Why to Recite Namaz In Arabic?

Question: Why pray in Arabic, whereas we should call Allah in our own language? Whether this situation is against that Islam is a heavenly religion?

DSCF1011_edited Answer: Incidentally to recite Prayers in Arabic is one of the signs that the religion of Islam is heavenly, because people who stand in one row and are busy in the same worship, it is necessary for them that there should be one language so that they can understand each other, it means that besides the mother tongue and local language they should have a common and universal language and without that a united community cannot be formed.

In the present age many intellectuals think that unless the whole world becomes one country, it will not be able to achieve happiness. To do this practically, they have made plans to make a language universal.

In short the praying of all Muslims in one language is the sign of unity and it points to the oneness of the people, and keeping this in mind the intellectuals say that Arabic language is the most extensive and comprehensive language of the world. This reality becomes clearer that all the sects of Muslims accept it as an international language and can benefit from it for mutual understanding and similarity.

Apart from this to perform Prayers in a similar way, protects it from any subtraction or addition, any alterations, or any mixture of superstitions things and also protects it from baseless meanings (due to the translation of it in other languages by those incapable people who interfere in it) and due to this the spirit of this worship remains intact. Therefore it is necessary for every Muslim that as much as possible to be aware of the religious language and He should know what he is saying to his Lord. Incidentally to learn the translation of Prayers, (which can be written on a single page) which is so easy that it is possible to learn it in an hour (for the whole life).

In short as we know that Tauheed is the basic root and branches of religion and turning towards one Qibla in appointed time, in a specific language is the sign of Unity.

If we are in Mecca at the time of Hajj and observe the congregation prayer in which hundreds of thousands of people from the whole world, of different races and tribes participate in it. Allah of them say: Allaho Akbar together, that time we can understand its wisdom and depth and if in Prayers every person recites in their own language, there will be disparity.

Ayt. Makarim Shirazi & Ayt. Ja’far Subhani


4 thoughts on “Why to Recite Namaz In Arabic?”

  1. Namaj should be recited in mother tongue as it is related with heart and soul. Any other language cannot substitute for mother tongue.


  2. @ Mathur – you are talking nonsense. You have not realised the importance of the original Arabic language of the Quran. This includes Divine Words .. Words chosen by Allah Almighty Himself. And the Glorious Quran is a Message for entire humanity. Therefore it’s the responsibility of every individual to learn Quranic Arabic so that whenever they recite the Glorious Quran, they will understand what they are reading. It’s a noted fact that those who understand Quranic Arabic have all admitted that its beauty is unprecedented. Even the best of Arabic literature has not been able to compare itself with the beauty of the Quran. And you are talking about “mother tongue?” To hell with mother tongue. Nothing can be as beautiful as the original language of the Quran. If you don’t understand Arabic, learn it. If you are too lazy to learn it, that’s your problem. But don’t compare any other language or translation with the original Most Glorious Quran.


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