The Calamity

Al-Qaari'a


1
الْقَارِعَةُ
The terrible calamity!

2
مَا الْقَارِعَةُ
What is the terrible calamity!

3
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ
And what will make you comprehend what the terrible calamity is?

4
يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ
The day on which men shall be as scattered moths,

5
وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنْفُوشِ
And the mountains shall be as loosened wool.

6
فَأَمَّا مَنْ ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ
Then as for him whose measure of good deeds is heavy,

7
فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَاضِيَةٍ
He shall live a pleasant life.

8
وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ
And as for him whose measure of good deeds is light,

9
فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ
His abode shall be the abyss.

10
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ
And what will make you know what it is?

11
نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌ
A burning fire.