In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


(2:164) Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the night and the day, in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind, in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, with which He revives the earth after its death and spreads in it all kinds of animals, in the change of the winds and the clouds between the sky and the earth that are made subservient, there are signs for rational people.


(7:57) He is the One Who sends the winds bearing good news of His blessings, so when they lift up heavy clouds, We drive them along to a dead countryside and make the rain fall upon it and bring forth all kinds of fruits (from the same dead land).  Likewise We will raise the dead to life; this example is given so that you may learn a lesson.


(13:4) In the earth there are tracts side by side: gardens of grapes, cornfields and palm trees with single and double trunks – they are all watered with the same water, yet We make some of them excel others in taste.  Surely in this, there are signs for people who use their common sense

(13:12) He is the One Who shows you lightning, which causes fear and hope, and brings up heavy clouds.
(13:13) The thunder declares His glory with His praises and so do the angels with awe.  He (is the One Who) sends thunderbolts and smites with them whomever He wants.  Yet these (unbelievers) dispute concerning Allah; He is mighty in strength.

(13:17) He sends down water from the skies and each channel starts flowing according to its measure, and then the torrent bears a swelling foam – like the scum which appears from metal which are melted (in the furnace) for making ornaments and utensils.  By such examples Allah depicts truth and falsehood.  As for the scum, it is thrown away, being worthless, but that which is useful for the mankind remains behind on the earth.  In this way Allah cites examples (to make His message clear).


(14:32) It is Allah, Who has created the heavens and the earth  he sends down water from the sky with which He brings forth fruits for your sustenance.  He has made the ships subservient to you, that they may sail through the sea by His command; and likewise the rivers are made for your benefit.

(14:34) He has given you all that you could ask for and if you want to count the favors of Allah, you will never be able to count them.  In fact, man is unjust, thankless.


(15:20) and We provided therein means of sustenance for you and (many other creatures) to whom you do not provide.
(15:21) There is nothing which is not in Our (inexhaustible) treasure and sent down in appropriate measure.
(15:22) We send the fertilizing winds and send down water fro the sky for you to drink; it is not you who hold the storage of this wealth.


(16:10) It is He Who sends down water from the sky, which provides drinking water for you and brings forth fodder to pasture your cattle.
(16:11) With it He grows for you crops, olives, date-palms, grapes, and every kind of fruit: surely there is a great sign in this for those who think.

(16:14) It is He Who has subjected the sea to your service, that you may eat fresh meat therefrom and that you may bring out of it ornaments to wear; and you see that ships plough their course through it.  (He has done all this) so that you may seek His bounty and so that you may pay thanks to Him.
(16:15) He has set mountains on the earth – lest it should move away with you.  (He also made) rivers and roads so that you may find your way;
(16:16) (and likewise made) landmarks and the stars for your guidance.

(16:65) Allah sends down water from the sky, and with it gives life to the land after it has been dead.  Surely in this there is a sign for those who listen.


(17:66) Your Lord (Rabb) is the One Who drives your ships across the ocean, so that you may seek His bounty; indeed He is ever Merciful to you.
(17:67) Whenever any adversity strikes you at sea, all those to whom you pray besides Him forsake you except He; yet when He brings you safe to the land, you turn your backs upon Him.  Indeed, man is every ungrateful.
(17:68) Are you confident that He will not cave in the land beneath you, or let loose a deadly tornado upon you?  Then you may not find anyone to protect you.
(17:69) Or, are you confident that when again you go back to sea He will not smite you with a violent tempest and drown you for your thanklessness?  If that happens, then you will not find anyone who can question Us regarding this end of yours.
(17:70) It is Our favor that We have honored the children of Adam, blessed them with conveyances on land and sea, provided them with good and pure things and exalted them above many of Our creatures.


(18:45) Give them the similitude of the life of this world.  It is like the vegetation of the earth that flourishes with the rain from the sky, but afterwards the same vegetation turns into dry stubble which is blown away by the winds.  Allah is the One Who has power over everything.


(22:63) Do you not see that Allah has sent down rain from the sky and the earth becomes green? Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.

(22:65) Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you whatever is on the earth and the ships which run through the sea by His command? And He restrains the sky from falling upon the earth, unless by His permission. Indeed Allah, to the people, is Kind and Merciful.


(23:17) We have made seven avenues (heavens) above you; and We are never unmindful of Our creation.
(23:18) We send down water from the sky according to a due measure, then We cause it to settle in the soil – if We please, We can certainly take it away
(23:19) then with it We cause to grow gardens of palm trees and grapes for you; yielding abundant fruit for you to eat,
(23:20) and also a tree which grows on Mount Sinai which produces oil and relish as a food for those who like to eat it.
(23:21) In cattle, too, there is a lesson for you: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink, besides this you gain numerous other benefits; some of them you eat,
(23:22) yet on others as well as on ships you ride.


(24:40) Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds – darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light – for him there is no light.

(24:43) Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the sky, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightening almost takes away the eyesight.

(24:45) Allah has created every [living] creature from water. And of them are those that move on their bellies, and of them are those that walk on two legs, and of them are those that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.


(25:48) He is the One Who sends the winds as heralds announcing His Mercy and sends down pure water from the sky,
(25:49) so that with it We may give life to a dead land, and quench the thirst of countless animals and men that We have created.
(25:50) We distribute this water among them so that they may glorify Us, yet most people refuse to do anything except show ingratitude.

(25:53) He is the One Who has made the two seas rolling, the one sweet and fresh, the other salt and bitter, and set a rampart between them, an insurmountable barrier.
(25:54) He is the One Who has created man from water, then made fro him blood relationships and that of marriage relationships, your Lord is indeed All-Powerful.


(27:60) Is not He (Allah), Who has created the heavens and the earth, sends down rain from the sky and with it brings forth the beautiful gardens? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of trees (for those gardens). Is there another god besides Allah (who could do that)? No doubt they are a people who have swerved (from justice) in ascribing equals (to Him).
(27:61) (Just think) Who has made the earth a place for your residence, caused in it the rivers to flow, set mountains upon it and placed a barrier between the two seas?  Is there another god besides Allah?  Nay, most of them have no knowledge.

(27:63) (Just think) Who guide you in darkness on the land and the sea, and who sends the winds as heralds of good news of His mercy?  Is there another god besides Allah?  Exalted be Allah above what they associate with Him!


(30:48) It is Allah Who sends the winds to raise the clouds, then He spreads them in the sky and breaks them into fragments as He pleases, then you see raindrops falling from their midst.  When He showers this rain upon those of His servants whom He pleases, lo!  They are filled with joy,
(30:49) though before its coming they may have lost all hope.
(30:50) Just look at the traces of Allah’s Mercy!  How He gives life to the earth after its death.  Surely the same way He will give life to the dead; for He has power over all things.


(31:10) He created the heavens without visible pillars; He set mountains on the earth lest it should shake with you; and scattered through it all kinds of animals.  We send down rain from the sky with which We grow every type of noble species in pairs.
(31:11) This is Allah’s creation; now, show Me what is there that others (gods) besides Him have created? – in fact the wrongdoers are in manifest error.

(31:31) Do you not see how the ships sail through the ocean by the grace of Allah so that He may show you some of His signs?  Surely there are signs in this for every patience, thankful person.

(31:34) Surely Allah Alone has the knowledge of the Hour, He is the One Who sends down the rain and He knows what is in the wombs.  No one knows what he will earn the next day; and no one knows in what land he will die.  Surely, Allah knows all this and is aware of everything.


(32:27) Do they not see how We drive the rain to the parched lands and therefrom bring forth crops of which they and their cattle eat?  Have they no vision?


(35:9) It is Allah Who sends forth winds to raise up the clouds, then drives them to a dead land and therewith revive the earth after its death.  Similar will be the resurrection of the dead.

(35:12) The two bodies of water, of which one is sweet and pleasant to drink and the other is salty and bitter, are not alike.  Yet from each kind of water you eat fresh meat and extract ornaments which you wear; and you see the ships plough their course through them to seek the bounty of Allah, that you may be grateful.

(35:27) Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky with which We bring forth fruits of various colors? Similarly, in the mountains there are streaks of various shades including white, red, jet-black rocks.


(39:21) Do you not see how Allah sends down water from the sky which penetrates the earth and come out through springs?  With it He brings forth a variety of crops with different colors, then they wither and you see them turning yellow, and then finally He crumbles them (to dust).  Surely, in this (example), there is a lesson for the people of understanding.


(41:39) And among His other signs is the earth that you see barren; but when We send down rain upon it, it stirs to life and its yield increases.  Surely He Who gives it life, will raise the dead to life.  Surely He has power over all things.


(42:32) Among His signs are the ships which look like mountains upon the ocean.
(42:33) If He wants, He can cause the wind to become still and leave them motionless on their backs – surely in this example there are signs for every such person who patiently endures and is grateful.
(42:34) – Or He may cause them to drown in consequence of even a few of their misdeeds, though He forgives many (of their misdeeds).


(43:11) The One Who sends down rain from the sky in due measure and thereby resurrects a dead land – that’s how you shall be brought forth (raised to life again).


(45:12) It is Allah Who has subjected the sea to you, so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty and be grateful to Him.


(50:9) We send down blessed water from the sky with which We bring forth gardens and the harvest grain,
(50:10) and tall palm trees laden with clusters of dates, piled one over another,
(50:11) a sustenance for the servants; thereby giving new life to dead land.  That is how the resurrection will be (of the dead from the earth).


(55:19) He has made two oceans apparently meeting together,
(55:20) yet between them is a barrier which they cannot cross.

(55:22) He produces pearls and coral from both of them.

(55:24) His are the ships looming up like mountains on the sea.