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ISLAM AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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  • ISLAM AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

    Islam doesn’t fight learning foreign languages, learning such languages is sometimes obligatory when it is needed, there is a practical example for that:

    When the prophet (May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) wanted to send his delegates to the nearby kings, he decided at his headquarters to send six messages to the nearby kings, he asked each one of those who will carry those messages to learn the language of the country where he is going to very quickly and said to them what means:

    "Whoever learns the language of a nation, he is safe from their cunning."

    When he realized they took the divine diploma in talking these worldly languages[1], in one morning, he sent them all:

    - A man went to Ash'Shaam (Syria).

    - A man went to Persia.

    - A man went to Ethiopia.

    - A man went to Egypt.

    - A man went to Yemen.

    - And a man went to Oman.

    Every one of them was mastering the language of the country where he is going to more than its people, this was our prophet (May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) concerning learning languages when the nation needs ambassadors or to found the principles for international relations.

    If we are talking about how Islam deals with other languages and we mentioned this story, but the quick and immediate response of the prophet's companions to his commands has another indication: Our ancestors won and preceded all the others by following the instructions and applying the commands, despite apparent or hidden difficulties, this didn't occupy them but they sharpened their determinations and used the possible potentialities faithfully and sincerely without any doubt or lagging behind, so Allah achieved their aims even if they are over the clouds. But our conditions nowadays regarding following the cure prescription and the recommendations of the master of doctors (May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), we say La Hawla Wala Kowata Illa Bellah.

    5 - The Arabic language wasn't the language of most of these nations at that time; most of the nations were under the occupation of the dominant nations at that time like the Persians, the Greeks and the Ethiopians. The language of the Egyptians at that time was the Coptic and there were also other languages.

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