The Calamity
Surah
Al-Qari'ah
01
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The Striking Disaster!

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The Striking Calamity -

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What is the Striking Disaster?

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What is the Striking Calamity?

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And what will make you realize what the Striking Disaster is?

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

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˹It is˺ the Day people will be like scattered moths,

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

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and the mountains will be like carded wool.

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

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So as for those whose scale is heavy ˹with good deeds˺,

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

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they will be in a life of bliss.

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He will be in a pleasant life.

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And as for those whose scale is light,

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But as for one whose scales are light,

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their home will be the abyss.

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His refuge1 will be an abyss.2

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And what will make you realize what that is?

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And what can make you know what that is?

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