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Qur'anic Stories: God, Revelation and the Audience

Leyla Ozgur Alhassen


This book approaches the Qur’ān as a literary, religious and oral text that affects its audience, drawing on narratology, rhetoric and Qur’ānic studies to develop a new methodology to analyze stories that represent some of the variety of Qur’ānic narrative, stories that are repeated and one that is not: Sūrat Yūsuf, SūratĀl ‘Imrān, SūratMaryam, SūratṬaha and Sūratal-Qaṣaṣ. It looks at how Qur’ānic stories function as narrative: how characters and dialogues are portrayed, what themes are repeated, what verbal echoes and conceptual links are present, what structure is established, and what belie ... More

Keywords: Qur’ān, narrative technique, omniscience, omnipotence, Qur’ānic commentary, tafsīr (classical and modern, Sunnī, Sufi and Shī‘ī), SūratĀl ‘Imrān (Q. 3), Sūrat Yūsuf (Q. 12), SūratMaryam (Q. 19), SūratṬaha (Q. 20), Sūratal-Qaṣaṣ (Q. 28)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474483179
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474483179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leyla Ozgur Alhassen, author
University of California, Berkeley