The Arabic language plays a central role in Islam. It is the language of the Quran, and the source language of Islamic jurisprudence and religious literature.
The Quran in Arabic is the only version accepted as being “the Quran”. The meanings of the Quran can be translated to other languages, but these are only regarded as “translations of the meaning of the Quran”.
Arabic is the language of worship – prayers are read in Arabic, and the international greeting between Muslims is in Arabic. Non-Arab Muslims are encouraged to learn Arabic to enable them to read the Quran and improve their understanding of it.
We want to learn to speak Arabic so we can understand the Quraan better.
Speaking skill demands practice. Arabic speaking skill is in many ways an undervalued skill. Perhaps this is because the learners are living in non speaking Arabic countries; therefore they don’t have the chance to speak Arabic. As a result most of them are not able to speak Arabic fluently and proficiently despite spending years learning and being exposed to the language.
Therefore, learners should always initiate speaking practice to be familiar with the language. Language learning will become a reality through practice and the ability to use it.
The practice should be performed with discipline that is adopted continuous and regular practice and repetition. The more one practices and repeats anything learnt, the more it helps to strengthen.
When the learner keeps on practicing and repeating the knowledge, it will become partially adopted and not habitual.
When the learner continues practicing and repeating it, it will then become automatic, completely adaptable and habitual to the learner.