Soora 101


[1] (In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


The meaning


More explanation

[2] 1. The Blast [of Doomsday]!


[3] 2. What a Blast a [it will be]!


[4] 3. And have you any idea what will such Blast [of Doomsday] be? b


[Then God be glorified described some of the terrible events which will occur on that day, and He said:]

[5] 4. The day when people will be like scattered moths c.


[6] 5. And mountains will be like fluffy wool. d


[7] 6. Then, as for him whose judgment e will be elaborated,


[8] 7. He will have a life pleasant [to him.]


[9] 8. But as for him whose inquiry will be in summary f,


[10] 9. His abode will be the Pit [of Hell, into which he will fall.]


[11] 10. And have you any idea what it is?


[12] 11. [It is] the hot fire [of volcanoes.]


2 a The Blast is one of the names of Doomsday.

It is the sound that will come out of the sun when it will crack up, so that the gases which will emerge from its core will knock on the cold crust that will form for the sun at the end of its life, so the [gases] will crack it.

When the gases will get out from that crack, they will cause a great sound or blast.

This is explained by His saying be glorified in the Quran 74: 8, which means:

(And when the percussion [surface: the Horn] is percussed.)*

[*Lit. it is: when the kettledrum is percussed.]

2 b This is for announcing its importance.




4 c The moths are the insects which fly round about the lamp at night.

The meaning: On that day, souls will scatter in the space like the locust spread about in the sky.

Similar to this is His saying be glorified in the Quran 54: 7, which means:

(They will come forth from graves like locusts scattered abroad [in the space.])




5 d The meaning: They will be like the sand, then the wind will disperse them.

This in fact has been previously explained.




6 e The Arabic word in the aya are the laws according to which people are judged.




8 f i.e. he was not taken to account in the Barzakh world [or the Afterlife], but he was asked a question of rebuke and reproach.


By God's help, the interpretation of the soora 101 of the Quran is completed;

So (praise be to God: Lord of the worlds.)


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