Look At The Earth!
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
Look at the earth! The surface is spread over with fruits and flowers. On it streams of water flow. From the depths of the earth come out gold and silver. Although its surface is curved, it is so formed that for us it looks like a levelled up ground.
“And He it is who hath outstretched the earth and placed on it firm mountains and flowing streams; and of every fruit He hath provided two kinds. He causeth the night to enshroud the day. Verily, herein are signs for those who reflect. And on the earth hard by each other are its various portions: gardens of grapes and corns, and palm trees, single or clustered. Though watered by the same water, yet some make We more excellent as food than other: Verily in all this are signs for those who understand.”
Surah: Al-Ra’d (Thunder) – Chapter: 13 – Verses: 3 & 4
“And now have We established you on the earth, and given you therein the supports of life. How little do we give thanks!”
Surah: Al-A’raf (The Heights) – Chapter: 7 – Verse: 10