Dear Sister Saad,
There is no need to leave the Forum. If you need any reference from the Quran, the best person to ask for help is our Brother Arif. We always marvel at his ability to find relevant verses of the Quran so quickly. Sometime ago, he revealed that he got help from a book titled “Subjects of the Quran” by Zahid Malik. I had been searching for this book for several years without any luck. Today, I found it on Google and immediately ordered one copy. Hope I get it before the end of this week. Anyway here is a partial list taken from my notebook. Hope this helps.
13:3 And He it is Who has spread the earth wide and placed therein mountains firm like pegs, and flowing streams. And He created thereon couples of every kind of plants (and their fruit). He causes the night to cover the day. Surely, in all this there are signs for people who think! [Plants have male and female flowers, and some trees like the date-palm are unisexual, male and female]
21:30 Are the unbelievers not aware (after this proclamation) that the heavens and the earth used to be one solid mass and We exploded them out? And that out of water We made every living thing? Will they not, then, acknowledge the Truth?
22:5 O Mankind! If you are in doubt that humanity will one day stand on its feet, and that you will be resurrected back to life after death, consider the process of your own evolution. We have created you in stages: From dust, then from male and female gametes, then from a zygote, then from an embryo, shapely and first shapeless. We thus clearly explain things for you. The embryo and then the fetus stay in the womb until an appointed term according to Our Laws. Then We bring you forth as infants and carry you to maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the feeblest old age so that they know nothing after knowing much. (Resurgence of humanity can take place just as) you, O Prophet, see a dry barren land, but when We send down water on it, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of beautiful plants.
23:18 And We send down from the sky water in due measure, and We lodge it on earth. But, behold, We are Able to withdraw it.
23:19 And from it, We produce for you gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein you have abundant fruit and you eat thereof.
23:20 As well as a tree that grows in abundance in (the lands adjoining) Mount Sinai, yielding oil and relish for all to eat.
23:21 And, behold, in the cattle too there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of what is in their bellies. You derive many benefits from them, and also consume their meat. [16:66]
24:45 And God has created every living creature from water. (Life began in water (21:30). Some of them crawl on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. God creates things with a Purpose and according to His Laws. He has Supreme control over all things and events, and certainly, God is the Appointer of due measure of all things.
25:48 And, He is the One Who sends the winds, glad news of His coming Grace, and We send down pure water from the sky.
25:49 That We may give life with it to a dead land, and We provide drink for Our creations, a great many animals and human beings.
25:53 And He it is Who has given freedom of movement to the two kinds of great bodies of water. One is palatable and fresh, the other salty and bitter. Yet, He has made a barrier between them, a barrier that is not to be crossed. [35:12. Please see 18:60 for two streams in a different sense]
25:54 And He it is Who has created the human being from this very water, (21:30, 24:45) and then He has established relationships by lineage and by marriage, for, your Lord is the Designer of all things. [The best relationships are established on the basis of Ideology 3:102, 49:10-13]
26:7 Have they never considered the earth, how many noble things of all kind We have made to grow thereon in pairs? [Zawjin kareem = Noble, bounteous things in pairs. 51:50-51]
27:61 Nay, who is it that has made the earth habitable, and caused rivers to run through it, has set upon it firm mountains, and has set a barrier between two great bodies of water - any god beside God? Nay, most of them do not use what they know. [25:53]
29:20 Say, “Travel on earth and find out how He originated creation. And how afterward, God brings forth entirely new forms. Surely, God is the Supreme Designer of all things.”
30:19 He it is Who brings forth the living out of the dead and brings forth the dead out of the living. And He gives life to the earth after it has been lifeless; You are similarly resurrected. And thus shall you be brought forth. [Likewise, His Guidance revives nations]
30:20 And among His signs it is that He created you out of dust. And then, behold, you became human beings ranging far and wide. [6:2, 6:99, 7:11, 15:26, 21:30, 23:12, 31:28]
30:21 And among His signs is this: He created for you mates from yourselves, so that you might find comfort in them. And He ordained between you love and kindness. In this, behold, are signs for people who think. [Azwaaj = Husband + Wife, that are mates to, and complement each other towards fulfillment of each other’s personality]
30:22 And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and colors. Herein, behold, are signs for those who make best use of what they learn.
30:23 And among His signs is your sleeping during the night or the day, and your quest of His Bounty. Herein indeed are signs for people who hear and listen.
30:24 And among His signs is this: He displays before you the lightning, for a fear and for hope, and sends down water from the height, giving life to the earth after it had been lifeless. Herein, behold, are signs for people who use their intellect.
31:10 He has created the skies without any pillars and supports that you can see, and has placed firm mountains upon the earth, lest it sway with you, and He has dispersed therein all kinds of creatures. And We send down water from the sky, and thus We cause plants of every goodly kind to grow therein. [Mountains came into being millions of years ago as the earth was cooling off and the earth crust was shrinking 16:15, 78:7]
31:27 And if all the trees on earth were pens, and the sea were ink, with seven more seas yet added, the Words of God would not be exhausted. Surely, God is Almighty, Wise. [18:109]
31:28 Your creation or your resurrection is only as that of a single life cell. Surely, God is the Hearer, the Knower.
31:31 Have you not seen how the ships speed through the sea carrying God’s blessed provisions – so that He might show you some of His signs? Herein, behold, are messages for everyone who would patiently observe the Nature and be grateful for learning.
32:7 Who created everything in perfect balance. Thus He initiated the creation of man (kind) from hydrated inorganic matter.
32:8 Then He made him to be reproduced out of the essence of a humble fluid. [The inorganic matter was hydrated and life was initiated from its extract. Eventually, the evolution reached a point when procreation with male and female gametes was established. 37:11]
32:9 (Then emergent evolution took place that distinguished humans from the animal kingdom.) He shapes him in accordance with what he is meant to be, and breathes into him of His Energy. And thus (O Mankind) He gives you the faculties of hearing, sight, reasoning and feelings. Yet, how seldom are you grateful by making the best use of your perceptual and conceptual faculties! [Af’idah = Minds = Intellect = Faculty of reasoning including feelings. 17:36, 45:23, 46:26]
32:27 Have they not seen how We lead water onto barren land, and thereby bring forth crops providing food for their cattle and for themselves? Do they have no vision? [20:54]
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