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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A (2019)

Philosophy of language from the viewpoint of the Holy Quran


Dr. Mohammad reza Afroogh


Trying to understand the nature and origin of language, this inherent ability of man, has been a common concern among scientists throughout history, as the blessings of the language in the way we use it are exclusively for humans that make it human. Moreover, it is genetically distinct from other living things. The diversity of scientists' views in this area is evidence of the over-complexity of language. This point is clear both in nature and in origin, so far as linguists, philosophers, and mystics have all come to understand the answer to this perpetual question of mankind. On the other hand, the holy Qur'an has the word of God and the book of human guidance among Muslims, so we decided to search for answers to our questions in the holy Qur'an. In this study, on the one hand, we study the views of linguists and philosophers about the origin and nature of language throughout history. On the other hand, we explain what the verses of the Holy Quran have said about this. In essence, the purpose of this study was to study some of the linguistic issues from the perspective of the Holy Quran. What we eventually achieved was a confirmation of the independence of the inherent aptitude of the language from its manifestation in speech and, thus, of the lameness of the language as well. In addition, we find that the holy Qur'an introduces language as a tool of thought and reasoning and recognizes the expression of thought in language, thereby confirming the intimate connection of these two vital elements for the growing human life.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohammad reza Afroogh. Philosophy of language from the viewpoint of the Holy Quran. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2019;1(4):09-12. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2019.v1.i4a.18
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