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Between the Earth and the Sky: Viewing from Islamic Perspective
The term earth had been mentioned in al-Quran for many times, in which all of them indicates that surface of includes all visible things on the surface such as land and soil, mountains, plants, trees, forests and others. Earth also defined as place which can provide the best place for human to lives on, which they can cultivate on plants and crops, create buildings and anything within limit (Neurdeng, 2010).
And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two: He draweth the night as a veil o'er the Day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider!
(Surah Ar-Rad 13:3)
"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.
(Surah Taha 20:13)
It is Allah Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,- and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such is Allah your Lord. So Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
(Surah Ghafir 40:64)

Earth is basically made up of components of land, water and wind. Hazura & Sharifah Norhaidah (2007) highlighted functions of land, functions of water and functions of the wind and air. The functions of land include: 1. For living things to lives on 2. Decompose function 3. Collect and keeping water 4. Agriculture products 5. Tayammum and cleaning from najis mughalazzah 6. Source of giving (sedekah)

And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able…...

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