Christian Churches of God

No. Q101

 

 

 

Commentary on the Koran: Surah 101 “The Calamity”

 

(Edition 1.0 20180601-20180601)

 

 

This Surah is a Very Early Meccan Surah referring to the end days and the day of judgment and the end punishment of the Lake of Fire.

 

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Commentary on the Koran: Surah 101 “The Calamity”



Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

 

Introduction

Al-Qari’ah is a Very Early Meccan Surah and takes its name from the references to the calamity in verses 1, 2 and 3. The text again refers to the judgment between good and bad at the end days and the judgment and the end punishment of the Lake of Fire.

 

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101.1. The Calamity!

101.2. What is the Calamity?  

101.3. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Calamity is!  

101.4. A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths  

101.5. And the mountains will become as carded wool.

 

See Luke 21:25-26 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 99 (No. Q099) at ayat 5 and Zephaniah 1:14-17 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 100 (No. Q100) at ayat 5 and also refer to Matthew 24:29-30 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 70 (No. Q070) at ayat 7.   

 

Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

 

Isaiah 13:9-11 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. 10For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light. 11I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

 

 

Revelation 6:14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

 

101.6. Then, as for him whose scales are heavy (with good works),  

101.7. He will live a pleasant life.

 

Refer to:

Revelation 20:4-6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 31; John 5:28-29 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 21 (No. Q021) at ayat 47; Daniel 12:2 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 24 (No. Q024) at ayat 42;  Matthew 25:34 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 15; Daniel 7:27 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 44 (No. Q044) at ayat 57 and 1Peter 1:4 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 57 (No. Q057) at ayat 10.

 

101.8. But as for him whose scales are light,  

101.9. The Bereft and Hungry One will be his mother,

101.10. Ah, what will convey unto thee what she is! –

101.11. Raging Fire.

 

Refer to:

Revelation 20:11-15 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 15; Revelation 21:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 23 (No. Q023)  at ayat 98; Matthew 25:41 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 16 and Isaiah 66:24 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 34 (No. Q034) at ayat 38.

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