Since the Noble Qur’an was revealed in the Arabic language, therefore, in order to explain the Qur’an, it is neccessary to have a complete mastery of the language. There are several verses of the noble qur’an in the background of which there happen to be just no attending circumstances of reveleations, or any jurisitic or scholastic question, therefore in the tafsir or explantion, the saying of the Holy Prophet (sall Allahu alaihi wa sallam ) or the statements of the sahabah and tab’in are not reported. For that reason, the only means which these can be explained is that of the Arabic language, and it is on the basis of language alone that they are elucidated. Besides that, should there be some differences in the tafsir of a certain verse, then, in that case too, the science of lingustics is used to run a test of veracity between varying verses.
Ma’ariful Qur’an page 41
By Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi