by Mineke Schipper, Humanity’s End as a New Beginning: World Disasters in Myths

27. The Disaster

(Arabic

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

The Disaster! What is the Disaster?

What shall teach you what the Disaster is?

On that day men shall be as scattered moths,

And the mountains shall be as tufts of wool.

Then he whose scales are heavy with good deeds shall dwell in bliss; but

he whose scales of good deeds are light, the Abyss shall be his home.

And what shall teach you what is the Abyss?

A scorching fire.