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

    تمر دردشة الساحة الخاصة بالمتصفح والموبايل بفترة صيانة دورية هذا ونعتذر للجميع على الإنقطاع المؤقت بإمكانكم المشاركة في المنتدى لحين عودتها :)

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

      i got this by mail




      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" (they call
      themselves idiots..) and it is filled with fun 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 English word.
      Our minds 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 mosquitoes". (Where else can they find Muslims in large number to

      be
      swatted if not in a Masjid?). So, they cheekily termed "Masjid" as
      "Mosque". So dear Muslim brothers and sisters, refrain from using this
      term which is obviously a disgusting slap in the face to the Ummah.
      Educate our brothers and sisters to the history and etymology of this
      word. And
      let us replace it with the word which is MEANT to be used: Masjid! The
      Place of
      Prostration!! Not Mosque: the place to be swatted! If any of you have
      doubts about this, then please go look for the book and read it.



      i dont know about u but the thought terrified me so whoever can verify this or deny it please do
    • Thanks dear brother for this piece of information#d. Am not really sure how valid is it, though. i was trying to find leads all day long that confirm such a thing. however, i couldnt come up with anything. Its not that am questioning the credibility of these information, but when things are as important, checking them is vital. i|e hope someone can find something to support this. thanks again
    • Thanks so much brother
      أكتب ما اشعر به وأقول ما أنا مؤمن به انقل هموم المجتمع لتصل الي المسئولين وفي النهاية كلنا نخدم الوطن والمواطن