A very understandable misunderstanding for those who have at least heard that Muslims are supposed to read the Koran in the original form of Arabic. It’s not supposed to be “translated” even into more modern forms of the language so the meaning can’t change through time. I got a real surprise when I learned a Muslim coworker from Indonesia could “read” it, but was only pronouncing the words correctly. He had no idea what they meant. I don’t think he was unique.