God’s Messenger of the Covenant (15:9 – 15:25)

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[15:9] Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.*
*15:1 & *15:9 The divine source and the perfect preservation of the Quran are proven by the Quran’s mathematical code (App. 1). God’s Messenger of the Covenant was destined to unveil this great miracle. The word “Dhikr” denotes the Quran’s code in several verses (15:6, 21:2, 26:5, 38:1, 38:8, 74:31). The value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230)+15+9=1254, 19×66. 

[15:10] We have sent (messengers) before you to the communities in the past.
[15:11] Every time a messenger went to them, they ridiculed him.
[15:12] We thus control the minds of the guilty.
[15:13] Consequently, they cannot believe in him. This has been the system since the past generations.
[15:14] Even if we opened for them a gate into the sky, through which they climb;
[15:15] they will say, “Our eyes have been deceived. We have been bewitched.”
[15:16] We placed galaxies in the sky, and adorned it for the beholders.
[15:17] And we guarded it against every rejected devil.
[15:18] If any of them sneaks around to listen, a mighty projectile will chase him back.
[15:19] As for the earth, we constructed it, and placed on it stabilizers (mountains), and we grew on it a perfect balance of everything.
[15:20] We made it habitable for you,* and for creatures you do not provide for.
*15:20 When we send astronauts into space, we provide them with precisely measured quantities of food, water, and oxygen. God created the spaceship Earth with billions of astronauts who work and reproduce; He supplied them with a self-supporting system that generates oxygen, fresh water, and a great variety of delicious foods and drinks. 

[15:21] There is nothing that we do not own infinite amounts thereof. But we send it down in precise measure.
[15:22] And we send the winds as pollinators, and cause water to come down from the sky for you to drink. Otherwise, you could not keep it palatable.
[15:23] It is we who control life and death, and we are the ultimate inheritors.
[15:24] And we fully know those among you who advance, and we fully know those who regress.
[15:25] Your Lord will surely summon them. He is Most Wise, Omniscient. 

The Privileged Planet
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Sura 15, Al-Hijr Valley (Al-Hijr) 15:0 – 15:8

[15:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[15:1] A.L.R.* These (letters) are proofs of this scripture; a profound Quran.
*15:1 & *15:9 The divine source and the perfect preservation of the Quran are proven by the Quran’s mathematical code (App. 1). God’s Messenger of the Covenant was destined to unveil this great miracle. The word “Dhikr” denotes the Quran’s code in several verses (15:6, 21:2, 26:5, 38:1, 38:8, 74:31). The value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230)+15+9=1254, 19×66. 

[15:2] Certainly, those who disbelieved will wish they were submitters.
[15:3] Let them eat, enjoy, and remain blinded by wishful thinking; they will find out.
[15:4] We never annihilated any community, except in accordance with a specific, predetermined time.
[15:5] The end of any community can never be advanced, nor delayed.
[15:6] They said, “O you who received this reminder, you are crazy.
[15:7] “Why do you not bring down the angels, if you are truthful?”
[15:8] We do not send down the angels except for specific functions. Otherwise, no one will be respited. 

How can we tell if we are being tested or if it is a consequence?

New Heavens and New Earth (14:48 – 14:52)

New Heavens and New Earth*

[14:48] The day will come when this earth will be substituted with a new earth, and also the heavens, and everyone will be brought before GOD, the One, the Supreme.
*14:48 This prophecy is also found in the Old Testament (Isaiah 65:17 & 66:22) and the New Testament: “What we await are new heavens and a new earth where, according to his promise, the justice of God will reside.” (2 Peter 3:13).
[14:49] And you will see the guilty on that day chained in shackles.
[14:50] Their garments will be made of tar, and fire will overwhelm their faces.
[14:51] For GOD will pay each soul for whatever it earned; GOD is the most efficient reckoner.
[14:52] This is a proclamation for the people, to be warned herewith, and to let them know that He is only one god, and for those who possess intelligence to take heed.

The Day of Resurrection

[21:104] On that day, we will fold the heaven, like the folding of a book. Just as we initiated the first creation, we will repeat it. This is our promise; we will certainly carry it out. [21:105] We have decreed in the Psalms, as well as in other scriptures, that the earth shall be inherited by My righteous worshipers.

[75:7] Once the vision is sharpened. [75:8] And the moon is eclipsed. [75:9] And the sun and the moon crash into one another. [75:10] The human being will say on that day, “Where is the escape?” [75:11] Absolutely, there is no escape. [75:12] To your Lord, on that day, is the final destiny. 

[39:74] They will say, “Praise be to GOD, who fulfilled His promise to us, and made us inherit the earth, enjoying Paradise as we please.” What a beautiful recompense for the workers! 

2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

[35:18] No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. The only people to heed your warnings are those who reverence their Lord, even when alone in their privacy, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). Whoever purifies his soul, does so for his own good. To GOD is the final destiny.

Guaranteed Victory for God’s Messengers (14:47)

Guaranteed Victory for God’s Messengers

[14:47] Do not think that GOD will ever break His promise to His messengers. GOD is Almighty, Avenger. 

Victory Guaranteed for the Believers

[48:22] If the disbelievers ever fought you, they would turn around and flee. They have no Lord and Master; they have no helper. [48:23] Such is GOD’s system throughout history, and you will find that GOD’s system is unchangeable. 

[2:214] Do you expect to enter Paradise without being tested like those before you? They were tested with hardship and adversity, and were shaken up, until the messenger and those who believed with him said, “Where is GOD’s victory?” GOD’s victory is near.

God Sends His Commands Through His Messengers (14:44 – 14:46)

God Sends His Commands Through His Messengers

[14:44] You shall warn the people of the day when the retribution comes to them. Those who transgressed will say, “Our Lord, give us one more respite. We will then respond to Your call and follow the messengers.” Did you not swear in the past that you will last forever?
[14:45] You dwelled in the homes of those before you, who wronged their souls, and you have seen clearly what we did to them. We have set many precedents for you.
[14:46] They schemed their schemes, and GOD is fully aware of their schemes. Indeed, their schemes were sufficient to erase mountains.

The Contact Prayers: Gift From God (14:40 – 14:43)

The Contact Prayers: Gift From God

[14:40] “My Lord, make me one who consistently observes the Contact Prayers (Salat), and also my children. Our Lord, please answer my prayers.
[14:41] “My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and the believers, on the day when the reckoning takes place.”
[14:42] Do not ever think that GOD is unaware of what the transgressors are doing. He only respites them until a day where the eyes stare in horror.
[14:43] As they rush (out of the graves), their faces will be looking upward, their eyes will not even blink, and their minds will be horrified.

Abraham: Delivered All Religious Duties of Islam

[21:73] We made them imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, and we taught them how to work righteousness, and how to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat).* To us, they were devoted worshipers.

[26:83] “My Lord, grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous. [26:84] “Let the example I set for the future generations be a good one. [26:85] “Make me one of the inheritors of the blissful Paradise. [26:86] “And forgive my father, for he has gone astray. [26:87] “And do not forsake me on the Day of Resurrection.”

Abraham (14:35 – 14:39)

Abraham

[14:35] Recall that Abraham said, “My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.
[14:36] “My Lord, they have misled so many people. As for those who follow me, they belong with me. As for those who disobey me, You are Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[14:37] “Our Lord, I have settled part of my family in this plantless valley, at Your Sacred House. Our Lord, they are to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), so let throngs of people converge upon them, and provide for them all kinds of fruits, that they may be appreciative.
[14:38] “Our Lord, You know whatever we conceal and whatever we declare— nothing is hidden from GOD on earth, nor in the heavens.
[14:39] “Praise be to GOD for granting me, despite my old age, Ismail and Isaac. My Lord answers the prayers. 

Abraham was so kind that he even prayed for those who disobey him – that God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Despite picking the plantless valley and giving the land with water and vegetation to Lot, God promised Abraham success for he acts in righteousness.

Genesis Chapter 13: Abram and Lot Separate
1.So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. 3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time. 8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.” 10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD. 14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” 18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the LORD.