“Allah’s is the dominion of the heavens and the earth and to Him are all destined to return. Do you not see that it is Allah Who gently drives the clouds, then He joins them together and then turns them into a thick mass and thereafter you see rain-drops fall down from its midst. And then He sends down hail from the heaven – thanks to the lofty mountains – and causes it to smite whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of his lightning almost takes away the sight. It is Allah Who causes the night and the day to alternate. Surely there is a lesson in it for those that have sight.”
(Al-Qur’ān – 24:42-44)
These verses of the Holy Qur’ān record some of Allah’s powers, which only those who look at such signs with the eyes of the heart can realise. The statement ‘and then He sends down hail from the heaven...’ may refer to snow-laden clouds which have figuratively been called the mountains of heaven. It could, however, also mean in quite literal terms the mountains of the earth which rise high in the sky. As a result, the winds there occasionally become cold that they freeze the clouds. This, in turn, leads to hailstorms.
It has been pointed out earlier that although God is the Light of the whole universe, only those who truly believe and act righteously will benefit from the light. As for those who reject the Truth, even though light abounds around them, they will continue to stumble in darkness.