Al Qari'ah (The Calamity)


1. Al qaari'ah


الْقَارِعَةُ


The (Day) of Noise and Clamour:


2. Mal qaariah


مَا الْقَارِعَةُ


What is the (Day) of Noise and Clamour?


3. Wa maa adraaka mal qaari'ah


وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ


And what will explain to thee what the (Day) of Noise and Clamour is?


4. Yauma ya koonun naasu kal farashil mabthooth


يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ


(It is) a Day whereon men will be like moths scattered about,


5. Wa ta koonul jibalu kal 'ihnil manfoosh


وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنْفُوشِ


And the mountains will be like carded wool.


6. Fa-amma man thaqulat mawa zeenuh


فَأَمَّا مَنْ ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ


Then, he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy,


7. Fahuwa fee 'ishatir raadiyah


فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَاضِيَةٍ


Will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction.


8. Wa amma man khaffat mawa zeenuh


وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ


But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light,-


9. Fa-ummuhu haawiyah


فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ


Will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit.


10. Wa maa adraaka maa hiyah


وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ


And what will explain to thee what this is?


11. Naarun hamiyah


نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌ


(It is) a Fire Blazing fiercely!