Discourse Analysis of Allah’s Conversations with His Creatures in the Holy Qura’an

  • Dr. Syed Shuja'at Ali Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat.
  • Dr. Syed Bacha Agha Government Postgraduate College, Saryab road, Quetta.
Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Conversation analysis, Principles of cooperation.


Linguistics, through discourses analysis, offers us guidelines for holding successful conversation by following some principles. It guides us about the strategies on when and how to slip into conversation and what type of qualities should we have in our responses to be cooperative in conversation. Qura’an, being the book of guidance by our Creator, also tenders some exquisite models of conversation from the analyses of which some useful rules of successful conversation can be deduced. Some of the dialogues that Allah held with His creatures find mention in the Holy Qura’an. The purpose of these dialogues with the creatures is their well-being and reformation and at the same time they serve as superb models of guidance, insight and high standard of morality. Along with these conversations, there are some verses in the Holy Qura’an where Allah gives us explicit guidelines for conversation.  Analyses of conversations of Allah with the angels, Satan, and the prophets like Ibrahim, Noah, Musa, and Mohammad (mpbh) were carried out with the supporting guidelines of conversation from the Allah in the Holy Qura’an. In these conversations we find, apart from the generally known Gricean maxims of cooperation, some other principles that make conversation successful, moral and pleasant. 

Author Biographies

Dr. Syed Shuja'at Ali, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat.

Chairman Department of English

Dr. Syed Bacha Agha, Government Postgraduate College, Saryab road, Quetta.

Assistant Professor / HOD, Department of Islamic Studies