Al-Qari'ah

1

الْقَارِعَةُ

The Calamity!

2

مَا الْقَارِعَةُ

What is the Calamity?

3

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ

Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Calamity is!

4

يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ

A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths

5

وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنفُوشِ

And the mountains will become as carded wool.

6

فَأَمَّا مَن ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ

Then, as for him whose scales are heavy (with good works),

7

فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ

He will live a pleasant life.

8

وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ

But as for him whose scales are light,

9

فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ

A bereft and Hungry One will be his mother,

10

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ

Ah, what will convey unto thee what she is! -

Total 11 Ayaat.