The earth shone with the light of its Lord, and the Book
was placed (open) and the Prophets and the witnesses were brought forward, it
was judged between them with truth and they were
Maqrur received the light of Allah, the Almighty, in the same
way as a drowning man receives the glad tidings of being rescued. He was
relieved by a new calming light and his fears settled down.
The earth spread forth and each being was presented in
front of the angels of reckoning. Those angels who are the nearest to Allah,
were holding a huge book of reckoning that was placed in
Front of the gathering. All sounds became more and more humbled.
Jibril (Gabriel) appeared, overspreading the whole region with his glory, light
Amidst the resounding silence he said loudly, "To whom
belongs the dominion this day? The hearts reached to the throats."
The whole creation answered humbly, "To Allah, the
One, the Irresistible."
Jibril said loudly, "In the worldly life, you highly
esteemed lineage and wealth. Thus you revered kings and princes, but today the
most honorable of you is surely the most pious. Almighty Allah decreed that
piety as well as purity of the heart are the true measures of grace."
Maqrur's horrors were pacified and he went on contemplating
the glory and splendor of Jibril. Then he said to himself, "If Jibril is
blessed with such glory and magnificence in spite of being only a servant how
is the Glory of his Creator?"
The scales of justice were set up and mankind was assembled
before their Lord. Prophets and Witnesses were brought forward and the
At that moment Maqrur realized that he was facing the high court
and he was worried that Allah may not have accepted his repentance and so he
kept repeating the name of Allah, the Most
Kind, to comfort himself. His sole remaining hope was to
seek the kindness and mercy of Allah.
The terror of violent weather on a stormy night in giant forests
was nothing compared to the terror raging in the heart of Masrur. He realized
that he was to stand in front of his Lord for judgment. None of his deeds would
be concealed. He had lived and then died and was raised to life again to be
accounted by Allah for all his sins and offences.
He was unaware of the fact that Allah keeps account of everything.
He had been preoccupied with his reign, power, gold and desires. He would never
have believed what was happening
To him that day.
The angels of reckoning started to give mankind and the J
inn their books of reckoning. Masrur was given his book behind his back. This
book kept an account everything that was being presented before him so that he
might hear and visualize what he had done throughout his whole life, from the
moment of his delivery until his death.