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Qur’an 2:7 - Qur’an only for Arabs or not?

There are different answers to this question in the Qur’an:

Qur’an is only for Arabs: Qur’an 2:7, 12:1-2, 20:113, 39:28 and 41:31

“We have revealed the Qur’an in the Arabic tongue so that you may grow in understanding.” (Qur’an 12:1). “And We certainly know that they say, "It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet." The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur’an is [in] a clear Arabic language.” (Qur’an 16:103). The verses are telling us that Allah provided the Qur’an for Arabic people.

Qur’an not only for Arabs: Qur’an 3:7

“It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise - they are the foundation of the Book - and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah . But those firm in knowledge say, "We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord." And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.” (Qur’an 3:7)


The Qur’an has a contradiction about the audience of the Qur’an. Some verses say that the Qur’an is only for Arabic speaking people and another verse denies this.


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