Surah Al Qariah
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
الْقَارِعَةُ (1) مَا الْقَارِعَةُ (2) وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ (3) يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ (4) وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنْفُوشِ (5) فَأَمَّا مَنْ ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ (6) فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَاضِيَةٍ (7) وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ (8) فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ (9) وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ (10) نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌ (11
Surah Al Qariah was revealed on our beloved Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) in Mecca after the revelation of Surah
It consists of 11 verses, and is arranged in the Holy Quran
Surah Al Qariah starts with one of the names of the day of
Judgement (Al Qariah), and it doesn’t contain the name of
Surah Al Qariah transliteration:
1. Al qariato.
2. Mal Qariah.
3. Wama adraka mal Qariah.
4. Yawma yakono naso kafarashil mabthoth.
5. Watakonol Jebalo kal’hnel manfoosh.
6. Fa amma man thaqolat mawazinoh.
7. Fahow fe eshatin radiah.
8. Wa amma man khafat mawazino.
9. Fa omoho hawiah.
10. Wama adraka ma hyah.
11. Naron hamiah.
Surah Al Qariah translation_Sahih international:
1. The striking Calamity.
2. What is the striking Calamity?
3. And what can make you know what is the striking
4. It is the day when people will be dispersed like moths.
5. And the mountains will be like fluffed up wool.
6. The person whose scales are heavy with Good
7. Will be in a pleasant life.
8. But for a person whose scales are light.
9. His refuge will be an abyss.
10. And what can make you know what that is?
11. It is a fire, It is intensely hot.
Simple explanation of Surah Al Qariah:
Surah Al Qariah has many English names such as
(Calamity, striking, and Catastrophe).
This great Surah warns people of the day of Judgement,
and the dangers of hell.
Allah explains the day of Judgement when people will be
confused, they will be like scattered Moths.
The Mountains also will be like carded wool that will fade
Then Allah differentiates between the effects of the good
and the bad deeds.
The one whose good deeds is heavier than his bad deeds,
he will be in Jannah.
And the one whose bad deeds is heavier than his good
deeds, he will be in Hell.
The 8th verse “wa ommoho hawiah” means that he will fall
in the fire on their heads.
The word “Mother” here means the brain, as the brain is
the mother of our head.
We have to know that “Hawiah” is an Arabic word which
means one of the names of the Hellfire.
On explaining the last verse of Surah Al Qariah “Naron
Hamiah” it means that the fire will be intensively hot, and it
is accompanied by a strong flame and fire.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in
describing the hellfire “The fire of the Children of Adam
that you all kindle is one part of the seventy parts of the
fire of Hell.”
Then His companions asked “
O Messenger of Allah! Isn’t it sufficient” He replied, (It is
more than sixty-nine times.)
It was described that the person who will get the least
torment on the day of Judgement will have two Sandals
that will cause his brain to boil.
So we have to ask Allah to protect us from His Fire, and
from His torment.
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