Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 34192
Asked Country: Suriname

Answered Date: Nov 28,2018

Title: is it permissable to translate Duas into English?


assalaamu alaikum

i would like to now if it is allowed to write english transliteration along with the arabic text for duas

just as in taleemul haq

a mufti saab from deoband told me it is not allowed and gives proof from fatawa mahmoodiyah jild 3 safaa 512

i am in doubt because never heard this from any ulema from south africa or england




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

It is permissible to transliterate duas along with the Arabic text to assist those who cannot read Arabic.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



فتاوى محمودية Vol 3, Pg 511

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