(2) Allaah speaks what he wills, when He wills, and in the manner He wills. His speech occurring through letters and with a Voice is a reality. We do not possess knowledge of the modality of His Speech nor do we delve into that.
(3) The statements that Allaah's Speech consists of the meanings of the Qur'aan in exclusion to its wording, that the Qur'aan is only a reflex (hikayah or 'ibarah) of Allaah's Speech, that the Qur'aan is Allaah's Speech only in a figurative sense, that the Qur'aan is an outpouring from the Active Intellect (fayd) or statements that resemble those are all deviations and, at times, disbelief.
(4) Whoever denies anything of the Qur'aan or claims that deletion, addition or corruption of its text has occurred is an infidel.
(5) It is required to explain the Qur'aan in accordance with the recognized methodology of the Salaf (i.e., by the Qur'aan and Sunnah, then by the statements of the Prophet's Companions, and then by the statements of their followers). It is impermissible to explain the Qur'aan by sheer opinion, as such is speaking about Allaah without knowledge. To explain the Qur'aan by the allegorical esoteric interpretations of the Batiniyah or in a similar manner is disbelief.