Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a parable? A goodly word like a goodly tree whose root is firmly fixed and its branches (reach) to the heavens. It brings forth its fruit at all times by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men in order that they may receive admonition. (Al Qur’an 14: 24-25)
The goodly tree is known for:
1. It’s beauty; it gives pleasure to all
2. It’s stability; it remains firm and unshaken in storms, because its roots are firmly fixed in the earth
3. It’s its wide compass; its branches reach high, it catches all the sunshine from heaven, gives shade to countless birds in its branches and to men and animals beneath it
4. It’s abundant fruit, which it yields at all times. So is the Good Word. It is as beautiful as it is true. It abides in all the changes and chances of this life, and even beyond; it is never shaken by sorrow or what seems to us calamity; its roots are deep down in the bed-rock facts of life (A. Yusuf Ali Qur’an translation).
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