Exalter
  • Al-Mu‘ezz -The Giver of Honour
  • Al-Mudhell -The Giver of Dishonour
  • As-Sami‘e -The All Hearing
  • Al-Basir -The All Seeing
  • Al-Hakam -The Judge, The Arbitrator
  • Al-`Adl -The Utterly Just
  • Al-Lateef -The Subtly Kind
  • Al-Khabeer -The All Aware
  • Al-Haleem -The Forbearing, The Indulgent
  • Al-Azeem -The Magnificent, The Infinite
  • Al-Ghafoor -The All ForgivingAsh-Shakoor -The Grateful
  • Al-Aliyy -The Sublimely Exalted
  • Al-Kabeer -The Great
  • Al-Hafeez -The Preserver
  • Al-Muqeet -The Nourisher
  • Al-Hasib -The Reckoner
  • Al-Jaleel -The Majestic
  • Al-Karim – The Bountiful, The Generous
  • Ar-Raqib – The Watchful
  • Al-Mujib – The Responsive, The Answerer
  • Al-Wasse‘e – The Vast, The All Encompassing
  • Al-Hakeem -The Wise
  • Al-Wadud -The Loving, The Kind One
  • Al-Majeed -The All Glorious
  • Al-Ba’ith -The Raiser of The Dead
  • Ash-Shaheed -The Witness
  • Al-Haqq -The Truth, The Real
  • Al-Wakeel -The Trustee, The Dependable
  • Al-Qawee -The Strong
  • Al-Mateen -The Firm, The Steadfast
  • Al-Walee -The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
  • Al-Hamid -The All Praiseworthy
  • Al-Muhsi -The Accounter, The Numberer of All
  • Al-Mubdi’ -The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
  • Al-Mu‘id -The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
  • Al-Muhyi -The Giver of Life
  • Al-Mumit -The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
  • Al-Hayy -The Ever Living
  • Al-Qayyum -The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
  • Al-Wajid -The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
  • Al-Majid -The Illustrious, The Magnificent
  • Al-Wahid -The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
  • Al-Ahad -The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
  • As-Samad -The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable,
    The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
  • Al-Qadir -The All Able
  • Al-Muqtadir -The All Determiner, The Dominant
  • Al-Muqaddim -The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
  • Al-Mu’akhir -The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
  • Al-Awwal -The First
  • Al-Akhir -The Last
  • Az-Zahir -The Manifest, The All Victorious
  • Al-Batin -The Hidden, The All Encompassing
  • Al-Waali -The Patron
  • Al-Muta’ali -The Self Exalted
  • Al-Barr-The Most Kind and Righteous
  • At-Tawwab-The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
  • Al-Muntaqim-The Avenger-
  • Al-‘Afuww-The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
  • Ar-Ra’uf-The Compassionate, The All Pitying
  • Malik-al-Mulk-The Owner of All Sovereignty
  • Dhu-al-Jalaliwa-al-Ikram-The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
  • Al-Muqsit-The Equitable, The Requiter
  • Al-Jami‘e-The Gatherer, The Unifier
  • Al-Ghani-The All Rich, The Independent
  • Al-Mughni-The Enricher, The Emancipator
  • Al-Mani’e-The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
  • Ad-Darr-The Distressor, The Harmer, The AfflictorThis attribute can only be found in hadith
  • An-Nafi‘e-The Propitious, The Benefactor
  • An-Nur-The Light
  • Al-Hadi-The Guide
  • Al-Badi-The Incomparable, The Originator
  • Al-Baqi-The Ever Enduring and Immutable
  • Al-Warith-The Heir, The Inheritor of All
  • Ar-Rashid-The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower


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