Why study Arabic
Arabic is spoken as mother tongue by 250 to 400 million people in 25 countries. More than a billion people can read the script even if they do not understand the language. And Arabic is one of the official languages of the United Nations. As a result, many people learn the language for formal reasons.
At around 1500 years old, Arabic is also a very old language. It was the language of erudition throughout the reign of Islamic empires – a period of more than 1000 years ranging from the 7th century to the 19th and even the 20th century. The greatest books of medicine, geology, law, philosophy and all imaginable subjects have all been written in Arabic. As a result, many of the most advanced people in their fields of learning are learning Arabic for scientific and anthropological reasons.
Arabic is also the language of the Koran (the sacred Islamic book). Regardless of your beliefs, the Quran is unquestionably, undeniably and arguably the greatest form of Arabic literature, and even the greatest form of literature of the time. The beauty of this literary work is actually literally miraculous. As a result, tens of millions of people are learning this language to see for themselves the beauty and miracle of the Quran … religious reasons.
In fact, the Prophet himself has focused on the study of the Arabic language when he said: "Learn the Arabic language as you learn the obligations and practices of the Arab language. ;Islam". His companions, who, remember, were Arabs, had the habit of learning Arabic despite the fact that it was their mother tongue. They said: teach Arabic to your children. They corrected everyone's grammar.
They would find it unacceptable to make a grammatical error. And the scholars who have followed them over the past centuries have all insisted on learning Arabic. Imam Abu Hanifa said: I would have made learning this language compulsory if I had not thought it difficult for the people.
Indeed, 1. to truly understand the message of God as it was revealed, it must be understood in the very language that was revealed, and 2. the Qur'an is a literary miracle – truly, a complete miracle – and to witness it, you just have to learn the language and you will witness a miracle with your own eyes. When the Qureish tribe, in ancient Arabia, sent its most infamous debater to the Prophet (PBUH),
the debater barked and barked and barked.
He was enthusiastic and completely vicious. His mission was to completely exceed the Prophet (PBUH) and he was relentless. But when it was finished, the Prophet (PBUH) recited some verses from the Qur'an on which tears began to flow from the debater's eyes and he had to cover the Prophet's mouth (PBUH) because he could no longer take any.