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The Fruits

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Quran 6:99:

{And it is He who sends down water from the sky. With it we produce vegetation of all kinds, from which we bring greenery, from which we produce grains in clusters. And palm-trees with hanging clusters, and vineyards, and olives, and pomegranates—similar and dissimilar. Watch their fruits as they grow and ripen. Surely in this are signs for people who believe.} [Quran Ch6 – V99]

The following excerpt is taken from “The Message of the Quran” by Muhammad Asad pg. 235:

In contrast with its sequence, which is governed by the present tense, the whole of the above sentence is expressed in the past tense – thus indicating, obliquely, the original, basic aspect of God’s creating life “out of water”.

Regarding the interpretation of ‘similar and dissimilar’, Asad further writes:

I.e., all so alike in the basic principles of their life and growth, and yet so different in physiology, appearance and taste


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

Asad, Muhammad (1980). (pg. 235). The Message of the Quran.

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