Home - Tafsir

* تفسير Tafsir al-Tustari

{ وَأَذِّن فِي ٱلنَّاسِ بِٱلْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالاً وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَميِقٍ }

And announce among the people the [season for] Pilgrimage. They shall come to you on foot…Verily God, Exalted is He, has servants among whom some go to mosques on thrones (sarīr), and some ride on conveyances of gold covered with silk and drawn by angels.Aḥmad b. Sālim said, ‘I was working on a piece of land to improve it, when I saw Sahl on a couch above the water of the Euphrates River.’ He also said, ‘One day I entered Sahl’s house, the door of which was very small, and I saw a horse standing there. Then I left in fright, wondering how it could have entered through such a small door. Sahl saw me and told me to come back, so I returned and saw nothing there.’ It has been related that ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb was gazing down on the congregation at ʿArafāt and said, ‘If only the congregation in this plain knew [the hosts] who have descended, they would have rejoiced at His bounty (faḍl) after [receiving tidings of] being forgiven (maghfira)’. His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
© 2021 Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan (http://www.aalalbayt.org) ® All Rights Reserved.
Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, this work may not be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of the Great Tafsirs Project, Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (aalalbayt@aalalbayt.org)