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Writing the word إن شاء الله

Q: I received a posting in Facebook and email that the correct way to write is In Shaa Allah in three separate words. Writing Insha Allah or Inshallah means Create Allah (Naoodhubillah) which is wrong. Please confirm the correct way to write In Shaa Allah as per Qur’anic grammar?


A: There is no exact English equivalent for the Arabic language. Hence there is no need to make an issue of this. 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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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