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Old 10-18-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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Would Muslims use a Hindu temple to say their prayers?
How would I know? I'm not a Muslim? And so what if they did? Don't you believe God is powerful enough to hear any sincere prayer offered from any place at any time?
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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Woodrow--

How do you pronounce "masjid"?
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:05 PM
 
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Woodrow--

How do you pronounce "masjid"?
The closest I can come using English letters is Mos-geed (The Gee pronounced like a very long g like in the phrase Gee-Whiz)

Mosque probably came from a French pronunciation of Masjid.


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mosque (n.) Look up mosque at Dictionary.com
1717, earlier moseak (c. 1400), also mosquee (16c.), probably in part from Middle French mosquée, from Italian moschea, earlier moscheta, from Spanish mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid "temple, place of worship," from sajada "he worshipped" + prefix ma- denoting "place." Mangled in Middle English as muskey, moseache, etc.

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There is a mistaken concept it was a Spanish insult as it is very similar to the Spanish word for Mosquito. That story often makes the rounds, but has been disputed many times.

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The English term mosque is derived from the Spanish word for mosquito and came into use during the Christian invasion of Muslim Spain in the fifteenth century. The forces of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella boasted they would swat out Muslim prayer houses like mosquitoes. Understandably, many Muslims prefer not to use this unfortunate name amongst themselves.

https://muslimspeak.wordpress.com/20...e-word-mosque/
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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Why are Muslims associating with polytheists on a religious level? Joseph Smith the Mormon "prophet" taught there were many gods and that men become gods. He taught that gods had to learn to be gods. That is paganism!

The Psalms f“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord”
"Our Lord is above all gods” (135:5); “Ascribe to Yahweh, [you] gods, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength” (29:1, my trans.); “He is exalted above all gods” (97:7); “For Yahweh is a great god, and a great king above all gods” (95:3)

“Yahweh executed judgments against their gods” (33:4). Numbers.
“You shall have no other gods before me” (Exod. 20:3; see also Deut. 5:7)
Psalm 82
[Yahweh] has taken his place in the divine council,
In the midst of the gods he passes judgment. . . .


Don't be silly....
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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It does not matter where a person prays. God is everywhere and everything. Where you are right now - god is there. Thjis church or that shrine or that temple over there - god is everywhere. A Jew can go to a mosque and pray there to YHWH and so can do muslim - go to synagogue.
Honest prayer will reach god anywhere and for god, there is no difference between religions. It is all his creation.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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The closest I can come using English letters is Mos-geed (The Gee pronounced like a very long g like in the phrase Gee-Whiz)

Mosque probably came from a French pronunciation of Masjid.

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I think another way to pronounce is that

'Mas' makes the sound as in the first syllable of the world "Muscle" and "jid" makes the sound of last syllable of the word "rigid" ... so perhaps "Musgid" ... even though it's a soft 'd' sound that is not spoken in English.
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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I think another way to pronounce is that

'Mas' makes the sound as in the first syllable of the world "Muscle" and "jid" makes the sound of last syllable of the word "rigid" ... so perhaps "Musgid" ... even though it's a soft 'd' sound that is not spoken in English.
That might be closer than mine.


I find it difficult to get the pronunciation right using the English Alphabet. But you are correct the end d sound is best left off
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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The closest I can come using English letters is Mos-geed (The Gee pronounced like a very long g like in the phrase Gee-Whiz)

Mosque probably came from a French pronunciation of Masjid.




There is a mistaken concept it was a Spanish insult as it is very similar to the Spanish word for Mosquito. That story often makes the rounds, but has been disputed many times.
Thank you.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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I think another way to pronounce is that

'Mas' makes the sound as in the first syllable of the world "Muscle" and "jid" makes the sound of last syllable of the word "rigid" ... so perhaps "Musgid" ... even though it's a soft 'd' sound that is not spoken in English.
Oh, interesting. I'll ask my dd about the soft d sound. She does not speak Arabic, but she has a degree in linguistics and has studied different language sounds not found in English.

My IT guy at work is Syrian, so I can ask him, too. He is Jewish, but I'm pretty sure he'd know how to say masjid.

The one near where I work is called Darul Jannah Masjid, so of course in my head I'm hearing "Darryl Hannah".
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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It does not matter where a person prays. God is everywhere and everything. Where you are right now - god is there. Thjis church or that shrine or that temple over there - god is everywhere. A Jew can go to a mosque and pray there to YHWH and so can do muslim - go to synagogue.
Honest prayer will reach god anywhere and for god, there is no difference between religions. It is all his creation.
Yes!! I agree.

And the idea of someone (anyone) praying is a good thing, right? Sad that someone has to take issue with anything and everything nowadays.

I don't care where anyone prays, since I do most of my praying sitting alone outside.
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