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Salam alaykoum,

I'm currently in the process of building a small application translated in several languages for Muslims around the world, and I have a question concerning the translations.

I'm adding more information like Salahs names, Allah names, months names, Surahs names.

About the translation, in France, for example, we use English "transliteration" words for all the things, for example :

  • Salahs names would be: Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, Isha
  • Allah names would be: Ar-Rahman, Al-Latif, etc..
  • Months names would be: Rajab, Safar, etc..
  • Surah names would be: Al-Fatiha, Al-Baqara, etc..

So my question is, for other languages, do we use the same transliteration? For different scripts like Chinese, Russian etc.. I would be astonished if so, because I don't think Chinese could read Latin characters, etc..

Could you please tell me how it works, and if there's any translation database somewhere?

Thank you in advance!

  • Salam and welcome to IslamSE the Q&A site about Islam. No certainly not. Also among Turkish and other kinds of Muslims the term namaz for salah is more known. Please be aware that this question might be too broad please check our help center for further information.. – Medi1Saif Sep 21 at 10:44
  • Alaykoum salam wa rahmatullah. Thanks a lot for your answer, so you do confirm that every language will have its own translations and won't use a "universal transliteration" ? – Bilel Sep 21 at 12:15
  • Nope there are terms which are more familiar depending on the ethnic, cultural and linguistic background. And transliterations may differ, but Wikipedia shows some standards one could refer to. – Medi1Saif Sep 21 at 12:18
  • Understood! Would you have any link to provide so that I can refer myself to and start to search for translations ? – Bilel Sep 21 at 12:26
  • There should be some posts on that in our Islam Meta. I might look for and share a link later. – Medi1Saif Sep 21 at 12:41

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