Updated: Aug 23
Arabic is spoken by 250 - 400 million people across 25 countries. Over a billion people can read the script even if they can’t understand the language. Arabic is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. At about 1,500 years old, Arabic is happens a language of the ages. It is the language of scholarship of Islamic empires – a period of well over 1,000 years from the 7th century right down the 20th. The greatest books of medicine, geology, law, philosophy, and more were all written in the finest Arabic. Almost all of Greek philosphy and history is now preserved in Arabic In the past it was required to learn Arabic to advanced in many fields of study learn Arabic for scientific and anthropological reasons.
Arabic is the language of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is unequivocally, undeniably and undoubtedly the greatest form of Arabic literature, and indeed the greatest form of literature in Arabic .
Therefore, many people learn the language for formal reasons.Great emphasis has been placed on studying the Arabic language by the Prophet (PBUH) himself when he said to the effect: learn the Arabic language as you learn the Islamic obligations and practices.
So why study Arabic now?
You can communicate with a whole new side of the world that is flourishing and waiting to be discvered. There is a religion ,Islam, that has is always in the news and being brought up for debate. There is cuisine and culture that has enough diversity to last alifetime of learning. Learning, studying Arabic can be an adventure, an experience that you will love!