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قُلْنَا يٰنَارُ كُونِي بَرْداً وَسَلَٰماً عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
-Al-Anbiyâ’ ( الأنبياء )

Tafsir al-Tustari

We said: ‘O Fire! Be coolness and safety for Abraham. He said:Fire is [generally] authorised to burn; even so it will not burn anyone whom it is not authorised to burn.ʿUmar b. Wāṣil al-ʿAnbarī said, ‘I was with Sahl one night and removed the wick from the lamp, but in the process a small part of the flame touched my finger, causing me pain. Then Sahl looked at me and put his finger [in the flame] for nearly two hours without feeling any pain and without it having any effect on his finger, saying all the while, “I take refuge in God from the Fire.”’His words, Exalted is He:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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