Chapter 102

CompetitionAt-Takaathur (التكاثر)

8 verses • revealed at Meccan

1 أَلْهَىٰكُمُ ٱلتَّكَاثُرُ
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),
2 حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ ٱلْمَقَابِرَ
Until ye visit the graves.
3 كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).
4 ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Again, ye soon shall know!
5 كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ ٱلْيَقِينِ
Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!)
6 لَتَرَوُنَّ ٱلْجَحِيمَ
Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!
7 ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ ٱلْيَقِينِ
Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!
8 ثُمَّ لَتُسْـَٔلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ
Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!).