International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Passive Voice as an Inimitable Linguistic Phenomenon in the Holy Qur'an
Dr. Khalil Hassan Nofal

This study seeks to give a comprehensive account of passive constructions in terms of semantic functions in the Holy Qur'an where they are widely used in its chapters and verses. Therefore, the researcher finds it necessary to present a brief account of the structures and types of passive constructions and the relevant transformation, revealing the meaning of passive in addition to the syntactic functions of such constructions as an introduction to the main limits of this study in investigating passivization in the language of the Holy Qur'an and the aims and purposes behind it, i.e., all the syntactic, semantic, stylistic, aesthetic and literary aspects. It seems that passivization in the Holy Qur'an becomes an inimitable linguistic phenomenon worthy of attention and investigation. And this study is a humble trying to achieve this goal. Moreover, a comparison and contrast is made between what grammarians stated in their books and the cases found in the Holy Quran. This is to identify the functions stated by the grammarians and not mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and those found in the Holy Qur'an but not stated by the grammarians. This situation highlights an essential need to have Arabic revised in the light of investigation of the Holy Qur'an as it has been revealed in the straight Arab tongue. Reference is made to both English and Arabic grammarians. Arabic references are traditional Arab grammarians such as Ibn Malik, Ibn Hisham and Ibn Ya'ish among others, and contemporary Arab grammarians such as Hasan, Al-samarra'i, Al-Rajihi and Maghalseh among others.

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