"The Day of judgment, what is the Day of Judgment?
And what can make thee know what is the Day of judgment?
A day when men shall be like moths scattered abroad:
And the mountains shall be like parti-coloured carded wool.
Then he whose scales are heavy shall be in a happy life:
But he whose scales are light,his mother (i.e. dwelling) is lowest hell.
And what can make thee know what that is ?
So also in Surah LXXXII. :
"When the sky shall be cleft asunder,
And when the stars shall be scattered,
And when the seas shall be made flow together,
And when the graves shall be rent,
The soul shall know what it hath done first and last.
O Man, what hath seduced thee from thy gracious Lord,
Who created thee and then perfected and made thee rightly disposed?"1
Surah LXXXI. is too long to quote, but it gives even a more striking description of the great and
terrible day of the Lord, telling how in that day:
"When the sun shall be folded up . . . .
And the Books shall be unrolled . . . .
And when Hell shall be kindled,
And when Paradise shall be brought near,
The soul2 shall know what it bath put forward."
After the Resurrection every one has to cross the Bridge3 Sirat