Why is the example of “ships” given in verse 164 of the chapter of al- Baqara? What is the message that is meant to be given?
“Behold! 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, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.” (al-Baqara 164)
Why is the example of “ships” given in the verse above? What is the message that is meant to be given?
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There is also evidence in the ships’ being able to float on the sea because the construction of the first ship in a way to float on water cannot have been a product of the human mind. It is stated in the Quran that the Prophet Nuh (Noah) built the ship (ark) based on revelation. In addition;
The fact that the sea / water has buoyancy, that it is designed to carry ships like huge mountains, and that those ships provide great benefits as a means of trade and transportation for people in their operation show the existence of Allah because no cause other than Allah, no atom, no molecule of water, knows man. How can they serve man? How can they be shaped in a way to bring about that result since they have no mind? How can they manage such fine and sophisticated affairs since they have no power to do them?
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In two or three places in the Quran, it is said that there are lessons to be learned from the sailing of the ships over the sea, but I have not been able to notice the lesson to be learned. Will you explain it?
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- In two or three places in the Quran, it is said that there are lessons to be learned from the sailing of the ships over the sea, but I have not been able to notice the lesson to be learned. Will you explain it?
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