Both Maqrur and Masrur lost sensation after their death. Death
had totally terminated their feelings. They both entered a completely new and
different world. As soon as they entered
Their tombs, they regained their senses. This time, their
feelings were strange and new as they embraced both life and death at the same
time. Each one of them was fully aware that he had
died and that he was brought back to life again.
Masrur was greatly astonished. Death had seized him and carried
him away and woe was in store for him. He thought that death finalized one's
feeling but now he realized the truth. He discovered that this belief was
untrue and that feeling, on the contrary, is actually doubled and multiplied
after death. One can perceive without an eye and can feel without senses.
No sooner did Masrur enter his grave than he felt as if its
walls were compressing him fiercely. He screamed loudly but nobody heard him
except animals and beasts of the surrounding region and they were greatly
Unexpectedly, Masrur encountered two angels in his grave. They
made him sit up and thus his shroud sloped down off his shoulders. .
One of them asked him, "Who is your Lord?"
Masrur was surprised by such a question.
The angel asked him again, "What is your religion? Who
is your prophet?"
Actually, Masrur was unable to reply to these questions. Extreme
terror tied his tongue and so he said nothing. One of the two angels pointed
forward and commanded him to have a look. When Masrur perceived the center of
kindled fire his blood froze.
He then asked the angel, "What is this'?"
"This is the Consuming One."
Masrur was terrified, "Why did you make me see it?
What have I got to do with it?"
"This is your dwelling place in the He1lâ€”fire. Do
you not know it? You have not yet answered my questions."
Masrur felt that they were interrogating him. He was filled
with a feeling of great horror. He tried several times to answer their
questions but he failed. What should he say? Verily, gold was the god he had
worshipped and tricks and caprices were the religion he followed. As for
prophets, he had never heard of them except that they were rebels. Thusly, he
did not know what to say. He kept silent for fear that his words might agitate
his investigators. As a result Masrur was subjected to severe torment within