February 21, 2006

دين (diin)

from Arabic to English

Usually, دين can be translated as 'religion', but it perhaps corresponds more closely to a phrase like 'ideologically founded way of life'. 'Way of life' is a very common English translation among English-speaking Muslims. The term incorporates custom as well as belief.

Bob Offer-Westort
San Francisco, California, USA

Posted by dwaber at February 21, 2006 10:51 PM