القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 1 الآية :

ٱلۡقَارِعَةُ

The Striking Calamity –

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 2 الآية :

مَا ٱلۡقَارِعَةُ

What is the Striking Calamity?

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 3 الآية :

وَمَآ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلۡقَارِعَةُ

And what can make you know what is the Striking Calamity?

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 4 الآية :

يَوۡمَ يَكُونُ ٱلنَّاسُ كَٱلۡفَرَاشِ ٱلۡمَبۡثُوثِ

It is the Day when people will be like moths, dispersed,[1]

1- The people will be as such after having been expelled from their graves.

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 5 الآية :

وَتَكُونُ ٱلۡجِبَالُ كَٱلۡعِهۡنِ ٱلۡمَنفُوشِ

And the mountains will be like wool, fluffed up.[1]

1- i.e., beginning to disintegrate.

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 6 الآية :

فَأَمَّا مَن ثَقُلَتۡ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ

Then as for one whose scales are heavy [with good deeds],

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 7 الآية :

فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٖ رَّاضِيَةٖ

He will be in a pleasant life.

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 8 الآية :

وَأَمَّا مَنۡ خَفَّتۡ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ

But as for one whose scales are light,

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 9 الآية :

فَأُمُّهُۥ هَاوِيَةٞ

His refuge[1] will be an abyss.[2]

1- Literally, "mother" (a man's original refuge) , which will envelop him as in an embrace.
2- i.e., the pit of Hellfire.

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 10 الآية :

وَمَآ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا هِيَهۡ

And what can make you know what that is?

القارعة Al-Qâri`ah 11 الآية :

نَارٌ حَامِيَةُۢ

It is a Fire, intensely hot.