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Quran Chapter 99 - The Earthquake - The Earth Will Bear Witness on the Day of Judgement

A Medinan sura, one of a series of suras that deal with scenes from the Day of Judgement. Compare Suras 81, 82, 101, and others.


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


1 When the earth is shaken violently in its [last] quaking, 2 when the earth throws out its burdens, [a] 3 when man cries, ‘What is happening to it?’; 4 on that Day, it will tell all 5 because your Lord will inspire it [to do so]. 6 On that Day, people will come forward in separate groups to be shown their deeds: 7 whoever has done an atom’s-weight of good will see it, 8 but whoever has done an atom’s-weight of evil will see that.


Footnotes


a. This refers to the dead being thrown out of their graves


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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