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{ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنُ فَسْئَلْ بِهِ خَبِيراً }

He it is Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days of the length of the days of this world since there was no sun at that point — had He willed He could have created them in an instant but His not having done so is because He will to teach His creatures to be circumspect — then presided upon the Throne al-‘arsh in the classical language is the seat on which a king sits the Compassionate One al-rahmānu substitutes for the subject of the verb istawā ‘presided’ a presiding befitting of Him; so ask O man about Him about the Compassionate One anyone who is well aware to inform you about His attributes!

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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