The word Lord

Q: In Dutch language the title prenoun for a man is: ”meneer” which is derrived from ”mijnheer”. The english word for this is: mister, sir, literally ”mijn heer” means ”my lord”. Is using such words shirk?


A: No. The word lord is used for several meanings, sometimes for people and sometimes for Allah Ta`ala.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)