Why quran in Arabic.
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can you tell me why is the quran written in arabic?why was it nt revealed in other language???
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Why quran in Arabic
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Your Question: .can you tell me why is the quran written in arabic?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 4:
4 And We never sent a Messenger save with the language of his nation, that he might make (Our Revealed Message) clear for them.
It is the Way or the Sunnah of Allah Subhanah that whenever He intends to appoint a Messenger to a people or a nation, He Reveals His Guidance unto His appointed Messenger in the language spoken by the appointed Messenger and the people of his times.
The Lord Most High Revealed His Previous Scriptures unto His appointed Prophets in the language spoken by them and the people they were sent to..The Torah was revealed to Prophet Musa (a.s.) in the language spoken and understood by him and his people (ie. Hebrew); the Injeel (Gospel) was revealed to Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) in the language spoken and understood by him and his people (ie. Aramaic); and the Glorious Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohamed (saws) in the Arabic language spoken and understood by him and the people he (saws) first addressed, ie. the Arabs.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verses 1-3:
Haa Meem. By this lucid (clear or open) Book (The Al-Quran). We have made it an Arabic Quran, so that you may understand it.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Ha Mim As Sajdaah verse 2-4:
This (Al-Quran) is a Revelation from the All-Compassionate, the Most-Merciful, Allah. A Book whose verses are well-expounded, an Arabic Quran for the people who want to understand, and a giver of good news and a warner.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verse 97:
O Mohamed, We have made this Quran easy, and sent it down in your tongue so that you should give good news to the pious and warn the stubborn people.
The mother-tongue or the native language of the Last and Final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Mohammed (saws), and the first addressees of the Glorious Quran (ie. the Arabs) was Arabic..thus it was only in accordance with the Sunnah or Way of The Lord Most Exalted to Reveal His Last and Final Message unto His Last and Final Messenger (saws) in the language spoken and understood by His appointed Prophet (saws) and the nation he was sent to guideie. Arabic.
Your Question: .why was it nt revealed in other language???
It is the Sunnah or the Way of the Lord Most Wise to always reveal His Guidance in the native language of His appointed Prophet and the people or nation to whom he is initially sent to warn.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Haa Meem verse 44:
44 Had We sent this Book as a Qur'an (in a language) other than Arabic, they would have sure said: "Why are not its Verses explained in detail? What? (A Book) not in Arabic and (a Messenger) an Arab?" Say (to them O Prophet (saws)): It (the Quran) is a guide and a healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes); they are (as it were) being called from a place, far distant!
As it always is the norm, even when the Lord Most Exalted Reveals His Guidance upon His appointed Messenger in the native language spoken by the Prophet and the nation he is sent to.the absolute and overwhelming majority of the nation always denies the Guidance of the Lord!!! Just imagine the chaos if the Lord were to Reveal His Guidance to a Prophet who was an Arab by decent in a foreign language (English or French or Spanish or Chinese or Hindi, etc.)!!!! Neither the Prophet (saws) upon whom the Message was revealed, nor the people whom he was sent to warn would understand or comprehend aught of the Message!!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158:
Now that a clear proof, a Guidance and Blessing, has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the Angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord (Most Exalted) may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?
Such is the overwhelming Truth presented by the appointed Prophets and the Divine Books of the Lord that those who possess a sound or pure heart and are desperate to seek Guidance from their Lord, they would recognize and accept the Prophet and the Guidance as the Truth from their Lord, without inventing or seeking any barriers (like race, or language, etc.)and those whose hearts are hard and perverted, who assume themselves to be self-sufficient, and are inherently averse to the Guidance from their Lord Creator; such evildoers will challenge, deny, and reject the Truth from their Lord even if The Lord had sent His Book written on paper and they touched it with their own hands!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 7:
(O Prophet) even if We had sent down to you a Book written on paper, and even if they had touched it with their own hands, the disbelievers would have said, This is nothing but manifest sorcery!.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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