How to Learn Arabic to Understand Quran

Muslims must read and learn from the Holy Quran for success in this life and the hereafter. Keeping in mind today’s situation, learning from the Holy Quran has become more crucial than before. The reason is that everywhere we see, sinning is becoming far easier than doing the right thing. So, Muslims must dedicate more time to learning the Quran to stay on the righteous path. After all, the Holy Book is no ordinary book. It is God’s words and a complete code of life.

Holy Quran & Arabic Language

While the Holy Quran is available in nearly every language, it is better to recite and learn from it in Arabic. The reason is that the Holy Quran was revealed in this language. Thus, to better understand God’s words, learning the Arabic language is compulsory. Now, the question is how to learn the Arabic language to understand Quran. Keep reading to know the answer.

Ways to Learn the Arabic Language

There are several ways to learn the Arabic language for the purpose of understanding the Holy Quran. Let us review them:

Quran Teacher

We are assuming that you live in an area where you can easily find Quran tutors. If that’s the case, sign up with one right away. You can either invite them over to your place for the classes or go to them. In many places, mosques offer Quran teachers. The teacher will first teach you the basic Arabic language grammar. It will help you recite the Quran without difficulty. Normally, it takes about 2-3 months to learn the basics. After that, you can easily recite the words in the Quran.

Learn Quran Online

Let us assume that you cannot find any Quran teacher in your locality, or your timings do not match. In that case, we recommend that you learn Quran online for Kids. Several online Quran academies employ reputable and reliable Quran tutors. You can select the tutor keeping in mind your requirements such as time, learning preference, and cost. The online Quran teacher will teach you in the same manner as the offline one. Interestingly, online Quran teachers prove more beneficial.

For example, if you are learning Quran in a mosque, there will be other students. Hence, the teacher might not be able to give you the attention that you deserve. In an online class, it is not a problem as teachers teach each student individually. Other than this, you can record lessons for later use and not worry about your privacy or safety. Once you learn the basic grammar, move towards the next step.

Learn Quran-specific Terminology

Your Quran teacher will tell you that many of the words in the Quran are repeated. It would not be wrong to say that about 300 words account for 70% of the Holy Quran. Thus, you should focus on learning the meaning of these words in your local language. It will help you understand the Quran effectively. If your Quran teacher does not teach you the terminology, you can ask them for it. In case they are unable to teach it, we recommend that you change your teacher.

Once you are done with the grammar and terminology, move to the next step.

Recite the Quran with Translation

Let us assume that your native language is English. If that’s the case, then you can buy a Quran that has an English translation. After reciting each Ayat, read the translation. It will help you understand the meaning. Soon, you will realise that you don’t need to look at the translation for many words because you already know their meanings.


The last thing that you need to do is practice. If you keep practicing, i.e. reciting the Holy Quran, you will soon able to master the Quranic Arabic. In other words, you might not even need help anymore.

Wrap Up

It is the simplest way of learning the Arabic language to understand the Holy Book. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank You. Lastly, as it is the Holy Month of Ramadan, we request that you recite the Holy Book as much as possible. Ramadan is the month when the gates of hell are closed. Thus, repent and ask for forgiveness from your Creator.

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