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“Or created matter which, in your minds, is hardest (to be raised up),- (Yet shall ye be raised up)!” then will they say: “Who will cause us to return?” Say: “He who created you first!” Then will they wag their heads towards thee, and say, “When will that be?” Say, “May be it will be quite soon!

They do not realise that Allah Who created them
once out of nothing can create them again, with
memories of their past, in order to render to Him an
account of how they used or misused the talents and
opportunities which they were given.
If it is to be a new Creation, what then?
Bones and dust or ashes may yet retain something of the
personality which was enshrined in them. But even if
they were reduced to stones or iron or anything which
their minds can conceive of as being most unlike them,
yet there is nothing impossible to Allah!
He has clearly sent a Message that we shall have to
render an account of ourselves, and His Message is
necessarily true. (R).

References:

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 17 verse 51)Microsoft Word – 017 Bani Israel.doc (quran4u.com)

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