Mission of the Messengers-VII
Part I: World History & Future Implications
Part II: Satan's Enmity: Origin & Objective
Part III: Adam's Attempt to Improve upon Allah's Creation
Part IV: Balance & Guidance
Part V: Crime & Punishment
Part VI: Immortality & A Kingdom that Never Decays
Part VIII: Jesus - Ascension & Return
Part IX: The Prophesy
Part X: Long Life - Reversed in Creation
When Adam was created as a 'khalifa' for Earth, God bestowed knowledge upon Adam and honoured him above the angels, ordering all angels to submit/prostrate to him. In verse Q45:13, we, the progeny of Adam, are being reminded that Allah has subjected to us whatever is in the Heavens and whatever is on Earth, and then the next two verses state:
[Al Qur'an 45:14,15] Say to those who believe (to) forgive those who (do) not hope (for the) days (of) Allah; that He may recompense a people for what they used to earn. Whoever does a righteous deed, then it is for his soul, and whoever does evil, then it (is) against it. Then to your Lord you will be returned.
The First and Second Event
(1) The Hour [السَّاعَةُ] ushering in the Days of Allah [أَيَّامِ اللَّهِ]
The following ayaat inform us of when the first sky or heaven is opened up for the Believers:
[Al-Qur’an 57:21, Translator: Shakir] Hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and to a garden the extensiveness of which is as the extensiveness of the heaven and the earth; it is prepared for those who believe in Allah and His messengers; that is the grace of Allah: He gives it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
(2) The Day of Resurrection [يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ]
[Al-Qur’an 3:133, Translator: Shakir] And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord; and a Garden, the extensiveness of which is (as) the heavens and the earth, it is prepared for those who guard (against evil)
[Al-Qur’an 39:67, Translator: Sahih International] They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.
[Al-Qur’an 14:48, Translator: Sahih International] [It will be] on the Day the earth will be replaced by another earth, and the heavens [as well], and all creatures will come out before Allah , the One, the Prevailing.
[Psalm 72:7, Translation: World English Bible] In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
[Al Qur'an 39:67-75, Translator: Pickthall]
67 They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.
68 And the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will fall dead except whom Allah wills. Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing, looking on.
69 And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord, and the record [of deeds] will be placed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought, and it will be judged between them in truth, and they will not be wronged.
70 And every soul will be fully compensated [for] what it did; and He is most knowing of what they do.
71 And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups until, when they reach it, its gates are opened and its keepers will say, "Did there not come to you messengers from yourselves, reciting to you the verses of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "Yes, but the word of punishment has come into effect upon the disbelievers.
72 [To them] it will be said, "Enter the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and wretched is the residence of the arrogant."
73 But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, "Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein," [they will enter].
74 And they will say, "Praise to Allah, who has fulfilled for us His promise and made us inherit the earth [so] we may settle in Paradise wherever we will. And excellent is the reward of [righteous] workers."
75 And you will see the angels surrounding the Throne, exalting [Allah] with praise of their Lord. And it will be judged between them in truth, and it will be said, "[All] praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds."