The Identity of Moses in Surah Al-Qasas with Reference to Time and Space

Document Type: Research Articles


1 Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Department of English, Al-Buraimi University College, Oman

2 Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation, University of Technology Petronas, Perak, Malaysia


The question of identity in a narrative text is one of the most influential questions that need further study. The variations in the factors that may affect the concept of identity add to the complexity of the narrative text. The study aims at analyzing the main phases, stages, themes and events of Moses’ life story as part of the narrative discourse. The effects of time and place on the main events can help in developing the identity of Moses and other characters. The fact that time has influential features that are supposed to be found in a narrative text is crucial to this study. The most important result reveals that the three phases of configuration embrace different stages, themes and events. These stages and themes, in turn, correlate with the main events based on the main character’s intention and the transition of themes. Finally, the main features of time such as importability, stability and symbolization have their implication in developing the identity in the selected text.


Volume 3, Issue 1
Winter and Spring 2015
Pages 11-29
  • Receive Date: 18 October 2017
  • Revise Date: 30 November 2017
  • Accept Date: 14 December 2017