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Language is an important component in the process of transforming knowledge, ideas, or thoughts. Among the oldest and most widely used languages, today is Arabic. The spread of Arabic in Islamic civilization has a very large contribution to the development of Islamic science. Therefore, learning Arabic is urgent within the scope of Islamic education to understand religious knowledge in depth. This study aims to discuss the urgency of learning Arabic to explore Islamic religious knowledge. The research method used is descriptive qualitative with a literature study approach. The analytical method used in this research is content analysis. The results of the study found that Arabic has an urgency in studying Islam because: 1) the main source of Islamic religious teachings is in Arabic, 2) the works of Ulama discussing religious knowledge are written in Arabic, 3) the study of science will be more valuable if based on Arabic arguments and 4) the lack of Muslim scholars who are experts in Arabic.