Another interesting and very clear verse is as follows:
[3:55] And I will place the people who follow you (Muslims) above those who are unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection. Then you will all return to Me, and I will judge between you regarding the things about which you differed.
It is very clear that before the Day of Judgment, the Muslims have to be in a better position than anyone else but we do not see that now. Secondly, this verse does not speak of a small group of Muslims dominating a few non-believers here and there but speaks of a complete authority on the world. Those who say that Muslims have been gaining victories throughout ages are just making excuses. For the verse to be true, a complete victory and being placed above all the disbelievers in general is a must. In short, a world under Islamic rule is foretold in this verse. This is confirmed by the Qur’an in 61:9.
This verse is explained in a little detail by Harun Yahya below:
God mentions that a group of Issa’ true followers will dominate the unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection.In this case, “And I will place the people who follow you above those who are unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection” carries a clear message: There has to be a group of Issa’ followers who will exist until the Last Day. Such a group will emerge after his second coming, and those who follow him at that time will dominate the unbelievers until the Last Day.This aside, the expression, “Then you will all return to Me” at the verse’s end is striking. After relating that those who follow Prophet Issa (peace be upon him) will be superior to the unbelievers, God states that everyone, including Prophet Issa (peace be upon him), will return to Him. Here, the expression is understood to mean their death. This may also be a sign that Prophet Issa (peace be upon him) will die at a time close to Doomsday, after his second coming.
Please note that the words “Then you will all return to me…” have been repeated in other places as well. In many places, it speaks in general but it refers to a group of people at least twice. The Qur’an mentions that everyone has to return to God but the words “Then you will all return to me…” come exactly like this twice and both are related to Prophet Issa (peace be upon him). “Then” refers to returning after some action and near the end of the world. The Qur’an in 18:94 speaks of Yajooj and Majooj and 18:99 speaks of a conflict they would have after which they would all (including the living Issa mentioned above) return to Allah.
[18:99] And on that day WE shall leave some of them to surge against others, and the trumpet will be blown. Then shall WE gather them all together.
[18:99] Watarakna baAAdahum yawma-ithin yamooju fee baAAdin wanufikha fee alssoori fajamaAAnahum jamAAan
“Fa” is somewhat like “and” but it refers to something following another. For example, if it is said that “A” and “B” came, it would be written as “A” wa “B” but if it is mentioned that “A” came and then “B” came, it would be written as “A” fa “B”. “Fa” is a word that is two-in-one and means both “and” and “then”. From this we see that after the conflict, the Day of Judgment would come. Issa (peace be upon him)’s returning to God has been described by similar words. Issa (peace be upon him) would be involved in that conflict with Yajooj and MaYajooj which is confirmed by the Hadith as well.
[21.91] And she who guarded her chastity (Mary), so We breathed into her of Our inspiration and made her and her son a sign for the nations.
[21.92] Surely this Islam is your religion, one religion (only), and I am your Lord, therefore serve Me.
[21.93] And they (Christians and Jews) broke their religion (into sects) between them: to Us shall all come back.
[21.94] Therefore whoever shall do of good deeds and he is a believer, there shall be no denying of his exertion, and surely We will write (It) down for him.
[21.95] And it is binding on a town which We destroy that they shall not return.
[21.96] Even when Yajooj and MaYajooj are let loose and they shall break forth from every elevated place.
These verses indicate that Issa (peace be upon him) would be involved in the conflict with Yajooj and Majooj after which the Day of Judgment would come very soon. Chapter 21 mentions many Prophets in descending order and mentions Yajooj and Majooj later right after Prophet Issa (peace be upon him). 21:107 sees the mentioning of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which is even after the mentioning of Issa (peace be upon him) and Yajooj and Majooj. This order may seem confusing but when looked at carefully, it shows the miraculous way of explaining things. The style of explaining used by Allah is so beautiful that it even answers the question of those who say that the return of Issa (peace be upon him) would mean that he is the last Prophet. The verse explains that he is the same man to return. Prophet Issa (peace be upon him) would be on the victorious side after which the believers would inherit the earth:
[21.105] And certainly We wrote in the Book after the reminder that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall inherit it.
This is in complete harmony with 3:55 above and 4:159 below and explains that verse more clearly. The style used by the Qur’an is very beautiful and miraculous. Many stories have been mentioned several times but whenever something is repeated, something new comes with it. For example, it is mentioned that Pharaoh threatened Moosa (peace be upon him) with crucifixion but when this fact has been repeated, the story is made clearer that it was a threat to be hanged on the tree rather than a cross. Another important point comes to attention here. The Qur’an says that each and every town/village shall be destroyed before the last day:
[017:058] There is not a population but We shall destroy it before the Day of Judgment or punish it with a dreadful Penalty: that is written in the (eternal) Record.
The Qur’an also says that no town/village is destroyed unless a Prophet has come to them (17:15). This clearly means that before each and every village/town/population is destroyed before the end of the world, a Prophet has to come in order for that to happen.