Face to Face : Masrur of Paradise & Maqrur of Fire
He Forgot and so was Forgotten
How much time passed since the Day of Resurrection had started? Could it be ten thousand years or fifty thousand years? Could it be really one day that had passed? Those were questions that preoccupied Masrur's mind despite knowing that they were meaningless.
In fact, the succession of day and night and the appearance of the sun and the moon were signs that enable mankind to keep account of time, days and years in the worldly life. But today the
Sun faded away and time could never be counted. Everything was over. Time had transgressed the limit of account and thus it became impossible to recognize things.
The angels with their great bodies and glowing wings descended from the open gates of the heavens. They were trembling with fear and humility. This terror was attributed to the fact that Allah, the Almighty, was angry. All creation realized this fact. They realized that Allah, Exalted be He, was extremely angry and His anger was unprecedented and He would not be angry like that again.
Verily, the severe chastisement caused by such a horrific day was coupled with even more severe psychological torment.
Amidst that prevailing darkness the only light available was that of the angels descending from the heavens ranks upon ranks. They stood in rows bowing their heads. When mankind witnessed this scene, they felt great fear and humility. The loud sound that used to be heard from billions of men, Jinn and beasts started to fade away until all sounds were humbled in the Presence of Allah, the Most Gracious, and nothing could be heard except a whisper.
The sky was being removed bit by bit until it totally disappeared, the same as the old earth and the whole revived creation. Those who were created first and those who were created last were brought forward to stand upon the land of gathering. This land appeared in a pale silver color that was pure of any sin that has been committed upon it.
The earth shined with the light of its Lord after it had spent a long time in utter darkness. This day the scene was enlightened with a new light whose source was not that of the sun or the moon. It was Divine and different light that enlightened the whole scene. At this moment, Masrur lost his sight and became blind. Almighty Allah took away his sight the same as He did with all other unbelievers.
Masrur was about to shout and cry out of terror but his voice was buried within his chest. He now became sure of eternal damnation.
He murmured, "O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight before?"
Allah would Say,( Like this, Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allah's Mercy.)