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هُوَ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي ٱلأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنزِلُ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ وَٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
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Tafsir al-Tustari

…He knows what enters the earth…He said:[In] the inner meaning of the verse, the earth is the natural self (nafs al-ṭabʿ), and thus He knows, among the things which enter it [the natural self], that which is wholesome (ṣalāḥ) or corrupt (fasād) for the heart; and what issues from it, in the way of diverse acts of obedience (funūn al-ṭāʿāt), the traces and marks of which are clearly seen upon the bodily members; and what comes down from Heaven, God’s codes of fair conduct (ādāb) towards Him which [descend] to it; and what ascends to it, the beautiful scents and remembrance of Him that ascend to God.His words, Exalted is He:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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