The sun approached more and more. The earth stretched out more
and more. The whole of creation started to flee. Some of them were escaping
from each other. Masrur has been separated
From Maqrur. He could no longer find him and started to run
away towards the left. Mankind, Jinn, wild beasts, and birds were mingled
- It was the crack of explosions, the tremendous upheaval
that was taking place as well as the total destruction of all the elements of
nature and the severe quaking of the earth, which drove the whole of creation
to flee. Masrur also fled in terror, seeking some kind of rescue.
Unfortunately, everything was over. He was filled with utter despair. He now
realized that he was running aimlessly. It became clear that running and
standing still were the same.
Suddenly, he saw the head of soldiers as well as the spymaster
running beside him. A feeling of happiness arose inside him, he shouted out,
calling them and when the head of the soldiers turned to him he discovered that
his face was horribly scarred. It seemed that he did not even recognize him. Masrur
then shouted out calling for the spymaster, asking for help but he was running
away from him shouting out, "My soulá ámy soul." He then disappeared
while he was cursing and insulting Masrur. The happiness inside him faded away
and he was filled with horror.
At that moment he became fully aware that his power had dissolved.
He also realized that he was like a helpless rat caught in a huge trap, within
this universal explosion. Masrur continued to run aimlessly; sometimes to the
right side and at others to the left but he never stopped. Masrur escaped from
him and when his mother and father passed near him he still did not stop. The
grand vizier as well as the head of the night watchmen
passed near him and they looked horrified.
Masrur discovered that nobody could save him and- that is why
he fled from his brother, mother, father, wife and children. He too could not
save anyone. Realizing that he could not ever be saved aroused a feeling of
intense horror within him. Now he was running aimlessly and it seemed that he
was escaping from himself.
The horrors of that momentous day, the Day of resurrection,
had turned him into a being mingled with fear revolving despairingly around
itself. Maqrur too was fleeing the terrors of that day and he was continually
invoking his Lord, the Most Kind, to remove this torment.
Moreover, the power of the Jinn faded away in front of such
terrors. They were running away haphazardly along with those who were also
running. The wild beasts adhered to mankind
And the Jinn sought security but they were deeply shocked
to perceive mankind escaping in terror.
The earth stretched out more and more. Sheer terror and despair
overwhelmed all beings.