Chapter 101: Surah Al-Qari‘ah (The Calamity)



اَلْقَارِعَةُۙ The calamity!

۝ Verse 1

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

The calamity!



مَا الْقَارِعَةُۚ What is the Calamity?

۝ Verse 2

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

What is the calamity?



وَ مَاۤ اَدْرٰىكَ And what will make thee know

مَا الْقَارِعَةُؕ how terrible is the calamity?

۝ Verse 3

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And what will make thee know how terrible is the calamity?



يَوْمَ The day

يَكُوْنُ النَّاسُ wherein men will

كَالْفَرَاشِ be as moths

الْمَبْثُوْثِۙ scattered,

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

The day wherein men will be as scattered moths,



وَ تَكُوْنُ الْجِبَالُ And the mountains will

كَالْعِهْنِ be as wool

الْمَنْفُوْشِؕ (carded).

۝ Verse 5

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And the mountains will be as carded wool.



فَاَمَّا مَنْ Then as for him whose

ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِيْنُهٗۙ measure (of good deeds) is heavy,

۝ Verse 6

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Then as for him whose measure (of good deeds) is heavy,



فَهُوَ فِيْ عِيْشَةٍ He will live a

رَّاضِيَةٍؕ a pleasant life.

۝ Verse 7

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

He will live a pleasant life.



وَ اَمَّا مَنْ And as for him

خَفَّتْ whose measure (of good deeds)

مَوَازِيْنُهٗۙ is light,

۝ Verse 8

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And as for him whose measure (of good deeds) is light,



فَاُمُّهٗ A mother to him is

هَاوِيَةٌؕ The abyss

۝ Verse 9

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

The abyss is a mother to him.



وَ مَاۤ اَدْرٰىكَ And what will make thee know

مَاهِيَهْؕ what that is?

۝ Verse 10

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And what will make thee know what that is?



نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌ A burning Fire.

۝ Verse 11

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

A burning Fire.