cannot be translated. It would be extremely difficult to express and make understood the pleasure and reality arising from the elevated style in the miraculousness of its meanings (mânevî i’caz). However, we shall allude to one or two aspects of it in order to show the way, as follows:
And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours.(30:22) * And the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand.(39:67) * He creates you in the wombs of your mothers in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness.(39:6) * Who created the heavens and the earth in six days.(7:54, etc.) * Comes in between a man and his heart.(8:24) * From whom is not hidden the least little atom.(34:3) * He merges night into day, and He merges day into night; and He has full knowledge of the secrets of [all] hearts.(57:6)
Through verses like these, with a wondrously elevated style and miraculous comprehensiveness, the Qur’an of Miraculous Exposition depicts the reality of creativity for the imagination, indicating the following: “With whichever hammer the universe’s builder, who is the Maker of the world, fastened the sun and moon in their places, with the same hammer and at the same instant He fixes atoms in their places, for example in the pupils of living creatures’ eyes. And with whichever measure, whichever immaterial instrument, He arranged the heavens and unfolded them, at the same instant and with the same arrangement, He opens up the eye removing its veils; He makes it, orders it, and situates it. And with whichever immaterial hammer of His power, the All-Glorious Maker fastens the stars to the skies, with that same hammer He fastens man’s innumerable distinguishing marks on his countenance and his external and inner senses in their places.”
That is to say, in order to show His works to both the eye and the ear while He is at work, the All-Glorious Maker strikes a hammer on an atom with the verses of the Qur’an, and with another word of the same verse strikes the hammer on the sun; with an elevated style as though striking it right in the centre, He demonstrates His unity within His oneness, and His infinite glory within His infinite beauty, and His infinite tremendousness within His infinite concealedness, and His infinite breadth within His infinite precision, and His infinite majesty within His infinite mercy, and His infinite distance within His infinite proximity. The Qur’an expresses the ultimate degree of the combining of opposites, which is considered to be impossible, in a way that is necessary; it proves this and demonstrates it. Thus, it is this sort of exposition and style that causes the most wondrous literary genius to prostrate before its eloquence.