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Were All Prophets Arab? Arabic the "Language of Heaven?"

Short Answer: No, not all Prophets were from among the Arabs, and no, Arabic is not the “language of Heaven.” It’s easy to assume such considering how many prophets in recorded history were Arab, but God says he sent all people a warner from among their own people before Prophet Muhammad, who was the final prophet for …

Translation of Prayer - What Are We Actually Praying?

Translation of Prayer: What Are We Actually Praying?

As Muslims, we may offer prayer five times a day, every day, but do we actually understand the meaning of what we recite during our prayer? Do we know the significance of the words we are actually uttering? It is pertinent for every Muslim to not just know…

Answers to Questions American Muslims Are Commonly Asked

9 Commonly Asked Questions to American Muslims

Where Are You From? Many of us are from your home state. When I get this question in Long Island, I say New Jersey. My friend gets this question in Michigan and she says New York. We are all met with the follow-up, where are you really from? While many…

My Young Muslim - Why Learn Arabic and Quran?

My Young Muslim - Why Learn Arabic and Quran?

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…

Qur'an

Does the Qur'an Contain Non-Arabic Words?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Some scholars hold the view that all the words of the Qur’an are Arabic and that foreign words found …

These Tips Will Help You Enjoy Reading the Quran

These Tips Will Help You Enjoy Reading the Quran

Can the Quran, 1,400 years later, be a living, relevant force, as powerful for us now as it was then? This is the most crucial question that we must answer if we wish to shape our destiny afresh under the guidance of the Quran…

I Found Islam in Alhambra

I returned to college that fall disappointed that I had not found the answers I was hoping for in Europe, but with a passion for a language I had only just learned about – Arabic. Ironically, I had stared right at the answers I was searching for, on the walls of the Alhambra.

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Many Reasons Why UK Schools Should Teach Arabic

According to a British Council report, Arabic is the second most important language of the future for British people with Spanish leading the top ten list. For that reason, the British council is urging UK schools to start teaching the Arabic language to their pupils. The significance of the Arabic language has been growing rapidly …

Would God Make Me Speak Arabic?

“Do you have to pray in Arabic?” and one of the colonel said: “Yes it has to be in Arabic” So I asked him “Why would God demand that I speak a language that I can’t speak and I don’t understand?” So I left it then it put me off.



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