Unformatted text preview: Close-Reading of Sura 95, ‘The Fig’ By the Fig and the Olive… • Emphasis • Symbols of life (most basic, familiar) • A solid statement, that connects people to the sura with common things that they can relate to. • God has attention for even the littlest of things By Mount Sinai… • Mount Sinai is the most religious and sacred place on earth. It is the mountain where Moses received the revelations from God. • There is a stark contrast with a fig and an olive being put beside a religious mountain. o Small Big o Common Sacred • Parallel to people being “in the highest station, then brought down to the lowest of the low”...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course UW 20 taught by Professor Busse during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08