Qur’an 25:53 Chapter Al-Furqan: “palatable and sweet water” v “saltish and bitter water”

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Post #31

I give the verse 25:53/54 with the verses in the context, some preceding and some following the same:

[25:49]And He it is Who sends the winds as glad tidings before His mercy, and We send down pure water from the sky,
[25:50]That We may thereby give life to a dead land, and give it for drink to Our creation — cattle and men in great numbers.
[25:51]And We have explained it to them in diverse ways that they may take heed, but most men would reject everything but disbelief.
[25:52]If We had pleased, We could have surely raised a Warner in every city.
[25:53]So obey not the disbelievers and fight against them by means of it (the Qur’an) a great fight.
[25:54]And He it is Who has caused the two seas to flow, this palatable and sweet, and that saltish and bitter; and between them He has placed a barrier and a great partition.
[25:55]And He it is Who has created man from water, and has made for him kindred by descent and kindred by marriage; and thy Lord is All- Powerful.
[25:56]And they worship beside Allah that which can do them no good nor harm them. And the disbeliever is a helperof Satanagainst his Lord.
[25:57]And We have not sent thee but as a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner.
[25:58]Say, ‘I ask of you no recompense for it, save that whoso chooses may take a way unto his Lord.’
The Holy Quran Arabic text with Translation in English text and Search Engine – Al Islam Online

Anybody who wants to understand the verse should understand it from the context verses.
Quran is primarily for ethical, moral and spiritual guidance of human beings; one should read it for that purpose.

Post #32

There is a proper way of understanding a verse,that is understanding the verse from the context verses.
The correct approach is to understand a verse/s by using a common sense approach which is generally helpful for understanding any book in the world.
With single verse without the text and the context one could be sometimes carried away.
One cannot correctly understand the meaning of a word unless one knows the whole sentence in which it has been used; the value of a sentence could be best understood in a passage, and of a passage is best understood in a chapter. The reference with the context is therefore most essential for correct understanding.
This helps to understand the verses; hence Quran is self-explanatory.
Please give it a try.
Will you please?

Post #39

Following understanding of the verse 25:53/54 is well-justified by the context verses, one may like to read it:

The Holy Quran



Further to my post #31 , I will explain in brief:

The context verses discuss revelation from G-d which is like [25:49] pure rainwater coming from the sky. It is one of the attributes of G-d that he sends down this rainwater of revelation to lands [25:50] that have become dead. With this rational revelation people become spiritually alive. The Prophets come for a good-tiding for the people, but people don’t understand it [25:51] and mock and ridicule and oppose them. Muhammad is one such warner/prophet. He has been told [25:53] to keep the believer pure and separate [25:54] from the dirty and saline cultures that are prevalent. Prophet-hood of Muhammad is announced [25:57] and reassured.

The verse/s is/are using a figure of speech.
Anybody who wants to understand the verse should understand it from the context verses.
Quran is primarily for ethical, moral and spiritual guidance of human beings; one should read it for that purpose. G-d could use figures of speech while addressing the people which are a sign of eloquence.


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