The day when we will roll up the heavens as es-Sigill rolls up the books; as we produced it at its first creation will we bring it back again — a promise binding upon us; verily, we are going to do it. And already have we written in the Psalms 105 after the reminder that ‘ the earth shall my righteous servants inherit.’
Verily, in this is preaching for a people who serve me !
We have only sent thee as a mercy to the worlds.
Say, ‘ I am only inspired that your God is one God ; are ye then resigned ?’ But if they turn their backs say, ‘ I have proclaimed (war) against all alike, but I know not if what ye are threatened with be near or far !’
110 Verily, He knows what is spoken openly, and He knows what ye hide.
I know not, haply it is a trial for you and a provision for a season.
Say, ‘ My Lord ! judge thou with truth ! and our Lord is the Merciful whom we ask for aid against what they ascribe !’
- Es-Sigill is the name of the angel who has charge of the book on which each human being’s fate is written, which book he rolls up at a person’s death. The word, however, may mean a scroll or register, and the passage may be rendered, ‘ like the rolling up of a scroll for writings.’
- Psalm ⅹⅹⅹⅶ. 29.