Allah is the Cleaver of the grain

Quran 6:95:

{It is Allah who splits the grain and the seed. He brings the living from the dead, and He brings the dead from the living. Such is Allah. So how could you deviate?} [Quran Ch6 – V95]

The following is taken from “The Study Quran” by Hossein Nasr under the commentary of the above verse:

That God is the Cleaver of the grain and the fruit stone is connected to
His bringing forth the living from the dead in that splitting open the grain and fruit stone causes life to come forth from what is (or seems to be) dead (Ṭ). The connection between “cleaving” or “splitting” and creating is also made semantically in the Divine Name al-Fāṭir, “the Originator,” which is derived from the root meaning “to split” (for the mention of this Divine Name, which is also the title of Sūrah 35, see 6:14; 12:101; 14:10; 35:1; 39:46; 42:11, where it always occurs in the context of the phrase Originator of the heavens and the earth). He brings forth the living from the dead both when He creates human beings the first time and when He brings them forth through resurrection after death. He brings forth the dead from the living when He causes death, or the end of their earthly existence; see also 3:27; 10:31; 30:19. In this context it is important to recall the two Divine Names Muḥyī (Giver of Life; 30:50; 41:39) and Mumīt (Bringer of Death). The living coming forth from the dead and the dead from the living can refer not only to the individual human being, who is given life and then dies, but also to the complementary movements of creation and resurrection, referred to in Islamic discourse as mabdaʾ (origin) and maʿād (return), by which human souls, and indeed all beings, are transported between this world and the next (see 10:4c). An analogous cycle of death and life is also seen in various ways in the created order, for example, when the apparently “dead” seed comes forth from the living plant and the living plant from the “dead” seed (R, Ṭ).


Abd-Allah, Muhamed. 323 Verses on Science in the Quran . Kindle Edition.

Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran.

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