Al-Balqa Journal for Research & Studies

Published by: Deanship of Scientific Research, Al-Ahliyya Amman University

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615, ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

Open Access Journal

Simile in the Prophetic Tradition (Al-Sunna)

Volume 18, Issue No 1, 2015

Pages: 105 - 149

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The Arabs use similes a lot in their speech. Similes are also significantly present in the Qur’an and Sunna (the Prophet’s sayings and acts). The Prophet’s sayings are rich with realistic and prolific depictions. This is due to the fact that the Prophet (PBUH) preferred to express abstract meanings through sensory images derived from the life of the addresses, hence securing deeper perceptions of his intentions, better impact on recipients, and more constructive interactions. This research clarifies similes, their different types, and some examples as used in the definite Sunna. It also attempts to underscore the seriousness, usefulness, aesthetic value, and strong impact of this figure of speech. Its utilization in our discourse ensures eloquence, refined taste, and effective mode of communication. This research basically addresses two issues: The first clarifies the meaning of parable image in terms of vocabulary and additional structure, while the second deals with types of parable image and its examples in the Sunna. The last part is the conclusion which includes the most important findings of the study.


Simile, sensory images, impact, seriousness, taste.



Al-Fandi, A.


  Simile in the Prophetic Tradition (Al-Sunna).

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