Throughout human history and in virtually all cultures, there is a status reserved for God. But not every society call him by the three-letter name: Judaism variously terms the being. In the Hebrew Bible (simply known to most Christians as the “Old Testament”), four-letter term יהוה (YHWH). This YHWH or יהוה is also known as the Tetragrammaton.
In Islam the being is Allah (الله ), which literally translates “the God”, with the initial “Al-“ being the definite article. It is noteworthy that Muslims or followers of Muhammad are not the only ones who use الل or Allah to denote the supreme being; Mizrahi Jews, Arab Christians, Bahá’ís, Arabic-speakers, Indonesian and Maltese Christians also use the term.
Considerations about good manners and actions—including very many deplorable ones—are praised upon the deity. The rhetoric or excuse thereof which inserts God or its idea is certain to gain a high market value, no gainsaying God being the “easiest” medium to social acceptability or outright condemnation.
In justifying the exalted and domineering position of the Christian religion, Muller further states that “God was most likely an old heathen name of the Deity, and for such a name the supposed etymological meaning of good would be far too modern, too abstract, too Christian.”