Islahi used to say that
every ayah can have only one correct meaning given its wordings and context.
This statement to me means that the opinion that several different, often
conflicting, possibilities for a verse - mentioned by many exegetes – is not
correct, because when the Almighty wants to say something, He says it clearly.
His statements mean one clear thing. Therefore, he himself would normally insist
that a particular verse means just one thing. I don’t have any dispute with that
except that the mortal who is presenting his views should tell people that what
he himself suggests is, in the end, just his own view and he must offer
arguments in support of his viewpoint. People should then decide on their own
whether what the ‘alim is saying is right or wrong.