Health communication in the Quran: Charles saunders pierce’s semiotic analysis

Abdul Basit, (2017) Health communication in the Quran: Charles saunders pierce’s semiotic analysis. Jurnal Komunikasi ; Malaysian Journal of Communication, 33 (4). pp. 76-88. ISSN 0128-1496


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Health communication that has been developed is dominated by Western point of view in which it is lack of religious values; while among the Muslim scholars, the conception of health communication has not been developed systematically. It is because the health communication is a discipline that has been started to develop during the contemporary era and the health communication practices have not shown any significant developments. By the development of science and information technology, the role of health communication starts to have significant role in Muslim society. This paper investigates the Quranic terms about the health communication and their ideologies. It is conducted by implementing library research of the verses of the Quran and their interpretation as the main data. Then the data were analyzed using Charles Saunders Pierce’s (1839-1914) semiotic approach through the analysis of semantics, syntactic, and pragmatics. The results show that the terms of quwwah, ithma'anna, thaharah, tazkiyyah, maridh, adza, rijsun, saqiyyun, and syifa are the terms that have the meaning of health. After conducting Pierce’s semiotic analysis, those terms express health and communication elements in which those terms are orderly structured into a series of verses whose meanings are arranged holistically and systematically. So, pragmatically, it contains ideology or guidance than can be developed in terms of health communication.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Health communication; Verses of the Quran; Semiotics; Charles Saunders Pierce; Healthy behaviors
Journal:Jurnal Komunikasi ; Malaysian Journal of Communication
ID Code:11597
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Deposited On:23 Apr 2018 03:05
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