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Shin (Arabic)

Shin in Arabic is found as šīn ﺵ‎ in twenty-first position in the common abjadi order, while sīn ﺱ‎ is at the fifteenth position, replacing Samekh. Shin has a numeric value of 300 like the Hebrew Shin and the Greek Tau. In the science of the secrets of the letters it represents number three hundred and belongs to the element of fire, while in North Africa it is believed to belong to the element of earth. The ‘shin’ or sh is the abbrevation of sharia: path, way. In Sufi esoteric knowledge this letter symbolizes personal destiny. Cited from website Sufi Symbols
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