Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Cementing devices and ambiguity in the Holy Qur'an: Al-Qasas Surah as a model

Jibrel Harb Al-Saudi
  • Jibrel Harb Al-Saudi
  • Department of English Language, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Amman 11947, Jordan.
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Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh
  • Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tafilah Technical University, Tafilah 66110, Jordan.
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  •  Received: 03 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 02 February 2022
  •  Published: 28 February 2022


This study aims to identify the cementing devices used in the Holy Qur'an, Al-Qasas Surah, in particular. Specific cementing devices appear to connect the phrases and clauses contextualized in the verses of this Surah. Three exegeses and three different translations of the meaning of the Holy Qur'an were referred to in this study for data collection and data analysis. The study's findings indicate that these devices have more than one sense, leading to other meanings and interpretations. The study also concluded that cementing devices reveal additional senses and interpretations of the verses discussed in this Surah. Furthermore, the study highlights the relationship between cementing devices and ambiguity, which appears clearly in the verses and gives rise to a different understanding of the meanings and interpretations of the verses discussed in this paper. 


Key words: Ambiguity, cementing devices, Holy Qur'an, meaning, Al-Qasas Surah.