Surah 101

THE CALAMITY (Al-Qariah)

The Calamity: A hungry mother and a raging fire
Cruelty Injustice Absurdity 101:1-11

1 The Calamity!

2 What is the Calamity?

3 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Calamity is!

The calamity!

What is the calamity?

4 A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths

5 And the mountains will become as carded wool.

6 Then, as for him whose scales are heavy (with good works),

7 He will live a pleasant life.

It's a day when humans will be

like thickly-scattered moths

8 But as for him whose scales are light,

9 A bereft and Hungry One will be his mother,

10 Ah, what will convey unto thee what she is! -

11 Raging Fire.

Those whose scales are light

will have hungry mothers,

and will be engulfed by a raging fire.