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!).