Someone floated the idea that perhaps the real standard Arabic not not Modern but Quranic.
I can’t say I have an issue with the thought except that perhaps many others would disagree based on the argument that there are many more institutions and vehicles for learning Modern Standard Arabic.
Byt does the number of people speaking it or hearing it more make it the standard, is number the qualifier for what is standard and what is not? Who decides and defines what is standard Arabic?
These initial questions throw doubt on the claim that MSA is the real standard for the Arabic language. Perhaps there are more questions that would do the same, I shall revisit this topic another day.