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{ فَلَمَّا جَنَّ عَلَيْهِ ٱلْلَّيْلُ رَأَى كَوْكَباً قَالَ هَـٰذَا رَبِّي فَلَمَّآ أَفَلَ قَالَ لاۤ أُحِبُّ ٱلآفِلِينَ }

When the night descended upon him, he saw a star and said, ‘This is my Lord...’The whole of this speech is a form of allusion (taʿrīḍ) for the benefit of his people when their hearts are in a state of bewilderment, for he [Abraham] had already been granted right guidance (rushd) before [21:51], just as He said: And so We showed Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. [6:75] He was asked about the meaning of His words:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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