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Submitters Perspective

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Satan and Quran

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(2) If your mother tongue is not Arabic, Satan (or his troops) will encourage you to read the Quran in Arabic. Why does he do that? Because he knows that you will not understand enough of it.

The majority of those who learn Arabic to study the Quran do not excel enough to understand the implication or interpretation of certain words when used in a special way in the Arabic language. They will have a lot of shortcomings. Many Pakistani and Indian Muslims are forced as children to read the Quran in Arabic and still as adults read the Quran in Arabic but they do not understand a single word of what they read.

(3) If you do not speak or read Arabic and try to read a translation of the Quran to get the message, Satan (or his troops), will tell you NO, NO, you have to read the Quran in Arabic. Remember what Satan told those who know how to read the Quran in Arabic, he told them, that the Quran is in a difficult Arabic text. Satan tells you, you will never get the message of the Quran if you read it in a translation.

The result is that the Arabic speaking person does not read the Quran in Arabic because he/she believes Satan and thinks the Quran is too difficult to read. Those who do not speak Arabic will try to read the Quran in Arabic while not understanding it. They think the blessings of the Quran come by just reading it (not by understanding it and accepting its message). Those who tried to read the translation of the Quran in their native language will fall in the same trap of Satan if they believe that they cannot get the message of the Quran by reading a translation. Satan would discourage them so that they end up not reading the Quran in any language.

In all these circumstances Satan will succeed in keeping some Muslims away from getting the message of the Quran. One simple mistake these Muslims or non-Muslims do, they believe in the promises of Satan instead of believing God. In that case they deserve to be with him (Satan), where there is no Quran, no light and no guidance.
We should understand Satan’s game so that we can fight it. We need to read the Quran to understand it, not to read it without understanding it, like donkeys carrying valuable books. (See 62:5)

The Quran is a message, not just another beautiful language book. If you cannot read it in Arabic, do not wait until the day you excel in your Arabic language, because this day may never come. Trust God and know that He is the teacher of the Quran. He will teach it in any language and to any nationality. He knows our innermost thoughts and convictions. He created all things. Do not wait any longer. Read your Quran today, in any language that you can understand and master and leave the rest to God.

Referenced Verses:

[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.

[75:19] Then it is we who will explain it.

[55:1] The Most Gracious.

[55:2] Teacher of the Quran.

[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, “Why did it come down in that language?” Whether it is Arabic or non-Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”

[54:17] We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?

[62:5] The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected God’s revelations. God does not guide the wicked people.