Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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In the "alchemy" course, it is mentioned:

"Al (Arabic, as in Allah) means "God." but everywhere I search, it says "al" is a particle for "the" al(the) llah(god).

Can someone please explain this discrepancy?
7 years ago
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#8832
Accepted Answer
אל El in Hebrew is Chesed, the Spirit, Innermost, our God.

الله Allah (may He be praised and exalted) refers to "the God," represented by Kether, Chokmah, Binah and Chesed, the light of unity from the Abstract Absolute Space, which cannot be represented in images (and hence it is forbidden to within Islam).

الله Allah (may He be praised and exalted) is broken down as Al-Lah, which is like saying "אל El is אל El," or "God is God." This is why as Muslims we pronounce the Shahada (declaration or testimony of faith), "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet."

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

7 years ago
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#8832
Accepted Answer
אל El in Hebrew is Chesed, the Spirit, Innermost, our God.

الله Allah (may He be praised and exalted) refers to "the God," represented by Kether, Chokmah, Binah and Chesed, the light of unity from the Abstract Absolute Space, which cannot be represented in images (and hence it is forbidden to within Islam).

الله Allah (may He be praised and exalted) is broken down as Al-Lah, which is like saying "אל El is אל El," or "God is God." This is why as Muslims we pronounce the Shahada (declaration or testimony of faith), "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet."

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

7 years ago
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#8833
Thank you for your reply Almustafa. But I can't seem to find a single source that semantically explains that "al" means "god." Everywhere I look, they say "al" is a particle for "the" as in "al" the "lah" god (the god). Do you have any sources that explain otherwise?

The entire Gnostic alchemy course says "al" means "god" but they never give their sources.

Thanks.
7 years ago
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#8870
Yes. We find evidence in the Muslim declaration of faith, the الشهادة shahadah.

The reason why آل Al is אל El, or אליאל Eliel ("God is God") is the fact that אליאל Eliel is الله Allah (the God, may He be praised and exalted). God is God (אליאל), or אל El is the true God because "there is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet."

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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