As salaamu ‘alaikum …just sharing some info posted in the Muhaajir E-Group:
As the language in which the sacred Quran was revealed, and in which the majority of Islamic scholarship is conducted, Arabic occupies a very special and beloved position in the very soul of the Ummah. It is both the language in which we pray to our Creator and the gateway to the knowledge that enables us to properly fulfill our duties as Muslims.
Allah says: “Verily, We have sent it down as an arabic Quran in order that you may understand.” (Yusuf 12:2)
Sheikh Muhammed bin Saleh Al Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) said:
From the benefits of learning the Arabic language is correction of the tongue with the Arabic tongue which the speech of Allah was revealed in. Because of this, understanding the Arabic language is extremely important. But the sciences of the Arabic language are difficult in the beginning and become easy thereafter. It is the example of a house made of cane (the likes of sugar cane),but its door is made of steel. Meaning, it is difficult for one to enter, but once one does, is then made easy. Due to this, I encourage the student to learn the foundations of the language in order to make the rest easy for him/her.
(source: Sharh Al Ajromiyah pg.9)
Shaykh-ul-Islam ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) mentioned a statement of Imam Ash Shafi’ee (rahimahullah), he said:
…this is because the (language) that Allah choose is Arabic. He revealed His glorious book (The Quran) in this language and He made it the tongue of His final and last prophet, Muhammed -sallahu alahi wa salem. Therefore, we say: it is befitting for everyone that has the ability to learn this language to do so, this is because it should be the most desired language to learn. (source: Iktidah As Siralt Al Mustaqeem 1/521)
Thus it is a great honor that The ZamZam Institute is blessed to offer one month “Arabic Intensive Program” for everybody who is coming for Umrah and would like to benefit during her/his stay in Makkah. The Arabic classes commence with an introduction to classical Arabic with a view towards further study using source materials in their original arabic.
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