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Category 5 => General articles on the Glorious Quran - => Topic started by: Zeynab on April 26, 2007, 04:12:43 am

Title: Why was the Quraan revealed in Arabic?
Post by: Zeynab on April 26, 2007, 04:12:43 am

The basic reason why the Quraan was revealed in Arabic was to enable the Prophet (peace and blessings on him) to understand  it and convey this Divine Message to those around him, who also spoke and understood only Arabic at that time.  And Allah knows best.

"And We make (this Scripture) easy in thy tongue, (O Muhammad) only that thou mayst bear good tidings therewith unto those who ward off (evil), and warn therewith the froward folk."  (Maryam - 19:97)

I consider this possible clarification important because there are many who believe that the Quraan was revealed in Arabic because Arabic is a superior language.  The Quraan gives us no reasons to make any such assumptions.  All languages are the same in Allah's Sight.  God has no favourites among languages.

However, it's also important to know that since the Quraan is Divine, therefore the original Arabic contains an unusual beauty unlike any translations which is because of Allah's very special style of narrations, Alhamdulilah.