SunniPath Blog – » Islam & the Language of the Arabs

This Sunday, SunniPath will be hosting its first CourseLens for the Fall 2007 semester, Islam & the Language of the Arabs with Shaykh Hamza Karamali at 12pm GMT.

“The All-Merciful taught the Qur’an, created man, and
taught him speech” (55:1-4). Language is closely linked to
religion, as it is the means by which knowledge is conveyed. For
Muslims, Arabic holds a high place because it is the language of the
Qur’an and Hadith literature, and also the language in which
scholars of different ethnic backgrounds communicated with each other.

In Islam & the Language of the Arabs, Shaykh Hamza will
explore the relationship between language and the mind, and how
effective and eloquent language stems from clear and insightful
thought. Due to a general decline in the language capability of people
in the present day, whether English, Arabic, or otherwise, our ability
to appreciate the linguistic miracle of the Quran has been marred. How
do we get over this difficulty in learning language to learn Arabic
properly and thus appreciate the Qur’an more fully? Islam & the Language of the Arabs explores themes from both the upcoming Peak of Eloquence short course and SunniPath’s entire Arabic program.

To register for the event, go to:

Islam & the Language of the Arabs

[Faraz notes: Shaykh Hamza Karamali is one of the few true geniuses–and one of the most remarkable humans–I know. Someone whose knowledge, understanding, presence, and state one should not miss out on benefiting from.]