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Re: Religion and Deen
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Friday, 4 December 2009, 8:42 pm
In Response To: Religion and Deen (Norman Waseem)

WA, dear Waseem Saheb,

You have a good question.

There is no parallel word for DEEN in any language. As you know it means THE SYSTEM OF LIFE.

In QXP, I did make a subtle distinction by using small r for religion = mazhab and capital R for Religion = DEEN.

The ancient meanings remain unchanged as you see below.

The Quran & Hadith use Deen even for the system of life: among non-Muslims - Deenil Aghiaar, in a kingdom - the king's Deen - Deenil Malik, mazhab of the ancestors = Deenil Aaba and of the idol worshipers - Deenil Mushrikeen. In these cases, it will merely mean THE SYSTEM OF LIFE.

Following the context, DEEN of Allah = DEENILLAH = ISLAM = The Divinely Prescribed System of Life.

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