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