88. Surah Al-Ghaashiyah - The Overwhelming

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Step 1: Play Each Ayah     Step 2: Repeat After or With It     Step 3: Memorize Each Ayah     Step 4: Then Proceed with Next Ayah & Repeat Step 1 to 3 For All Ayahs.

Play Each Ayah & Repeat (as many times as needed) After or With it in a similar tone (qiraat) and pronunciation (tajweed) until you have Memorized the Ayah, after you have memorized the Ayah, play and repeat the Next Ayah, do this until you have In Sha Allah memorized all the Ayahs (i.e., verses) in the entire Surah. Make sure to also Read, Understand and Learn the Translation of the Surah inorder to get a better understanding of the Surah you are Memorizing or Reading.

Memorize & Understand Ayah by Ayah

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ayah 1: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

هَلْ أَتَىٰكَ حَدِيثُ ٱلْغَـٰشِيَةِ

Ayah/Verse 1: hal atāka ḥadīthu l-ghāshiyati

Meaning: Has ˹there˺ come to you the news of the Overwhelming ˹event˺

[Hal ataaka hadeesul ghaashiyah]

Ayah 2: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَـٰشِعَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 2: wujūhun yawma-idhin khāshiʿatun

Meaning: ˹Some˺ faces, on that Day, will be humbled ˹with fear˺

[Wujoohuny yawma ‘izin khaashi’ah]

Ayah 3: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

عَامِلَةٌ نَّاصِبَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 3:  `āamilatun naasibatun

Meaning: laboring, exhausted (i.e., due to their past sinful deeds)

[‘Aamilatun naasibah]

Ayah 4: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

تَصْلَىٰ نَارًا حَامِيَةً

Ayah/Verse 4: taṣlā nāran ḥāmiyatan

Meaning: they will burn in an intensely hot Fire

[Taslaa naaran haamiyah]

Ayah 5: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

تُسْقَىٰ مِنْ عَيْنٍ ءَانِيَةٍ

Ayah/Verse 5: tus’qā min ʿaynin āniyatin

Meaning: they will be given to drink from a boiling spring

[Tusqaa min ‘aynin aaniyah]

Ayah 6: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

لَّيْسَ لَهُمْ طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِن ضَرِيعٍ

Ayah/Verse 6: laysa lahum ṭaʿāmun illā min ḍarīʿin

Meaning: for them there will be no food except from a bitter thorny plant

[Laisa lahum ta’aamun illaa min daree’]

Ayah 7: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

لَّا يُسْمِنُ وَلَا يُغْنِى مِن جُوعٍ

Ayah/Verse 7: yus’minu walā yugh’nī min jūʿin

Meaning: neither it (i.e., bitter thorny plant) nourishes and nor it (i.e., bitter thorny plant) benefits (i.e., doesn’t satisfy) from hunger

[Laa yusminu wa laa yughnee min joo’]

Ayah 8: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاعِمَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 8: wujūhun yawma-idhin nāʿimatun

Meaning: ˹Other˺ faces, on that Day, will be Joyful ˹with comfort˺

[Wujoohuny yawma ‘izin naa’imah]

Ayah 9: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

لِّسَعْيِهَا رَاضِيَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 9: lisaʿyihā rāḍiyatun

Meaning: well-pleased with their effort (i.e., of past good deeds)

[Lisa’yihaa raadiyah]

Ayah 10: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فِى جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ

Ayah/Verse 10: jannatin ʿāliyatin

Meaning: in a Paradise, elevated

[Fee jannatin ‘aaliyah]

Ayah 11: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

لَّا تَسْمَعُ فِيهَا لَـٰغِيَةً

Ayah/Verse 11: tasmaʿu fīhā lāghiyatan

Meaning: They will not hear in it idle (i.e., unpleasant) talk 

[Laa tasma’u feehaa laaghiyah]

Ayah 12: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فِيهَا عَيْنٌ جَارِيَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 12: fīhā ʿaynun jāriyatun

Meaning: In it (i.e., Paradise) is a spring flowing

[Feehaa ‘aynun jaariyah]

فِيهَا سُرُرٌ مَّرْفُوعَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 13: fīhā sururun marfūʿatun

Meaning: In it (i.e., Paradise) are thrones raised-high

[Feehaa sururum marfoo’ah]

وَأَكْوَابٌ مَّوْضُوعَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 14: wa-akwābun mawḍūʿatun

Meaning: and cups put in place

[Wa akwaabum mawzoo’ah]

وَنَمَارِقُ مَصْفُوفَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 15: wanamāriqu maṣfūfatun

Meaning: and cushions lined up

[Wa namaariqu masfoofah]

وَزَرَابِىُّ مَبْثُوثَةٌ

Ayah/Verse 16: wazarābiyyu mabthūthatun

Meaning: and carpets spreadout

[Wa zaraabiyyu mabsoosah]

Ayah 17: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى ٱلْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ

Ayah/Verse 17: afalā yanẓurūna ilā l-ibili kayfa khuliqat

Meaning: Do they not look at the camels, how ˹remarkably˺ they (i.e., camels) are created

[Afalaa yanzuroona ilalibili kaifa khuliqat]

Ayah 18: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَإِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ

Ayah/Verse 18: wa-ilā l-samāi kayfa rufiʿat

Meaning: and at the sky, how it (i.e., sky) is raised ˹high˺

[Wa ilas samaaa’i kaifa rufi’at]

Ayah 19: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَإِلَى ٱلْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ

Ayah/Verse 19: wa-ilā l-jibāli kayfa nuṣibat

Meaning: and at the mountains, how they (i.e., mountains) are fixed firmly (i.e., deeply rooted into the earth)

[Wa ilal jibaali kaifa nusibat]

Ayah 20: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَإِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ

Ayah/Verse 20: wa-ilā l-arḍi kayfa suṭiḥat

Meaning: and at the earth, how it (i.e., earth) is spread out

[Wa ilal ardi kaifa sutihat]

Ayah 21: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فَذَكِّرْ إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٌ

Ayah/Verse 21: fadhakkir innamā anta mudhakkirun

Meaning: So remind ˹all˺, ˹O Prophet˺, only you are a reminder

[Fazakkir innama anta Muzakkir]

Ayah 22: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ

Ayah/Verse 22: lasta ʿalayhim bimuṣayṭirin

Meaning: You ˹O Prophet˺ are not over them a controller

[Lasta ‘alaihim bimusaitir]

Ayah 23,24: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

إِلَّا مَن تَوَلَّىٰ وَكَفَرَ

Ayah/Verse 23: illā man tawallā wakafara

Meaning: But whoever turns away and disbelieves

[Illaa man tawallaa wa kafar]

فَيُعَذِّبُهُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْعَذَابَ ٱلْأَكْبَرَ

Ayah/Verse 24: fayuʿadhibuhu l-lahu l-ʿadhāba l-akbara

Meaning: then Allah will punish him (i.e., one who turns away and disbelieves) with the greatest punishment

[Fa yu’azzibuhul laahul ‘azaabal akbar]

Ayah 25: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

إِنَّ إِلَيْنَآ إِيَابَهُمْ

Ayah/Verse 25: inna ilaynā iyābahum

Meaning: Indeed, to Us is their return

[Innaa ilainaaa iyaabahum]

Ayah 26: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا حِسَابَهُم

Ayah/Verse 26: thumma inna ʿalaynā ḥisābahum

Meaning: Then indeed, upon Us is their account (i.e., reckoning of their deeds)

[Summa inna ‘alainaa hisaabahum]

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