and treating it in a a strict manner. For the Muslims we have many examples of how the 2nd Caliph 'Umar ibnul-Khattaab RAA would for instance pass some Arab Muslim archers whom had badly missed their targets in an archery exercise and upon scolding them they answered him with some grammatical mistakes. Upon hearing this the Caliph said "Indeed the errors in your language are graver than those in your archery" It is even reported the great Islamic Scholar Imam Ahmad ibnu Hanbal (an non arab himself) would 'punish' his daughter for grammatical mistakes. Where many of the Arabs and Arab speakers in the Muslim world became more lax towards their religion and therefore paid less attention to its sciences (e.g Arabic language, morpholgy and grammer) their became a decline not just in the language but all affairs (which is another issue e.g Medicine/At-Tibb, Astronmy, Mathematics/Ar-Riyadhiyaat Science/al-'Uloom etc)." This is one opinion I came across please give your feedback. ...maybe this is the reason more-so today, that whilst many of the Arabs are not pursuing 'Islamic Knowldge' or 'al-Ilmu ashara'ee' and therefore studying the language's intricates they are ineveitably in their current state of weakness towards this language. Another contrast could be the non-muslim non-arab 'Orientalists' (who have studied the classical arabic grammer/sarf books such as Al-aajurroomeyah and al-alfeeyah ibn Maalik) are so competant in the language, due to their relentless pursuit of it and those connected islamic subjects.