Arabic Literature, Interfaith Dialogue And Quranic Studies
At the Foreign Languages department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Classical, Modern And Post Modern Arabic Poetry.
Description: Classical Arabic Literature, West African Literature in Arabic, Middle Eastern Political History, Advanced Quranic Studies, Post-modern societies and Islamic Thought, Psycho-social Dimensions of literature, Interfaith Relations, and Inter-ideological dialogue.
|1.||Ph.D (Arabic Language and Literature)||University of Ibadan||2001|
Suratul Mulk As Divine Majestic Self-Expression
Suratul Mulk, commonly called the chapter of sovereignty or majesty, is chronologically located in the 29th part of the Holy Qur'an. it comprises of thirty verses . According to Ibn Kathir, its main theme revolves around subjects like Divine glorification, description of Divine Retribution and Affirmation of the Majestic Essence. This study explores the complex semantic depths of the surah by deconstructing its linguistic and artistic elements to exhume its erstwhile hidden connotations. It establishes the thematic connection between the Surah and other chapters of the Quran and analyzes the Divine discourse from the very first declaration in the Surah and then proceeds to embark on verse by verse exegetical reflections and attempts to locate some of the verses within the milieu in which it was revealed. It further probes the Divine attributes that appear in some verses of the Surah and how they cohere with the content and context of the discourse. It posits that the Surah, through its use of several rhetorical devices, asserts the infinite power of Allah and performs the function of Divine Self-Expression in a majestic tenor.
TIMEHIN SAHEED is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages
TIMEHIN has a Ph.D in Arabic Language and Literature from University of Ibadan