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An Interpretive analysis of verse as sign in the Quranic discourse
Hedayat Jalili, Zohreh Sadat Mousavi
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Reflecting upon the miraculous nature of the Qur'an has provided a discourse around the Qur'an throughout the history of Islamic thought. What does this discourse have to do with the discourse of the Qur'an itself? And is this discourse a continuation of the Qur'anic discourse or has it distanced itself from the Qur'anic discourse? Some think that the difference in question is only in the superficial levels [in the conceptual and lexical differences] and the "verse" and "miracle" refer to the same meaning and claim. But the analysis and comparison of the characteristics of the two mentioned discourses shows that the dominant presence of the concept of verse in the Qur'an and the dominance of the concept of miracle in the post-Qur'anic discourse, cannot be reduced to the difference between the two synonymous words. The difference between the Qur'anic and post-Qur'anic thought about the miraculous nature of the Qur'an is as much as difference of two discourses. In the Qur'anic worldview, the whole universe, even miraculous events, are verses and manifestations of God; But the post-Qur'anic discourse is a theological discourse that does not represent this distinctive feature of Qur'anic thought. Verses in the Qur'anic discourse have a monotheistic function, but the function of miracles in the post-Qur'anic discourse, is to prove the truth of the Prophet, and this is an important and significant turn.
Keywords: Verse, miracle, Quranic discourse, post-Quranic discourse.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/14 | Accepted: 2020/07/24 | Published: 2020/10/19

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