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And in the earth are neighbouring tracts, and gardens of vines, and green crops (fields etc.), and date-palms, growing out two or three from a single stem root, or otherwise (one stem root for every palm ), watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Verily, in these things, there are Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs) for the people who understand. (Surah Ar-Rad, Ayah Four)

After reading this Ayah, one can not but say ‘Alhamdulillah’ at the creation of Allah, it’s diversity, and it’s perfection.

In this Ayah, Allah (SWT) mentions ‘neighbouring tracts’ or pieces of land placed next to each other- indicating the different properties of the soil and the earth found in neighbouring lands. While a piece of land may be dry, dead, and totally incapable of supporting life, a close by region may have land that is fertile, and capable of growing a vast variety of products of human and animal benefit.

Then, Allah (SWT) goes on to mention the varieties of plants, i.e. some that multiply from a single stem root, while others that do not. All these are mere examples of the diversity, and the complexity of His Creation. What Allah (SWT) says next, is truly something wondrous when one ponders about it.

“Watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat.” Indeed, the same water, with the same constituents, suffices for the vast variety of plants and trees on this earth, and the same water enables them to grow into apple, mango, and banana trees, or date and coconut palms, or other fruit and vegetable bearing plants, or any of those that do not produce edible fruits or vegetables. This is an obvious Ayah of the perfection of the Creation of Allah (SWT).

When you stop and think about it all, only then do you realize the millions of miracles of this world. There are indeed Ayat in them for people who understand. May Allah enable us to see and accept them,  and make them a source of strengthening our faiths. Ameen.

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