102. At-Takathur (The Competition for More)

Meccan, 8 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. Greed (and rivalry) has distracted you,

  2. to a point that you visited the graves.

  3. No way, you will know.

  4. And once more, no way, you will know.

  5. No way, if you knew the sure knowledge (then greed/rivalry would not have preoccupied you).

  6. You shall see the hellfire,

  7. then you shall see it with the sure eye.

  8. Then, on that day, you shall be questioned about the pleasures (you had in life).