Face to Face : Masrur of Paradise & Maqrur of Fire

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  • Face to Face : Masrur of Paradise & Maqrur of Fire

  • Dazzling colors

    The world of color is full of inspiration and secrets. Colors give various impressions, for instance there is a color that gives the impression of coldness and another that gives the impression of heat. There is a color that has a mysterious and adventurous impression, like the color blue whereas the color green gives the impression of relief and tranquility.


    In our life we only know the seven colors of the spectrum but in the Afterlife there will be other colors that will till man with pleasant emotions like confidence, internal peace and joy.


    Let us draw together a beautiful picture of spring in one of the most splendid gardens in the whole world. Imagine the beautiful roses and flowers with their various colors smiling on the green branches and welcoming springtime. Imagine also the trees that are full of fruit of different colors and tastes.


    Do you think that this wonderful picture is anywhere close to the picture of Paradise? If you think so then you are wrong because Paradise is something that cannot be imagined as the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Paradise is full of things that no eye has ever seen and no ear has ever heard and no heart can ever compass. 


    This means that no matter how hard we try to imagine and draw pictures of Paradise, our minds and imaginations will always remain inadequate and they will take us nowhere close to the true image of Paradise.


    Maqrur was dazzled and his admiration exceeded all boundaries. He kept on walking and turning his head from one scene to another and he could not help saying, "How Exalted and Glorified is the God Who has created all this beauty."


    The guide who was accompanying Maqrur said, "This is the best thing that could be said here."


    Maqrur was astonished because he did not utter the words. He was only talking to himself so how did the guide know what he had been thinking.


    The guide felt his astonishment and so he said, "One of my powers is to read your mind and to know your wishes. We have finally reached your palace in Paradise."


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