How to write the word Insha-Allah and Alhumdu-Lillah

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Q: A very common practise in electronic communication is to write inshAllah with capital A, alhamduliLlah with capital L etc in order to make ta’zeem of Allah’s name. Is there virtue in doing this, or is it better to write “inshallah” and “alhamdulillah” without the capital letters, in order to avoid making it a bida’?


A: It is better to write the word Allah separately with a dash in between the name Allah and the letters before it. Since there is no accurate substitute for the Arabic language, we advise that the Arabic text be used wherever possible as this is the original way the word is supposed to be written and saves one from pronouncing these mubaarak words and names incorrectly. 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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