102. The Piling Up التكاثر

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

أَلْهَىٰكُمُ ٱلتَّكَاثُرُ

  1. The mutual rivalry for piling up (of worldly things) diverts you,

حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ ٱلْمَقَابِرَ

  1. Until you visit the graves (after death).

كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

  1. Nay! You shall come to know!

ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

  1. Then again, no! You shall come to know!

كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ ٱلْيَقِينِ

  1. Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge (the end result of piling up, you would not have occupied yourselves in worldly things).

لَتَرَوُنَّ ٱلْجَحِيمَ

  1. Verily, You shall see the blazing Fire (Hell)!

ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ ٱلْيَقِينِ

  1. Then (again) you shall see it with the eye of certainty!

ثُمَّ لَتُسْـَٔلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ

  1. Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delight (you indulged in, in this world)!