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    its called makkah or mecca
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    Re: mecca or makkah



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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by sirajstc View Post
    its called makkah or mecca
    Makkah is closer to the actual pronunciation and the word mecca has become an Anglicized word meaning any thing that attracts a large number of people.
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    Re: mecca or makkah



    Quote Originally Posted by sirajstc View Post
    its called makkah or mecca
    While visiting Saudi Arabia , I saw 3 different spellings . Macca , Makkah and .....forgot ( mecca ?? may be )
    Last edited by Muslim Woman; 10-17-2009 at 11:05 AM.
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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
    Makkah is closer to the actual pronunciation and the word mecca has become an Anglicized word meaning any thing that attracts a large number of people.
    True, to the extent that it's being used rudely now to refer to even frivalous places "Macau is quickly becoming a mecca for gamblers and those looking for a good time..."
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    Re: mecca or makkah



    It's called مكة
    mecca or makkah

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    ^lol. Makkah is closer to the original word and a more islamic way to write it...

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    in Malaysia we spell it Mekah

    مكة‎


    so 'm' doesn't sounds like 'mother' or 'mama'...
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    Re: mecca or makkah

    ^^ same as in Indonesia, which, in melayu tongue, is closer to the arabic pronounciation

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by A.M.H. View Post


    MAKKAH



    Quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
    Makkah is closer to the actual pronunciation and the word mecca has become an Anglicized word meaning any thing that attracts a large number of people.
    jazakalla kahair

    Quote Originally Posted by 'Abd-al Latif View Post


    It's called مكة
    makkah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malaak View Post
    ^lol. Makkah is closer to the original word and a more islamic way to write it...
    so its makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by syilla View Post
    in Malaysia we spell it Mekah

    مكة‎


    so 'm' doesn't sounds like 'mother' or 'mama'...


    Quote Originally Posted by naidamar View Post
    ^^ same as in Indonesia, which, in melayu tongue, is closer to the arabic pronounciation

    or thx
    mecca or makkah


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    Re: mecca or makkah

    it depends on how u pronounce the english letters so theres no fixed way
    mecca or makkah



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    Re: mecca or makkah

    How about Meccah? I was pronouncing it so..
    by the way Mr Google found results for Mecca more than Makkah
    People use Mecca more if it makes sense

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by HamzaTR View Post
    How about Meccah? I was pronouncing it so..
    by the way Mr Google found results for Mecca more than Makkah
    People use Mecca more if it makes sense
    True, but keep in mind many of those results do not refer to the Holy City but rather to the vernacular understanding of mecca(English word) While all of the results for Makkah refer to the Holy City.
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    Re: mecca or makkah



    I think it is spelled as Makkah. Allah (SWT) knows best.

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    yeah thx right way its makkah right?
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    Re: mecca or makkah

    I believe so.

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by sirajstc View Post
    yeah thx right way its makkah right?
    Right. But Mekah is also right if you speak or write in Malaysian/Indonesian language.
    Brother, you can write makkah, makah, mekah or mecca. This is not a big problem.

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Either is fine. I don't see why people are offended when someone spells it as "Mecca". They both mean the same thing, and sound ALMOST similar. When you convert something into transliteration, there is no exact conversion. Use either that you feel more comfortable with. I've seen people use both, and they are very pious.

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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by OurIslamic View Post
    Either is fine. I don't see why people are offended when someone spells it as "Mecca". They both mean the same thing, and sound ALMOST similar. When you convert something into transliteration, there is no exact conversion. Use either that you feel more comfortable with. I've seen people use both, and they are very pious.


    My only objection is that Mecca has become part of the English vocabulary as the noun mecca. The noun mecca is now synonymous with "a frivolous gather place" ie: Sturgis is a mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts. --Reno is a mecca for gamblers.

    While it is not offensive to use Mecca, in my opinion using it in an English speaking country is misleading to the uneducated.
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    Re: mecca or makkah

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
    My only objection is that Mecca has become part of the English vocabulary as the noun mecca. The noun mecca is now synonymous with "a frivolous gather place" ie: Sturgis is a mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts. --Reno is a mecca for gamblers.

    While it is not offensive to use Mecca, in my opinion using it in an English speaking country is misleading to the uneducated.
    Reno ?.
    I thought in Nevada gambling is allowed only in Las Vegas.

    Oopps, begin out of topic. Okay, I am back to the topic.

    In Indonesian language, 'Mekah' becomes a synonym of "a gather place for people who have a same interest".


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