AL QARIA`H (THE TERRIFYING EVENT)

(Revealed at Mecca - contains 11 verses - 1 section)

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Allah beginning with the name of the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

AYAT

TRANSLATION

1

الْقَارِعَةُ

The event that terrifies the hearts!

2

مَا الْقَارِعَةُ

What is the event that terrifies the hearts?

3

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ

And what have you understood, what the event that terrifies the hearts is!

4

يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ

The day when men will be like scattered moths.

5

وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنفُوشِ

And mountains will be like flying wool.

6

فَأَمَّا مَن ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ

So for one whose scales prove heavy,

7

فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ

He is therefore in the desired bliss.

8

وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ

And for one whose scales prove light,

9

فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ

He is in the lap of one that abases.

10

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ

And what have you understood, what the one that abases is!

11

نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌ

A flaming fire!


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