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Quranic Grammar

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Submitted by Truth Bringer (United Kingdom), Jul 15, 2007 at 17:25

Before the Quran there were no set, written rules for the Arab language. It was only AFTER the Quran that grammarians began putting into writing the rules of Arabic grammar. Thus any rules that we may have today stemmed entirely from the grammar of the Quran. As with all languages, Arabic has changed into a modern standard version with many differences to the pure, Quranic Arabic. For example, modern English is not the same as Shakespearean English.

Think, who would have a greater command of the Arabic of the Quran? The desert Arabs of 1400 years ago or a non Arab student of Arabic living in this century?

Who would better understand the words of Shakespeare? Those living in the time of Shakespeare or those living today?

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