Semantic Development Of The Word "Al-'Afū" In The Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya


  • Ibrahim Karim Kadhim Al-Bayati
  • Morteza Ghaemi
  • sayed Mahdi mousbaq


Development, Semantics, Al-'Afū(forgiveness), Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya


Semantic development and what is involved in the survival or demise of expressions are among the important and prominent linguistic issues in language that are studied in the linguistic sciences, especially in semantics. This research attempts to study the word amnesty from the perspective of its linguistic significance in the Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, which aims to show the extent of the impact of Islam and religious texts on the transfer of the significance of the word amnesty and its derivatives from what they were in the history of the pre-Islamic era to the Islamic one, such as specification, generalization, sophistication, and semantic decline. Where the word amnesty emerged with its transfer of material semantics and tangible things such as ( dust, painting, poetry, abundance, and a type of plant) in the pre-Islamic era to a non-tangible, sentimental significance, we found that Islam did not come with mostly unfamiliar and new terms to its addressees, but rather the old word was fixed to a new meaning and used in its new form. Peace be upon him), when he made this word in his blessed supplications that carried a special meaning, including: (forgiveness, safety for the body and religion, the attribute of God Almighty, erasure, abandonment, favor, and reward) according to the context in which it was mentioned with the diversity of its connotations in order to release to the recipient the horizons of his imagination in its formation, creativity, and images that absorbed a special meaning that elevated it in complete intentionality.