International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Real and Metaphorical Source of Mentalallegory an Applied Research in the Holy Qur’an
Falah Hassan Kata

The subject of mentalallegory was not agreed upon by the rhetoricians; it was rejected by their most prominent ones including Al-Skaky( died in 626 A.H) and Al-Alwy( died in 749 A.H).This may be resulted from its philosophical bases; considering the fact that it reflects the utmost power of Allah.1 Therefore,all the doers – except for Allah- are metaphoric , and accordingly this became the rule that made the mentalallegorynot to be used in the fields of art and literature. The use of the mentalallegory has affected on understanding the Quran discourse, the ideas of its verses and the explanation of its meanings. It is worthy to be reviewed to attribute each example to its real source so as to achieve the artistic experience of the Quran – without philosophical or word limitations- and this research is dedicated to investigate this matter.

Full Text: PDF