Author Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi

Sciences of the Qur'an

Qur’anic Eloquence

By Mawlana Qasim Nanautwi

Balaghah (eloquence) is different from fasahah (articulacy). The former constitutes excellence in congruity and the latter excellence in itself. To elaborate, words are but garments for the meanings they contain, and garments differ in that sometimes they suit the wearer and sometimes they do not. Some of them are made from fine fabric and others from inferior material. Some garments are lavishly decorated and embroidered while others are lacking in such supplementary embellishments.