Qur’an of the Week: the Righteous Servants
But for those whom We have decreed Paradise will be kept far away from Hell — they will not hear a murmur from it — and endlessly they will enjoy everything their souls desire. They will have no fear of the great Terror: the angels will receive them with the words, ‘This is the Day you were promised!’ On that Day, We shall roll up the skies as a writer rolls up [his] scrolls. We shall reproduce creation just as We produced it the first time: this is Our binding promise. We shall certainly do all these things.
We wrote in the Psalms, as We did in [earlier] Scripture: ‘My righteous servants will inherit the earth.’ There truly is a message in this for the servants of God! It was only as a mercy that We sent you [Prophet] to all people. Say, ‘What is revealed to me is that your God is one God — will you submit to Him?’ But if they turn away, say, ‘I have proclaimed the message fairly to you all. I do not know whether the judgment you are promised is near or far, but He knows what you reveal and conceal. I do not know: this [time] may well be a test for you, and enjoyment for a while.’ He said, ‘My Lord, pass the true judgment.’ And, ‘Our merciful Lord is the one whose help we seek against what you [disbelievers] say.’