4. Paradise Of The Inhabitants Of The Earth

When the light of this reappearance will emerge, it will be a different world. Then the earth will be a kind of paradox. Dead with oppression and apostasy of its inhabitants, it will get a new lease of life. The glorification and exaltation of Allah on earth will be with recognition. At that time, the earth will come alive due to the presence of Imam az-Zamaan (a.t.f.s1

His reappearance is a sign of the Major Resurrection ( Qayamat- e- Kubra), the day on which the earth shall transform to a condition very different from that of today2

Imam Sajjad(a.a) informs us,

“ The earth , which will not be tainted with the sins of the creatures, will be a different earth. This earth will be distinct from the earth prior to the reappearance3. “

Some commentators and interpreters have explained the above concept thus:

و من نسل علي (ع) القائم المهدي (ع) الذي يبدل الارض غير الارض

“ And from the progeny of Hazrath Ali(a.s.) will be the Qaem, the Mahdi, who will change the earth with ta different one.” ( Al-Ghaibah by No’mani, p. 146, Chapter 10, Tr. No.4)

For the infants in the cradles to the corpses buried in the graves, everybody will get a new life. And all of them will desire to take a step in the direction of their master.4
The Sincere followers of the Messenger of Allah( s.a.w.a) and the Imams (a.s) In this nation will hasten towards their master just as the bees take shelter in its leader and the beehive5.”

Such things are not improbable or unlikely for Allah Who has absolute power overall things. 6

The same Allah, Who destroys His enemies with His Might and Subjugation, confers His boundless marvels and bounties on His friends. At that moment, He will convert this world into a completely different one. Simply listening to its characteristics and traits gives a new light to the mind and the soul.

  • 1. ( Allah the Almighty emphasizes in Hadith al-Qudsi بالقائم منكم أُغمر أرضي بتسبيحي و تهليلي و تقديسي و تكبيري و تمجيدي “ With the Qaem (a.t.f.s.) amongst you, I will fill the earth with My glorification, My exalting and My extolling. “ – Al-Amaali of Shaigh Saduq (r.a), P. 504, Session 92: Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p.504, Session 92; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 128. If we pay attention to this tradition, we find that the words, بالقائم منكم has come before the verb أُغمِر. In Arabic grammar, this denotes confinement i.e. it is only and only through Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) that Allah, the Almighty will inhabit this earth with His glorification, exaltation and extolling.
  • 2. (يوم تبدَّل الارض غير الارض “ On the day when the earth shall be changed into a different earth’ Surah Ibraheem(14): verse 48)
  • 3. ( Under the Quranic verse, Imam Sajjad(a.s) explains, يعني بأرض لم تكسب عليها الذنوب “ It means that He will change it with an earth on which there will be no sins. “ – Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 7 , p. 110.)
  • 4. (The meaning of this statement in all books is ‘universal harmony after the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) about the establishment of his government.’)
  • 5. (Al-Malaahem wa al-Fetan, p. 70; Muntakhab al-Asar, p. 488, Part 7, Chapter 7, Tr. No.2)
  • 6. (أن الله على كل شيء قدير “ Surely Allah has power over all things. "- Surah Baqarah (2): Verse 148