I've explored the roots of the name Allah quite extensively in relation with Al-Ilah, the Syriac Alaha, the Egyptian Lah and Hittite Allahu...
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But while searching for something else I came to this depiction of the Vedic Varuna:
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How Varuna came to be portrayed as Allah totally escapes me for the time being... But the link is there for us to see!In Varuna we see the earliest signs of an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent God, the precursor of the Upamishadic Brahman.
Varuna is the ruler of the worlds, the ordainer and enforcer of law and upholder of the world order....
Varuna is the knower of all and controller of all. He is supreme God capable of controlling and dispensing justice....
If two people talking together, beware that Varuna is there watching every thing that is going on....
Varuna is the protector, ''the Holy One, helper of all mankind, the law maker whose holy laws remain unweakened.''
Together with Mitra, he controls the world order, Rta and when people transgress the moral order and commit sin,
he knows and punishes them. But if they repent and seek forgiveness, he forgives them too.
Even the relation between Allah and ar-Rahman (the Beneficent) is but a duplicate of the Varuna/Mitra co-existence!
I did continue my researches...
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Al-Illah or Allah would thus mean The Invoked One.Allah is the expression of the Vedic form of Brahman as Varuna-Rudra, the Divine merciful one and judge supreme. He is later known as Mahakala and Kala Bhairava in later Hinduism. Allah comes from "Ila / Ile" meaning "To Invoke" (Rig Ved.I.1.1). In older times, Allah was worshipped through fire and sacrifices, hence the name. Muslims as devotees of Allah are hence invokers.
It is found in an apocryphal chapter of the Atharva Veda, called Alla-Upanishad or Allopanishad.
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Here is Varuna portrayed as riding some kind of Buraq, named Makara said to be the Capricorn.Om ! Allah, the bestower (of blessings) to us is Mitra; he is Varuna;
he sustains the things (of this world). Ilillah (the God) who is Varuna,
who is the king, verily gave us (all). We attain that Illah who is Mitra.
The God (ilillah) among gods (illan) is Mitra and Varuna.
He is manifest in his own light.... Ilallah who is Varuna,
who is the God verily gave us (all).
Om ! Allah il allah, the identity of the uncreate.
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Which in Islam becomes the fundamental Deen (Din) mistranslated by 'religion'. See my topic about the Koranic Law.Mythology: In the Vedas, Varuna is connected not directly to water but to water elements of ether and earth. Cosmic functions are attributed to him. He allows the sun to shine on the firmament. The wind that roars through the air is his breath. He created the beds of rivers, which by his command flow and pour their waters into the oceans without allowing them to overflow. By his laws the moon shines and the stars appear in the night sky, only to disappear mysteriously the next day. Nothing happens without his knowledge; no creature can move without him. He observes truth and duplicity in human beings. He has unlimited control over the fate of human beings, knows the answer to everything, and is merciful even to sinners. He is a wise guard of immortality. The characteristics and functions that are ascribed to Varuna raise him far above all other Vedic gods.
Varuna watches over humanity with a thousand eyes, and shares responsibility for the sacred order; therefore he is related with the concept of dharma.
The bridge between the Vedic Varuna and the Islamic Allah must either come from Zoroastrianism or from the maritime trade
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The same article under Zoroastrianism states:As chief of the Adityas, Varuna has aspects of a solar deity though, when opposed to Mitra, he is rather associated to the night, and Mitra to the daylight. As the most prominent Asura, however, he is more concerned with moral and societal affairs than a deification of nature. Together with Mitra–originally oath personified—being master of ṛtل, he is the supreme keeper of order and god of the law.
Varuna and Mitra are the gods of the oath, often twinned or identified as Mitra-Varuna (a dvandva compound). Varuna is also twinned with Indra in the Rigveda, as Indra-Varuna. As a sky god, Varuna may either correspond to, or rule over, the dark half of the sky—or celestial ocean (Rasā), hence being sometimes considered also a god of rain (In the hymns, rain is more often associated to Mitra) —or represent the 'dark' side of the Sun as it travels back from West to East during the night.
The Atharvaveda portrays Varuna as omniscient, catching liars in his snares.
The stars are his thousand-eyed spies, watching every movement of men...
''It has also been observed that Varuna has the byname Bhaga, as Baga attested in the Avesta.''
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Keeping on this lead...Sanskrit bhaga is a term for "lord, patron", but also for "wealth, prosperity". The cognate term in Avestan and Old Persian is baga, of uncertain meaning but used in a sense in which "lord, patron" might also apply. A Slavic cognate is bog "god". While the word "bog" denoted nearly all Slavic gods, the word Deva in its cognate Div was used only for the creator god - Rod, the Slavic equivalent of Brahma. The semantics is similar to English lord (from hlaford "bread warden"), the idea being that it is part of the function of a chieftain or leader to distribute riches or spoils among his followers. The name Baghdad shares its origins with the Middle Persian baga (baga-data: "god given", modern Persian: "Baghdad")
In the Rigveda Bhaga is the god who supervises the distribution of goods and destiny to each man corresponding to his merits. The word apparently, is cognative to "Bhagavan" and "Bhagya", terms used in several Indian languages to refer to God & destiny respectively.
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Well it's definitively more analogous with Varuna/Allah and all of His 99 names (+) !!!Bhagavan, also written Bhagwan or Bhagawan, from the Sanskrit... literally means "possessing fortune, blessed, prosperous" (from the noun bhaga, meaning "fortune, wealth", cognate to Slavic bog "god", Russian богач (boga'ch) "wealthy"), and hence "illustrious, divine, venerable, holy", etc.
In some traditions of Hinduism it is used to indicate the Supreme Being or Absolute Truth, but with specific reference to that Supreme Being as possessing a personality (a personal God). This personal feature indicated in Bhagavan differentiates its usage from other similar terms such as Brahman, the "Supreme Spirit" or "spirit", and thus, in this usage, Bhagavan is in many ways analogous to the general Christian conception of God.