How shall people be resurrected from their graves on Judgment Day? How will prophets, Aqtab, and Abdal be raised from the dead? Who will be the first to have clothes?
On the Judgment Day, Allah will raise people from death out of the coccyx. People then will grow from these coccyges at the same time just as plants grow from seeds and palm trees from date seeds. Then, they will come out of their graves barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised running scared as if they were locusts spreading or scattered moths. They will not lose the way to the land of gathering. In fact, they will be the most familiar with it and run towards it as if they were racing towards a specific point. On Doomsday, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) will be the first to rise from the dead and the first to regain consciousness after the swoon. But the first to be clothed after resurrection will be Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) (peace be upon him), the Khalil (beloved, close elect) of the Most Merciful. On that day, horrible events will take place, thus all prophets will say, 'Myself! Myself.' People who recite Surahs Al-Qamar, Al-Ma`arij, Al-Qari`ah, and similar Surahs telling of the Doomsday's events understand this very well. It is authentically reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
You will be assembled on Doomsday barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised. Then he recited:
As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it.
So the first person to be clothed on Doomsday (Part No. 3; Page No. 459) is Prophet
Ibrahim (Abraham). Some people of my Companions will be driven (by the angels) to the left side (and taken to Hell) whereupon I will say, 'O Lord, my Companions!' Then, it will be said, 'They have reverted since you left them.' Then, I will say like the pious slave (Jesus) said:
Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allâh) did command me to say: ‘Worship Allâh, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them
Narrated by Al-Bukhari, chapter Bad' al-Khalq i.e. Beginning of Creation. It is reported in Al-Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
On the Day of Resurrection all the people will fall unconscious and I will be the first to be raised form the dead..
It is also reported in these two books that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
'People will be struck unconscious on the Day of Resurrection and I will be the first to regain consciousness...
Refer to the concise examination of this Hadith in "Sharh Al-Tahawiyyah" by ibn Abu al-`Ezz when commenting on
Al-Tahawy's statement on people's situation on the Judgment Day.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet
Muhammad, his family, and Companions!