An Expression Of Divine Mercy
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
The creation of water, according to the Qur’an, is an expression of divine mercy, whereas it is His Rububiyat which lets this water come down to earth drop by drop and reach every corner of it only in particular seasons and particular quantity, and search out and quench even the tiniest particle thirsting for water.
“And we send down water from heavens in its due degree and We cause it to settle on the earth and We have power for its withdrawal too –
And by it, We cause gardens of palm trees and vineyards to spring forth for you, in which ye have plenteous fruits and whereof ye eat.”
Surah: Al-Mu’minun (The Believers) – Chapter: 23 – Verse: 18-19