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Should US Muslims worship in English or Arabic?

February 22, 2010

That’s the question examined by a USA Today article.

I can’t decide.  On the one hand, if the worship is exclusively Arabic, there will probably be many fewer converts since they won’t know what in the hell is happening.

On the other hand,

“My worry is that younger people who do not find the mosque a satisfying experience, and women who find it a hostile environment, will drift away from the mosque,” said Abdullahi An-Na’im, a specialist in Islamic law at Emory University School of Law. “That means the mosque will become the exclusive domain of a very archaic understanding of Islam.

That can’t be good.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 10, 2010 4:18 am

    This is an interesting article. I will be sure to ask when I visit with local muslims which they prefer and why. May add a little spice to my blog. Are you muslim, or just an interested party in the debate?

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