As Muslims, we believe that the Qur’an is Divine Speech, it is The Word of Allah (SWT). The Qur’an was revealed in the language of the people who were to first hear it, Arabic.

Nowadays, the Qur’an is available in a translation of your choice, so that everyone may understand it. These translations are very important, and allow the whole world to understand this Message, which is both a Guidance and a Warning.

However, what must be made clear is that translating the Qur’an inevitably takes away from the beauty and meaning of Allah (SWT)’s words. We need to understand Old Arabic, or Old Fus-ha Arabic, the Arabic in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Old Fus-ha Arabic differs from other types of Arabic in 4 main ways:

  • Depth in meaning
  • Precision of speech
  • Figures of speech
  • Importance of grammar

This is why it is imperative upon us as Muslims to make a sincere effort to learn Arabic, and not the Modern Standard Arabic spoken largely in the Arab world these days.

The inspiration for this blog came after attending Nouman Ali Khan’s Divine Speech course in London, December 2011, so a huge amount of credit must go to him inshaAllah for inspiring us to understand and write about these topics. Since then I have been listening to his Bayyinah podcasts and researching the relevant topics through reliable sources to add to these posts.

The decision was then made to expand the blog from just tafseer of the Qur’an to important topics such as Tawheed and so on, all based on the notes and teachings of well-known Shuyookh.

I hope you find this beneficial, I certainly have. Please leave comments if appropriate,

JazakumAllahu khairan…


Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatahu,

I hope this finds you in the best of imaan and health.

This blog is primarily to help me sort out my notes and learn, and inshaAllah, it may be of use to others and count as a sadaqah jaariyah for me.

Feel free to contact me (divinespeechblog@hotmail.com) and correct any errors I have made in these posts or if you would like information on sources, inshaAllah!

Wa alaikum assalaam,