Measurement on opposite and analogs in revealing meaning in the interpretation of the Albaidhawy


  • Saja Rahim Odeh University of Babylon College of Islamic Sciences / Language of Qur'an
  • Hussein Ali Hadi Al-Mhanna University of Babylon College of Islamic Sciences / Language of Qur'an


Opposite, Analog, Measurement, Lexical effect, Al_baydawi interpretation.


This research unveils Al-Baydawi’s analogy on opposites and counterparts in revealing the linguistic meaning of some words in order to clarify and enhance the meaning in the mind of the recipient and to highlight the strength and linguistic beauty in Quran speech. Antitheses and counterparts are known as one of the methods used by commentators to interpret Quran meanings and concepts The opposite is the term that corresponds to another concept from the opposite point of view, while the counterpart in Quran interpretation is the term that is similar to the original term in some aspects and characteristics, but may differ from it in other aspects. For example, there could be a word that is similar in meaning but different in origin and structure The nature of the research required it to have an introduction and two requirements. In the first requirement, we dealt with analogy with opposites. We included the words whose lexical meanings Al-Baydawi explained by mentioning their opposites and then referring to linguistic dictionaries to understand the meanings of words in an accurate and consistent manner in accordance with the rules and linguistic principles. The second requirement came to reveal the veil. Regarding analogy, we also mentioned words that share a linguistic meaning, which enhances our understanding of the Holy Quran One of the most prominent findings of the research is that Al-Baydawi did not stop at the lexical meaning of the word, but rather wanted to reveal it by mentioning its opposite or counterpart, which is a method known to the Arabs. In this way, he seeks to convey a broader vision of the concepts and meanings that the Holy Quran carries through revealing the meaning of the opposite of the word or its counterpart. His counterpart referred in his book to this linguistic color, like other commentators who were concerned with this linguistic phenomenon, which contributed to the growth of verbal wealth and breadth of expression. It also helps us better understand Quran expressions and monitor the diversity of meanings and messages behind the words of the Holy Quran.