At Takathur (The Rivarly in world increase)

1. Al haaku mut takathur

أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ

The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),

2. Hatta zurtumul-maqaabir

حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ

Until ye visit the graves.

3. Kalla sawfa ta'lamoon

كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).

4. Thumma kalla sawfa ta'lamoon

ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

Again, ye soon shall know!

5. Kalla law ta'lamoona 'ilmal yaqeen

كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ الْيَقِينِ

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

6. Latara-wun nal jaheem

لَتَرَوُنَّ الْجَحِيمَ

Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!

7. Thumma latara wunnaha 'ainal yaqeen

ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِ

Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!

8. Thumma latus alunna yauma-izin 'anin na'eem

ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ

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