We have only sent down to thee the Book, that thou mayest explain to them that which they did dispute about, and as a guidance and a mercy to a people who believe.
And God sends down water from the sky, and quickens therewith the earth after its death ; verily, in that is a sign to a people who can hear.
Verily, ye have in cattle a lesson ; we give you to drink from that which is in their bellies, betwixt chyme and blood, — pure milk, — easy to swallow for those who drink.
And of the fruit of the palms and the grapes ye take therefrom an intoxicant and a goodly provision ; verily, in that is a sign to a people who have sense !
70 And thy Lord inspired the bee, ‘ Take to houses in the mountains, and in the trees, and in the hives they build.
‘ Then eat from every fruit, and walk in the beaten paths of thy Lord ;’ there cometh forth from her body a draught varying in hue, in which is a cure for men ; verily, in that are signs unto a people who reflect.
God created you ; then He will take you to Himself; but amongst you are some whom He will thrust into the most decrepit age ; so that he may not know aught that once he knew. Verily, God is knowing, powerful.
And God has preferred some of you over others in providing for you ; but those who have been
preferred will not restore their provision to those
- The Arab writers mention several varieties of honey differing in colour, and some of which are used as medicine.