Like many of the most important words, concepts,thoughts, precepts or ideas in the Quran, it is derived from the Hebrew: Beit ha Midrash meaning a religious school.
Pre Islamic Arabs had no schools since they were mostly illitrate and had not yet mastered the art of writing unlike the Jews who had come from a much more learned and cultured tradition.
Hebrew must have been the first language spoken in Mecca if Abraham and Ishmael were the fore- fathers of the Arabs. If, as is alleged by the Arabs, that pre-Islamic pagan Arabs were cognisant of Abraham and Ishmael, prior to Muhammad, then why did they lapse into paganism and not continue the monotheism of Abraham?
After all, the Israelitesand their descendants the Jews continued to believe in the
One and Only God, for all the 21 centuries that transpiredwhile the Arabs wallowed in PaganismUNTILMuhammad's'revelations'.
To add insult to injury, the UPSTARTMuhammadan Muslim commentators on the Quran, accuse the Jews and Christians of such failures.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.392Narrated byAbu Huraira
While we were in the mosque, the Prophet came out and said, "Let us go to the Jews."
We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras.
He said to them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.
You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle,and I want to expel you from this land.
So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.77 & 9.447Narrated byAbu Huraira
While we were in the mosque, Allah's Apostle came out to us and said, "Let us proceed to the Jews." So we went along with him till we reached Bait-al-Midras (a place where theTorah used to be recited and all the Jewsof the town used to gather).
The Prophet stood up and addressed them, "O Assembly of Jews! Embrace Islam and you will be safe!"
The Jews replied, "O Aba-l-Qasim! You have conveyed Allah's message to us." The Prophet said, "That is what I want (from you)."
He repeated his first statement for the second time, and they said, "You have conveyed Allah's message, O Aba-l-Qasim."
Then he said it for the third time and added, "You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to exile you from this land, so whoever among you owns some property, can sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle." (See Hadith No. 392, Vol. 4)
*** Muhammad as a very HUMBLE person, equating himself with Allah and orders the indigenous Judaized Arabs to vacate their own land so that Muhammad will occupy by FORCE and TERROR what did not belong to him.
His modern followers continue to do the same even after 1400 years have elapsed because as BELIEVERS in the Quran, they have absolutely no choice but to follow its DEPRAVED and UNGODLY concepts and instructions ***