How to understand the Quran by learning Arabic

How to understand the Quran? A fundamental question for many Muslims who would like to understand and read it.

The Quran was revealed in the Arabic language. This is why to understand it. You absolutely have to study the Arabic language. There are no other choices.

But I have good news! Learning Arabic is easy. These are not just words, but reality.

Here is now a question asked concerning the Arabic language and the understanding of the Quran and approved by the author of Medina University’s books.

I say no more.

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To understand the Quran, do you have to learn the Arabic language?

The following question was asked:

I can’t wait to understand the Quran, but sometimes I feel overwhelmed learning Arabic. There are so many words in Arabic! Also, is Arabic easy? Can you give me some advice?

Here is the answer checked and approved by the author of Books of Medina Shaykh, Dr Abdur Rahim:

Our advice is as follows:

1) Have a correct Eeman

One must have, in fact, a correct Eeman (faith) in the Arabic language and believe with certainty that Arabic has been made easy to understand and learn.

Besides, you should know that Arabic is the simplest language of all.

Allah Himself assured us of this when He said that the Quran was made easy. This necessarily includes the language of the Koran.

Allah says (in the close sense of the verse):

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ

And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember? (54:17)

And who is more truthful than Allah?

Allah says (in the close sense of the verse):

وَمَنْ أَصْدَقُ مِنَ اللَّـهِ حَدِيثًا

And who is more truthful than Allah in statement. (4:87)

Of course, none are more truthful than Allah.

Arabic is a clear and logical language
Arabic is a clear and logical language



2) Arabic is a clear and logical language

Know, in fact, that the Arabic language is clear and logical. This is one of the reasons it is easy to understand.

Allah says (in the close sense of the verse):

 وَهَـٰذَا لِسَانٌ عَرَبِيٌّ مُّبِينٌ

and this Qur’an is [in] a clear Arabic language. (16:103)

Arabic has logical structures of grammar, language and morphology. And these structures come up frequently in the Qur’an.

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A good teacher will also expose students to these logical structures of language, grammar, and morphology clearly and recurrently by teaching them practically and naturally.

This will help students quickly grasp these logical structures and show them the simplicity and logical structure of Arabic as early as possible.

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3) Quantity of Quran words is very little compared to the Arabic language

Also, knowing that the quantity of words in the Quran is very little compared to the number of words in the Arabic language. The Koranic vocabulary is, therefore, straightforward to acquire.

Besides, the words are repeated in different literary styles. The repetition of words in the Quran makes the vocabulary easy to remember and understand.

4) The method of learning Arabic is critical

One should learn Arabic step by step, starting with the easy and basic before learning the secondary and detailed.

You also have to learn with a teacher who is aware of the learning needs of non-Arabs. We are happy to say that the Arabic learning books of our Shaykh Dr Abdur Raheem (i.e. Medina books) and the courses pave the way for non-Arabs to learn and master Arabic in a simple, natural and unprecedented way.

We invite every Muslim to fulfil their duty to learn the language of the Quran.

We invite every Muslim to dynamically learn Arabic after reading this and expose their hearts to the sweetness and tranquillity of worshipping and remembering Allah in the language of Revelation.

The Al-dirassa Center offers online Arabic, Quran and Islam courses for non-Arabic speakers. If you would like to join our class, please get in touch with us.


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