Learning the Language of the Quran

 

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Welcome all to the latest installment of the LLQ site, (a Distance Learning arabic support group)  I am pleased to announce a few new changes such as our articles section, (which should be operational soon) and a complete revamp of our archive/Downloads section alhamdulilah.

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Tell me about arabic

Why Learn arabica

For a Muslim, the arabic language is paramount in importance as allah revealed his book al-Quraan in arabic, and he stated this fact (with its wisdoms) no less than 11 times. So the Muslim's aim is to understand al-Quraan al Kareem and the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallalahu aleyhi wa sallam) ~ so coming from this are two benefits.

1)understanding leads to increase in knowledge

2)Increase in knowledge leads a Muslim to become closer to allah and understand his/her religion better and make him/her a stronger Muslim insha allah

    Following are some references for allah's mentioning of arabic in aL-Quraan - Translation taken from http://www.spubs.com/sps/nbq/

 Yusuf - 12:2
Verily, We have sent it down as an arabic Quran in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)

an-Nahl - 16:103
and indeed We know that they (polytheists and pagans) say: "It is only a human being who teaches him (Muhammad SaW)." The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign, while this (the Quran) is a clear arabic tongue. (an-Nahl 16:103)

Ta-Ha - 20:113
and thus We have sent it down as a Quran in arabic, and have explained therein in detail the warnings, in order that they may fear allah, or that it may cause them to have a lesson from it (or to have the honour for believing and acting on its teachings). (Ta-Ha 20:113)

Fussilat - 41:3
a Book whereof the ayaat are explained in detail; a Quran in arabic for people who know. (Fussilat 41:3)

 

General History: The arabic language has an important place in world history and is no less important in this day and age. It unites 20 countries from Morroco to arabia and is spoken by a vast array of people all over the world. another facet of this wonderful language is that, with it, a person is able to express himself in ways not possible with other languages. Many languages lose their eloquence and metamorphosize into a form unfamiliar from one century to the next.

 Take the English language for example, it started life as far back as 450 aD and came to be known as Old English; yet it didn't resemble anything we read or speak today. Modern English as we know it, came into existence as late as 1500 aD.

arabic World Map

So in retrospect, the English language is relatively new in comparison to arabic; as arabic has been present in its current form for over 2000 years. Its grammar has remained largely unchanged over the centuries; and therefore it is alone in developing its many sciences and rich eloquence. a testament to this is the fact that words of arab poets who lived millennia ago are studied to this day.

 

above:[Map showing regions of the world where arabic is the official language or one of the official languages]             

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