Qur`aanic Evidences for the Application of Pragmatic Language

Seyyedeh Fatehmeh Mahmodiyan, Ramezan Mahdavi Azadboni


The demonstration of the cognitive value of religious beliefs has been an important concern for religious scholars. This issue in the field of Quranic studies is also among the concerns of Muslim scholars and Quranic scholars. The school of pragmatism tries to assess the cognitive value of religious beliefs by relying on action and practices.  The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the validity of pragmatist criteria for religious beliefs based on the Quranic teachings. In this regard, pragmatism as a criterion in the determination and evaluation of the epistemological value of religious beliefs is not incompatible with the Qur'anic teachings, but there are several verses from the Holy Qur'an that include pragmatist songs in such a way that, regardless of the rejection or acceptance of the necessity of reasoning, the cognitive value of beliefs is considered to be the result of practical beliefs. This research was conducted as a critical analysis and the results of the analysis show that the Holy Qur'an approves them in two positive ways in assessing beliefs rather than providing rational reasoning with a tangible result.


Qur`aan; Pragmatism; Belief; Religious Knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v10i7.4808


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