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I remember this summer 2007 just gone; we had the noble scholar of Kuwait Shaykh Falaah Isma'eel al-Mundakharee in Slough giving a lecture. In it he mentioned the statement of Umar al - Faarooq (radiAllahu anhu): "learn arabic, for verily it is from your religion" - showing and stressing the importance of learning the Arabic language. Having attended lessons of Madeenah Arabic Book 1, the teacher introduced the importance of learning Arabic and the general principle from Shaykh - ul - Islam Ibn Taiymiyyah (rahimahullah) that "the means to an obligation, is an