الْحَاقَّةُ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab The Inevitable Hour!

مَا الْحَاقَّةُ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab What is the Inevitable Hour?

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحَاقَّةُ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And what will make you realize what the Inevitable Hour is?

كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ وَعَادٌ بِالْقَارِعَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹Both˺ Thamûd and ’Ȃd denied the Striking Disaster.1

فَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِالطَّاغِيَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab As for Thamûd, they were destroyed by an overwhelming blast.

وَأَمَّا عَادٌ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِرِيحٍ صَرْصَرٍ عَاتِيَةٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And as for ’Ȃd, they were destroyed by a furious, bitter wind

سَخَّرَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَبْعَ لَيَالٍ وَثَمَانِيَةَ أَيَّامٍ حُسُومًا فَتَرَى الْقَوْمَ فِيهَا صَرْعَىٰ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ خَاوِيَةٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab which Allah unleashed on them non-stop for seven nights and eight days, so that you would have seen its people lying dead like trunks of uprooted palm trees.

فَهَلْ تَرَىٰ لَهُمْ مِنْ ﯿ بَاقِيَةٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Do you see any of them left alive?

وَجَاءَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَنْ قَبْلَهُ وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَاتُ بِالْخَاطِئَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Also, Pharaoh and those before him, and ˹the people of˺ the overturned cities ˹of Lot˺ indulged in sin,

فَعَصَوْا رَسُولَ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَهُمْ أَخْذَةً رَابِيَةً
Dr. Mustafa Khattab each disobeying their Lord’s messenger, so He seized them with a crushing grip.

إِنَّا لَمَّا طَغَى الْمَاءُ حَمَلْنَاكُمْ فِي الْجَارِيَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Indeed, when the floodwater had overflowed, We carried you1 in the floating Ark ˹with Noah˺,