“MY GOD? YOUR LORD!” A QUR'ANIC RESPONSE TO A BIBLICAL QUESTION

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Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

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Surat al-Duha (Q 93) is often regarded as reflecting details from the sirah of Muhammad, or the biography of the qur'anic prophet. The present study suggests that this surah should be understood as a re-reading of a biblical text, Psalm 22. The article consists of three parts. The first surveys the traditional tafsir of the surah and examines the correlation between Surah 93 and Muhammad’s sirah. The second part contains the main discussion, which compares Surah 93 with Psalm 22. This comparison demonstrates the links between the two texts and their exegetical traditions, in terms of form, content, and function. Part 3 examines the two texts from an additional dimension: that of the linkage between Surah 93 and Psalm 22 on the one hand, and prophetic and savior figures, to whom exegetical traditions connect both texts, on the other.


http://dx.doi.org/10.31441/jiqsa.3.2018.a004

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