6.09.2007

Islamic English – Not Just a Matter of Spelling


Have you ever used these words or phrases in written communication?

ALAYHIS SALAM

AMEEN-

ASSALAMU ALAYKUM

ZIKR

ASTAGFURALLAH

AUDHU BILLAHI MIN ASH SHAYTAN AR RAJIM



Would you have chosen the exact same spelling? Perhaps not. Does spelling matter?


Just like any other group in history, Muslims are diverse. That is one of Allah’s blessings. However, we often allow that diversity to block our progress.

With regard to language, Soundvision has published an interesting article which acts as
"A Simple Guide for Common Arabic Usage in the English Language"
I think it's worth consideration for various reasons. In the context of giving/receiving dawah, educating Muslims themselves and our general unity, I think this article is quite relevant.

1 comment:

khadijah said...

Article does make sense. It would make Islamic articles easier to read. But for our prophets name (peace be upon him) Muhammed would be better for pronounciation and closer to the Arabic then Mohammed. Anyway with either one of them every know who is meant.