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All creatures were standing before Almighty Allah….
The Divine command calling for prostration was issued. Allah,
the Almighty, says, (Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e.
the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but
they (unbelievers) shall not be able to do so. Their eyes will be Cast down,
ignominy will cover them; they used to be called to prostrate (offer prayers),
while they were healthy and good (in the life of the world, but they did not).
Allah, the Almighty, issued His Command for all creatures to
prostrate to Him. As soon as Maqrur heard his Lord's Command, he prostrated.
As for Masrur, he was shaken by this Divine command. However,
he remained standing. He contemplated the place. He realized that all
creatures, from Adam to the Day of Judgment were of two categories; a group
prostrated to Allah and another group were frozen in their place with fear.
Maqrur recalled his previous days when he was able to prostrate
but he did not. Today, he wanted to prostrate but he could not. His ability to
make choices had vanished just as the worldly life. He was no longer able to
decide, so he felt great loss. He realized that he had failed in the test of
this worldly life.
Once again he tried to prostrate but he could not. There
were many paralyzed limbs that were deprived of the ability to prostrate in the
Hereafter because they had refused to prostrate in the worldly life. This
deprivation was their fair punishment.