Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sleep a hundred years

Not Rip Van Winkle but a true story in the Quran:

Or take the similitude of one who passed by a hamlet, all in ruins to its roofs. He said, "Oh! how shall God bring it ever to life after its death?" But God caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up again. He said, "how long didst thou tarry thus?" He said, "Perhaps a day or part of a day." He said, 'Nay, thou hast tarried thus a hundred years; but look at thy food and thy drink, they show no signs of age. And look at thy donkey and that We may make of thee a Sign unto the people, look no further at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh." When this was shown clearly to him, he said, "I know that God hath power over all things."

Al Quran - Al Baqarah 2:259

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