Tafsir of Verse(s): [1]
وَالْعَادِيَاتِ ضَبْحًا 1
¡ By the panting chargers, 1-5 According to al-Bayḍāwī, the oaths in these verses can also be seen as an allusion to “charging souls” who, when something of the light of holiness appears unto them, convey it to others, strike the sparks of spiritual knowledge (al-maʿārif), raid caprice and bad habits, raise desire for God, and finally penetrate altogether into the midst of those who are in ʿIlliyyūn, considered by some to be the highest Garden of Paradise (see 83:18-19). 1 The various occasions of revelation reported imply that this verse refers to either horses in battle or camels on the pilgrimage (Bḍ), but it can be seen as applying to both, as each is understood as fulfilling a function considered worthy of being sworn upon by God.