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ANTS AND BEE AS QURANIC ALLEGORY WITHIN AL-QURAN SEMUT DAN LEBAH SEBAGAI ALEGORI QURANI DALAM KITAB SUCI AL-QURAN

Abrar Haris
Abstrak
In Islamic tradition, Al-Qur’an has been officially stated as the source of life guidance. To make people understand spiritual facts and heavenly concepts, the writer learns Al-Qur’an uses allegory. Allegory means a tool for exemplification and signifying delicate spiritual meanings to human being's mind. Allegory is found by analyzing ayat as the smallest unit in Al-Qur’an structure whose meaning is a sign. Al-Qur’an speaks some animals as allegory found in discussion of ants and bee in two sura namely Al-Naml whose meaning is The Ants, ayat 18 and 19 and sura of Al-Nahl or The Bee, ayat 68 and 69. The writer finds ants and bee are applauded by scientist being sample of interesting social animal. Ants and bee are described as superorganisms because they work as a unified entity and working together to support the colony. The writer finds ants and bee symbolize laborious ethos of industriousness and discipline. Sura of Al-An’am; The Cattle (6:38) equate them in term of “community” or ummah in Islamic concept. The writer concludes ants and bee symbolize allegory for the ideal value of Islam ummah as a communal life work to gain one and shared life goal strongly needed nowadays to make a strong and vivid cohesion as a Muslim community. This research is a descriptive-analytical study employing Constructionism method to construe the analysis.

Kata kunci : Islam, Al-Qur’an, Ayat, Allegory, Animal

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