The Simplicity Of The Qur’anic Manner

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

But hardly had the first generation of Muslims passed away when the influence of the Roman and Iranian civilizations began to sweep over the new Arab empire. Translations from the Greek literature gave them new literary tastes and initiated them into the art of dialectics. Zest for novelty and inventiveness in approach to everything came to be ever on the increase, with the result that the simplicity of the Qur’anic manner gradually lost its charm for them. Slowly, step by step, a stage was reached when everything Qur’anic was attempted to be given an artificial mould. Since the Qur’anic thought could not fit into any such mould, serious complication in thought arose, with every attempt at resolving them ending in more intricate complications.