MA’NÂ AL-ISHARÎ - معنى الاشاري
Ma’nâ is, the thing intended or proposed to one's self, an object. The signification, meaning of a word or expression. A thing of importance, A dream, a vision. A state of things, an occurrence; an indication. The ma’nawî prototype or the idea of a thing. An abstraction. A truth, reality.
There are different ma’nâ levels in the âyahs of Qur’an like Dhâhir, Bâtin, Sarîh, Harfî, Ismî, Isharî, Ramzî, Majazî, Mafhumî, Riyazî. Ma’nâ al-isharî is the ma’nâ which is pointed out by a sign or mark. An indicative meaning. (please refer to the âyah compilation)