¡ Ṭā. Sīn. These are the signs of the Quran and a clear Book,
1 For a discussion of the separated letters that appear at the start of some sūrahs,
see 2:1c. Some say the Ṭaʾ represents the Divine Name al-Laṭīf (“the Subtle”) and the sīn the Name al-Samīʿ (“the Hearing”), while others say the ṭāʾ represents purity (ṭahārah) and the sīn the mystery (sirr) of the Beloved (Th). On these two particular letters, also see 26:1c. These are the signs refers to the verses (āyāt, lit. “signs”) of this sūrah, while a clear Book refers to the Preserved Tablet (85:22; R) or the Quran (Q). Cf. 10:1; 12:1; 13:1; 15:1; 26:1; 28:1; 31:2.