"Whenever i use something like Insha allah or phrases like that ppl around me laugh as they know i am not religious and with time i found myself using them less.
Now i just say what i am saying.. but still from time to time i will use "be…"
"I replaced every mention of Allah with Karl Marx or just Marx, especially around my friends who are aware of my non-religion affiliation.. sometimes they don't take it oo lightly with phrases like 'sobhan marx' or 'Marx…"
"I have not stopped using them and I will not stop using them. Arabic phraseology uses the word "allah" a lot; big deal! This is a linguistic issue, not a theological one. Most words have meanings that are now divorced from the…"
Hey all,This question has been bugging me a lot. Even before I "became" an atheist. I didn't like using those phrases because I thought they were so "balady". But, I think, we have to use them on a daily bases.Stuff like, Allah yekrimak, rabbena yebareklak, allah yedeek il se7a and salamu 3aleiko. They are used for common courtesy and usually come with another one or two phrases.Seeing as how the Egyptian culture is based on either praise or criticism in everyday conversation, it is pretty much…See More
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