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{ أَوَلَمْ يَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوۤاْ أَنَّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقاً فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْمَآءِ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ أَفَلاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ }

Have they not one may read a-wa-lam or a-lam realised have they not come to know those who disbelieve that the heavens and the earth were closed together and then We parted them We made seven heavens and seven earths — or it is meant that the heaven was parted and began to rain when it did not use to do so and that the earth was parted and began to produce plants when it did not use to do so; and We made of water the water that falls from the heaven and that springs from the earth every living thing? in the way of plants and otherwise in other words water is the cause of such things having life. Will they not then believe? by affirming My Oneness?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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