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Surah Zalzalah Recitation | Tafseer & English translation


Surah Zalzalah is 99th surah of Holy Qur’an. It is Eye- Opening surah for those who have forgotten the Akhirah (the Day of Judgement).In this surah Allah S.W.T told us what will happen when Allah wills to end this wordly life.

The Day of Judgement what will take place during it, the Condition of the Earth and the Condition of the People?

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Surah Zalzalah

Reciter- Idris Abkar

When the earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake [1]
And the earth discharges its burdens [2]
And man says, “What is [wrong] with it?” – [3]
That Day, it will report its news [4]
Because your Lord has inspired [i.e., commanded] it. [5]
That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds. [6]
So whoever does an atom’s weight1 of good will see it, [7]
And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it. [8]

–Saheeh International Translation

Surah Zalzalah Tafseer

Ibn ‘Abbas said,

إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ زِلْزَالَهَا

1 (When the earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake) “This means that it will move from beneath it.”

وَأَخْرَجَتِ الْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا

2 (And when the earth throws out its burdens.) meaning, it will throw forth that which is in it of the dead.

وَأَخْرَجَتِ الْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا

Allah s.w.t warned us about this zilzala (earthquake)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ

(O mankind! Have Taqwa of your Lord! Verily, the earthquake (Zalzalah) of the Hour is a terrible thing.) (22:1)

Then Allah says,

وَقَالَ الْإِنسَانُ مَا لَهَا

3 (And man will say: “What is the matter with it?”) meaning, he will be baffled by its situation after it used to be stable, settled and firm, and he used to be settled upon its surface.

This refers to the alteration of the state of things and the earth moving and shaking. There will come to it inescapable quaking that Allah prepared for it. Then it will throw out its dead people – from the first to the last generations. At that time the people will be baffled by the events and the earth changing into other than the earth, and the heavens as well. Then they will be presented before Allah, the One, the Irresistible.

Concerning Allah’s statement,

يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَا

4 (That Day, it will report its information.) meaning, it will speak of what the people did upon its surface.

Then prophet asked,
(Do you know what is its information?) They said, ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’ He said,

(Verily, its information is that it will testify against every male and female servant, about what they did upon its surface. It will say that he did such and such on such and such day. So this is its information.)”

بِأَنَّ رَبَّكَ أَوْحَىٰ لَهَا

5 (Because your Lord has inspired [i.e., commanded] it.)

People will be divided into groups

يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوْا أَعْمَالَهُم

6 (That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds.) This means that people will be divided into groups : those who will happy and will be commanded to enter “Paradise”, And those who will be commanded to enter “Hell”.

فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ – وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ

7,8 (So whosoever does good equal to the weight of a speck of dust shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of speck of dust shall see it.)

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