Divine Speech

Divine Speech Prologue – Introduction

There are three important aspects to any communication: 1. Speaker (we judge, process and understand the speech based on the source i.e. their age, appearance, experience, profession etc. ) When people were exposed to the message of the Qur'an, there was no apathy. People were either melted by the Qur'an or the disbelievers violently rejected… Continue reading Divine Speech Prologue – Introduction

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Divine Speech Part 7- Oaths, Examples and Dialogue in the Qur’an

OATHS  Usually oaths are taken to testify in court, or in a state of anger, or to emphasise your point, or when you are facing negation. In old Arabic, people used to swear to get the attention of people. Allah uses oaths in Qur'an for all of these various reasons. 1. For every oath, there… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 7- Oaths, Examples and Dialogue in the Qur’an

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Divine Speech Part 6- The Qur’an is in perfect order!

 The Qur'an is in perfect order! The study of the Quran, its analysis, extracting principles and conclusions from its Gems are surveyed.  The Qur'an is like an ocean and each one of us is a diver. Whenever each one of us dives into the ocean, we come back with different treasures. Some people find pearls,… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 6- The Qur’an is in perfect order!

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Divine Speech Part 5- Sequencing & Alleged Grammatical errors in the Qur’an

SEQUENCE IN QUR'ANIC DISCOURSE The sequencing of rhetorical speech in the Quran proves why it is impossible to replicate from a linguistic perspective. Intricacies from Suratul-Mulk, Ayatul-Birr, and others are discussed. All books go through an editing and proofreading process before they can be published. Written content must be thoroughly scrutinised before it can be… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 5- Sequencing & Alleged Grammatical errors in the Qur’an

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Divine Speech Part 4- Transitions & Sentence structure in the Qur’an

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

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Divine Speech Part 3 – Intricate Word Choice 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

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Divine Speech Part 2 – Verbal Idioms 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

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Divine Speech Part 1- The Qur’an from a Literary Perspective

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

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Light upon Light – Ayah tul Noor (24:35)

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. (24:35)