And it will be turned into a garden and given to the pious people to dwell
(Surah Az-Zumur, Ayat 74).
This shows that ultimately this earth will be turned into Paradise which
will be inherited by the pious and righteous servants of Allah. The whole earth
will become one country, and there will be no mountains, oceans, rivers and
deserts which today divide it into countless countries and homelands and divide
mankind as well into as many tribes, races and classes. Ibn Abbas and Qatadah
have the same view that Paradise will be established on this very earth.