Sūra 104: Humaza, or the Scandal-monger

Verses 9 — Makki; Revealed at Mecca — Sections 1

1. وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍ
Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and backbiter

2. الَّذِي جَمَعَ مَالًا وَعَدَّدَهُ
Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by

3. يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ مَالَهُ أَخْلَدَهُ
Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever!

4. كَلَّا ۖ لَيُنبَذَنَّ فِي الْحُطَمَةِ
By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into that which breaks to pieces.

5. وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُ
And what will explain to thee That which Breaks to Pieces?

6. نَارُ اللَّـهِ الْمُوقَدَةُ
(It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) God kindled (to a blaze)

7. الَّتِي تَطَّلِعُ عَلَى الْأَفْئِدَةِ
The which doth mount (Right) to the Hearts:

8. إِنَّهَا عَلَيْهِم مُّؤْصَدَةٌ
It shall be made into a vault over them

9. فِي عَمَدٍ مُّمَدَّدَةٍ
In columns outstretched.