* by Mount Sinai,
2 According to most commentators, Mount Sinai is also referred to by name in 23:20 and simply as the Mount (al-Ṭūr) in eight other verses (2:63, 93; 4:154; 19:52;
20:80; 28:29, 46; 52:1, though others say such verses do not necessarily refer to Mount Sinai; see 23:20c). It is also sworn by in 52:1. In 23:20 saynāʾ is used for “Sinai,” but here the word is sinīn, which some say is actually taken from the Ethiopic for “beautiful” and in this context means “the blessed beautiful Mount” (Q, Sh, Ṭ). Others say that it means every mountain upon which there are fruit-bearing trees (Q, Sh).