Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Message from the Department Head

- 2019/03/07

All praise is due to God, Lord of the Worlds and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah.

Bragging about the Arabic language, the poet Ahmad Shawki said:

إنَّ الَّذي مَلأَ اللُغاتِ مَحَاسِناً          جَعَلَ الجَمَالَ وَسِرَّهُ فِي الْضَّادِ

Indeed, the One (God) who filled all the languages with beauty/beautiful qualities - put Beauty, and the secret of Beauty, in "adh-Dhaad" (another name for Arabic which is the only language with the letter Dhaad -ض-)

Arabic is the language of the Holy Quran as one of the most common languages, the most beautiful words and elucidation, the easiest in terms of pronunciation. Moreover, Arabic is one of the living languages on earth and it properly conveyed its message. Thus, it was never weakened whether in the past or in the present time. Arabic language was described as (a complete and loved language that is full of wonder. Its words depict the scenes of the nature and reflect thoughts of soul. Furthermore, Arabic meanings are beautifully reflected in words as if they emulate conscience steps, heart pulses and tones of life). Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said: It is known that learning and instructing the Arabic language is an individual obligation. In addition, Salaf used to discipline their children for grammar mistakes. Thus, we are obliged to preserve the Arabic rules and avoid making grammar mistakes in order to well understand the Quran and the Sunnah while imitating the Arabic language forefathers in their rhetoric. Because it would be shameful, if people are left with their grammar mistakes.

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Head of the Department

Dr. Jamal bin Turki Abu Niaaj