Reference: Kitaabul-‘Ilm – Page 145, Question No.42
Question: It is apparent that many students of knowledge steer away from perfecting the rules of the Arabic language (grammar), considering it’s importance – what is your point of view?
Response: Yes, understanding the Arabic language is important, whether it be the rules of i’raab or the rules of balaaghah, all of these are important. However, based upon us being Arabs, and all Praise is for Allaah, then it is possible to learn without knowing the rules of the Arabic language. However, from that which is complete [and better] is for a person to learn the rules of the Arabic language. So, I encourage the learning of the Arabic language with all it’s rules.