Volume 8, Issue 15 (2021)                   QHTS 2021, 8(15): 219-248 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Moghiminejad M. A Semantic Study of the Phrase “And those who argue concerning Allah after that answer has been made to Him", Recognizing the Phrase's Purpose of the Passive Verb and the Criticism of Different Interpretations and Translations. QHTS 2021; 8 (15) :219-248
URL: http://qhts.modares.ac.ir/article-10-48535-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Qur'an and Hadith Sciences, Faculty of Hazrat-e Narjes, Vali-e-Asr University , m.moghiminejad@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1639 Views)
The phrase “And those who argue concerning Allah after that answer has been made to Him" in verse 16 of Surah ASH-SHURA is one of the expressions that there is disagreement on its interpretation and translation. According to this phrase, the argument of deniers stands refuted after the acceptance of the call of the person mentioned by the genitive attached pronoun "hū "(ــه)of third person masculine. The disagreement over determining the reference of the deniers, the subject of response and the antecedent of the pronoun "hū "(ــه) has caused differences in interpretation and consequently translations of the verse. Some translations, without being influenced by interpretive judgments, also render the ambiguity of the verse. What evidence, however, can be used to interpret and translate this phrase correctly? Using a descriptive-analytic method, the present research, while introducing Persian and English interpretations and translations of the abovementioned verse and taking into account the meaning of the context and other related verses, aims to obtain the correct interpretation and translation of the verse. This research is necessary to make clear the meaning of one of the verses of the Holy Qur'an, and, moreover, it is of importance to show a wide range of ignorance about the evidences in interpreting and translating this verse. The result of the study suggests that the references of the disputers are polytheists or People of the Book or both; The reason for mentioning the passive verb "istujība" is to generalize the subject, which, according to the evidences, can be referred to Muslims, nature, and scholars of the Book, and the antecedent of the pronoun "hū "(ــه)is Allah.
Full-Text [PDF 597 kb]   (632 Downloads)    
Article Type: مقالات علمی پژوهشی | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2020/12/21 | Accepted: 2021/04/9 | Published: 2021/05/31

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.