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Technical Note on: Halleluiah
I listened to your talk show and am impressed by your pursuit and dedication,
however I have a short technical note I thought of sharing with your viewers.
The Advanced-learner Oxford dictionary defines the term â€œAllahâ€ as the Arabic name of God.
The fact is that : â€œAllahâ€ is the name of God in Aramaic, the language of the Christian scripture.
The name of God does not vary among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam but is subject to the conjugation in the Semitic languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic.
Ismail when pronounced like in Israel is a Hebrew sentence that means, â€œMay God hears (prayers)â€. Halleluiah is an Aramaic sentence, â€œHala le Allahâ€, that translate to: â€œPraise be to Godâ€ and corresponds to the Arabic: â€œAlhmdu le Allahâ€ .
Scholars say both Judaism and Christianity form the bed rock of Islam. The Qaâ€™aba was built in the middle of the desert with God help, by prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail (peace be upon them).
Amazingly, few people in Syria kept their mother tongue, Aramaic for 3000 years, but some feel it may be in verge of extinction. Other Christian Semites whose tongue is Arabic share the Islamic name Abdallah with Arabs, (Abdulla, Abdiallah are other linguistic conjugates). It is mentioned in the Qurâ€™an (Sura Mari am) that Jesus (peace be upon him) in his cradle made the implied assertion: I am Abdu Allah, meaning: I am servant of God.
The following quotation is given by the website http://www.dictionary.com:
Aramaic is a Semitic language with a 3,000-year history. It has been the language of administration of empires and the language of divine worship. It is the original language of large sections of the biblical books of Daniel and Ezra, and is the main language of the Talmud. Aramaic was the native language of Jesus (see Aramaic of Jesus). Modern Aramaic is spoken today as a first language by numerous, scattered communities, most significantly by the Assyrians. The language is considered to be endangered.
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