Journal of Arabic Language Specialized Research

About the Journal :

Journal of Arabic Language for Specialized Research is published quarterly by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies , it is devoted to the publishing of researches concerning sciences and arts of Arabic language such as Grammar, rhetoric, metrics, prose and poetry, phonetics, modern linguistics, dialects, Arabic calligraphy, Arabization, and literary critical stylistic studies.

The journal is a research platform for scholars, teachers, and students to enrich the Arabic Library with further sound researches and precise studies for the purpose of unveiling the secrets of this language which is regarded as a miracle on its own through the Quranic text that remains a great challenge to all languages’ texts. However, the research efforts made on Arabic language and its relevant sciences as well as the unveiling of its beauty in the past and present are merely attempts to reveal the secret of its essence to persuade linguists and litterateurs of the reasons why Allah, the creator of all languages, has chosen Arabic to be the last language for his messenger Mohamed (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) and his miraculous immortal book till doomsday.


This study aims at investigating the topic of “Semantic Connotations of Adjectives in Imam al-Bukhari’s book “Kitāb al-Adab al-Mufrad”. The objectives of this study are accomplished by analysing 150 examples of the adjectives mentioned in the book according to their types and semantic connotations and discussing results which show the usage of those semantic connotations. The study shows a number of results, for instance, affirming the existence of all types of adjective in terms of word and meaning. Although the study affirms this existence, the adjectives that appear in the book are different from one type to another, especially causal adjective. This kind of adjective only appears in the book once. This study benefits the community to which it will become a new appending in understanding the meaning of hadith. It will also unfold a new realm for practical grammar studies of prophetic hadith.

Keywords: adjectives, semantic connotations, “Kitāb al-Adab al-Mufrad”.