DINBILIMLERI AKADEMIK ARASTIRMA DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN RELIGIOUS SCIENCES, vol.15, no.3, pp.179-206, 2015 (ESCI)
The language of the Holy Qur'an has been become one of the most important issues discussed since the earliest times. Although some contrary opinions, it was accepted by majority that this language has an impressive and inimitable structure. As a natural result of the Holy Qur'an's strong challenge to the idea that the Qur'an cannot be compared to any text produced by human, scholars tried to make the comparison between the Qur'an and other Arabic texts and show its supremacy. The comparison between the qisas verse "Fil-losasi hayatun/There is a life in qisas" (al-Baqara 2/179) and Arabic kalam "el-qatlu enfa li'l-qatli/The best way to prevent the killing is killing" provided us a good example of this thought. By moving from these two expressions, in this article, we have tried to give a point of view on what the scholars paid attention when they compared the Qur'an to other Arabic texts.