INTERPRETATION OF THE USE OF THE PRONOUNS "WE" AND "I" IN THE QUR’ĀN AS A DEMONSTRATION OF ALLĀH’S ONENESS

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Agus Darwanto

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The Qur’ān was revealed in clear Arabic because Arabic is the most perfect language, the most eloquent, and conveys the broadest of meanings. The use of the pronoun "We" for Allāh's word is often used to raise doubts to weaken the monotheistic faith of the Muslims by spreading the false assumption that it implies that Allāh is not one but many. The pronoun "We" in its use according to Arabic experts can be interpreted as plural mutakallim (many persons) according to its original meaning or mutakallim mufrad (one person) because it wants to give the meaning of exaltation. The proofs that the pronoun "We" for Allāh's words still show the infinite oneness of Allāh is that there is no mukhātab or ghayb pronoun for Allāh's words which are plural, all of them are in the form of mufrad (one person).


Keywords: Allāh, I, one, pronoun, We.

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