Response to Islamophobia in the Arabic Islamic discourse: a critical discourse analysis

Gabsi, Zouhir 2015, Response to Islamophobia in the Arabic Islamic discourse: a critical discourse analysis, Intellectual discourse, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 229-254.

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Title Response to Islamophobia in the Arabic Islamic discourse: a critical discourse analysis
Author(s) Gabsi, ZouhirORCID iD for Gabsi, Zouhir
Journal name Intellectual discourse
Volume number 23
Issue number 2
Start page 229
End page 254
Total pages 26
Publisher International Islamic University Press
Place of publication Selangor, Malaysia
Publication date 2015-12-01
ISSN 0128-4878
Summary In the aftermath of September 11, Muslim scholars made numerous attempts to explain Islamophobia from the Islamic perspective; they presented arguments that are not addressed in the Western narrative. Two texts in Arabic by the prominent Muslim preacher, Mohammad Hassan and by the Muslim orator Fadhel Sliman are analysed from a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) viewpoint. This analysis aims to demonstrate how language is inextricably linked with ideology. This paper demonstrates that textual strategies in the Arabic Islamic discourse and their ideological implications show distinct characteristics some of which add to the present literature on discourse. The aim of the chosen texts is to educate and create solidarity between the speakers and the audience in fighting Islamophobia. The reliance of the speakers on tactics such as quoting from the Holy Qur’ān and ḥadīth to defend Islam, and choice of words and sentence structures may instigate discussions about the persuasive power of the Arabic Islamic narrative.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 220403 Islamic Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950404 Religion and Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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