Posted on 03/31/2012 by __socrates

plural of ghamrah, “abyss”. A word used to express the agonies of death. It occurs in the Qur’an, Surah vi 93: “But couldst thou see when the ungodly are in the floods of death (ghamaratu ‘l-maut), and the angels reach forth their hands, saying, ‘Yield up your souls: – this day shall ye be recompensed with a humiliating punishment.'”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam