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English words: Islamic definitions

Abdul Rashid, Alwa and Othman, Khairiah (2014) English words: Islamic definitions. In: InternationalLlanguage Conference 2014, 4-6th June 2014, Centre for Language and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). (Unpublished)

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Some words have different semantic values from one community to the other. The fact that the English language is one of the main languages widely used by Muslims, it needs to be able to adequately express the Islamic worldview. The study aimed to examine some words in an English dictionary which meanings contradict the Islamic worldview. The English dictionary, namely the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (2008), was examined qualitatively using a document analysis. Analyses were based on the Quranic verses, hadiths or traditions of the Prophet (may peace be upon him) with special focus on the hadiths of al-Bukhari and Muslim which are deemed as among those ranked the highest. Viewpoints from the consensus of the ulamas or learned scholars were also sought. The findings revealed that thirty-three words were defined contradictory to the Islamic principles. The study has pedagogical implications on teaching English to Muslim learners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2043/41747
Uncontrolled Keywords: English words; Islamic definitions
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Depositing User: Dr Khairiah Othman
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 16:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41747

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