Saying Muslim

I was taught in my theology degree that you don’t say “Muzlim”, but “Musslim”, and its “Islahm” (long ah-sound) rather than “Izlam”. From my meagre Arabic dalliances, I also figure it is “Osama Bin Laden”, but “Ibn Laden” when used on its own.

Any other bits of Islamic naming we massacre?

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3 responses to “Saying Muslim

  1. I say “masjid“, you say “mosque”. I say “hood”, you say “bonnet”. I say “schedule”, you say “shhhhedule”.

  2. KD

    No its still Bin Laden, its a proper noun.

  3. Ian

    Thanks KD – I appreciate the correction. Like I said, I don’t really have a clue what I’m talking about.

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