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This research discusses the nature, characteristic, and types of Quranic styles of communication in addition to elaboration on the concept of naqd (critique) as used in the Qur’ān. The Qur’ān makes use of various styles of communication to convey its themes and objectives. Moreover, it is believed that the Quranic critique is present in these styles, among others. Therefore, this research sets a definition of critique, discusses its objectives, its nature and scope, and identifies Qur’ān’s various styles of critique. The research will make use of the inductive method, effectively gathering all Quranic verses related to the theme of critique. This task is undertaken through examination of earlier and contemporary sources of Quranic exegesis. Second, this study will also use the analytical method to analyze the verses of the Qur’ān in an attempt to deduce the various styles used for critique.
KEYWORDS: Quranic exegesis, Quranic critique, Quranic styles, Quranic communication.