The earth cast out what it contained and what were in the graves
were scattered, the dead were raised to life after death. This time, the souls
would never be separated from the bodies again. The current of consciousness
was reconnected after it had been cut off. They were all naked, barefooted and
When Masrur was revived in his grave, he found Maqrur standing
Masrur asked him roughly, "Who are you? What are you doing
Maqrur said, "O my God! Were we not dead?"
The words of Maqrur caused great and sudden fear to Masrur.
Thus, Masrur feeling terrified asked, "I think that I
have met you before, your face is not strange to me. Are not you the man we
accused of treason?"
Maqrur answered him, "Yes, I was accused of treason as
you said. The accusation made against me was that I believed in the Day of
Resurrection and truly we are today raised from death."
Masrur said arrogantly, "You fool! We were dreaming,
it was a dreadful dream. Where is the head of the night watchmen?
Where is the spymaster?"
Deep within himself, Masrur started to think of Maqrur. He might
be telling him the truth, he might have truly died. It could not have been a
dreadful dream as he had thought.
Actually, the scene of the unknown guest, who presented to him
the inevitable cup of death was not a dream. Moreover, the scene of the
grievous torment in the grave was too harsh to be a
dream. Then, it seemed to be that he had really died and
then was revived again. This idea conjured up fearful thoughts within him.
Masrur contemplated Maqrur and he suddenly felt deep regret.
It had been actually impossible for such a poor man to conspire against him.
How could he have sentenced him to death? He now felt that the decree had been
issued in haste but, he was not to be blamed. How could he trust the man and
all the reports that were presented to him by his vizier and the spymaster
confirmed the opposite.
Masrur noticed that he was walking unconsciously. There were
thousands of dead people who were raised up from the same grave and they all
crowded into the direction of a certain hole that was leading to the earth.
Masrur asked himself, "Where am I going so fast like
that? Who ordered me to get up? Where are my clothes? Where is my palace? Where
are my servants and soldiers? Who enjoined me to be raised from death and who
moves my legs? Where is my power?"
All the dead were hurled out. Mankind got out of the hole and
started to walk upon earth. The sun was also different from the one he had
known. It was getting nearer and nearer to the earth and was dying at the same
time. Masrur was overwhelmed by a mysterious fear. He noticed that there were
two unknown beings walking with him.
One of them was walking in front of him as if he was
driving him somewhere without speaking. The other one was walking behind him.
They attended to him in a way that resembled the strict adherence of a criminal
to the witnesses. Thus, Masrur realized that he was not free to walk as he
wished. Also, he realized that he was certainly arrested.