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* تفسير Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs

{ أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَيْفَ مَدَّ ٱلظِّلَّ وَلَوْ شَآءَ لَجَعَلَهُ سَاكِناً ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَا ٱلشَّمْسَ عَلَيْهِ دَلِيلاً }

(Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade) after sunrise and before sunset, from the East to the West. (And if He willed He could have made it) i.e. the shade (still) with no sun, (then We have made the sun its) the shade's (pilot) wherever one finds the sun one expects to find the shade before that; it is also said that this means: a guide which comes after it;


Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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