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limitless
06-15-2006, 10:28 PM
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My mom told me that the word Mosque is a "bad" word to be used for musijied because it relates to "Mosqueto" (sp?) the bug that had that west-nail virus, still does. Is this true? She also told me that, it was derived from Christians/Jewish. Is this true? Thank you for answering.

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Mawaddah
06-15-2006, 10:31 PM
As muslims we have our own term for 'mosque' which is masjid. And our word has a much more beautiful meaning, which is ' the place of sujood'.
However I couldn't tell you whether it is 'bad' to use the word mosque. Allahu A'lam. However I did hear from one of the members here that the fact that it was derived from the word mosquito is a myth.

Anyone who can give more better insight to this insha'allah?
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limitless
06-16-2006, 12:18 AM
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Allamdullah sister, I appericate you confirming this. I had an arguement and many others similar to this, where she calims this is from that and that etc... . We usually end up a very tough arguement where one finds the other one guilty. :)

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north_malaysian
06-16-2006, 02:31 AM
Standard Arabic = Masjid
Egyptian Arabic = Masgid
Spanish = Mesquita

Europeans took the word from spanish - then it comes to mosque, moskee, etc.
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person
06-16-2006, 10:11 AM
wsalam wr wb. i dont no about your enquiry but i have noticed that a lot of people say masjid rather than mosque. look up on it insha Allah
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-16-2006, 10:27 AM
Yeah, better to use Masjid. It is the word used by the Prophet (SAW). But yeah, I also heard that mosquito thing is made up.
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SirZubair
06-16-2006, 10:38 AM
Here are the words by which Masjid is known in some languages

English (mosque}; Turkish (camii,mescid); Italian (moschea); Spanish (mezquita);
French (mosquée); German (moschee); Afrikaans (moskee); Albanian (xhami);
Asturian (mezquita); Basque (meskita, moskea); Brazilian Portuguese (mesquite);
Bresciano (moschea); Breton (moskeenn); Catalan (mesquite); Chechen (mäzhdig);
Croatian (džamija); Czech (mešita); Danish (moské); Dutch (moskee);
Esperanto (moskeo); Estonian (mošee); Finnish (moskeija); Flemish (moskee);
Frisian (moskee); Galician (mezquita); Guarani (tupão); Hebrew;
Indonesian (masjid, mesjid); Irish (mosc).

As far as the Mosquito theory goes,ignore it. It is utter rubbish.

Wa'salaam
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Muezzin
06-16-2006, 03:31 PM
'mosque
c.1400, moseak, probably from M.Fr. mosquée, from It. moschea, from Sp. mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid "temple, place of worship," from sajada "he worshipped" + prefix ma- denoting "place." In M.E. as muskey, moseache, etc. '

Online Etymology Dictionary

There is a 'mezquita', but no 'mosquitoes' :)
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