Sūra 102: Takāthur, or Piling Up

Verses 8 — Makki; Revealed at Mecca — Sections 1

1. أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things)

2. حَتَّىٰ 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 Hell Fire!

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)!