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{ يَوْمَ يُكْشَفُ عَن سَاقٍ وَيُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى ٱلسُّجُودِ فَلاَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ }

Mention the day when the shank is bared an expression denoting the severity of the predicament during the reckoning and the requital on the Day of Resurrection one says kashafati’l-harbu ‘an sāqin ‘the war has bared its shank’ to mean that it has intensified and they are summoned to prostrate themselves as a test of their faith but they will not be able to do so — their backs will become as stiff as a brick wall.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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