International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Semantic Study of Nouns and Verbs Denoting “Happiness” in Jannat Suras in the Glorious Qur’aan
Jinan Ahmed Khaleel

This study aims at conducting a linguistically semantic study of some parts of speech, namely, nouns and verbs, in
an attempt to explore their connotations in terms of "happiness".
Nouns and verbs are studied in the Suras of the Holy Qur'an where "heaven" ( الجنة ) is suggested to be the
background. "Heaven" has many names in the Holy Qur'an such as "Dar Assalam" ( دا(ر السَّلام , "Dar Al-Muqama"
د,ا(ر الم قُام ةَ ) "Dar Al-Khulid" ( دا(ر الخ لُد . Thus, the concept of "happiness" is explored semantically in the form of
focusing on abstract and concrete nouns on one hand, and on stative and dynamic verbs, on the other. These are
explored in the Suras depicting happiness on earth and in heaven.
It is suggested that feelings of contentment is partially achieved in the materialistic world on Earth whereas
ultimate happiness is suggested to be achieved in heaven in the afterlife.

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