Arabic is the language of the Quran and was the language of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the two primary sources of Islam (Quran & Sunnah). Thus, it is considered the language of Islam or a symbol of Islam. It is also the official language of over 20 countries and one of the six official languages of the UN due to its enormous number of speakers around the world.
The Importance of Learning Arabic Language
It is extremely important, in fact, the duty of every Muslim, as some scholars maintain, to learn Arabic. For non-Muslims also, learning Arabic language brings many advantages. Some of the reasons why learning Arabic language is important are highlighted below.
- This is the language in which the last miracle of Allah i.e. the Quran was revealed. This fact alone should be enough for Muslims to learn Arabic. In order to understand the Quran in its true spirit with all the connotations and hidden meanings, it is important to learn Arabic language.
- Arabic language has a rich Islamic legacy. It contains more than fourteen centuries of magnificent Islamic scholarship. Prominent Islamic scholars have published their works in Arabic. Arabs have also made significant contributions to the advancement of science, literature, and philosophy. So why deprive ourselves of this great treasure of Islamic knowledge?
- Arabic language is important for Islamic revival. To understand Islam in its true form and the way it was presented in the first generations, learning Arabic is necessary. It will help us to revive things and bring them back to the original understanding.
- Since Islamic rituals such as Salah, Dua’s, Khutbahs etc. use Arabic, learning the language will make our worship much more meaningful.
Learn Arabic Online – Our Online Arabic Language Course
We offer a comprehensive online Arabic language course through qualified native Arab tutors.The course is customized according to the student’s level. Tutors get an idea of the student’s level in the demo class and start from where they feel appropriate. The main purpose is to give students as much exposure to Arabic language as possible both in verbal as well as written forms.
Level 1: Learn the alphabet with rules of vowels, rules of Arabic grammar, script formation, vocabulary etc.
Level 2: Engagement in simple Arabic conversations on a range of topics. Understanding of the structure and pattern of words and sentences. Introduction to the following.
masculine and feminine forms
the definite article
forming a question
introduction to adjectives
Arabic proper names
present tense verb conjugation
the past tense, the future tense
negation of the past tense
roots and patterns
translating text with a dictionary
Level 3: Developing Arabic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. At the end of this level, you should be able to, comfortably, participate in Arabic conversations.
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