Comparatively Speaking: Qur’anic Comparison as a Modality of Change
Prophecy and Power: Muhammad and the Qur'an in Light of Comparison - Muhammad and the Qur’an in the Light of Comparison - Marilyn Robinson Waldman †
Marilyn Robinson Waldman † [+]
An investigation into various rhetorical strategies of comparison used in the Qur'an to dismiss the claims of Muhammad’s rejecters in order to uphold the integrity of Muhammad and his message. The author shows how In qur’anic discourse, the identity of Muhammad emerges largely from comparisons within a system of what she has called privileging communication. The comparisons occur throughout the qur’anic conversation between Allah and a fluid set of antagonists among Muhammad’s audience.