What about Arabic?

The Quran, entirely in God’s voice (kalamullah), stipulates that, “We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran so that you [people] may understand” (12:2) and therefore the sacrosanct nature of Arabic in Muslim hearts has held strong for centuries.  Guided by Allah’s commandments to the Prophet Muhammad (s) to “read”, Muslims of the early Islamic civilisation were extremely dispositioned to seek knowledge even if it were in China and to spare no effort in advancing the cause of Arabic literacy. The efforts of Muslims to transform these teachings into a way of life fashioned a significant body of...

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