Saudification of Pakistan continues: Govt forbids English translation of sacred Islamic names, words



Editor’s note: At this rate Pakistan itself will become a sacred Islamic word and only Bakistan will be allowed:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved a summary prohibiting English translation of Islamic terms, a news channel has reported.

According to Samaa News, sacred Arabic names and words like Allah, Masjid, Sala’at and Rasool are now forbidden to be translated into English as God, Mosque, Prayer and Prophet.

The channel said that the government’s move has been appreciated by religious scholars.

Jamia Binoria Karachi head Mufti Naeem told the news channel that the decision is commendable and should be enforced in letter and spirit.

He appreciated the prime minister for taking the decision in the holy month of Ramzan.

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman also lauded the move, saying some religious terms and names are best described in Arabic.