Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And speak unto him a gentle word) a kind word: “there is no deity except Allah”; it is also said that this means: call him by his agnomen, (that peradventure he may heed) that perhaps he may take admonition (or fear) or surrender [to Allah].
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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