Sūrat al-Qār‘ah

Sūrat al-Qāri‘ah No. 101. Revealed in Makkah, 11 verses. The name of the sūrah, from the first verse, is a name of the Day of Judgment. It signifies the unimaginable change and fear that the Day will bring.

Merits of reciting the Sūrah

Imam Muhammad al-Bāqir (a) has said: Whoever recites al-Qāri‘ah, Allah will keep him safe from believing in Dajjal and from the dreadfulness of Hell, Inshallah.

Note: This safety will be for those who take heed and prepare for the Day of Judgment.

General synopsis of contents

1) Description of the Day of Judgment (v. 1-5)

2) The two groups on the Day of Judgment (vv. 6-9).

3) The fire of Hell (vv. 10-11)

Selected Lessons

1) Human beings will be confused and scattered on that day. See also 54:7.

2) Nature will undergo a complete transformation on that day.

3) The scales on that day will determine the fate of people. All deeds will be weighed and accounted for.

Suggested verses for reflection and memorization.

1) 101:4-5- The day when mankind will be like scattered moths and the mountains like loosened wool.

2) 101:6-7 – As for him, whose deeds weigh heavy in the scales, he will have a pleasing life.

Activities for self-study

1) Many verses talk about the change in the solid structure of the mountains on the Day of Judgment. Check: 73:14, 77:10, 81:3. All of these refer to mountains at the end of times. But mountains have also been mentioned in many other contexts. Explore the topic of mountains in the Quran. You could use this link http://www.pakpeaks.com/2017/07/08/holy-quran-and-mountains/

2) What are the scales with which human deeds will be weighed on that day? For an interesting explanation of the weighing scales on the Day of Judgment see: