AL-ZALZALAH

The Quake

الزلزلة

Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)

»The surah that opens with the mention of THE QUAKE of the earth in utter destruction at the end of the world. It takes its name from “the quake” (al-zalzalah) mentioned in verse 1. The surah deals with scenes from the Day of Judgement.«

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,

THE ALL-BENEFICENT, THE ALL-MERCIFUL.

1

القرآن:

إذا زلزلت الأرض زلزالها

TRANSLATION:

When the earth is rocked with a terrible quake

2

القرآن:

وأخرجت الأرض أثقالها

TRANSLATION:

and the earth discharges her burdens,

3

القرآن:

وقال الإنسان ما لها

TRANSLATION:

and man says, ‘What is the matter with her?’

4

القرآن:

يومئذ تحدث أخبارها

TRANSLATION:

On that day she will relate her chronicles

5

القرآن:

بأن ربك أوحى لها

TRANSLATION:

for her Lord will have inspired her.

6

القرآن:

يومئذ يصدر الناس أشتاتا ليروا أعمالهم

TRANSLATION:

On that day, mankind will issue forth in various groups1

to be shown their deeds.

Or ‘separate groups.’

7

القرآن:

فمن يعمل مثقال ذرة خيرا يره

TRANSLATION:

So whoever does an atom’s weight of good

will see it,

8

القرآن:

ومن يعمل مثقال ذرة شرا يره

TRANSLATION:

and whoever does an atom’s weight of evil

will see it.

Source:al-quran.info


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