Intertextuality in Friday Khutba
Emad S. Awad

The present study aims at providing a linguistic analysis of the khutba in its socio-political arena. The underlying assumption that facilitates this type of analysis is that, for Muslims, Islam is not only a religion but also a way of life. Consequently, the khutba represents the nexus of the religious and the civic discourse. It accommodates the luminal, in-between position of the khatibs as culture brokers in the sense that they contextualize and mediate the religious/Islamic texts like the Quran and the Hadith. The theoretical framework that is employed to account for the data of the study is intertextuality. Intertextuality capitalizes on the interaction across texts, so it fares well with the religious discourse. Coupled with the theory of six degrees of separation, the components of the communicative event and the attributes in object-oriented programming are incorporated in a model that is developed to account for the khutbas.

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