Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Surah Al Takathur

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1.

أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ

The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you,

2.

حَتَّى زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ

Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die).

3.

كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ 

Nay! You shall come to know!

4.

ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

Again, Nay! You shall come to know!

5.

كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ الْيَقِينِ 

Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge

(the end result of piling up, you would not have occupied yourselves in worldly things)

6.

لَتَرَوُنَّ الْجَحِيمَ

Verily, You shall see the blazing Fire (Hell)!

7.

ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِ

And again, you shall see it with certainty of sight!

8.

ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ

Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delight (you indulged in, in this world)!

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