What is the Name of God in Islam?


After posting our video, Do Christians Know the True Name of God, we received quite a few strange responses from our missionary friends. One such response is as follows:

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Apparently, missionaries do not understand what, “In the Name of Allah,” means. I honestly do not know what is difficult about that sentence. It literally tells you what the name of God is. There’s no way anyone can be confused about it, but here we are looking at a screenshot with that exact problem. The funny thing is, the Christian was educated enough to know about the 99 names of Allah, but not to the point he knew that those names are referred to as the names and attributes (asma wa sifat) of God. Even the Qur’an says:

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing. – Qur’an 7:180.

If there’s any missionary out there willing to fill me in on what the source of confusion is, I’d really appreciate it.

and Allah knows best.