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In the Noble Qur’an there are linguistic educational directives that we can take as a basis on which we can follow and a principle on which we can base the teaching of the Arabic language to speakers of other languages, including what came in the 13th verse of Surat Al-Hujurat where the Almighty said: “O people, we created you from male and female I honor you with God, I fear you, for God is All-Knowing and All-Knowing.
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This verse speaks to us in a general manner that does not concern Muslims among us alone, nor Arabs, non-foreigners, nor certain nations, nor the people of a particular continent. It confirms that God Almighty created us differently, not only in terms of gender, but also in terms of nationality, as he made us different peoples and tribes, and that the goal of our creation is different is to get to know each other and not to favor one another over others because the only criterion for God’s merit is piety.
The necessity of learning the Arabic language
Behind what this verse means lies an important linguistic instructional guideline, which is that the difference in our nationalities represented by peoples and tribes requires a difference in language, as language is the most prominent characteristic that distinguishes a people from others and a tribe from others. And since the aim of this is acquaintance, knowledge of the foreign language has become imperative for the children of every people, as they will not be able to get acquainted with other children of other peoples and to know their conditions and culture unless they understand their languages.
On this basis, the process of teaching and learning a foreign language should be considered as efforts that not only seek to achieve personal goals or achievements, but also seek to achieve the common goals of human society and meet its common needs, namely communication and acquaintance. In this sense, if someone learned a foreign language, mastered it, and communicated with its people, then he would have achieved his personal goals on one side and achieved humanitarian goals and confirmed his socialism among the global community on the other hand.
It is this premise that must be built upon the attitudes of teachers and learners of the Arabic language speaking other languages. It is to realize that teaching us and learning the Arabic language is not only a process that is driven by educational, cultural and other means objectives, but rather is, above all, a process driven by the desire to achieve the divine message that the Holy Qur’an urged, namely acquaintance with human beings.
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Our Arabic-speaking brothers are those whom God created different from us as a people and tongue, and He has commanded us to get to know them, so there is no way to get to know them with them except mastering their language.
In our motivation and trends in teaching and learning Arabic, we have another aspect that is no less important than the aforementioned side, which is religious motivation and religious orientation. This religious aspect stands behind the fact that Arabic is the language of the Islamic religion in which the Qur’an was revealed and the Sunnah was spoken by which the nation was united and its civilization was built upon.
Aya institute gives Arabic a special flavor that we do not taste when we learn or teach other languages. We have to realize that learning the Arabic language is tantamount to making our efforts to understand our religion, Islam and its civilization, and on this basis, teaching and learning the Arabic language becomes a duty for every Muslim and doing both is doing a religious matter.
The other linguistic educational orientation behind the previous verse is that teaching a foreign language should be based on cultural foundations. This is because the acquaintance between different peoples of their languages, which is called for in the verse, which is represented in the linguistic communication between the children of these peoples takes place within the framework of their culture.
Linguistic theories confirm that linguistic communication is restricted and subject to culture, and on this basis foreign language education should focus on training learners to use the foreign language according to what its children are accustomed to.
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The culture of the Arabic language has many forms, one of which is what Arabs are accustomed to in using their own language of phrases, expressions, methods, and others. As for the culture of the learners, they are represented in the activities and customs in their environment and the communicative situations in which they find themselves and wish to express them in the Arabic language.
The merging of the two cultures provides learners with what helps them to express their environment through the communicative situations present in it using the Arabic language that is acceptable to Arabs and accustomed to them.
It is clear to us from the above that this Quranic linguistic educational directive confirms that teaching and learning a foreign language is a great task that the children of all peoples on earth cannot do without. It is a process that seeks to achieve common goals between peoples and nations, and the great wisdom behind their differences in morals.
This Quranic guidance is useful to us as we teach Arabic to non-native speakers many aspects, including strong motivation, as we teach, learn, and communicate with the Arabic language and its people, we feel that we are doing what the Qur’an urged and we achieve a great task of creating people of different peoples for its sake, which is acquaintance.
Among them is the clarity of the goals, which is to teach and learn the Arabic language not only for the sake of communicating with it, but also communicating with the speakers of it and knowing their cultural, social, religious and other characteristics that build between us and them for good acquaintance, understanding and friction.
Through the Aya institute, you can join the lessons of teaching Arabic, the Qur’an, hadith, tafsir, jurisprudence (fiqh) and the provisions of Sharia.