Consider the following verses:

God sets forth parables for humanity in order that they may bear (them) in mind and take lessons (through them). (14:25)

Such parables do We set forth for humanity so that they may reflect. (59:21)

Once two people washed themselves in a pool and fell into a trance‑like state. Upon awakening they found themselves in a land of perfect order and harmony. They looked around in amazement: It appeared to them as a vast world a well‑ordered state a splendid city. If it was looked at from still another point of view it was a palace that was in itself a magnificent world. They traveled and saw its creatures speaking a language they did not know. However their gestures indicated that they were doing important work and carrying out significant duties.