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Chapter 99 – Al Zalzala (The Earthquake)

27 responses

  1. This is BRILLIANT! My son absolutely loved it. He made me print out this post and he will take it to school to share with his class. This is really, really good, Mezba. Thanks so much.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:46 am

    • You are welcome! It has to beat that shattering snowglobe lol… the bar was set pretty low by that teacher 🙂

      February 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    • Achelois, you are my 200th comment!

      February 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  2. Farah

    This is quite the Tafsir in Lego .. lol!

    I actually enjoy reading your renditions more than some official tafsirs 😀

    February 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    • Thank you Farah! *blush*

      February 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  3. I have this really strange feeling when reading this Surah, like that day is so close now. It’s like a wake-up call reading this; a call to set our priorities straight.

    You depicted it beautifully with those legos. MashaAllah.

    Oh, and I love that seismic activity monitor + the guy’s face 😀

    February 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

    • Thanks Nadia. I have read somewhere that the angel is said to have knelt down, put the trumpet to his lips and is just awaiting the order. Perhaps it’s all metaphorically speaking but you are right, the feeling is that the day is coming closer and closer.

      February 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

  4. Abrar

    I am just visiting this site and spent an hour on it! This is excellent work mashAllah and may Allah reward you for your efforts. I especially like the first verse and its depiction here, and the volcano is just too good.

    I also feel strangely subdued on reading this – looking at the world I feel this hour is now much closer and many of the signs are now apparent, especially with what is going on in the Middle East.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    • Thank you Abrar. Welcome to my blog.

      You are right – it seems many of the signs are already coming to pass.

      February 20, 2011 at 12:04 am

  5. Nice post… Liked the pictures and the story you weaved around it is awesome…
    Trailing comments… came here from Nadia’s blog
    Reach me at Krazy Memoirs

    February 20, 2011 at 7:23 am

    • Welcome to my blog Rajiv. Glad to have you here!

      The verses are from the Quran and the stories are usually the tafsir (or explanation) of the verses, sometimes talking about incidents or contexts of the verses when they were revealed.

      February 20, 2011 at 9:24 am

  6. Outstanding, bro. Perfect for all ages to understand. Creativity is the key and I love to see the creativity in this shape, mashaAllah. This Surah is enough to understand the whole concept and a message of Islam. May Allah include me and my family and dear ones with the righteous people. Aameen.

    Jazakallah Khair for your beautiful efforts.

    February 21, 2011 at 4:44 am

    • Thank you Masood. Please keep visiting and spread the world. 🙂

      Given the recent events in Middle East we can all pray the same prayer as well – may we all be amongst the ones saved.

      February 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

  7. Zakia

    Can’t wait to show it to my grandson!

    March 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    • Thank you Zakia. Do let me know what he thinks of it!

      March 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

  8. I think the bigger emphasis in this quote is record keeping.

    March 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

  9. Oh I forgot to mention which quote I was referring to. The “atom weight” one

    March 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    • It does indeed mean that even the smallest good deeds do not go unrewarded ( a fact again stressed in Surah 18, verse 30) , and the smallest harmful deeds will also have their consequence.

      March 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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  11. Nashmia

    photography and creativity used in the right direction i must say, considering the photography phase going on nowadays, esp where I reside (UAE) where people gradually start involving themselves into fashion photography. Ma sha Allah ur work deserves a standing ovation! With the help of these visuals, understanding and reading Quran has become all the more interesting!!
    keep up your good work mezba. may Allah reward you for your good intentions and deeds!

    September 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

    • Thank you Nashmia.

      This blog was a perfect combination of my three hobbies – reading and understanding the Quran, photography and Lego!

      September 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

  12. MrsKhan

    Subhanallah ! May Allah(SWT) reward you for making it so easy for us to understand these beautiful Surahs. Great work !!

    March 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • Thank you Mrs Khan.

      March 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  13. Saood Hashim

    Great Work Mezba MashaAllah.

    I was thinking where is the picture for the last Ayat?

    No one else has mentioned it, Wondering if it has been lately removed?

    November 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    • Salaams Saood,

      This surah contains 8 verses and all are present here. Perhaps you may need to refresh the page if it didn’t load properly when you viewed it? I see all pictures here, and haven’t removed anything.


      November 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  14. Ahmed Arbee


    Exactly what I was looking for…. now if only the slides could be taken into Powerpoint with Audios or has that already been done?

    Maybe a YOUTUBE CHANNEL may be an option also.

    January 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

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