Title: The reality of symbol and allegory in the stories of the Glorious Qur’an
Abstract: This paper reviews the symbolic aspect of the stories in the Qur’an regarding the issue of showing reality or unreality. The aim of this study is to answer the question: to what extent the stories in the Qur’an show the reality. In this study, the main approaches to this issue have been separated. While studying the basic definitions of a symbol, its literary function has been analyzed and its role in the stories of the Qur’an has also been studied. We need rational or traditional evidence to say that an item in those stories is symbolic. If we say that one story is symbolic, it would not mean that it is imaginary.
Keyword: Stories of the Qur’an, reality and unreality, symbol, allegory, realistic approach, symbolical approach