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Az-Zalzala
سورة الزلزلة
Classification Madinah
Meaning of the name The Earthquake
Statistics
Sura number 99
Number of verses 8
Juz' number 30
Number of Sajdahs 0
Previous Sura Al-Bayyina
Next Sura Al-Adiyat

Surat Az-Zalzala (Arabic: سورة الزلزلة‎) (The Earthquake) is the 99th sura of the Qur'an with 8 ayat.

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Summary

This surah begins by saying that on the Day of Judgment, the Earth will give off a terrible, terrible earthquake. Then the Earth will give her tidings because of the inspiration from God.

In this sura the earth opening up and bearing forth her secrets is implied through the birth metaphor. The earth, (al-ard) in the feminine gender, bears forth of how her lord revealed the final secret to her. Human beings will then realize that the moment of accountability has arrived. This meticulous accountability will reflect ones act of good and evil deed that might have seemed insignificant at the time.[1]

The verses [Qur'an 99:7-8] state that all men will be sorted out into groups by their deeds, and they will see everything they have done, even an atom's weight of good or evil.

According to Tafsir ibn Kathir, this surah is equivalent to one fourth of the Quran.

Translation

  • When the earth shivers on its earthquick . And the burdons of earth cometh out . And saith man what's happened . On that day (the earth) declare its events . Because thy lord hath inspired it . On that day people come forth scattered to see their deeds . And so him who has done a portion of good shall see it . And him who has done a portion of evil shall see it .

References

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1. Sells, Michael, Approaching The Qur'an, p. 108-109, [ISBN 1883991692]

Previous Sura:
Al-Bayyina
The Qur'an - Sura 99 Next Sura:
Al-Adiyat
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