Replace the word Sky with Man, and Earth with Woman…
In Surah Shams (91), Allah took an Oath bythe Sky (samaa‘) and the Earth;
وَالسَّمَاءِ وَمَا بَنَاهَا. وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا طَحَاهَا
And [by] the sky and He who constructed it.And [by] the earth and He who spread it out.(surah ash-Shams 91: 5-6)
In this surah [al Layl (92)], Allah swears by the One who made the Male and Female;
وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَىٰAnd [by] He who created the male and female,
(surah al Layl 92:3)
The Similarities in their Relationship with each other:Allah is making a parallel and comparison between the sky and earth, just like He is making a parallel between the male and the female.The sky and Earth are different in their characteristics – but they work together to produce vegetation, fruits and plants of benefit – for life to continue.Similarly, the male and female are different in their characteristics – but they work together to produce children – for life to continue.Impregnation:The sky sends down water, which penetrates through the Earth and impregnates it.The liquid water then penetrates the seed – giving it life so it grows gradually, and finally the seed is born – coming out of the mother Earth. This newborn plant then continues to grow healthily until it reaches its peak age. This plant then either benefits humanity, or it does not.Its seeds spread for future generations to be born.Then as time passes – it gradually withers away, becomes wrinkly, and dies.Now Replace the wordPlant withHuman in the above Paragraph. And replace the word Sky with father, and Earth with Mother.
Do you notice similarities between the world around you, and your own self?
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنَّكَ تَرَى الْأَرْضَ خَاشِعَةً فَإِذَا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْهَا الْمَاءَ اهْتَزَّتْ وَرَبَتْ ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِي أَحْيَاهَا لَمُحْيِي
الْمَوْتَىٰ ۚ إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
And among His Signs (in this), that you see the earth barren and still, but when We send down water (rain) to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of vegetations).Surely, He Who gives it life, surely, (He) is Able to give life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed! He is Able to do all things.
[Surah Fussilat 41:39]