مجلة الآداب والعلوم الإنسانية
Volume 9, Numéro 2, Pages 1-22

Divinity And Man: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Analysis Of Some Fundamental Commandments In Islam

Authors : نجاعي جلول . غوار عمر .

Abstract

The issue of religious ideology has been of constant controversy since the creation of man. Within the scope of axiomatic hermeneutics and theism, a considerable amount of research has been carried out to explore the nature of religious discourse. Of paramount concern has been the epistemological nature of religious discourse depicting the spiritual message and palpability of divinity. In this account, religious discourse is considered to be a sign of ideology, a symbol of consciousness, and more importantly an aspect of representing the ambiguous understanding of the divine message in Islam. Nonetheless, there remains a major crevice in the exploration of religious discourse from the lens of systemic linguistic analysis. Thus, this paper attempts to shed light on the application of linguistic analytic models to some predefined fundamental commandments to unveil the opaque misinterpretation and misunderstanding of God’s message. To explore how this message is exercised in reality, we have administered a questionnaire to 100 individuals of different age, gender, social class and educational background, to know about their perceptions of the fundamental commandments in Islam.

Keywords

Religious Discourse, Ideology, Systemic Functional Linguistic Analysis, Fundamental Commandments