In the following I want to examine the demand [issued by some Christian groups in Germany] that Arab Christians should not address God as Allah in prayer, and that we should never render the Arabic term “Allah” as “Gott” in German (resp. “God” in English). This demand that was specifically directed towards Peter Beyerhaus and Christine Schirrmacher.

I want to present the following arguments against this opinion and in support of the view that Allah is the best and most natural designation for the Biblical God.