210- SHALL THEY WAIT UNTIL ALLAH COMES TO THEM IN CANOPIES OF CLOUDS WITH THE ANGELS, ALL ISSUES WILL BE SETTLED, AND EVERY THING WILL RETURN AND BE REFERRED TO ALLAH.
211- ASK THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HOW MANY CLEAR SIGNS DID WE SEND THEM? AS FOR THOSE WHO EXCHANGE ALLAH’S BOUNTY AFTER IT HAS REACHED HIM, ALLAH IS STERN IN PUNISHMENT.
Allah the Highest is telling us that the Day of Resurrection can happen at any time. Allah the Highest did not tell any one about it’s timing, neither prophets nor angels. “ARE THEY WAITING FOR THE HOUR (DAY OF RESURRECTION) TO COME TO THEM SUDDENLY”? (S: 47 A: 18)
It will not benefit any one, believer or otherwise to do any thing after the clear signs of the Day of Resurrection are with us. “SHALL THEY WAIT UNTIL THE ANGELS COME TO THEM, OR YOUR LORD COMES OR SOME OF YOUR LORD’S SIGNS COME? THE DAY SOME OF YOUR LORD’S SIGNS COME, NO SOUL SHALL BENEFIT FROM its BELIEF IF IT DID NOT BELIEVE BEFORE HAND OR EARNED SOME GOODNESS FROM IT’S BELIEF” (S: 6 A: 158)
No repentance or regret will help then, for then it is too late. That day is a day of accounting, then reward and punishment. Allah the Highest said: “THAT DAY (DAY OF RESURRECTION) THOSE WHO TRANSGRESSED SHALL NOT BENEFIT FROM THEIR EXCUSES NOT SHALL THEY BE PERMITTED TO REPENT”. (S: 20 A: 57)
The Day of Resurrection shall happen suddenly and expectedly, and when it happens, it will be too late to do any thing to repent, or do any thing good. Then it is a bad policy to delay or postpone repenting from doing wrong or to wait until one starts doing right. This applies to Muslims first, as well as non-Muslims.
On the Day of Resurrection, Allah the Highest will come down in Canopies of Clouds accompanied by the angels. Ibn Jarir Al-Tabari reported in a Hadith about the Day of Resurrection, that Allah’s messenger prayer and peace upon him said: “Allah the Almighty and Exalted will descend with the angels in Canopies of cloud”.
Allah the Highest is stern in punishment to those who see what is right but do not do it, and those who know what they should do but do not.
This is not a historic reference to the Children of Israel who embraced Islam and wanted to keep some of the Jewish practices, but also Muslims who delay and postpone doing what they should do like praying, Hajj, Fasting, paying Zakah, getting married, stopping doing sinful things like drinking and taking intoxicants.
One might postpone obedience of Allah the Highest, but suddenly death may arrive at any time, and the Day of Resurrection may arrive at any time, and we do not know when shall either one arrives.