Is it compulsory to read Quran in Arabic?


Salam.

Undoubtedly, there is one Quran which is in Arabic.  The reason of revealing the message of God  in Arabic so that the Arabian Prophet can understand God’s message.  There is no other special reason.  The Quran is the message, not the Arabic message.

[The Quran 12:2] We have revealed it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.

It is important to understand the message.  So, what does it mean by reading or reciting the Quran?   We need to study the Quran.

[4:82] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.

God created all languages.  Is language important to God?!  Absolutely not!

[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, “Why did it come down in that language?” Whether it is Arabic or non-Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”

Reading, understanding and following the message of the Quran is important.

The majority of us do not know the message of the Quran even though we

read it in Arabic! The majority of us are like donkey.  So, there is crisis in the Muslim world.

[62:5] The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected GOD’s revelations. GOD does not guide the wicked people.
Thank you and may God guide me,

Muhammed Irtaza

[33:62] God’s Sunnah is unchangeable 

[39:23] The Quran is the best Hadith

http://www.islamawakened.com/Quran/

From: Munir AlHaq <>
Sent: Fri, June 10, 2011 9:18:06 PM
Subject:  Is it compulsory to read Quran in Arabic / comment
Dear Irtaza,

I’m sorry but I disagree with the statement that it is sufficient to read the Quran in a language other than Arabic. It is because the translation is a human rendering and is not divine. But the Quran is divine and was revealed in the Arabic language.

Therefore, IMO, it is indeed compulsory for a believer in the Quran to read the Quran in Arabic WITH understanding.  If therefore follows it is compulsory to learn Quranic Arabic comprehension before one can learn Islam or can even preach Islam to others.

 

Sincerely,

Munir

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:34 AM, Student of the Quran < > wrote:

Salam.

No where in the Quran it states that it is compulsory to read Quran in Arabic.  God created all languages not just Arabic.

[30:22] Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.

God’s blessing does not come by just reading the Quran, but it comes by understanding it, and accepting its message.

The Quran is a message, not just another beautiful language book God sends down to us for entertainment.  The Quran gives the reason two times why the Quran was revealed in Arabic to an Arabian Prophet!

 

[12:2] We have revealed it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.

 

[43:3] We have rendered it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.

 

The above two verses imply clearly  that  we need to read and understand the Quran.

 

Blind faith does not reside in the heart of Islam.  God does not expect us to read the Quran in Arabic and believe in it without understanding it as we learn from the following.

 

[26:192] This is a revelation from the Lord of the universe.

[26:193] The Honest Spirit (Gabriel) came down with it.

[26:194] To reveal it into your heart, that you may be one of the warners.

[26:195] In a perfect Arabic tongue.

[26:196] It has been prophesied in the books of previous generations.

[26:197] Is it not a sufficient sign for them that it was known to the scholars among the Children of Israel?

[26:198] If we revealed this to people who do not know Arabic.

[26:199] And had him recite it (in Arabic), they could not possibly believe in it.

[26:200] We thus render it (like a foreign language) in the hearts of the guilty.

 

What good is it to read the Quran in Arabic like a parrot without understanding its meanings or like a donkey carrying valuable books!?

 

[62:5] The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected GOD’s revelations. GOD does not guide the wicked people.

I do not belong to any specific group.  I participate in various groups.  You can write to

me directly on religious issues.

Thank you and may God guide me,

Muhammed Irtaza

– On Thu, 6/2/11, Shahina Nk <> wrote:

sir,
I am interested in studying quran.I know to read  Arabic,but I can’t understand all the meaning.So I started to  read Quran in English.But according to my parents belief it is not worth.
I wish to know
1. whether it is compulsory to read Quran in Arabic itself since it is a book which we must study ,understand and follow.
Sir , Iam having lot of doubts regarding Islam,I would like to ask and read about it to your group.So please include me in your group”,understanding Islam”.
Thanking You
Shahina Ferose.

 


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