Classical Arabic

Classical Arabic

  • Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand. 12:2, 43:3
  • this Qur'an is [in] a clear Arabic language. 16:103
  • In a clear Arabic language. 26:195
  • And if We had made it a non-Arabic Qur'an, they would have said, "Why are its verses not explained in detail [in our language]? Is it a foreign [recitation] and an Arab [messenger]?" Say, "It is, for those who believe, a guidance and cure." And those who do not believe - in their ears is deafness, and it is upon them blindness. Those are being called from a distant place. 41:44

The Qurʾān was revealed in clear Arabic. To impart the same impact on an English-speaking Westerner today, it needs to be translated in plain English.

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A
Anatomy
Abjadīyah أبجدية — (consonant-based) alphabet
Alphabet
Aqsām al-Kalām أقسام الكلام — parts of speech
Alif
Allophones of /a/
C
Classical Arabic
Common Muslim phrases
E
Expressions
F
Fiʿl — verb
Fusha
G
Grammar
Glossary
H
Hamzah ء — glottal stop
Ḥarakah — vowel, vowel mark
Ḥarf حرف — letter; particle (includes preposition)
I
Iʿjām (@<EjAm@) — dot
Istilah
Ism — noun-type word
L
Language
Letters And Sounds
M
Makhraj (@mxrj@) — place of articulation
Most common words in the Qurʾān
P
Pronunciation
Pronouns
Phonetics
Q
Qaws
Qāmūs قاموس — dictionary
R
Raqm — number, numeral
Rāʾ ر — the letter R
Rumūz al-Awqāf رموز الاوقاف — pause marks
Recent Changes
Role in Islam
Religious English
S
Syllable Stress
Sākin — (of a consonant) without a vowel
Sentences
T
Tarqīq ترقيق — non-emphatic, non-pharyngealized, thin, clear, light
Tajwīd تجويد — correct pronunciation, proper recitation of the Qurʾān, Islamic phonetics
Tashkīl — diacritics
Tanwīn تنوفن — nūnation, adding an -n
Tafkhīm تفخيم — emphasis, thickening (in certain consonants)