Quran Quote  :  And the guilty shall behold the Fire and know that they are bound to fall into it - 18:53

اَلۡقَارِعَةُۙ‏ ﴿۱﴾

1. The dreadful calamity.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 1
Topic : Calamity

مَا الۡقَارِعَةُ‌ۚ‏ ﴿۲

2. What is that dreadful calamity(1)?

(1). It means the Day of Judgement when the hearts of all the human beings would be jolted due to its dread and terrors. One name of Judgement Day is "Frightening Calamity." It should be remembered that the Prophets and Saints would be protected from the grief of Judgement Day. Says Allah Almighty: "The Great Terror shall not grieve them"(S21: V103). But common as well as the specific people will experience this dread and terror. It is in this terror that people would be forgetting the beloved intercessor and go to the threshold of other Noble Prophets. In fact, even the Prophets themselves would not be able to give the whereabouts of the Holy Prophet yet everyone knew in the world that the blessed Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is the intercessor of sinners. This is the meaning of the Frightening Calamity.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 2
Topic : Calamity

 وَمَاۤ اَدۡرٰٮكَ مَا الۡقَارِعَةُؕ‏ ﴿۳﴾

3. And what do you know what this dreadful calamity (2) is?

2. In it the address is made to the believers reciting the Holy Quran, i.e. O believer! Although the Holy Qur'aan and the Possessor of the Holy Quran have described every angle of the dread of Judgement Day, you will not be able to have full knowledge of it in the true sense of the word. This you will only have after seeing it. Thus, prepare yourself for that day. If this is addressed to the Holy Prophet then it would mean that O My Beloved! صلى الله عليه وآله وسلمThe terror and dread of Judgement Day is such that even you would not be able to perceive it by means of your intelligence and assumption, although your intelligence and understanding is greater than the entire creation. You have got its knowledge through Divine revelation and manifestation. Thus, this verse in no way negates the knowledge of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم because he had witnessed the signs Day Of Judgement , the Day of Judgement itself, in fact Hell, Paradise and the punishment and rewards of these places during the night of Me'raaj, etc.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 3
Topic : Calamity

 يَوۡمَ يَكُوۡنُ النَّاسُ كَالۡفَرَاشِ الۡمَبۡثُوۡثِۙ‏ ﴿۴﴾

4. The day when mankind shall be ke scattered moths (3).

It means at the time of the first Trumpet Day of Judgement people would be running helter-skelter in all directions out of total fear in such a manner like how the crowded moths are dispersed, when the light of the lamp is extinguished. Under this aspect, the meaning of the next verse is clear. The running of the people to seek refuge and the flying of the mountains broken into particles will take place at the time of the first Trumpet. Or, that at the time of the second Trumpet people after resurrection would be running to the Field of Accountability in every direction in such a manner like how the moths fly in all directions of the burning lamp. Under this circumstance the discussion, which follows, mentions the condition of the first Trumpet. It should be remembered that although the jinns and animals too would be resurrected on Judgement Day, but because the actual purpose is the resurrection of human beings, mention is being made of that. Here, the word human being includes all human beings, whether big or small, good or evil.

Since this resurrection and assembling would be taking place in a short time after which silence will prevail upon everyone, no one would be able to display any pride and superiority. Hence, they have been compared to moths.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 4
Topic : That day human being will be like scattered moth

 وَتَكُوۡنُ الۡجِبَالُ كَالۡعِهۡنِ الۡمَنۡفُوۡشِؕ‏ ﴿۵﴾

5. And the mountains become like cotton wool (4).

4. It means that due to the frightening and pulsating sound of the First Trumpet the colourful mountains would be reduced to tiny particles and flying in the air in such a manner like the particles of the colourful wool at the time of its combing.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 5
Topic : The mountains will be like woolen tuft-6

 فَاَمَّا مَنۡ ثَقُلَتۡ مَوَازِيۡنُهٗۙ‏ ﴿۶﴾ 

6. And then as for him whose scales are heavy.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 6
Topic : Scale

فَهُوَ فِىۡ عِيۡشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍؕ‏ ﴿۷

7. He shall be given a pleasant (5) life.

5. It means on the Day of Judgement the one whose good deeds would be heavy on the scale will be enjoying eternally the pure pleasures of Paradise.

Here, keep in mind the following issues:

1. That the weighing of deeds on the Day of Judgement is a certainty.

2. This weighing is for human beings only, that there is Paradise and Hell for jinns but there is no weighing of deeds for the angels and animals, as there is no Paradise or Hell for them. Although there is Hell for infidel jinns but there is no Paradise for believing jinns. Hence, there is no weighing of deeds for them.

3. Weighing will only be of those, which have already been entered in the record of deeds. Thus, the deeds of minor children and the demented people will not be weighed. Likewise, there is no weight for the love of

Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم as this is not written ,

4. There the weight of deeds is not dependent on approximates but is based on sincerity and love. A single Sajdah of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is far superior than the worship of the entire creation.

5. There will be no weighing for the sinless and beloved servants of Allah Almighty as well as for those infidels who will not be in possession of pious deeds because this weighing is not done with weights but between pious and evil deeds. Says Allah Almighty: "And We shall not establish any weight for them" (S18:V105). Weighing is for sinners like us as well as those infidels who will have visible good deeds but they will be without any weight.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 7
Topic : Blissful Life

 وَاَمَّا مَنۡ خَفَّتۡ مَوَازِيۡنُهٗۙ‏ ﴿۸﴾

8. And for him whose scale is light (6).

6. There the weighing is for the purpose of justice and not for bounty. Those on whom there will be the mercy and bounty of Allah Almighty will enter Paradise without any weighing or any accountability. The buyers are given the commodity by weighing but the beggars are given alms without measuring or weighing. The beloved guests are fed at the banquet without any measurement and weighing.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 8
Topic : Scale

فَاُمُّهٗ هَاوِيَةٌؕ‏ ﴿۹﴾

9. His abode shall be the bottomless pit (7).

7. The good deeds of the believer will be heavy on the scale but light on himself. Therefore when he will walk towards Paradise with these pious deeds he will be carrying no burden on him at all. In fact, he will be riding on some of these deeds like on his sacrificial animal. But the sins of the infidel would be heavy on the scale as well as full of weight on his shoulders. Observe, the one who sits in the pond of the water does not feel the weight of the water, but when you fill the water-skin you will feel its weight.

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 9
Topic : Deep Pit

وَمَاۤ اَدۡرٰٮكَ مَا هِيَهۡؕ‏ ﴿۱۰﴾

10. And what do you understand what that (bottomless pit) is?

Surah Name : Al-Qariah   Surah Number : 101   Ayat Number: 10
Topic : Deep Pit

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