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Quran Chapter 101 - The Crashing Blow - The Abyss

A Meccan sura which gives some scenes from the Resurrection and Judgement

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1 The Crashing Blow [a]! 2 What is the Crashing Blow? 3 What will explain to you what the Crashing Blow is? 4 On a Day when people will be like scattered moths 5 and the mountains like tufts of wool, 6 the one whose good deeds are heavy on the scales 7 will have a pleasant life, 8 but the one whose good deeds are light 9 will have the Bottomless Pit for his home [b] –– 10 what will explain to you what that is?–– 11 a blazing fire.


a. Or, the Striking Hour.

b. Literally ‘his mother is the bottomless pit’.

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur'an / a new translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, copyright © 2004 Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press). Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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