Al-Dhuha Sura: A Phonetic Study
السنة 39, العدد 54, الصفحة 1-14
الملخصThis study analyses Al-Dhuha (forenoon/ morning) sura through an analysis of the number of its verses, words, and syllables. The study uncovers a connection between the time of its descent, and the reason behind it. There is an implicit allusion in this sura to the exact time as to when the revelation to the Prophet will cease. The total number of syllables in this sura, 114, coincide with the total number of suras of the Qur'an. It is also concluded the descent of inspiration. The fact that Al-Dhuha is the only sura in the Qur’an with this number of syllables. This confirms the connection referred to above.
51.7% of the syllables in this sura are short open syllables, which alludes to the perseverance of the descent of inspiration. As for the number of words, they are forty words. It could be interpreted to match either the age of the Prophet (PBUH) at the time when he was chosen as Allah's Messenger; or the number of days when the inspiration ceased to descend.
Al-Dhuha has eleven verses, which is also suggestive. This number matches the order of descent of this sura among the other suras of the Qur’an; i.e. it was the eleventh in the succession of the suras revealed to the Prophet.
- عدد الزيارات للمقالة: 149
- مرات تحميل الملف الأصلي للمقالة: 95