Chapter 102: Surah Al-Takathur
(The Abundance of Wealth)



اَلْهٰىكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُۙ Abundance diverts you,

۝ Verse 1

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Abundance diverts you,



حَتّٰى زُرْتُمُ Until you come to

الْمَقَابِرَؕ the graves.

۝ Verse 2

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Until you come to the graves.



كَلَّا Nay!

سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُوْنَۙ you will soon know,

۝ Verse 3

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, you will soon know,



ثُمَّ كَلَّا Nay! Again,

سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُوْنَۙ you will soon know.

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, again, you will soon know.



كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ Nay, would that you knew

عِلْمَ الْيَقِيْنِؕ with a certain knowledge!

۝ Verse 5

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, would that you knew with a certain knowledge!



لَتَرَوُنَّ You will certainly see

الْجَحِيْمَۙ hell

۝ Verse 6

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

You will certainly see hell,

       

ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا Then you will see it

عَيْنَ الْيَقِيْنِۙ with certainty of sight

۝ Verse 7

 

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Then you will see it with certainty of sight.



ثُمَّ Then

لَتُسْـَٔلُنَّ you shall certainly be questioned

يَوْمَىِٕذٍ on that day

عَنِ النَّعِيْمِ about the boons.

۝ Verse 8

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Then on that day you shall certainly be questioned about the boons.



وَ لَاۤ اَنَا عَابِدٌ Nor shall I serve

مَّا عَبَدْتُّمْ that which ye serve,

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nor shall I serve that which ye serve,