A Simplified Explanation of Sūrah Al-Qāriʿah from Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar
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بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
The Hour that pounds the hearts of Mankind with its terrors:
What is this pounding [Hour]?
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ
And what will tell you about it?
يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِ
On that day, people–in their great numbers, their dispersion, their movements–will be like scattered moths, [those] that fall, one after another, into fire.
وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنْفُوشِ
And the mountains will be like wool, in [its] various colors, that has been teased out by hand, after which it becomes a fine dust and disappears.
فَأَمَّا مَنْ ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ
Then as for one whose good deeds weighed heavier [on the Scale]….
فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَاضِيَةٍ
…then he will be in a life of pleasure [and contentment] in Paradise.
وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ
And as for one whose good deeds were light [on the Scale] while his evil deeds weighed heavier….
…then he will take shelter in the [Pit of] Blazing Hellfire.
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيَهْ
And what will make you realize, O Messenger, what this Pit is?
Indeed, it is a fire whose heat has been raised [to an extreme] by the fuel [set] upon it.
Source: Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar. King Fahd Qurʾān Printing Complex. Madīnah: 1434 H.