“And if he (Muhammad) had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah), We surely should have seized him by his right hand, and then certainly would have cut off his life artery, and none of you could withhold Us from (punishing) him.” (Qur’an, Al-Haaqqah: 44-47)
Last night when the imam got to this verse, he began to sob uncontrollably. He was so emotional that it took him about half a minute to regain his composure. You could hear the heaving of his chest through the microphone. A few more seconds and you could hear the sobs of other brothers behind him. Then the woman beside me started breaking down in sobs. Then other women.