"Islam began as a stranger and will go back to being a stranger just as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Losing the language

Assalamu Alaikum,
Ring, ring.
"911 operator. How may I help you?"
"Dude, I lost something very valuable to me, and my community lost theirs along with me. We've been tricked into losing them!"
"May I ask what 'it' is exactly?!"
"Good day." click.
I know that's not how they answer when you call 911, but Alhamdulillah I've never tried it nor have I had to! Did it ever occur to you how honored muslims are? We have the Qur'an in one of the best----sorry THE best language on earth! But we are losing the language!!
Help keep it alive by learning it yourself. Keep it alive by teaching it to others. Support foundations that teach Arabic. Marry Arabs!! Have Arab-speaking bilingual/trilingual kids! Help Islam stay alive so we won't regret it and think we have wronged and that losing Arabic was our fault! Please!
I'll start speakng "FusHa" (arabic) at home and write sometimes in it on my blog.
Try to understand, or translate it and learn!
تحيى أللغة العربية!

-Veiled Knight
For the sake of Allah.


Slave of God said...

Masha'allah. You are so write, sister. We could dare each other to speak fusha and see who talks 3aammy first. Starting from....now!!

Veiled Knight said...

slaveofgod: Okay okay ya 7abeebaty!LOL
by the way i think i won hold on.. i'll go and test u right noe