Questions like: How does language subconsciously impact our lives? How does language identify us? Why should we strive to forever pursue learning Arabic language? What is the outcome of learning it?
All of these questions are answered by sheikh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah. Consider the following quote and you’ll discover that language shapes one’s life, the way one communicates, thinks, and reacts.
Shiekh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah said, “Know that constant exposure to the Arabic language provides a great and noticeable influence over one’s intellectual ability, religion, and character. It also establishes a connection between the individual and the early generations from companions and their successors. This connection amplifies one’s intellectual ability, religion and character.”
Source: Iqtidaa as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem (1/496
Translated by: Abdullah Ibrahim Omran al-Misri.