Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah 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 (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),

2.

حَتَّى زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ

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 الْيَقِينِ 

Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (Ye would beware!)

6.

لَتَرَوُنَّ الْجَحِيمَ

Ye shall certainly see Hellfire!

7.

ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِ

Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!

 

8.

ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ

Then, shall ye be Questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in)!

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