Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

5 and cleaving therein a host!
6 Indeed man is ungrateful to his Lord,
7 and indeed he is [himself] witness to that!
8 He is indeed avid in the love of wealth.
9 Does he not know,
when what is in the graves is turned over,
10 and what is in the breasts is divulged,
11 indeed their Lord
will be best aware of them on that day?

101. Sūrat al-Qāri‘ah 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 The Catastrophe!
2 What is the Catastrophe?
3 What will show you what is the Catastrophe?
4 The day mankind will be
like scattered moths,
5 and the mountains will be
like carded wool.
6 As for him whose deeds weigh heavy in the scales,
7 he will have a pleasing life.
8 But as for him whose deeds weigh light in the scales,
9 his home will be the Abyss.
10 And what will show you what it is?
11 It is a scorching fire!

1 The sūrah takes its name from ‘the catastrophe’(qāri‘ah) mentioned in verses 1-3.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 06 Oct. 2022: