Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, The 1st International Conference on Science and Islamic Studies (ICOSIS-2023)

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Al-Zalzalah in the construction of the hadith of the Holy Prophet (critical study from semiotics and pseudonyms to uncovering the existence of meaning)
Hasbullah Hasbullah, Arifuddin Ahmad, Zulfahmi Alwi, Tasmin Tangngareng

Last modified: 2023-10-07


This article discusses the hadith discourse on al-Zalzalah from a semiotic perspective by revealing the derivation of meanings and pseudonyms. Al-Zalzalah has several commensurate meanings, namely al-zalzalah, rajafa, harraka, faza'a, khasafa, shahib al-hadmi, and wa yadhaul alam. Based on the terms studied, the word al-Zalzalah can mean movement or shaking that occurs on the earth, which is then referred to as an earthquake. Furthermore, al-Zalzalah means a non-physical shock or tension, such as a societal shock triggered by social, political, or economic conflicts. This study was qualitative literature research with hadith, theology, socio-historical, scientific, and semiotic approaches. Data was collected with the following steps: takhrij al-hadith, classification of al-Zalzalah hadith, naqd al-hadith, and fiqh hadith. The results indicated some of the meanings of al-zalzalah from semiotic and pseudonymous studies, namely al-Zalzalah as a natural activity, a form of doom and the end of an empire, eschatological events that will occur in the future, the breakdown of morals in society, al-Zalzalah as the law of causality towards the end times, the signs of the great apocalypse, and al-Zalzalah occur because of the help of Almighty Allah to save the righteous.


Al-Zalzalah; Hadith, semiotics; Pseudonyms and the existence of meaning

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