In this article we are dealing with one of those topics related to Qur’anic studies, in particular those of objective studies of certain words: how do they come in the sequence of the Qur’an, and what are their relation to the main subject of the Chapter of the Qur’an.
The term (Thinking: Tafakkur) is our subject in this study, where we have discussed how it comes in the Qur’an, what is its meaning, what is its relation to other synonyms, and why it is alone used in the sequence of some verses, and finally how do the Qur’an respect thinking.
The study concluded that there are (18) verses where in the term (thinking) was mentioned, all these verses were involved in discussing matters that need deep thinking, not only imagination, or hearing, or seeing, or remembering, or any other thing which usually asked to be respected at the end of Qur’anic verses.
The matters which were related to thinking are mostly deal with belief, where Allah shows His power, capacity, and wisdom through out His creations, all these matters were mentioned in order to worship, praise and glorify Him.
Another thing in which thinking was involved in is the legislative verses, in which Allah wants us to think in the utility of legislation some rules, such matters need to be fully understood.
al-Majali, Mohammad Khazer
"The Term “Thinking” as Mentioned in the Holy Qur’an (An Objective Study),"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2005:
23, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2005/iss23/1