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Offline Zafreen

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Script of Quran
« on: August 18, 2015, 05:23:14 PM »
Yemeni arabic and script existed before the Quran was revealed. So why does the Quran revealed in an Afro Asiatic language have an Indo european script?

Offline Sardar Miyan

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Re: Script of Quran
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 07:34:36 AM »
Quran was revealed in Arabic for the people of Arabia prevelant at that time for the people to understand through an Arab messenger living amongst them. Why do you talk about  Yemeni Arabic,
Afro Asihatic or Indo Europian language? Please tell  us as to what do you want to ask?
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Offline Joseph Islam

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Re: Script of Quran
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 08:15:03 AM »
Dear Zafreen,

As-salamu alaykum

The Arabic script of the Quran has arguably been adopted and adapted for use in other languages which are not necessarily from the Semitic stock of languages such as Persian and Urdu, arguably due to the spread and penetration of Islam. However, I am not clear what you mean by an 'Indo-European' script. The earliest Arabic scripts of the Quran are arguably from the Hijaz region of the Arabian Peninsula (known as the 'Hijazi' script). The Kufic and Masq script are other early known Quranic scripts.

The source of the Arabic alphabets itself is by some considered to find its roots in the Nabatean language who allegedly wrote in a derivative of the Aramaic alphabet.

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