Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  CalendarCalendar  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin  Old ForumOld Forum  Twitter  Facebook
Advertisement:
         

Islam for non-Muslims
 IslamiCity Forum - Islamic Discussion Forum : Religion - Islam : Islam for non-Muslims
Message Icon Topic: Why DID GOD choose ARABIC??? Post Reply Post New Topic
Page  of 2 Next >>
Author Message
jalillah
 
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 10 April 2005
Location: Antarctica
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 77
Quote jalillah Replybullet Topic: Why DID GOD choose ARABIC???
    Posted: 25 April 2005 at 8:27am
please post anything on why!? Allah' chose arabic to be the one and only last languge to cend his message?
May Allah Bless those who seek the truth......Allah Stands Alone in truth..
IP IP Logged
Cordoba
 
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 03 April 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7
Quote Cordoba Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2005 at 12:02pm

Though this is a bit of a strange question, Arabic happens to be a very rich language.

The following is an extract from the Fatwa Bank of Islam On-Line:

“Allah Almighty says, “ And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them…” (Ibrahim: 4)

He Almighty also says, “ Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand.” (Yusuf: 2)

It is clear from the aforementioned verses that the Glorious Qur’an was revealed in Arabic as Arabic was the tongue of the target people of Arabia. Revealing the Qur’an in Arabic was necessary for the Arabian people to fathom the message of the Qur’an and understand it easily.

 

IP IP Logged
Shams Zaman
Male Islam
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 March 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 135
Quote Shams Zaman Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2005 at 3:13pm

Dear Brothers Peace be on You all

Arabic is a unique language in the world which is so vast that it can contain 3000 words for soward, 500 words for lion over 70 words regarding moon etc. It is a verstile language whose words can deliver wide ranging meanings full of depth and yet not contradictory.

The Arabs were so proud of their language and its rich text that they would call non-arabs as "AJMEES" or dumb, or with no language or with no voice or with no verbal expression. See for yourself how many meanings can be attributed for the word ajmee. So once Muhammad, who was an illitrate delivered Quran Arabs were shocked that how come this man could produced a book of such a calibar. That is why Allah challanged the unbelievers to bring forth even one verse of such a calibar if they say that these are the words of Muhammad and not God. They all failed.

This is why Quran is the only miracle given to Muhammad. Thirdly Muhammad was sent to land of Arabia and there people spoke Arabic and if it would have revealed in Hebrew or Greek it would have been useless for the Arabs.

Shams Zaman   Pakistan    

smszmn72@yahoo.cm
IP IP Logged
rami
Male  Islam
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar
Senior Member

Joined: 01 March 2000
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2550
Quote rami Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2005 at 11:19am
Bi ismillahir ramanir raheem

just to correct Quran was not the only miracle given to muhammad (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam)
Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.
IP IP Logged
kim!
 
Senior Member
Senior  Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 September 2001
Location: Australia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2390
Quote kim! Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2005 at 5:01pm

God love pronouns, obviously.

(I studied Arabic a little bit back in late 2001, after a trip to Egypt and Lebanon. Trying to learn 12 pronouns in a different script, backwards sorta broke my brain a bit...)

We now return you to our regularly scheduled serious conversation...

Kim...

I, you(masc), you(fem), you(2), you(masc plu), you(fem plu), he, she, we, they (fem), they(masc), they(2)...

 

IP IP Logged
MOCKBA
 
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 27 September 2000
Location: Malaysia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1410
Quote MOCKBA Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2005 at 11:39pm

Bismillah,

Brother Shams Zaman, thank you for your contribution, it has some very strong points that could help one in seeking the answer to the question posed. In fact, it is true that today we do not completely understand the true miracle of the Qur'an mainly because we are far from understanding the language it was revealed in. The translation may help us grasp a portion of something but never in depth and in the way the original Arabic does... You do not have to be an Arab to admit the wisdom of the language, but a little Arabic may be needed. After all, most of us communicate in English on this board, but that doesn't make us any Englishmen, does it?

Why Arabic? There can be many answers but not many, if any, will provide information that will satisfy all, especially non-Arabs or non-speakers of Arabic. The language being lingua franca at a time of revelation may also not be the explanation. Or there can be no answers at all. It would be important however to remind that the Qur'aan was sent in Arabic not because it was meant for Arabs or certain community only. The Qur'aan and its message is universal.

"Parables in The Qur'an", a TV show popular in the Gulf not so long ago, may help one understand to some extent additional wisdom that unfolds through Qur'aanic language and its Arabic words. Its an enlighting programme, that may motivate one to learn Arabic to get closer to the meaning of the Qur'aan, too. Some episodes are available for downloads from the following website:

www.moezmasoud.com

Another way to get closer to understanding the Message in Arabic is reading the translation of the meaning seeking additional assistance from "The Easy Dictionary of he Qur'aan".

http://www.ymofmd.com/quran/Quran_Dictionary/Easy_Dictionary .htm

I believe only once we know Arabic, each will be able to deduce his own opinion of why the Qur'aan was sent in Arabic.

 

 

 

MOCKBA
IP IP Logged
Nausheen
 
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar
Senior Member

Joined: 10 January 2001
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
Quote Nausheen Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2005 at 4:08pm

Auzubillahi minash shaitan ir rajeem,

Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim,

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah,

Brother Mockba, I would like to comment a little on your post.

Indeed what Shams Zaman said is true and informative about arabic as you acknoledged. - I myself do not know arabic, but am very much interested in learning, and always looking out for a chance. I do agree with you, not everyone has the proper means to understand arabic, and probably this the reason why Quran is the only book in the world that has been translated into maximum number of languages.

There are many ppl however, who have learnt arabic because it is the language of the Quran. One shcolar (american, revert) said, that Quran is not made for arabic, but arabic is made for the Quran. The language evoleved in such a way that it retains and expresses all the subtlities of the Quran efficiently.

If you look into the history of language, it is the first language in which dictionary was developed. The preservation of Quran is a promise of Allah, and this has been interpreted by many as the preservation of Arabic, because if the orginial language is not preserved, much of the essense of the book will be lost. This can be understood when one goes into learning the tafsir ... the methodology scholars have employed in udnerstanding the various verses, sometimes is just awe-inspiring - the beauty of Quran which is in arabic, can never be enjoyed fully unless we taste the taste of Arabic

 

Kim, long long ago, once upon a time when u visited Egypt ...   

I hope u will not tell us about the taxi driver helping u with the seat belt

Maa salaama,

Nausheen

Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.
IP IP Logged
Shams Zaman
Male Islam
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 March 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 135
Quote Shams Zaman Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2005 at 2:23pm

Dear MOCKBA
 Indeed there can be a 100 reasons that Why Quran was revealed in Arabic but if one continues with the argument he can bring forth 101 reasons that why Quran was not revealed in any other language. But the point remains that lets suppose that if Quran had been revealed in any other language would have this debate been over?

Then there would have been millions who would have argued that why Quran has not been revealed in yet another language. So for me the logic suffice, there may be some who would be satisfied after few more logical explainations. But still there would be lot of those for whom no amount of logic will be sufficient.

Shams Zaman  Pakistan.

smszmn72@yahoo.cm
IP IP Logged
Page  of 2 Next >>
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed herein contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. This forum is offered to stimulate dialogue and discussion in our continuing mission of being an educational organization.
If there is any issue with any of the postings please email to icforum at islamicity.com or if you are a forum's member you can use the report button.

Note: The 99 names of Allah avatars are courtesy of www.arthafez.com

Advertisement:



Sponsored by:
Islamicity Membership Program:
IslamiCity Donation Program  http://www.islamicity.com/Donate
IslamiCity Arabic eLearning http://www.islamiCity.com/ArabAcademy
Complete Domain & Hosting Solutions www.icDomain.com
Home for Muslim Tunes www.icTunes.com
Islamic Video Collections www.islamiTV.com
IslamiCity Marriage Site www.icMarriage.com