36.9 The Messenger Passes Away
Mohamed, who only a few hours before was so alive, so perspicacious, was gone. People heard women crying and wailing, but they were stunned. This could not be. Only a few hours before he was among them, admonishing them, telling them not to forget. Could he be gone forever? Impossible! A spirit so strong cannot, does not, die. They stood bewildered, not knowing what to think.