Mubalaghah according to al-'Alawi's perspective: Studies on mubalaghah elements in Hadiths related to heaven

Hussin, Mohamad and Jamaludin, Mohd Hafiz (2021) Mubalaghah according to al-'Alawi's perspective: Studies on mubalaghah elements in Hadiths related to heaven. Al-Bayan-Journal of Quran and Hadith Studies, 19 (2). pp. 257-287. ISSN 2232-1950, DOI

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The depiction of heaven as a supernatural thing that is hard for human beings to perceive is understandably difficult. Thus, the person who delivers divine messages about it to the masses requires a high level of language ability and delivery skills in order to be able to convince the audience. This study aims to examine the style of language in the hadiths containing descriptions of heaven from the perspective of mubalaghah. The research objectives are achieved through content analysis through which, hadiths related to description of heaven in Sahih Muslim are probed and the elements of mubalaghah in them are identified and analyzed. The mubalaghah approach by al-'Alawi is used as a theoretical basis in identifying and analyzing the elements of mubalaghah. The findings show that Rasulullah SAW decribed the inhabitants, the nature of heaven and the blessings provided to its inhabitants by using various mubalaghah approaches such as applying the elements of bayan, repeating sentences with the same meaning and completing sentences with hyperbole. Objects used as symbols were chosen from the socio-cultural environment of the society at that time such as the moon, stars, musk, horses, gems and significant rivers such as the Nile, Saihan and Jaihan. The most prominent characteristic is that his words are rich in elements of balaghah and delivered effectively to strengthen the audience's understanding of the theme, which subsequently leads to acceptance and belief.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Element;Bayan;Hyperbole;Hadith;Depiction;Heaven;Mubalaghah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 02:34
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 02:35

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