ٱلۡقَارِعَةُThe Striking Calamity –
مَا ٱلۡقَارِعَةُWhat is the Striking Calamity?
وَمَآ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلۡقَارِعَةُAnd what can make you know what is the Striking Calamity?
يَوۡمَ يَكُونُ ٱلنَّاسُ كَٱلۡفَرَاشِ ٱلۡمَبۡثُوثِIt is the Day when people will be like moths, dispersed,
1- The people will be as such after having been expelled from their graves.
وَتَكُونُ ٱلۡجِبَالُ كَٱلۡعِهۡنِ ٱلۡمَنفُوشِAnd the mountains will be like wool, fluffed up.
1- i.e., beginning to disintegrate.
فَأَمَّا مَن ثَقُلَتۡ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥThen as for one whose scales are heavy [with good deeds],
فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٖ رَّاضِيَةٖHe will be in a pleasant life.
وَأَمَّا مَنۡ خَفَّتۡ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥBut as for one whose scales are light,
فَأُمُّهُۥ هَاوِيَةٞHis refuge will be an abyss.
1- Literally, "mother" (a man's original refuge) , which will envelop him as in an embrace.
2- i.e., the pit of Hellfire.
وَمَآ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا هِيَهۡAnd what can make you know what that is?
نَارٌ حَامِيَةُۢIt is a Fire, intensely hot.