Translation of the Names of Allaah into languages other than Arabic

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Is it a kind of distortion to translate the names of Allaah into any other language?
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Praise be to Allaah.

It is permissible to translate the names of Allaah for those who do not know Arabic, if the translator has a good knowledge of both languages, just as it is permissible to translate for them the meanings of the verses of the Qur’aan and the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so that they may learn about Islam.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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