Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Arabic Language Department in Adham Delivers a Lecture Entitled, 'Characteristics, Features and Status of the Arabic Language among Contemporary Languages'

On the occasion of the World Arabic Language Day and under the noble patronage of the Dean of Adham University College, His Excellency Dr. Sa`id bin Hadi Al-Qahtani, the Arabic Language Department organized a lecture entitled, 'Characteristics, Features and Status of the Arabic Language among Contemporary Languages', on Tuesday morning, 26 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1440 A.H.، This lecture falls within the activities celebrating the World Arabic Language Day. On this day, the United Nations General Assembly issued a decree that designated the Arabic Language as one of the its official languages, and one of the languages used in the United Nations.

The Professor of Arabic Language at the College, Prof. Ahmad Abdul-Majid Muhammad Khalifah, delivered a lecture that dealt with the characteristics and features that Allah (Exalted be He) has granted only to the Arabic language. Then, he pointed out its status among current languages. Afterwards, he concluded his lecture by talking about the features and characteristics that distinguish Arabic from other languages, and what traits Allah (Exalted be He) has granted it, in particular. The Glorious Qur'an was revealed in Arabic. The language which was able to embrace the Qur'an in terms of meanings and style though what the Qur'an has of magnificence and sublimity. These characteristics qualify the Arabic Language to be the first most important human language for this age of Globalization. His Excellency stressed that we cannot achieve scientific or cultural renaissance in the Arab world except after returning to the Language of the Qur'an; contemplating its vocabularies, pondering over its meanings, reciting its verses, working according to its guidance and applying its injunctions.

A large number of students, employees, academic staff and the Vice-Deans of the College, headed by his Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al-Buqami, the Vice-Dean of the College for Educational Affairs, attended the lecture.