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PLEASE CALL OUR MASJID "MASJID"! Not "MOSQUE"!!!

 

Please read this and pass it on to any Muslims, as much as you can. It is a vital and important information. Muslims should now refrain from using the term "Mosque". I was flipping through this book the other day called "THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING ISLAM" and it is

filled with some facts. One of them concerns the term "Mosque." So many of us think that this is the English translation of Masjid.

 

I'm sure none of us ever wondered how this term came into being when it really had little in common with how it sounded compared to 'Masjid'. (We were very young when we were taught this En glish word. Our mind then were not critical & analytical, so didn't dare to ask/challenge our teachers, right?). Anyway this book pointed out that the term 'mosque' is derived from the Spanish word for "mosquito." It was termed as such because during the Crusades, King Ferdinand said they were going to go and swat the Muslims "like mosq


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