Arabic is the language the Qur'an was written in. According to Ronald J. Brown, "Muslims pray only in Arabic even if they speak English or Chinese as their first language" because of this.[1] Alongside Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.[2] Arabic is a Semitic language and is written from right to left.[3]


  1. Ronald J. Brown (10 December 2010). "Shazam! The Power of Language in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. "Official Languages". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. The editors of "Encyclopædia Britannica" (18 August 2016). "Arabic alphabet". Retrieved 6 February 2017.