Surat Ar Ra’d, Ayat 3
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim.
After Allah mentioned the higher worlds, He started asserting His power, wisdom and control over the lower parts of the world. Allah said, And it is He Who spread out the earth made it spacious in length and width. Allah has placed on the earth firm mountains and made rivers, springs and water streams run through it, so that the various kinds of fruits and plants of every color, shape, taste and scent are watered with this water, and of every kind of fruit He made Zawjayn Ithnayn.), two types from every kind of fruit.
He brings the night as a cover over the day.) Allah made the day and night pursue each other, when one is about to depart, the other overcomes it, and vice versa. Allah controls time just as He controls space and matter.
Verily, in these things, there are signs for people who reflect on Allah’s signs and the evidences of His wisdom. Allah said, And in the earth are neighboring tracts, Meaning, next to each other, some of them are fertile and produce what benefits people, while others are dead, salty and do not produce anything. This also covers the various colors and types of diverse areas on the earth; some red, some white, or yellow, or black, some are stony, or flat, or sandy, or thick, or thin, all made to neighbor each other while preserving their own qualities. All this indicates the existence of the Creator Who does what He wills, there is no deity or lord except Him.
Allah said next, and gardens of vines, and green crops (fields), and date palms…) Allah’s statement, next, (Sinwanun wa) `Sinwan’ means, growing into two or three from a single stem, such as figs, pomegranate and dates. `Ghayru Sinwan’ means, having one stem for every tree, as is the case with most plants. Allah said next, watered with the same water; yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat.
Surely, in this there are signs for those who have sound reasoning, and surely, all this indicates the existence of the Creator Who does what He wills and Whose power made distinctions between various things and created them as He wills.
So Allah said, (Verily, in these things there are Ayat for the people who understand.)
Ref: Excerpts from Tafsir Ibn Kathir & The Glorious Quran: Translation by Abdullah Yousuf Ali.