Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand. (12:2)
The Arabic language is a unique, beautiful, and rich language. It is not the language of one country; it is the language of nearly 30 countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East. There are more than 400 million native speakers around the globe. Linguists classify the Arabic language into two main versions: the first one is classical Arabic, the language used in the Holy Quran, and there is no alteration to it. The religious scholars use the Classical version. The other one is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This version is practically identical to Classical Arabic and is used in schools, universities, media, politicians, poets, authors, and newsreaders.
The Arabic department in AIC Kewdale High School has organised Arabic poetry and written words competitions across the three AIC campuses to encourage students to love and learn Modern Standard Arabic (العَرَبِيّةُ الفِصْحَى). When the announcement was made in the school assembly in week 2, a significant number of students were eager to register and participate in the competition.
Besides the Arabic competition, the department celebrated an important event, which was languages week. The Arabic department has honoured and disseminated the significance of celebrating the diversity and the values of learning languages. Teachers and students were busy producing a variety of language posters that attracted the school community.