This is part 1 of our series “The Hope of God” and really, an introduction to a four part study where we are seeking to understand the “good news” or “glad tidings” spoken about in verses of the Quran like Surat An-Nisa’ 165. In this segment we want to understand why God (Allah) determined it was necessary to send us, through his prophets and word, a proclamation that by definition, fills us with joy. Did we do something bad? Have we somehow fallen short of some ideal? How does God’s “glad tidings” help us? We’ll talk more about; Surat Al-Baqara 30 and its connection to Allah’s message of “glad tidings.” What the angels think of us and why they questioned Allah’s decision to create man. The corruption of man. Surat Al-Hijr 47 and the promise of God to remove the corruption from our hearts.