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Ⅵ, 51-57.
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the chapter of the cattle.

been cut asunder ; and strayed away from you is what ye did pretend.’

95 Verily, God it is who cleaves out the grain and the date-stone ; He brings forth the living from the dead, and it is He who brings the dead from the living. There is God! how then can ye be beguiled ?

He it is who cleaves out the morning, and makes night a repose, and the sun and the moon two reckonings— that is the decree of the mighty, the wise !

He it is who made for you stars that ye might be guided thereby in the darkness of the land and of the sea. Now have we detailed the signs unto a people who do know.

He it is who made you spring from one soul, and gave you a settlement and a depository[1]. Now have we detailed the signs unto a people who discern.

He it is who sends down from the heavens water ; and we bring forth therewith growths of everything; and we bring forth therefrom green things, wherefrom we bring forth grain in full ear ; and the palm, from its spathe come clusters within reach ; and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike; — behold its fruit when it fruits and ripens ! verily, in that ye have a sign for the people who believe.

100 Yet they made the ginn[2] partners with


  1. In the womb.
  2. Supernatural beings created, like the devils, of fire instead of clay, and possessed of miraculous powers. They are devoutly believed in by Muslims, and are supposed to be subject to the same controlling laws as mankind, and to have also had prophets sent to them. They are probably a survival of some old worship