Investigating the Process of Transforming the Word "Qahramānah" from Persian to Islam Hadith Sources

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor and faculty member of the Department of Islamic Teachings, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Karaj, Iran.

2 Assistant professor and member of the Faculty of Theology, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran. Qom, Iran.



One of the important linguistic aspects in the field of literature and culture is the identification of linguistic roots, lexical changes in multiple languages, and the discovery of the historical evolution of meanings. Essentially, research in the field of linguistics is crucial for increasing human knowledge. The goal of research in word etymology is to find answers in recognizing cultural fluctuations in literature and various human cultures. It is clear that languages influence each other throughout history. Every linguistic change in each historical period reflects a particular cultural approach of that time. In other words, linguistic changes are a reflection of changes in the values and beliefs of a culture and may even lead to the transformation of a culture. The present study aims to investigate the word "Qahramānah" using a descriptive and library-based approach, which is especially significant in the realm of women's culture. The author's effort in this investigation is to explain the mutual influence of languages, the etymology of the word "Qahramānah" in Persian, Turkish, and Kurdish, and the transfer of the word from Persian to Arabic, as well as its use in the words of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS). The Results, based on the evidence, indicated that the word "Qahramānah" originates from Middle Persian in Pahlavi, and later found its way into Arabic and religious sources based on the factors mentioned in the article.


  • Receive Date: 18 December 2023
  • Accept Date: 18 December 2023
  • First Publish Date: 01 March 2024
  • Publish Date: 01 March 2024