Are you learning Arabic to understand the Quran?

The Quran is undoubtedly the richest and most eloquent literature you can ever read. This means that to grasp the literary beauty and the subtle implications of each expression, you will need to put in years of study.

However, understanding the Quran in Arabic is not as difficult as many people think. When it comes to the Quran, the more you learn Arabic the more you see its beauty. But to reach a level where you can understand the meaning of the majority of the verses is not that far off. With a year of a planned and smart study, you can easily get there, insha Allah.

Something you can take advantage of is the fact that words are repeated in the Quran. A lot.

A few common words can help you understand large parts of the Book. Did you know that just 50 of the most common words make up a whopping 50% of the Quran?

So, If you are trying to learn Arabic to understand the Quran, one of the most important things you can do is to use a frequency lists. A frequency list is simply the words of a language arranged according how commonly they are used. When you do this for the Quran you get amazing results.

word distribution in the Quran

As you can see in the infographic, focusing on a few important words can help you lightning fast progress.  You can get the complete frequency list of the quran below.

It’s also a great idea to memorize the 100 most common verbs. They make up roughly 16% of the Quran and can give you a great head start.

Check out my guide on 3 steps to learn Quranic Arabic Fast, where I share some more highly effective techniques to learn Quranic Arabic.