One year passed, a hundred years and then a thousand passed
away. The corpses decayed within the tombs and finally turned into dust. Cities
expanded to replace the ancient tombs that later
on became houses. Then, those houses started to fall into
decay and they turned into tombs again.
This cycle of life continued till the trumpet had been
blown, then all that were in the heavens and all that were in the earth swooned
away except those that Allah pleased.
All living beings passed away. The dead gathered and both the
heavens and the earth were free of their inhabitants.
No sound and no whisper could be heard. No one could be seen
and not a single living creature could be perceived treading on the earth or
passing through the heavens. The earth became
Totally empty except for the wind that sounded its siren.
Death vanquished all living beings. However, Allah the Omnipotent,
the Everlasting and the Highest remained forever established on the Throne.
Ages and ages passed away.
Then, Almighty Allah ordained lsrafil to blow the trumpet another
time, so he took the trumpet and blew it and said, "They made not a just
estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the
whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled
up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He and high is He above all that they associate
as partners with Him!"
In fact, this second blowing of the trumpet ushered in the Day
of Resurrection. Thus, the longest day in the history began.
Allah, the Almighty, says, (Truly, We did offer Al-Amanah
(the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties, which Allah has
ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined to
bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allah'? Torment). But man bore
Now the heavens, the earth and the mountains should perish and
only mankind should be awakened (raised up) to be asked about this trust.
The impressive scene of the death of the universe was both wonderful
and. horrific. The day started with total devastation, for all the laws that
controlled the universe and the firm rules
That set previously galaxies into motion were devastated.
As soon as the universe started to perish the dead were enjoined
to be raised from death and they submitted to the Will of Allah. They were
revived again in spite of the fact that their bodies had undergone millions of
cycles and alteration. The bones were decayed and decomposed. Flesh, blood and
bones all turned into coal within the core of the earth, then they became dust.
Verily, the dead returned to a state of existence after
having been nothing. The same as they had been created out of nothing the first