8 verses • revealed at Medinan
»The surah that opens with the mention of The Quake of the earth in utter destruction at the end of the world. It takes its name from “the quake” (al-zalzalah) mentioned in verse 1. The surah deals with scenes from the Day of Judgement.«
The surah is also known as The Convulsion, The Earthquake, The Quaking, The Shaking, The Shock
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ
Ahmed Ali: In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful.
WHEN THE WORLD is shaken up by its cataclysm,