A study of Surat Al-Rahman: Explanation and analysis with quotes of interpreters

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Title:
A study of Surat Al-Rahman: Explanation and analysis with quotes of interpreters
Author:
Sadeddin, Marwan Fathi
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study of this particular Sura was chosen due to a number of reasons, which we will list in detail in the forward sections and remaining chapters. In addition to the linguistic and artistic characteristics, the most important characteristic of Surat Al-Rahman lies in its structure and internal division. I found out that it was possible to break up this Sura into dramatic divisions that build up with events. Therefore, I innovatively distributed the verses into specific sections leading to the division of this study into four chapters besides the Introduction, Preface and the Epilogue. These four chapters walk hand-in-hand with the chronological order of the verses. Each chapter contains a period from the history of the creation. The first chapter discusses the period of pre-physical creation as known. The second chapter deals with the period of existence of the Universe and in particular the earth, which was prepared to be the dwelling for human beings. This period ends with the end of the world. The third and fourth chapters combined deal with the period of resurrection and judgment. The former deals with the state of the disobedient and the latter deals with the state of paradise and its dwellers. Those two chapters were supposed to be combined into one chapter from the drama point of view because they deal with one period. However, necessity dictated having two chapters due to the portion of the Sura dedicated to this period and the number of verses covered. The other reason is the internal artistic division of this Sura, which was marked with clear distinctions between the two kinds of people, the obedient and the disobedient. This study will try to explore the miraculous and the inimitability of the Qur'an, and in particular Surat Al-Rahman.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Religion, General.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Near Eastern Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jones, John J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA study of Surat Al-Rahman: Explanation and analysis with quotes of interpretersen_US
dc.creatorSadeddin, Marwan Fathien_US
dc.contributor.authorSadeddin, Marwan Fathien_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study of this particular Sura was chosen due to a number of reasons, which we will list in detail in the forward sections and remaining chapters. In addition to the linguistic and artistic characteristics, the most important characteristic of Surat Al-Rahman lies in its structure and internal division. I found out that it was possible to break up this Sura into dramatic divisions that build up with events. Therefore, I innovatively distributed the verses into specific sections leading to the division of this study into four chapters besides the Introduction, Preface and the Epilogue. These four chapters walk hand-in-hand with the chronological order of the verses. Each chapter contains a period from the history of the creation. The first chapter discusses the period of pre-physical creation as known. The second chapter deals with the period of existence of the Universe and in particular the earth, which was prepared to be the dwelling for human beings. This period ends with the end of the world. The third and fourth chapters combined deal with the period of resurrection and judgment. The former deals with the state of the disobedient and the latter deals with the state of paradise and its dwellers. Those two chapters were supposed to be combined into one chapter from the drama point of view because they deal with one period. However, necessity dictated having two chapters due to the portion of the Sura dedicated to this period and the number of verses covered. The other reason is the internal artistic division of this Sura, which was marked with clear distinctions between the two kinds of people, the obedient and the disobedient. This study will try to explore the miraculous and the inimitability of the Qur'an, and in particular Surat Al-Rahman.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectReligion, General.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNear Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJones, John J.en_US
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