Surah 99 – The Earthquake سورة الزلزلة

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis piece is part of my recent experiments with color, employing complimentary shades of red and green and rules of space whereby aesthetically the space left white should exactly equal the amount of space which is colored. The text in this piece is the entire 99th book of the Qur’an. It is part of my ongoing project ‘The Quran for Solidarity‘.

 هذه القطعة هي جزء من تجربتي مع الألوان، وتوظيف الظلال المكملة من الأحمر والأخضر وقواعد الفراغ حيث تترك المساحة جماليا بيضاء بما يساوي بالضبط مقدار المساحة الملونة. النص في هذه القطعة هو السورة 99 كاملة من القرآن الكريم. وهو جزء من مشروعي الحالي – القرآن للتضامن 

This Surah, entitled ‘Al-Zalzala,’ meaning ‘The Earthquake’ is composed of 8 verses, a translation of which can be seen below, courtesy of Sahih International.

هذه السورة، وعنوانها ” الزلزلة” تتألف من 8 آيات، يمكن رؤية الترجمة ادناه ، مأخوذة من صحيح انترناشيونال

99:1 When the earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake

99:2 And the earth discharges its burdens

99:3 And man says, “What is [wrong] with it?” -

99:4 That Day, it will report its news

99:5 Because your Lord has commanded it.

99:6 That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds.

99:7 So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it,

99:8 And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
  1. إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الأَرْضُ زِلْزَالَهَا
  2. وَأَخْرَجَتِ الأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا
  3. وَقَالَ الإِنسَانُ مَا لَهَا
  4. يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَا
  5. بِأَنَّ رَبَّكَ أَوْحَى لَهَا
  6. يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوْا أَعْمَالَهُمْ
  7. فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ
  8. وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ
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Beirut-based American Arabic calligrapher.
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