Classical Arabic Language (Fus’ha): Its Significance, Richness & Distinctiveness

The significance of Classical Arabic Language can never be fully realized or comprehended unless Allah the All Mighty All Wise enriches and guides ones heart to its understanding and comprehension. Without over exaggeration, classical Arabic language is simply the best of all languages . It is the most  complete and comprehensive, and definitely the most eloquent of all languages. Unfortunately, the true beauty of classical Arabic language is hidden and it’s not visible to the ordinary naked eyes. This beauty is only visible to the inner eyes of its sincere adherents and true students of authentic knowledge. They’re the only ones who have been spiritually blessed by the One and Only Creator and Cherisher, Allah (s.w.t.) to taste its richness and comprehend the comprehensiveness and distinctiveness of its BALAAGHAH (Poetry).  We ask Allah (s.w.t.) to make us among those sincere students of knowledge for His cause, Aameen.


The Noble Qur’an was revealed in Classical Arabic Language. The language of The Last and Final Prophet and Messenger of Allah Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (s.A.a.w.s) was in Classical Arabic Language. It was related in a well known Hadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad (s.A.a.w.s.) that the language that will be spoken in Al-Jannah (The Paradise) will be Classical Arabic Language.


                                                                         إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ قُرۡءَٲنًا عَرَبِيًّ۬ا لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ (٢)



“Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’ân in order that you may understand.” Al-Qur’an 12:2


وَلَوۡ جَعَلۡنَـٰهُ قُرۡءَانًا أَعۡجَمِيًّ۬ا لَّقَالُواْ لَوۡلَا فُصِّلَتۡ ءَايَـٰتُهُ ۥۤ‌ۖ ءَا۠عۡجَمِىٌّ۬ وَعَرَبِىٌّ۬‌ۗ قُلۡ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ هُدً۬ى وَشِفَآءٌ۬‌ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ فِىٓ ءَاذَانِهِمۡ وَقۡرٌ۬ وَهُوَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ عَمًى‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُنَادَوۡنَ مِن مَّكَانِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬ (٤٤)


“And if We had appointed it a Lecture in a foreign tongue they would assuredly have said: If only its verses were expounded (so that we might understand)? What! A foreign tongue and an Arab? – Say unto them (O Muhammad): For those who believe it is a guidance and a healing; and as for those who disbelieve, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness for them. Such are called to from afar.”  Al-Qur’an 41:44





Sources:  All Qur’anic Ayahs from; The Noble Qur’an  (In The English Language) by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hila’li.