Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example:

Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1)


All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. (1:2)

(There is nothing special about these choices of examples other than they came to my mind at the time of writing.)

The analyses I am seeking are, in what ways would the meaning of the above ayahs would be different if there was no "Say" in the first example, and the second example started with "Say"?

  • I assume this is too broad or hard to answer the Qur'an has hundreds of verses starting with "say" and discussing all of them would be difficult there's even a thesis on this topic. There are examples of verses where "say" sounds somehow weird and needs to be discussed. And this is only about verses where "say" is included if we start making comparisons between those where it was left out or who are similar it could take pages if not books to answer. Generally "say" comes as an order to either the prophet or the Muslims and usually it comes to correct something wrong! – Medi1Saif May 23 '18 at 10:15
  • @Medi1Saif That's why I have not asked for a direct answer, simply asked whether there has been a scholarly discussion that I can read. – blackened May 23 '18 at 10:49
  • Some scholars say it shows the prophet muhammad pbuh conveyed the qurab excatly how it was said to him. – Abu haneef Musa Apr 29 '19 at 17:02

Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1)

Actually it's - Say (O Muhammad), He is Allah, the One! (112:1)

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