Ta’wil of ‘Saaq’ from Ibn Abbas
01 Mar, 2016
This article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed explores what the word “Shin” (Saaq in arabic) refers to in the following Qur’anic verse –
“On a day when shin shall be exposed, they shall be ordered to prostrate, but be unable” (Qur’an 68:42)
It shows that the great Sahabi, Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radhiallahu ‘anh) actually made ta’wil (figurative interpretation) of this word. It is also a rebuttal to those who disputed its authenticity.