All That Is On Earth Will Perish
[ALLAH’S Quran – 55:26-27] “All that is on earth will perish: But will abide (for ever) the Face of thy Lord- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour”
THE PROPHET ( Peace Be Upon Him ) SAID :
[Bukhari, Book #58, Hadith #181] “Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The most true words said by a poet was the words of Labid.” He said, Verily, Everything except Allah is perishable and Umaiya bin As-Salt was about to be a Muslim (but he did not embrace Islam).”
[Bukhari, Book #76, Hadith #496] “ Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The truest poetic verse ever said by a poet, is: Indeed! Everything except Allah, is perishable.”
[55:26-27 – Commentary]
“The most magnificent works of man-such as they are-are but fleeting. Ships, Empires, the Wonders of Science and Art, the splendors of human glory or intellect, will all pass away. The most magnificent objects in outer Nature-the mountains and valleys, the sun and moon, the Constellation Orion and the star Sinus-will also pass away in their appointed time. But the only One that will endure forever is the “Face” of ALLAH. “Face” expresses Personality, Glory, Majesty, Inner Being, Essence, Self-all the noble qualities which we associate with the Beautiful Names of ALLAH.
Ikram: two ideas are prominent in the word. (1) the idea of generosity, as proceeding from the person whose attribute it is, and (2) the idea of honor, as given by others to the person whose attribute it is. Both these ideas are summed up in “nobility”. To make the meaning quite clear, I have employed in the translation the two words “Bounty and Honour” for the single word Ikram. The same attributes recur in the last verse of this Sura. In the Fact of ALLAH’S Eternity is the Hope of our Future.”