Arabic (Arabic: العَرَبِيَّة) al-ʻarabiyyah [ʔalʕaraˈbijːah] ( listen) or (Arabic: عَرَبِيّ) ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen) or [ʕaraˈbij]) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form (Modern Standard Arabic).
History has proven that the Arabic language survived due to the influence of the Quran, meaning that the Qur'an is the reason for the survival of Arabic. More and more people are learning Arabic as their second language all over the world, including non-Muslims. They have been doing this because they know that it is only through the Arabic language that they will be able to understand the Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Noritah Omar; Washima Che Dan; Jason Sanjeev Ganesan (15 November 2012). Critical Perspectives on Literature and Culture in the New World Order. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-4438-4293-8.