Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 38958
Asked Country: New Zealand

Answered Date: Sep 21,2017

Title: Writing abbreviations for Islamic terms.



I wanted to clarify as nowadays I see lots of people writing abbreviations instead of complete proper term, i.e. AoA, For Insha'Allah, IA and lots of such things. Is it ok to use such terms? As i think it is better to write complete term instead of just trying to save some time. Please guide. JazakaAllah. 


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There is no prohibition in using abbreviations. The abbreviations will not be equivalent to the actual statement.[1] It is therefore advisable to write the complete Dua for example, Insha Allah.

And Allah Taala Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]( سورة الحجرات، ١١) 

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِنْ قَوْمٍ عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاءٌ مِنْ نِسَاءٍ عَسَى أَنْ يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِنْهُنَّ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ بِئْسَ الِاسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الْإِيمَانِ وَمَنْ لَمْ يَتُبْ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ


( صحيح البخاري، ج ٨، ص ٤٤)

باب من دعا صاحبه فنقص من اسمه حرفا

وقال أبو حازم، عن أبي هريرة: قال لي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: «يا أبا هر»

حدثنا أبو اليمان، أخبرنا شعيب، عن الزهري، قال: حدثني أبو سلمة بن عبد الرحمن، أن عائشة رضي الله عنها زوج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قالت: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «يا عائش هذا جبريل يقرئك السلام» قلت: وعليه السلام ورحمة الله، قالت: وهو يرى ما لا نرى «تريد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم»


(صحيح مسلم، ج ٤، ص ١٨٩٦)

بَابٌ فِي فَضْلِ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهَا

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الدَّارِمِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو الْيَمَانِ، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو سَلَمَةَ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَتْ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «يَا عَائِشُ هَذَا جِبْرِيلُ يَقْرَأُ عَلَيْكِ السَّلَامَ» قَالَتْ: فَقُلْتُ: وَعَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ. قَالَتْ: وَهُوَ يَرَى مَا لَا أَرَى.

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