THE EFFECT OF THE METAPHORIC INTERPRETATION ON THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER (IN SURAT AL-BAQARAH AS A MODEL)
This research is a graphic study in the Qur’anic systems of the verses of prayer in Surat Al-Baqarah, to find out what these verses contain graphic subtleties, and rhetorical secrets that were inferred by scholars in deducing the rule that prayer is obligatory, through the graphic interpretation of the verses, and the disclosure of the masterpieces of the miraculous, as to accuracy The choice of words, the exquisiteness of their alignment, and the aesthetics of artistic depiction of the meanings they contained; A good style and its strength to have its effect on the human soul, thus creating the mental contentment that requires taking into account its meanings, and submitting to its commands and prohibitions with complete acceptance and satisfaction.
The verses of the Qur’an - including the verses of rulings - contain rhetorical arts and many graphic secrets, such as introduction and delay, dhikr and omission, truth and metaphor, verbal and moral advantages, definition and denial, singular and plural forms, verb conjugations, meanings of letters, and others, and these arts are nothing but vessels and reservoirs. The meanings and purposes inhabit it, and it is not possible to know and determine its connotations except through the graphic interpretation, and from here it was my choice for the subject (the effect of the graphic interpretation on the necessity of prayer), because to study the effect of these arts on the obligation of prayer, and to show the care of the Qur’anic expression by the condition of the obligated one and its observance.
I chose Surat Al-Baqarah as a model as it is the first civil Surah to be revealed after the initiation of building the Islamic state. It came with legal rulings and eloquent exhortations that take the Muslim by the hand to guidance and righteousness and raise him towards the lofty goal for which God created him.