Importance of the Arabic language

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said,

( إن اللغة العربية من الدين، ومعرفتها فرض واجب، لأن فهم الكتاب والسنة فرض، ولا يفهم إلا بالعربية، وما لا يتم الواجب إلا به فهو واجب ).

“The Arabic Language is from the Religion, and the knowledge of it is an obligation on every individual. For surely the understanding of the Qur’ân and the Sunnah is an obligation, and these two are not understood except with the understanding of the Arabic Language, and whatever obligation is not fulfilled except by certain steps then those steps themselves become obligatory (to fulfil the initial obligation)”

[The Necessity Of The Straight Path by Ibn Taymiyyah ( 1/470)]

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