My Young Muslim – Why Learn Arabic and Quran?

In today’s fast paced world, it is hard to stop and ponder over things we do and learn. Take Arabic and Quran for example.

I am sure you have heard your parents tell you endless times that you need to learn Arabic and Quran. But, you might not have been convinced that it’s important. Or you might know it truly is, but too difficult to comprehend, so you just gave up on it.

What if you got a chance to know why you could benefit from learning Arabic and Quran?

Learn Arabic to Understand the Quran

Allah Almighty tells us (interpretation):

By the clear Book, (2) Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Quran that you might understand.(3) And indeed it is, in the Mother of the Book with Us, exalted and full of wisdom. (4) (Quran 43: 2-4)

Learn Arabic so you can understand the Quran. Aren’t you tired and bored of not understanding the words you read? You see, a big reason why you don’t feel like reading and/or learning the Quran by heart is the fact that you don’t understand it.

Simply enrolling in a Quranic Arabic class will open up doors for you to a world of spirituality and beauty so much needed in our stressful day to day routine.

The Immense Reward of Learning the Quran

So, I opened up your eyes to the spiritual reward. However, youth love to know the concrete reward as well, as in what’s in it for them?

Muhammad bin Kab Al-Qurazi narrated that:

“I heard ‘Abdullah bin Masud saying: ‘The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

[Whoever recites a letter] from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter. (At-Tirmidhi)

That’s indeed amazing. Just by reading one letter from the Quran you get 10 rewards! Wow, how about reading the whole Quran? You do the maths!

“But, it’s so hard,” you plea. Hang in there as, congrats, you are getting a double reward for the difficulty you are going through to learn it by heart as well as in reading it.

Aisha narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

Such a person as recites the Quran and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Quran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward. (Al-Bukhari)

Arabic is Cool

Yeah that’s right. Arabic words are formed in a cool way. All words originate from a 3 letter root word and endless related words and synonyms stem from that source. For example you can form the related words madrasah (school) and mudaris (teacher) from the 3 letter root word word d-r-s (study).

Arabic is an extremely distinct language. It is written from right to left and has a distinct letter “ض ” which earns it the title of The Language of ض.

A lot of Arabic words are used in the English Language as well. Words from Arabic origin for example: alkaline, almanac, coffee, camera, cotton and orange.

Want to be artistic? Learn Arabic calligraphy. Watch how the words transform into amazing picturesque designs.

It’s among the Top Ten Languages

Arabic ranks as the top sixth language in the world and is spoken by approximately 420 million people. Mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in alphabetical order: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen.

History and Civilization of the Arabic Language

Study Arabic to get a first hand experience of the original form of the exemplary inventions and contributions which are preserved in Arabic from the Golden Era.

An epoch that stretches for 5 centuries: from the 7th through the 12th centuries. This was a time of compelling advancement in all fields from Physical to Social Sciences. Anything from Mathematics, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Mechanics, Geography, Medicine, Agriculture, Astronomy to Literature.

These achievements were cornerstone to a new age of Enlightenment that shaped the European Renaissance.

Enjoy the Ride

Next time your parents call you for Arabic and Quran time, look into it again and don’t just interrupt them with a quick “Nah.” There are so many fruits to reap along your path to Paradise.

About Suzana Nabil Saad, MA
Suzana Nabil Saad is the Ask About Islam Editor. She has many years of experience in dawah work. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the Faculty of Languages, Ain Shams University, Egypt. She obtained her Master’s Degree of Arts in English Literature from Gothenburg University, Sweden. She currently resides in Texas, USA with her husband, and two kids. When she is not editing or writing, she enjoys reading, ideally followed by nature excursions.