Scholars throughout the ages, from the Companions to the present day, encouraged the Ummah to learn the Arabic language. Ubay ibn Kaa'b (radiallaahu anhu) said:
"Teach Arabic like you teach the memorisation of the Quran"
Imam ash-Shaafi'ee (Rahimahullah) (D.204 A.H) said:
The Qur'an is the word of Allah; a direct message from Allah to us His creation and Allah chose the Arabic language as the language of this message. Indeed Allah tells us this in the Qur'an emphasising to us that to understand the message in its fuller form one must understand the language:
We all feel touched when we open up a good transliteration of the Qur'an and we ponder and wonder at the beauty of the words and the deep meanings within. But in reality we are just seeing a glimpse of the real treasure that the Quran is.