One of the most authoritative dictionaries of the German language Duden Dictionary recently included ‘Insha Allah’ (If Allah wills it) into the dictionary.
The new entry is spelled as inschallah in the Duden dictionary, though as of now it is unclear whether the word will appear in the Duden’s digital version or published in a physical copy.
The Duden is considered to be the most widely used dictionary of the German language. It has long been the prescriptive handbook for German grammar as well as spelling. The Duden dictionary has been issued since 1880 and is now in its 27th edition.
The word ‘Insha’Allah‘ was included after the Turkish word ‘oha’ was added into the dictionary. Oha is used as an expression of surprise that is quite similar to the English word “whoa”.