Renewal of Creation
One way to think of the finality of Prophethood may be, that Muhammad
(PBUH), is the Seal of the Prophets until the Day of Resurrection. Whether
this means the physical end of the world is discussed further under the
topic: Day of Judgment.
The possible nearness of the Hour, may give more validity to the notion that there is no further need for divine guidance since the world is coming to an end very soon anyway.
Others insist that only God knows the time of the end, and it is quite possible that life on this planet may continue for millennia to come. Many of this second group insist however, that the laws of Islam are valid and appropriate for all people, for all times, and all places. When it is pointed out to them that there have not been any societies or countries which practice the Islamic way of life according to the Shari'a (Islamic Jurisprudence) for quite some time now, these people insist that Islam will have a second zenith, even as it had its first zenith during the middle ages when the Islamic Khalifate ruled from Spain to the boarders of China.
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"Say, if there were settled on earth angels walking about in peace
and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from heaven an angel
for an apostle."
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[21.104] On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings, as We originated the first creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding on Us); surely We will bring it about.
[29.19-20] See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it: truly that is easy for Allah. Say: Travel in the earth and see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter creation; surely Allah has power over all things.
[50.15] Were We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet are they in
doubt with regard to a new creation.