Indeed, they are full of doubt, heedless. Therefore, look for the day when the sky brings a tremendous smoke. It will envelope the people: “This is a painful retribution. Our Lord, remove this retribution for us, we now have believed.” How come they now take heed, when a messenger had come to them, but they disregarded him and said, “Well educated, but crazy.” We will remove the retribution a little bit. But then, you will soon revert.
Thus, our Almighty Creator is informing us about the consequences of disbelieving in His consolidating messenger, God’s Messenger of the Covenant.
We are told clearly, by God Himself,
that the day will come when a tremendous smoke will envelope all the people on earth. Scientists – astronomers – know that such a disaster can happen when an asteroid hits the earth, During 1989, the earth experienced a near-miss with a huge asteroid. That was God’s warning to the disbelievers.
Also, we learn from several verses in the Quran that a divinely authorized retribution of this magnitude comes to pass ONLY and soon after the sending of God’s messenger (17:15).
The proofs are abundant that the messenger referred to in 44:13 is God’s Messenger of the Covenant:
1. By adding the sura number (44) plus the verse number (13), we get 57, 19x3.
The Quran’s 19-based mathematical miracle was revealed through God’s Messenger of the Covenant.
2. The sum of sura numbers plus the number of verses from the beginning of the Quran to 44:13, is 5415, or 19x19x15.
3. In the same verse (44:13) the world “Zikrā ذكرى ” used is exactly the same word used to describe the Quran’s 19-based miracle (74:31). This powerful correlation links the Smoke with God’s miracle and God’s Messenger of the Covenant.
4. The description of the messenger by his adversaries as “Well educated, but crazy” (44:14) has already been uttered by today’s disbelievers in reference to Rashad Khalifa.