Hakika mfano wa maisha ya dunia ni kama maji tuliyo yateremsha kutoka mbinguni, kisha yakachanganyika na mimea ya ardhi wanayo ila watu na wanyama. Mpaka ardhi ilipo kamilika uzuri wake, na ikapambika, na wenyewe wakadhani wamesha iweza, iliifikia amri yetu usiku au mchana, tukaifanya kama iliyo fyekwa - kama kwamba haikuwapo jana. Namna hivi tunazipambanua Ishara zetu kwa watu wanao fikiri.
The example of [this] worldly life is but like rain which We have sent down from the sky that the plants of the earth absorb - [those] from which men and livestock eat - until, when the earth has taken on its adornment and is beautified and its people suppose that they have capability over it, there comes to it Our command by night or by day, and We make it as a harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do We explain in detail the signs for a people who give thought.