Questioning Styles in the Qur’ān and Their Impact on Human Thinking a Conceptual Analysis

  • Jamal Ahmed Badi
  • Salah Machouche
  • Benaouda Bensaid

Abstract

Questions and questioning represent one of the most importantcommunicative and illustrative mediums of the Qur’an. Qur’ān exegetesdevoted signifi cant efforts to the study of styles of questioning across variousdisciplines of the Qur’ān sciences, and as such, have addressed the topicof questions from the perspectives of language, theology, jurisprudence,dialectics, philosophy and ethics. Little interest, however, is shown to therelationship between questions and thinking. This textual analysis of selectedQur’ānic questions examine Qur’anic questions, their forms, scope, functionsand effects with respect to development of human thought. This study showsthat questions in the Qur’ān serve a broad range of objectives. The style ofquestioning inherent the Qur’ān presents an intuitive and familiar method thatmay be included in current Muslim education and learning to revive criticalthinking and creativity known to early generation.
Published
2017-12-29
How to Cite
BADI, Jamal Ahmed; MACHOUCHE, Salah; BENSAID, Benaouda. Questioning Styles in the Qur’ān and Their Impact on Human Thinking a Conceptual Analysis. Intellectual Discourse, [S.l.], v. 25, n. Special Is, p. 553-574, dec. 2017. ISSN 2289-5639. Available at: <http://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/islam/article/view/1060>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2018.