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How to pronounce "Mustafa"?

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Topic: How to pronounce "Mustafa"?
Posted By: Ron Webb
Subject: How to pronounce "Mustafa"?
Date Posted: 30 August 2011 at 8:10pm
I hope someone here can help me out with a couple of quick questions.  Is Mustafa an Arabic name?  Is the accent on the first syllable (MOOS-ta-fah), or the second (moo-STA-fah)?

Addeenul Aql Religion is intellect.

Posted By: abuayisha
Date Posted: 30 August 2011 at 10:06pm -

Posted By: Ron Webb
Date Posted: 31 August 2011 at 4:15am
Thanks abuayisha, but I've already read the Wikipedia article, which gives several pronunciations.  I was really hoping to hear from people either named Mustafa themselves or who know someone by that name.
My main question is: do most people accent the first syllable, or the second?

Addeenul Aql Religion is intellect.

Posted By: truthseeker100
Date Posted: 05 September 2011 at 8:26pm

Hello Ron,

Please click on the speaker sign (bottom right corner) to listen to the pronunciation of Mustafa. It is an Arabic word (appears in the top left corner in the box):|en|%D9%85%D9%8F%D8%B5%D9%92%D8%B7%D9%8E%D9%81%D9%8E - u in Mustafa is not pronounced as oo. It is pronounced as u in English word put.

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Posted By: urdumania2012
Date Posted: 03 April 2012 at 10:09pm - I think Moostafah is right name.

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