We Asked Our Readers To Define God In One Word. Here’s What They Told Us.

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He is Allah, and there is no God beside Him, the Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Gracious, the Merciful.

He is Allah, and there is no God beside Him, the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace, the Bestower of Security, the Protector, the Mighty, the Subduer, the Exalted. Holy is Allah far above that which they associate with Him.

He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.  (Al Quran 59:23-25)

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Many if not most see God as Creator of our Universe

Source: Huffington Post

By Carol Kuruvilla; Associate Religion Editor

Earlier this year, HuffPost Religion decided to conduct a little experiment.

We asked our readers to do something humans have been trying to do for centuries — to define God. The catch? They had to encapsulate all of God in just one word.

It was a challenge, to be sure, but they rose to the task like champions, sending us more than 2,200 responses on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We’ve been combing through these answers for the most popular words, and came up with a list that represents a few different perspectives — everything from God is “fiction” to God is “faith.”

Despite their diverse religious backgrounds, it was pretty clear what word came to mind most often when our readers thought about God:

God is love

God is Love

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