Mission of the Messengers-IX
Indeed, your Lord (is) Possessor (of) forgiveness, and Possessor (of) penalty painful.
But indeed, they surely (are) in doubt about it disquieting.
[Al-Qur'an 6:157-158 Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] or you say, "If [that] was revealed to us the Book surely we (would) have been better guided than them. So verily has come to you clear proofs from your Lord and a Guidance and a Mercy. Then who (is) more unjust than (he) who denies [with] (the) Verses (of) Allah, and turns away from them? We will recompense those who turn away from Our Signs (with) an evil punishment because they used to turn away. Are they waiting except that comes to them the Angels or comes your Lord or comes some (of) (the) Signs (of) your Lord? (The) Day (when) comes some (of) (the) Signs (of) your Lord, not will benefit a soul its faith, (if) it had not believed before or earned through its faith any good. Say, "Wait. Indeed, we (are) those who wait."
Maps that explain the Middle East
As discussed in the first post of the series Mission of the Messengers: World History & Future Implications, in Quran 71:27, Noah worries that if God spares any one of the corrupters, they will beget a disbelieving, wicked child.
Muslims await the coming of Dajjal, and Christians await the coming of the Anti-Christ. Will the ‘beast/creature from the earth’ mentioned in Quran 27:82 be a hybrid creature who is the result of cross-breeding? Does the ‘beast’ refer to Dajjal, who is mentioned in non-Quranic sources?
[Al Qur’an 54:43-45, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] Are your disbelievers, better than those, or for you (is) an exemption in the Scriptures? Or (do) they say, "We (are) an assembly helping (each other)?" Soon will be defeated (their) assembly, and they will turn (their) backs.
PS: The Quran 13:13 states: 'And glorifies the thunder [with] and the Angels for fear of Him. And He sends the thunderbolts and strikes with it whom He wills, yet they dispute about Allah. And He (is) Mighty (in) Strength.'
On 9/11 2015, just a few days before Hajj, a lightning struck while pilgrims were circumambulating the Kaaba in Makkah, the mother of cities. Was this another warning?
Related post: Thunderbolts