A Linguistic Exploration of the Word ‘sky’ in the Holy Quran: An Analytical Study

Salahaldeen Mohammad Al Bzour


The current research paper involves exploring the word ‘sky’ in the Holy Quran. The aims are to show the meanings of the word ‘sky’ in the Holy Quran and also to show the effect of the Quranic Surahs’ classification on the context of the verse. Thus, the analytical method has been adopted side by side with statistical analysis of the word ‘sky’ as mentioned in the surahs of the Holy Quran. The results show that the word ‘sky’ comes in four intended meanings, first, in the meaning of ‘clouds’, second, in the meaning of ‘sky’, third, in the meaning of ‘rain’, and fourth in the meaning of ‘height’. In addition, the results show that the word ‘sky’ comes in both classifications of the Quranic Surahs performing a great rhetorical role according to the place of revelation of the Quranic Surah and according to the addressee. Moreover, the results show that the context of the Quranic verse is possible to come within a group of preceding verses or following verses making one context that comes together with intended divine purposes.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v10i1.12613

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