How does this name for a setting sound to you?
Okay, I am (re)writing a series of novels that are Arabian Nights style fantasy. I think I've decided on a name for the world/setting.
Mir'aj (sounds like mirage)
Now, in Islam the word miraj is the second part of a journey taken by the Prophet Muhammad and his ascent into Paradise.
My books, rooted in Arabic tradition, however do not take place on Earth and the people of this world are not Islamic.
Most readers will think of an exotic desert setting (which is what I want). At the same time I do not it to be offensive to Muslims. I do not believe this to be the case, but I am running it by as many people as possible for feedback.
So I would like to hear your opinions.
Thanks in advance!