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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Names, animals, and meanings (A)
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 15:27:54 

At 11:58 AM 7/28/98 -0700, Prion wrote:
>Ah Lah.  The name for Allah in the Writings.

Minor bit of detail: "Al lah" was indeed originally two words in Arabic,
"Al" (the) and "lah" (god). Before Mohammed (bbhn!), the Kabbah was a
shrine to a goddess known only as "Al lat", "the goddess". "Allah" is not a
name in the way that "Jesus" is a name; it means "THE God". 

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@crossover.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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