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