The Quran as Intertext: A Critical Reflection

S. M. Reza Adel, S. M. Hosseini Maasoom

Abstract


The purpose of this critical study was to objectively put the Qur’an in an interpretive framework using intertextuality as a methodological tool and look at this holy book from the perspective of the text as intertext. First, the Qur’an was considered as the specific feature of Islam and whether it is God’s word or not. Then, some definitions of Islam were given and some Islamic themes such as creation, Day of Judgment, and paradise and hell shared between different holy texts were compared intertextually. Finally, to put the Qur’an into a broader framework, it was tried to discuss about its strength in terms of miracle both from the perspectives of meaning and form.
Key words: Intertextuality; The Qur’an; Miracle; Meaning; Form

Résumé
Le but de cette étude critique a été objectivement mis le Coran dans un cadre d'interprétation en utilisant l'intertextualité comme un outil méthodologique et de regarder ce livre sacré dans la perspective du texte comme intertexte. Premièrement, le Coran a été considéré comme la caractéristique spécifique de l'Islam et si elle est la parole de Dieu ou non. Puis, quelques définitions de l'islam ont été donnés et certains thèmes islamiques telles que la création, Jour du Jugement, et le paradis et l'enfer partagé entre les différents textes sacrés ont été comparés intertextuellement. Enfin, pour mettre le Coran dans un cadre plus large, il a été tenté pour discuter de sa force en termes de miracle à la fois du point de vue du sens et de forme.
Mots clés: Intertextualité; le Coran; Miracle; Signification; Forme


Keywords


Intertextuality; The Qur’an; Miracle; Meaning; Form;Intertextualité; le Coran; Miracle; Signification; Forme

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