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During Hajjatul wada’ (Farewell Hajj) on the tenth year of Hijrah, the Prophet (saw) delivered a speech to pilgrims: “All thanks are due to Allah, whom we thank, seek for help, invoke for forgiveness and repent to. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from the burden of our evil deeds. He whom Allah guides will never be misled and he whom He misguides will never find one to guide him. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah Alone, who is without partners, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. O slaves of Allah! I recommend you to have fear from Allah and encourage you to obey Him, starting my speech with that which is better. O People! Hear from me and I will explain to you, for I do not know if I will meet you after this year of yours and this gathering of yours (at Arafah).”

5. How many times will the Trumpet be blown?

What is apparent is that the angels Israafeel will blow the Trumpet two times: the first will cause all creatures to fall unconscious, and the second will bring about the resurrection. Allah (swt) said: “And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allah wills. Then it will be blown a second time, and behold they will be standing, looking on (waiting).” (Qur’an 39: 68)

1. The blast of the Trumpet

This strange and wonderful universe in which we live, teeming with life and living things both visible and invisible, filled with constant motion that never stops or ceases, will remain like this until the Day comes on which Allah (swt) will destroy all living things except what He wills. Allah (swt) said: “Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish” (Qur’an 55: 26). He (swt) said: “And the trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heaven s and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allah wills.” (Qur’an 39: 68)


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