Arabic Language and its connotations



Arabic is the fifth widest spoken language, which once was dominated the entire Arab dynasty. Around three hundred million of the inhabitants of this globe speak Arabic and is the sacred language in which  is composed, and has said to be the divine miracle blessed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). There are certain associated facts with this language, which are unknown to the Muslim, including semantics and vitalities in its scriptures.


Arabic a semantic language:

The origin of this language is semantic as it belongs to the class of semantic family, which formerly originates from the Middle East and includes Aramaic and Hebrew. Arabic is the official language of Middle East covers some part of the African continent as well. Those who travel to these countries seek guidance in learning of Arabic language to which understanding of Arabic alphabets is one vital part, which eases the difficulty and enhances the proficiency of this language.


Arabic language versions:

The language, which we read and speak in modern days, is not the preliminary and archaic language of Quraish clan, but passing through many trials, it has absorbed different words and accents in it. The two versions are classical and modern Arabic the former is textual whereas the latter is used for speaking purposes. Classical one is mostly used for newspaper, journals and is called the language of books. The modern is the one, which has soaked changes and new initials and is restricted to mere speaking purposes. The language of the Quran is the form of Arabic, which is the means to have hands on the academic branch of this language, which has not changed and is free from errors.


Basis of Arabic: Arabic alphabets:

Every language is based on alphabets and so does Arabic, it has 28 alphabets which collectively form words and sentences eventually. For learning of this language, Arabic alphabets are of paramount importance and to learn the alphabets it is recommended to pay much of the importance to the dots, which is written from right to left. These alphabets are the foundation blocks for the language of Quran and a single mistake in these alphabets can alter the entire meanings of the word. 


Arabic Grammar:

Being a semantic language, its grammar exhibits the rules induced in semantic languages. The grammar is further divided into following five branches:


  1. The lexicon is the branch of grammar that covers the meanings and explanation of Arabic words.
  2. Morphology covers the formation of words and making of the sentence.
  3. Syntax branch of Arabic grammar is important for the contextual language ignored usually in the speaking perspective. It deals with inflections and for learning Arabic, one has to learn the basics of this branch.
  4. Etymology is the origin of words, which is covered by Derivations, the fourth branch of Arabic language.
  5. The branch or part of grammar, which deals with the qualification structure of this language, is rhetoric meaning speech-making attribute of any language.

Arabic literature: reflection of Arab peninsula:

The oldest form of Arabic language apart from Quran encapsulation is poetry. Sacred narrations revealed and have encoded the beautification of this language in poetry, which travels from the Arabian Peninsula and molds into modern language. The history of this language dated back to the sixteenth century without which learning Arabic becomes a daunting task. Learning and studying archaic Arabic whilst probing the literature makes it more mesmerizing in its facts, which discloses the innovations and reshaping to its grammar.


In short, there are multi reflections of this language to which its alphabets serves as building blocks. Emphasis on learning Arabic can be gauged from the verse to which Quran attests as:


“Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand.” [12:2]