Why More Muslims Are Striving To Learn Arabic
If you’re a Muslim seeking to learn Arabic, you are part of a growing group. Although Arabic is not the native tongue of 90 percent of Muslims, it does play an integral part in their religious worship.
Is learning to speak Arabic easier than you think?
Since it is used in daily prayers, when reading the Qur’an and occasionally in basic conversation, at least some Arabic vocabulary usually rolls off the tongue fairly easily for most Muslims.
Should you decide to fully learn the language, you’ll already have a head start since you probably know more Arabic than you realize. If reading from right to left is a concern, you may be surprised at how quickly your mind can adjust. The simplicity of the Arabic alphabet will also masterfully guide you in your pronunciation.
Enrich your life by understanding and speaking Arabic.
In order to comprehend the magnificent words of their Lord to the highest degree, many Muslims strive to learn the poetically beautiful Arabic language. In addition to achieving a greater understanding of the Qur’an, those learning to speak Arabic have the distinct pleasure of adopting a rich classical language.
Not only is it a joy to learn such a lovely language; it also helps you connect to a larger community. Despite cultural and racial differences, speaking and comprehending Arabic helps you share your faith in One Almighty God with other Muslims.
The language allows Muslims of diverse backgrounds to take part in understanding the 1400-year-old sacred words found in the Qur’an. The Arabic alphabet dates back from about 500 AD. It was based on the alphabet of Nabateans, who borrowed it from Aramaic. Many translations have been made, but they all refer to the Qur’an in its original Arabic language.
Your desired fluency level should determine how you go about learning the language. If you simply want to learn the basics, language learning software is helpful. Classroom learning at a local language school is ideal for more in-depth learning of Arabic. Most places offer private instruction, or shared learning experiences, as well as services for corporations.
Whether you seek to pick up basic vocabulary, need a somewhat more comprehensive understanding or want to delve deeply into the complexities of the language, learning Arabic is a worthwhile pursuit. You’ll enrich your religious life, form a stronger bond with others in the Muslim community and benefit from learning a rich and brilliant classical language.
Jill Burbank is an inbound marketer who guest blogs for a variety of online publications. Follow her @JillBurbank2.