Anger, wrath, and Irritation in the Holy Quran : A Semiotic Study

  • Khaleefah Salman ph.D. University of Baghdad / College of Education for women


      Anger is one of the Human beingʼs main irritations. Irritation can be defined as a state of total confusion where all activities of a human being come to a stop, the focus being only on irritation. Anger originally is attributed to a psychological source because it results from either external or internal influence. It is this that distinguishes irritation from confusion.     Anger is one of the irritations that  have been shown in the Glorious Qurʼan, for it has taken different forms or lexical items, as follows, ghadhab (anger), ghayz(rage), sakhat (condemnation). Due to the diversity of the linguistic signs that refer to anger – irritation, the present paper has been divided into an introduction and three sections. The Introduction aims at shrwing what anger – irritation is in the field of psychology, accounting for itʼs incentives and causes. It also shows that there are two types of anger: healthy ( or instructive ) anger, and destructive anger. Section one has dealt with the various types of anger in the Glorious Qurʼan. In section two we have discussed the different manifestations of rage and itʼs types in the Qurʼan. Section Three shed light on wrath and itʼs linguistic signs as they appeared in the Qurʼanie text. The conclusion offers the main findings of the study.     

How to Cite
Salman ph.D., A. K. (2018). Anger, wrath, and Irritation in the Holy Quran : A Semiotic Study. ALUSTATH JOURNAL FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 216(1), 55-76.