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Friday Freaky Fatwa--The Quran is in Arabic for a reason

A Muslim asks a scholar

I would like to know what the language of the people of Paradise is. Is it Arabic?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.
There is no mention in the Quran or in the Hadith – as far as we know – of which language is spoken by the people of Paradise. What is narrated concerning that is a Hadith which is not soundly narrated from our Prophet, and some other reports.


It was narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat, al-Haakim, al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eemaan and others that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allah said: “Love the Arabs for three reasons, because I am an Arab, the Quran is Arabic and the speech of the people of Paradise is Arabic.”


Ibn al-Jawzi ruled that this Hadith is fabricated. Al-Dhahabi said: I think that the Hadith is fabricated (mawdoo’). Al-Albaani said in al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah: it is fabricated.


Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: Similarly, Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Haafiz al-Koofi, who is known as Mateen, told us: al-‘Ala’ ibn ‘Amr al-Hanafi told us: Yahya ibn Zayd al-Ash’ari told us: Ibn Jurayj told us, from Ibn 'Abbaas that he said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Love the Arabs for three reasons: because I am an Arab, the Qur’aan is Arabic, and the language of the people of Paradise is Arabic.”
Yeah, I’ll bet that hurt your eyeballs.

And the debate continued

Al-Haafiz al-Salafi said: this is a hasan hadeeth. I do not know whether he meant that its isnaad is hasan according to the way of the scholars of hadeeth, or that its text is hasan in general terms. Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi mentioned this hadeeth among the mawdoo’ (fabricated) texts and said: al-Tha’labi said: it has no basis. Ibn Hibbaan said: Yahya ibn Zayd narrated unsound ahaadeeth from sound narrators, so it is invalid to quote his reports as evidence. And Allaah knows best.

But it still went back to...

Al-Tabaraani narrated in al-Awsat that Abu Hurayrah said: the Messenger of Allaah said: “I am an Arab, and the Quran is Arabic, and the language of the people of Paradise is Arabic.”


Al-Albaani said in al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah said: it is fabricated.

The point is that there is no evidence to show which language is spoken by the people of Paradise. Hence we should refrain from speaking about this issue and not indulge in it, and we should refer knowledge of the matter to Allah, and focus instead on issues that will lead to good deeds in this world
Might have been a good deed to have given the questioner an honest answer, like…I don’t know..

But they end with this..

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was asked: Is it true that the language of the people of Hell will be Farsi? –which is the language of Iran?
Well, isn’t that an interesting question? This Shaykh is Sunni. Here is a Hadith he should be aware of...

Narrated Abu Huraira
The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till my followers copy the deeds of the previous nations and follow them very closely, span by span, and cubit by cubit (inch by inch)." It was said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do you mean by those (nations) the persians and the Byzantines?" The Prophet said, "Who can it be other than they?"
The Persians—Iran-- are Shia.
And Allah knows best.
and has great sense of irony..gotta love it

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is there a difference between Arab Christians and non-Arab Christians?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no difference between Arab Christians and non-Arab Christians
I guess that’s important information. Now you know.

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is it compulsory to learn arabic language for the non-speaker of the language of the moslems?

A the scholar replies

We put the following question to Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen:
Is it obligatory for non-Arabs to learn Arabic?
He, may Allah preserve him, replied as follows: (preserve him? Like Jam?)

They have to learn as much as they need to submit to one God (Islam) purposes, how to pronounce the words and what they mean, such as the Takbeer, al-Faatihah and al-Tasbeehaat – those that are obligatory in the prayer and for other duties.
end quote.
Translation…you only need Arabic to say God is great, 7 verses of the Quran first chapter and remberences of God is great.
And the Shaykh Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen Knows best.

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is it permissible to hold the Friday prayer in English if the majority of the community does not understand Arabic? Have the scholars agreed on this issue or is there a difference of opinions?

And the scholar (Your Tree) replies

Praise be to Allah. No. The scholars have not agreed on this issue there are still many opinions even though it’s a simple yes or no question.

Some of the scholars said this it is not permitted to translate this and to follow the way of the messenger to maintain and preserve the arabic language and to imitate the first believers.
Other scholars say that is really stupid and prayers should be said in the language of the land.
These opinions are based on the following...

Narrated Anas bin Malik
The Caliph 'Uthman ordered Zaid bin Thabit to write the Quran in the form of a book and said to them. "In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit regarding any dialectic arabic utterance of the Quran, then write it in the dialect of Quraish, for the Quran was revealed in this dialect." So they did it.
That was Hadith. The Quran says...

41:44 Had We sent this as a Qur'an in the language other than Arabic, they would have said: "Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! not in Arabic and a Messenger who is an Arab?" Say: "It 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 being called from a place far distant!"

26:198 Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs
26:199 And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.
43:3 We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand
which makes me wonder if this was only for the Arabs.

46:12 And before this, was the Book of Moses as a guide and a mercy: And this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue; to admonish the unjust, and as Glad Tidings to those who do right.

42:7 Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur'an: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her,- and warn (them) of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in the Garden, and some in the Blazing Fire.

29:47 And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to you. So the People of the Book believe therein, as also do some of these (pagan Arabs): and none but Unbelievers reject our signs

3:84 Say: "We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will

I have seen and heard Arabs who believe in one God say that ALL of the verses in the Quran are true and for all time. Would that include these?

9:98 Some of the desert Arabs look upon their payments as a fine, and watch for disasters for you: on them be the disaster of evil: for Allah is He That heareth and knoweth

9:97 The Arabs of the desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance of the command which Allah hath sent down to His Messenger. But Allah is All-knowing, All-Wise

9:101 Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty
Maybe I should ask one of these scholars for the answer.

5 Arabic words that all believers and pagans know by heart.
Islam which means submit to one God
Muslim which means those who submit/believe in one God
Taqiyya which means lie…are the believers in one God allowed to lie? That’s been a huge question.
Sharia which means a path to a watering hole. Do you really need one?
Quran which means recite

This week the riots in Egypt are shaking things up.  Including the words; Muslim Brotherhood.
An Arabic word and an English word. Strange. Keep it all English and it would say…the believers in one God Brotherhood.
I hope the Egyptians realize that religion should not be government.

And again in Pakistan someone is arrested on blasphemy charges. This time it is a young school boy. Will he be killed as was the governor of Pakistan just a few weeks ago because he was against this blasphemous blasphemy law? Will Pakistan be the new land of oppressors and unbelievers?  Should someone tell them that there is no order to punish for blasphemy in the Quran? Even if it’s against Allah.  Because that is the job of a God not the ubelieving human.
The unbelievers have made a messenger more important than God-- and they go unchallenged. I ask, which is the bigger sin?

do a good deed, just because
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