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真主 is how Chinese Muslims refer to God (it literally means "True Master").
Oddly, in China, two different names for God have emerged. Even though Muslims, Christians, and Jews all worship the same God of Abraham.
In Arabic, the word Allah is just the Arabic way to say, God. Arab Christians pray to Allah, just like Arab Muslims. Somehow in China, the title of God diverged.
If you are curious, there are millions of Muslims throughout China but especially in the northwest portion of China known as Xinjiang. Here you will find descendants of Turkmen, Persian, Arab, and other ethnicities. Some are mixed with Han-Chinese blood; others appear to be pure Turkmen. Many have fair complexions, green eyes, and light hair but all are citizens of China. A visit to Xinjiang will shift your paradigm and blow away all of your stereotypes about what it means to be Chinese.
This is one of the key creeds of Islam.
While perhaps more often seen in Arabic as
there are many native Chinese Muslims (especially the Hui ethnicity) that do not speak Arabic.
Instead, they use this Chinese phrase to express this idea or statement of faith.
I've noticed you are searching for "allah". If you are interested, I can have your favorite verse from the Qur'an translated into Chinese and written on a wall scroll for you. You can contact me siting the verse or verses you want.
Coming soon, I will bring you truly Muslim calligraphy from the region known as Xinjiang in China. It is a place were virtually everyone is a Chinese citizen, but everyone is also a Muslim. I traveled over 2000 miles to the most remote areas of China, near the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to find a Muslim calligrapher. Preview Xinjiang Islamic Calligraphy Art. I am still working on translations before these wall scrolls find their way to our website.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Allah||アラー||araa / ara|
God of Islam
|真主||zhēn zhǔ / zhen1 zhu3 / zhen zhu / zhenzhu||chen chu / chenchu|
|There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.||無一是主惟有安拉穆罕默德是安拉的差使|
|wú yī shì zhǔ wéi yǒu ān lā mù hǎn mò dé shì ān lā de chāi shǐ|
wu2 yi1 shi4 zhu3 wei2 you3 an1 la1 mu4 han3 mo4 de2 shi4 an1 la1 de chai1 shi3
wu yi shi zhu wei you an la mu han mo de shi an la de chai shi
|wu i shih chu wei yu an la mu han mo te shih an la te ch`ai shih
wu i shih chu wei yu an la mu han mo te shih an la te chai shih
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your allah search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| zhēn zhǔ / zhen1 zhu3
|araa / ara / アラー||
Allah (ara:); (place-name) Arrah (India); Ala
| ān lā / an1 la1
Allah (Arabic name of God)
|araa / ara / アッラー||
Allah (ara:); (personal name) Allah
|araafu / arafu / アッラーフ||
Allah (ara:); (personal name) Allah
|raamarraa / ramarra / ラーマッラー||
(place-name) Ram Allah (Jordan)
|ibunabudoaraa / ibunabudoara / イブンアブドアッラー||
(person) Ibn Abd Allah
|araa;araa;araafu / ara;ara;arafu / アラー;アッラー;アッラーフ||Allah (ara:)|
|abuaruabasuabudoaraaarumamuun / abuaruabasuabudoaraarumamun / アブアルアバスアブドアラーアルマムーン||
(person) Abu al-Abbas Abd Allah al-Mamun
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Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
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