I took an Arabic class a few months ago with Bayyinah Institute. Alhamdulillah it was a really good class. Learning Arabic is something that I really have to struggle with, so alhamdulillah it was taught in a not-so-typical and easy to learn way. (Keeping up with it has been another issue – but I’m a mom, so I rest my case there :P)
The parts of the class that I enjoyed THE most were without a doubt the few minutes the instructor would talk about ayaat in the Qur’aan and point out the amazing way Allah subhaana wa ta’aala chose to word certain things. I loved those little gems on the Arabic eloquence of the Qur’aan. I’m so jealous of those who can understand the Qur’aan’s language and appreciate it’s beauty.
The one day I actually did miss class, my father in law came home and mentioned an incredible ayah in the Qur’aan that the instructor pointed out:
“Allah has not put for any man two hearts inside his body […]” (33:4)
Allah subhaana wa ta’aala used the word rijaal here. He didn’t use a gender-neutral term. The word rijaal is specifically for a man. Why is that? Allahu ‘Alam, but the instructor pointed out that indeed, two hearts can never exist in one man, but they can in a woman.
When a woman is pregnant, she is carrying another person inside of her…So there are two hearts inside of one woman. SubhaanAllah!