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{ يُنبِتُ لَكُمْ بِهِ ٱلزَّرْعَ وَٱلزَّيْتُونَ وَٱلنَّخِيلَ وَٱلأَعْنَابَ وَمِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَاتِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ }

…and all kinds of fruit...! [And He disposed for you the night and the day and the sun and the moon and the stars.] Surely in that there are signs…He said:This is because the crops [mentioned] are of one species [i.e. fruit], whereas the night and day are two kinds, and likewise are the sun and moon. And He said: …signs in this for people who understand (yaʿqilūn) [16:12]. Know that God, Exalted is He, when He wished to make His knowledge apparent, deposited His knowledge in the intellect (ʿaql). Then He ruled that no one could have access to any of it [His knowledge] except through the intellect. Thus whoever has been deprived of his intellect has also been deprived of knowledge. His words:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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