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In the Name of God بسم الله

Islam A-Z Game

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5 hours ago, Marbles said:

Vahi. Revelation.

@magma, ostad (or ustad) just means teacher. It's noting to do with Islamic vocabulary.

In Indonesia and Malaysia its an honorific title specifically given to Islamic scholars. It may just mean "teacher" in other countries.

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2 hours ago, The Batman said:

Technically, it's wahi...

Let's not start a W vs V flame war. There is Qur'anic pronunciation yes, but there's also common usage. And cultures and languages handle terms differently. Deal with it.

In Albanian, they spell it "Hoxha", with the pronunciation of "Khoja". Should all those Tanzanians and what not put on the troll face and make a stink about it? Or should they just let it go and accept the fact they don't exclusively "own" any words?

Or do you feel the need to be a contrarian whenever possible, and if you're not, you don't feel like you're doing your job?

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2 hours ago, magma said:

Let's not start a W vs V flame war. There is Qur'anic pronunciation yes, but there's also common usage. And cultures and languages handle terms differently. Deal with it.

In Albanian, they spell it "Hoxha", with the pronunciation of "Khoja". Should all those Tanzanians and what not put on the troll face and make a stink about it? Or should they just let it go and accept the fact they don't exclusively "own" any words?

Or do you feel the need to be a contrarian whenever possible, and if you're not, you don't feel like you're doing your job?

I was thinking from the beginning that we will use Arabic Islamic terms only, because they are the original ones. No one owns the terms, but it would make sense to use the "correct" terms. Or do you believe otherwise? 

Your comparison between Khoja and Hoxha is laughable, because the pronounciation is the same it is just spelt differently.

And even then, if we created a game called: "A-Z: -- names of ethnic groups game", and the ppint of the game was the same as this this one, and if everyone answered back using their language's pronunciation we might end up with the same ethnic group repeated 26 times.

This isn't about being a contrarion, genius, this is about using our brain. Trying to regulate a game isn't being a contrarion.

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