The meaning of a term varies depending on it being separate or being in conjunction

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The meaning of a term varies depending on it being separate or being in conjunction

Concerning this type (of literary style): In certain instances the latter comes as a part of the former, hence the latter is conjuncted to the former to specify it. In this instance the term is sought in its general meaning as well as in its specific meaning.

In another instance, the use of the term is more diversified. When the term is separate it is generalized, and when it is in conjunction with another, it is specified. For example, the term "Al-Faqeer" (the poor) and the term "Al-Miskeen" (the needy) when one of them is used separately the other is included in it, as in His (SWT) saying,

(Charity is) for the poor, who in Allah's Cause are restricted (from travel). [Al-Baqarah:273]

and his (AWJ) saying,

Or feeding ten needy persons. [Al-Maaidah:89]

But when they were used in conjuction with each other as in His (SWT) saying,

Alms are only for the poor, the needy, and... [At-Tawbah:60]

they became of two different types.

It has been also said: when the specific is conjuncted to the general the specific does not enter in the general in that instance; it is rather of the same type.

But the investigation of this matter shows that this statement is not necessarily true. Allah (SWT) said,

Whoever is an enemy to Allah, His angels, His Messengers, Gibreel and Mikaeel, .... [Al Baqarah:98]; and He (SWT) said,

And (remember) when We took from the prophets their covenant and from you (O Muhammad SAAWS) and from Nooh, Ibraaheem, Musa, and 'Eesa bin Maryam. [Al-Ahzaab:7]