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DOI :10.26650/di.2019.30.1.0007   IUP :10.26650/di.2019.30.1.0007    Full Text (PDF)

Aesthetics in Surat al-Mulk: Mathematical Typology as Metaphysical Mirror

Valerie Gonzalez

Qur’an 67, Surat al-Mulk (‘Surat of the Kingdom’), describes the seven heavens in a sharply contoured image. This cosmographic image is one of the few textual icons forming the ‘Quranic literary iconography’. The divine light contained in a lamp within a niche in Surat al-Nur (‘Surat of the Light’, 24), or the glass sarh of Solomon’s palace, in Surat al-Naml (‘Surat of the Ants’, 27), constitute other examples among these icons. This essay argues that, by means of the heavenly description, Surat al-Mulk conveys an aesthetic meaning that is pivotal to its religious rhetoric. As a complement, this study includes an examination of the surat’s phraseology by the linguist Muhammad Husain Kazi. 

DOI :10.26650/di.2019.30.1.0007   IUP :10.26650/di.2019.30.1.0007    Full Text (PDF)

Mülk Suresinde Estetik: Metafizik Ayna Olarak Matematiksel Tipoloji

Valerie Gonzalez

Kur’an’ın 67. Suresi olan Mülk Suresi yedi cenneti keskin hatlı görüntülerle resmetmektedir. Bu kozmografik görüntü ‘Kur’ani edebi tasvir’ diye formule edilen bazı metinsel simgelerin bir tanesidir. Nitekim 24. Sure olan Nur Suresi’nde geçen ve bir oyukta yer alan kandildeki ilahi nur; 27. Sure olan Neml suresindeki Süleyman’ın sarayındaki cam zemin gibi bu simgelere pek çok örnek verilebilir. Bu makale cennet tasvirleriyle Mülk Suresi’nin dini hitabette çok önemli bir estetik anlam taşıdığını iddia etmektedir. Ayrıca bu çalışma, bir dilbilimci olan Muhammed Hüseyin Kazi tarafından yapılan surelerin sözcük seçimi ile ilgili bir değerlendirmeyi de kapsamaktadır. 


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