Monday 15 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1442 - 30 November 2020
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Translation of the Names of Allaah into languages other than Arabic

Question

Is it a kind of distortion to translate the names of Allaah into any other language?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is permissible to translate the names of Allaah for those who do not know Arabic, if the translator has a good knowledge of both languages, just as it is permissible to translate for them the meanings of the verses of the Qur’aan and the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so that they may learn about Islam.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

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Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 3/122