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The two afore-mentioned verses say:-

“And with those who say, We are Christians, We made a covenant, but they neglected a portion of what they were reminded of; therefore We excited among them enmity and hatred to the day of resurrection; and Allah will inform them of what they did.” (Qur’an, 5:14)

“And the Jews say: The hand of Allah is tied up! Their hands shall be shackled and they shall be cursed for what they say. Nay, both His hands are spread out. He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and unbelief; and We have put enmity and hatred among them, till the Day of resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not love the mischief makers.” (Qur’an, 5:64)

We should see who is referred to as “بينهم ” (among them) in both the verses? Amongst which group is enmity, anger, and hatred? And what is meant by ’till the day of resurrection’?

In our daily conversation, we say, ‘Our friendship will last till the day of resurrection’. In Ziarat-e-Ashura, we say to Imam Husain (a.s.):

“Peace be upon you from my side, until the day of resurrection” .

Am I alive till the day of resurrection!? Certainly not! But the contents of this sentence only wish to express that this friendship is so deep, profound, and steadfast that if we continue to live together, it would last till the day of resurrection.

These two verses say: Enmity and hatred are so deep among them that if they ever live till the day of resurrection, such enmity would continue to persist in them. This part of verse 14 is exactly the same as that of verse 64, except that instead of “القينا ” (we put) the term “اغرينا ” (we excited) is used.

Another point is that during Hazrat Mahdi’s Reappearance, man would not give away his free-will and it is possible that his carnal desires as well as Satan would tempt him to evil. But the society would be a just and pious Islamic society just as the Qur’an has given glad tiding about it and everyone would be a monotheist. The holy Qur’an says:

“Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall sever Me, not associating aught with Me.” (Qur’an, 24:55)

The promise given is that fear would be taken away from the people; the earth would be at the disposal of the oppressed ones; good actions would take place and people would worship Allah and not associate anyone with Him.

In another verse, we read:

“And certainly We wrote in the Book after the reminder that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall inherit it.” (Qur’an, 21:105)

It is recorded in the Zaboor after the Torah that the righteous servants would inherit the land. So during Hazrat Mahdi’s (a.t.f.s.) rule, the land would belong to the righteous ones and the end is for the pious ones.

“And the End is for the Pious people (against evil).” (Qur’an, 7:128); (Qur’an, 28:83)

“And We desired to bestow a favour upon those who were deemed weak in the land, and to make them the Imams, and to make them the heirs.” (Qur’an, 28:5)

The weak would become Imams and heirs. They are the believers and people of good deeds. Their goodness will leave its effects on others too, willy-nilly.

These were the verses from the Qur’an clearly specifying that the people will worship Allah and would not associate aught with Him.

In the traditions, it is stated that no place would remain void of the cry,“I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s messenger” . This matter has been noted down by the Sunni scholars too. In spite of all this, personal jealousy and spite might remain in individuals as after all, we are human-beings possessing freedom and authority as well as desires. But its clear that their number is very limited and the majority would be trained by Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

To sum up, the face of the human society would turn pure and remain free from filth, blasphemy, polytheism, injustice and tyranny; all this due to the blessings of divine government and leadership of an immaculate figure. From the other side, the human-beings would not be devoid of free will. Rather, they would use their free will either in the right or wrong way: