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Ash-Shahrastani mentions the issue of translating the attributes of Allah in Persian

There are religious rules for the translation of religious terms from Arabic into any language. The words chosen in any language need to express the same meaning as the Arabic word, in its context. We can only translate word to word when the equivalent foreign expression actually has the same meaning as the Arabic one. […]

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