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Loud and Clear – Quran Arabic

by | Feb 20, 2022

We have mentioned a few weeks ago, the arguments as to why the Quran would be revealed in Arabic. However, we did not visit this argument on the guidance aspect.

Since the Arabic language is extremely precise in its vocabulary, rich in its linguistic content, beautiful in its rhythm, detailed in its intricacies, easy to remember in its phonetics… Regardless, this medium facilitates a multitude of facets of guidance.

And We have certainly presented for the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example – that they might remember.

[It is] an Arabic Qur’an, without any deviance that they might become righteous.

Surah Az-Zumar (39 – 27-28)

The fact that it is in Arabic, the language itself allows the examples to be pertinent and well explained; short and sweet; concise. There is no place for deviation in form and content.

And thus We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur’an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Makkah] and those around it and warn of the Day of Assembly, about which there is no doubt. A party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.

Surah Ash-Shoura (42 – 7)

Since each prophet comes from within his people; therefore, he speaks their language. So the prophet received revelation in Arabic, the tongue present in that region. However, in a window of fewer than 50 years, Islam spread from the Iberian peninsula to China. The reason I bring this up is not about conquest, but about ideology and vessel. We know the Quran is a source of guidance, but its means are through the Arabic language. For hundreds of years, people have learned Arabic more than nowadays people learn English. This does not mean that other languages were abandoned, or culture was reprimanded; just that there was a common ground of faith and the best way to communicate this brotherhood was via the language Allah had decided to convey his last revelation. From Samarkand to Seville, faith and language were shared. Regardless of status, race, or origin, there was a borderless sea of land that allowed Muslims to travel freely from one end to the other.

Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand.

Surah Az-Zukhruf (43 – 3)

So, what is there to understand or reflect on? A language is a language, right? Yes and no. Arabic is a language, but not just any language; a revelation was brought down in this language. So?!? The Gospel was revealed in Aramaic (Syriac), and the Torah was in Hebrew. So?!? A major difference is that these languages went by the dodo; Hebrew almost went extinct a century ago and Aramaic… precisely! The Arabic language is still present and alive. Even if colonial rule took over practically all Arabophone countries, it is still prevalent in these regions to this day.

Why would God Create Us to Send Us to Hell? – Existential Questions

Why would God Create Us to Send Us to Hell? – Existential Questions

A lot of people have asked themselves this question, including myself. And that is one of the hardest questions to answer. Because Allah is able to guide who he wants. He mentions this himself in the Quran:

Those who associated with Allah will say, “If Allah had willed, we would not have associated [anything] and neither would our fathers, nor would we have prohibited anything.” Likewise did those before deny until they tasted Our punishment. Say, “Do you have any knowledge that you can produce for us? You follow not except assumption, and you are not but falsifying.”

Say, “With Allah is the far-reaching argument. If He had willed, He would have guided you all.”

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 148-149)

However, when you think of it, it is like saying why go to school to flunk your exam? The point is that you don’t go to school to flunk; you go to school to learn and to succeed. Everyone has the opportunity to succeed. If you listen in class, study hard, do your homework, go to tutoring; you might not get 100%, but you are pretty confident to pass your exam. Often, even if you don’t pass, the teacher is more willing to give you extra points or consider other projects to boost your mark if you made an effort to succeed.

Allah has sent messengers, left written scriptures, people who have believed in him have forever walked this Earth; who has never heard of Islam? He has given us all the tools and reasons to believe, and yet, we shun away.

So when it comes to school, no one sheds a tear for a lazy, unwilling, rebellious student. However, when it comes to the single most important aspect: heaven or hell; everyone is up and arms, revolted at the perspective of ending up in hell.

It is as if Allah has pleasure in punishing mankind. Why would he find pleasure in such treatment; He created us. Therefore, He only asks little of us in return for great reward (heaven).

What would Allah do with your punishment if you are grateful and believe? And ever is Allah Appreciative and Knowing.

Surah An-Nisa (4 – 147)

The bare minimum is belief and gratefulness; faith and recognition; obedience and thankfulness. Two simple aspects that imply a lot but will save you from destruction.

Faith

the process of belief