TRANSITIONS IN THE QUR'AN Let's take an example. Imagine a teacher is addressing these 3 groups: 1. People who have an exam tomorrow 2. People who failed their exam 3. People who are Teacher's assistants Suppose the teacher is scolding the students who failed their exam. Then, the teacher turns to the assistant and asks them… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 4- Transitions & Sentence structure in the Qur’an
INTRICATE WORD CHOICE Literary gems are highlighted. Charity is quantified in a metaphorical comparison with the term sumbala: an ear of grain spent in the path of Allah gives birth to 7 ears, with 100 grains inside each. In His own way, He multiplies its rewards. Two terms for the heart are identified in connection… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 3 – Intricate Word Choice in the Qur’an
Verbal Idioms in the Qur'an From a literary perspective, the term “verbal idioms” and its importance in Quranic rhetoric is explained. Idiomatic expressions such as “coolness of the eyes,” “lowering your wings of humility,” and untie the knot” are presented and explained As a literary device, verbal idioms are used to strike comparisons. The permanence… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 2 – Verbal Idioms in the Qur’an
The Qur'an from a Literary Perspective The Divine Speech program introduces us to the study of the Quran on two levels, the micro and macro. Through this uniquely literary approach, the framework of establishing the Quran as a living text is laid. Surah VS Chapter The Qur’an is made up of 114 Surahs. Some… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 1- The Qur’an from a Literary Perspective
Hadith Qudsi about Surah Fatihah: Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu anhu reported: I heard Rasoolullahi sallalahu alaihi wasallam narrating a Hadith Qudsi in which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala has said, "I have divided Surah Fatihah into two halves between Me and My slave, and my slave will receive what he asks. So, when His slave says Alhamdulillahi Rabbil… Continue reading Rediscovering Surah Fatihah!