The Jewish narration of man’s history being 7000 years old is a fiction made up by a narrow-minded mentality, which we’ve all unquestionably accepted. It has nothing to do with the truth.
We must try to understand the concept of time in the life after death with the proportion of 1 day = 50 thousand years.
Various different hadith that refer to events pertaining to the life after death should also be considered in this light.
Expressions such as “six days” or the “seventh day” are days in the sight of Allah, days pertaining to universal dimensions; billions of years according to our current understanding of time.
It’s difficult for those without sufficient education to comprehend these numbers so it’s quite normal for them to deny and refuse. Imagine if these “billions of year long days” were openly talked about 1400 years ago!
Albeit he only slightly touched upon the real dimensions and the real events by way of symbols and metaphors they called Muhammad (saw) a lunatic, so think about what they would have done if they heard of the billions of years!
We don’t have to go that far into the past. How many of us today can actually comprehend what billions of years mean? Yes maybe Doomsday will begin tomorrow, maybe a billion years later. But we must never forget that the reality of time is nothing like what we think it is.
For instance, you can never really understand the time you spend in your dream when you’re asleep. Sometimes you can spend years in a single dream but we know that no dream lasts longer than 2 minutes. As for the time that passes in your sleep while you’re not dreaming (in deep sleep) you have no consciousness of it at all. Some hours pass like seconds some minutes pass like days. Hence the famous phrase, “Ask the ill person the length of a single night…”
Tens of thousands of years of the life after death will seem like hours passing in respect to Earth time.
Thus, I want reiterate that the dimension of time we will enter with death is not like our current concept of time. Especially for those who will be imprisoned in their graves, time will feel much different to them.
All of these have been explained in minimal basic metaphoric ways in the past to help people understand so that they may be able to prepare for their future.
Nevertheless, the phrase, “Talk to people according to their level of intellect” affirms why these truths have been reduced to basic and minimal symbolic expressions.