The Qur'an is protected by Allah:

Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. -- Qur'an 15:9

This does not say the Arabic language is also protected. Consequently, it seems theoretical possible that, over time, the Arabic language could become extinct (see List of Extinct Languages), or evolve into a language that cannot be used to read the Qur'an. In fact, I've heard that Qur'anic Arabic is already considerably different from day-to-day Arabic.

However, it seems odd to have a holy and protected book without the means to read and understand it. This suggests that the Arabic language might also be protected.

Question: Does Allah also protect the Arabic language?

  • Hm... as today it feels like Latin (a written language that nobody speaks outside of newspapers, books, and tv or radio news) in the middle ages I'd say no!
    – Medi1Saif
    Dec 25 '17 at 23:22
  • how this question has no answer? Aug 9 '20 at 11:11

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