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in response to reader comment: Point to ponder about Arabic Grammar

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Oct 15, 2011 at 22:27

According to Amin Riaz a lot of knowledge of arabic grammar is needed to properly understand its meaning. That begs the questions.

A grammar is always needed to understand a language. Some languages are easier to direct translate and other are poles apart. Like Hindi and English are far away and in different class. Where as French and Enlgish are much closer.

You simply cannot expect to translate Chinese, French, German, etc simply by translating words by dictionary. You have to know the grammar rules. Surely you already knew this Parshant?

Don't put your own spin on my words. Your conclusion attributed to me was baseless.

1) Why would God choose such a difficult language to render his last message to mankind.

Arabic is a beautiful and pretty logical phonetic language - I think the reason was more of it Semitic origins rather than difficulty. Is it that difficult. Depends on your background. For English speakers yes - but the experince wont be same for say ... Hebrew speaker. Even if Modern Hebrew is a revived language.

It took me 9 months to get a good grip of grammar of Classical Arabic. Then its the extent you wish to go to. Classical form is neither spoken or written anymore. But has a vast literature beside Quran or religion.

2) If it is so difficlut to understand, can it be safely assumed that most Muslims (arabic and non-arabic) have not read and understood the Quran correctly. So where do they get the knowledge about Islam from?

Presumption was built upon a falsehood. But most Muslims are non-Arabic speaker. But Classical Arabic is learned within all different Muslim cultures.

Most knowledge as per comes from religious scholars (Imams etc). Like all religions and etc.

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