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7.The Qur’an’s style of presentation….?

The Qur’an contains within itself the words of the Lord Creator.
Mankind is the subject of its exhortation and address. It is not the
discursive style of the other ordinary books which the Qur’an adopts.
The style the Qur’an does adopt is not merely the assertive style of
scientific books or the discursive style of the history books or the
narrative style of the books of literature. However, the Qur’an does
accept all of these styles. The Qur’an does not assert the required
point by elaborating on the branches and sub-branches of a selected
central topic. The Qur’an’s has not been a method in which the subject
is first determined on the basis of which is then divided the various
chapters and sub-titles. It is in a very haphazard manner that a varied
assortment of subjects are dealt within its pages.
It can be safely said that the style of the Qur’an is one by whichit successfully communicates with those who are being addressed by
it. The Qur’an teaches man the path to salvation. To that end, it does
employ the lessons of science and history. Glad tidings as well as stern
warnings – both find their way in between its other verses. It convinces
one of the reward which is to be had in following the true path and of
the dire consequences that ensue from going against it. It calls for
man’s recognition of the truth of its message by way of his casting his
eyes over his surroundings and of employing the faculties of his
intelligence and reasoning. It is in an entirely mixed form that all of
these injunctions have come together. It is in the interest of those who
are addressed that the Lord Himself has adopted this style. Indeed,
this style has proved effective in making its appeal felt within the human
society which consists of both the intellectuals as well as the ordinary
people. To approach the Qur’an, as one would, a book of science or
history, without proper appreciation of this special and particular style,
would be to do little justice to the satisfactory comprehension of its
contents.

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