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(is) the Striking Calamity?

Mal qaariah

Sahih International:

What is the Striking Calamity?

1 A. J. Arberry

What is the Clatterer?

2 Abdul Haleem

What is the Crashing Blow?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

What is the Striking?

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

What is the (Day) of Noise and Clamour?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

What is the Calamity?

6 Ahmed Ali

What is the startling calamity?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

What is the event that terrifies the hearts?

8 Ali Quli Qarai

What is the Catastrophe?

9 Ali Ünal

What is the sudden, mighty strike?

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

How very terrible is the Disastrous Rattling!

11 English Literal

What (is) the resurrection/disaster/calamity?

12 Faridul Haque

What is the event that terrifies the hearts?

13 Hamid S. Aziz

What is the calamity?

14 Hilali & Khan

What is the striking (Hour)?

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And what will make thee know how terrible is the calamity?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

What is the terrible calamity!

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

What is the Calamity?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

What is the crash?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

What is the Clatterer.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

What is Al-Qari`ah

21 Wahiduddin Khan

What is the Clatterer?

22 Talal Itani

What is the Shocker?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

What is the Clattering Blow? -- [intended] to emphasise its awesomeness (m'l-qri`a; both of these [elements] constitute a subject and a predicate, and [together] the predicate of [the first] al-qri`a).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir


What is Al-Qari`ah?
Al-Qari`ah is one of the names of the Day of Judgement, like Al-Haqqah, At-Tammah, As-Sakhkhah, Al-Ghashiyah and other names.

Then Allah intensifies concern and fright for it by saying,

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُ