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As the all-mighty Lord states in various Holy verses, Quran is descended to people in Arabic. The 4th verse in Abraham Chapter says. ”No prophet is sent to any ethnical group to reveal and recite the truth, but speaking in their language.” Definitely, Holy Quran is recited in Arabic. Arabic is the language spoken by the contemporary people to whom Quran is recited. If consider the theory saying that language of ethnic group is not just words and voices but the culture of that specific ethnicity as well. Quran is revealed in the language of specific ethnic group and thus influenced by that cultural ethnicity. In effect, it is under the impact of the uncivilized, pre mature culture of pre-Islamic world. The issue stated is in contrast to the pure essence and holiness of Quran’s revelation. In this article not only are we introduced with the definition of language but we are also presented with the nature of existing culture of the contemporary ethnic group in the era of Quran’s revelation and different types of Quran’s confrontation with them. Meanwhile, theories claiming the impact of contemporary cultural ethnicity of Arabic language on Quran’s revelation are presented, analyzed and interpreted.
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