Structural and thematic coherence in Qur’ānic Sūrahs (Taswīr)‎ : a new domain in Qur’ānic inimitability (Sūrat Al-Nisā’ as a model)‎

Other Title(s)

تسوير السورة القرآنية.. إعجاز متجدد : دراسة تطبيقية على سورة النساء

Author

al-Majidi, Abd al-Salam Muqbil

Source

Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Issue

Vol. 40, Issue 1 (31 Jan. 2022), pp.247-274, 28 p.

Publisher

Qatar University College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Publication Date

2022-01-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

28

Main Subjects

Islamic Studies

Abstract EN

-Objectives: This study seeks to provide evidence for new aspects of the Qur’ānic eternal challenge, so as to offer humanity new insights unto the contemplation (tadabbur) of the structure and the meaning of the Qur’ān through introducing the concept of structural coherence (taswīr) of the Qur’ān; which is a pioneering and promising research area within the broader field of Qur’ānic studies.

Methodology: The study employs the descriptive inductive approach which traces the relationships between the verses within the sūrahs, in addition to making use of the analytical and deductive approach in exploring new semantic areas that constitute the thematic dimensions of the entire Qur’ānic sūrah and its sub-sections.

Findings: The study reached the following main results: 1.

The domain of structural and thematic coherence (taswīr) of the Qur’ānic sūrahs constitutes an innovative arena that amplifies the overall interpretation of the sūrah.

The concept (taswīr) itself is derived from the Arabic label given to the Qur’ān chapters.

It stresses the coherence between the Qur’ānic sentences and verses as it is not only based on rhetorical or stylistic relationships but there is also some kind of geometrical structure that shows an amazing coherence among the verses, the sūrahs, the parts, and the sub-parts.

As the Qur’ān is a book for life, such structural and thematic coherence should be reflected in the structuring of the different aspects of human life.

2.

The Core theme of Sūrat Al-Nisā’ is: “Dispersing the human life, the divine regulation of human rights, and protecting the weak, especially women and children, from any type of oppression.” This is a holistic perspective that the Muslim Ummah can present as a civilized contribution to the United Nations as well as the entire humanity in regulating human rights.

Originality: This study introduces and lays the foundations for the innovative concept of Qur’ānic taswīr, applies it to Sūrat Al-Nisā’, and reveals some uncovered treasures of the Qur’ānic meanings.

By doing so, the study furthermore provides implications for guiding humanity and rescuing it from sufferings through employing this aspect of the Qur’ān in reinforcing international communication.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Majidi, Abd al-Salam Muqbil. 2022. Structural and thematic coherence in Qur’ānic Sūrahs (Taswīr) : a new domain in Qur’ānic inimitability (Sūrat Al-Nisā’ as a model). Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies،Vol. 40, no. 1, pp.247-274.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340998

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Majidi, Abd al-Salam Muqbil. Structural and thematic coherence in Qur’ānic Sūrahs (Taswīr) : a new domain in Qur’ānic inimitability (Sūrat Al-Nisā’ as a model). Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies Vol. 40, no. 1 (Jan. 2022), pp.247-274.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340998

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Majidi, Abd al-Salam Muqbil. Structural and thematic coherence in Qur’ānic Sūrahs (Taswīr) : a new domain in Qur’ānic inimitability (Sūrat Al-Nisā’ as a model). Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies. 2022. Vol. 40, no. 1, pp.247-274.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340998

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 272-274

Record ID

BIM-1340998