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Islamic English: Is there a need?

Othman, Khairiah and Abdul Malik, Faridah and Ismail, anis Izzati (2016) Islamic English: Is there a need? In: Malaysian International Conference on Language Literature and Culture (MICOLLAC 2016), 16th-18th August 2016, Tanjung Bungah, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A significant rise in the number of English-speaking Muslims around the world calls for more attention on the proper usage of Islamic terms in the English language. Popularized by al-Faruqi (1986), Islamic English refers to the English language modified to enable Muslims to carry Islamic proper names, nouns, meanings and concepts without distortion. This paper aimed to examine Islamic words and concepts utilized by Maher Zain in his English Islamic songs. Qualitative data collection was employed. The findings indicate the presence of Arabic words and concepts in his songs mainly due to the absence of equivalent English words and lack of accurate translation, hence the need for Islamic English.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2043/57970
Uncontrolled Keywords: English-speaking Muslims, Islamic English
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) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Dr Khairiah Othman
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 16:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57970

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