The Possibility of Transmission of Speech in the Qur'an

Yuksek M. İ.

CUMHURIYET ILAHIYAT DERGISI-CUMHURIYET THEOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.23, no.1, pp.273-290, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


In terms of classical tafsir literature, it is possible that the speeches made to a person or group in the Qur'an carry messages for other individuals or groups. According to some approaches that emerged in the modern period, when the speech was made and to whom it was directed not only determine the meaning, but also limits it. This dilemma has to be based on the theoretical dimension. The most obvious example of the transition of the speech from direct counterpart to the other is the transition of the speeches made to the unbelievers to the believers. Therefore, in this study, the possibility of the transcendence of the speech in the Qur'an will be handled in the context of the messages for believers in the speeches directed to the unbelievers. One aspect of the issue of the transcendence of the speech in the Qur'an can be explained by the style that the Qur'an follows. However, the subject should also be based on linguistic aspects. As a matter of fact, the expansion of the speech can sometimes be related to the meanings of words and sometimes with the possibilities and literary aspects of language, and sometimes with an analytical effort. In this study, the related examples will be analyzed and it will be revealed that the transition between the speeches in the Qur'an is possible in terms of the style of the Qur'an. In the study, the methodological findings related to the linguistic aspects of the issue will also be studied.