[26:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[26:1] T. S. M.*
[26:2] These (letters) constitute proofs of this clarifying scripture.
[26:3] You may blame yourself that they are not believers.
[26:4] If we will, we can send from the sky a sign that forces their necks to bow.
*26:1 See Appendix 1 for the significance of these previously mysterious letters.
The Arabic word “ayat” means both verses and miracle, see 17:101
[17:101] We supported Moses with nine profound miracles—ask the Children of Israel. When he went to them, Pharaoh said to him, “I think that you, Moses, are bewitched.”
Why is this sura called “The Poets”?
[26:221] Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend? [26:222] They descend upon every guilty fabricator. [26:223] They pretend to listen, but most of them are liars. [26:224] As for the poets, they are followed only by the strayers. [26:225] Do you not see that their loyalty shifts according to the situation? [26:226] And that they say what they do not do?
26:4 could be a sign of the smoke, sura 44.
Jews wear a Yakima because they want to
He explained: “Because the Divine Presence is always over my head.” This was understood by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the Shulchan Arukh as indicating that Jewish men should cover their heads and should not walk more than four cubits bareheaded. Covering one’s head, such as by wearing a kippah, is described as “honoring God”.