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n. (context Islam English) The internal or hidden meaning of the Qur'an


Batin may refer to:

  • Batin, a village near Posušje, West Herzegovina Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Batin, a village in Unguraş Commune, Cluj County, Romania
  • Batin, Bulgaria, a village in Borovo, Ruse Province, Bulgaria
  • Batin (Posušje), a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hafar Al-Batin, a city in Saudi Arabia
    • Al-Batin F.C., a football club based in Hafar Al-Batin
    • Hafr Al-Batin College of Technology
  • Umm Batin, a Bedouin village in southern Israel
  • Gunung Batin Airport in Astraksetra, South Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Wadi Al-Batin, an intermittent river in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
    • Battle of Wadi Al-Batin (1991)
  • Batin (surname)
  • Al-Bāṭin, one of the names of God in Islam, meaning "Hidden" or "Unmanifest".
  • Batin people, an ethnic group in Jambi Province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Batin (Islam), the interior or hidden meaning of the Quran
    • Batiniyya, an esoteric sect of Shi'i Islam
Batin (Islam)

Batin ( Arabic: باطن) literally means 'inner', 'inward', 'hidden', etc. The Quran, for instance, has a hidden meaning in contrast to its exterior or apparent meaning (the Zahir). Sufis believe that likewise, every individual has a batin which is the world of souls. This is the inward self of the individual which when cleansed with the light of one's spiritual guide, elevates a person spiritually. This notion is connected to Allah's attribute of Al-Batin i.e. the Hidden One who cannot be seen but exists in every realm.

Muslim groups believe that the bāṭen can only be fully understood and interpreted by a figure with esoteric knowledge, who for Shia Muslims is the Imam of the Time.

In a wider sense, bāṭen can refer to the inner meaning or reality behind all existence, the ẓāher being the world of form and apparent meaning. It may also refer to the unseen world of angels and jinns as described in the Quran. In short, anything that is hidden as opposed to that which is evident is bāṭen or hidden and unseen.

Batin (Posušje)

Batin is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 1991 census, the village is located in the municipality of Posušje. From Batin comes the famous politician Ljubo Cesic Rojs and Fra Petar Bakula.

Batin (surname)

Batin is a Russian masculine surname, its feminine counterpart is Batina. It may refer to

  • Mikhail Batin (born 1972), Russian businessman and politician
  • Paul Batin (born 1987), Romanian football player

Category:Russian-language surnames

Usage examples of "batin".

What Baghdad could not know was that before he attacked, the American general intended to send more forces across the Wadi al Batin and another hundred miles farther west into the desert, to invade Iraq itself, pushing due north and then east to take the Republican Guard in flank and destroy it.

In doing so, the UIR risked its left flank, but Kuwait-based forces would have to negotiate the terrain of the Wadi al Batin, and then cross two hundred miles of desert just to get to where the Army of God had already been.