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The Koran Interpreted Translation by A.J. Arberry

102 RIVALRY (1 – 8)

The Qurʾan Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

102. Striving for More (1 – 8)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Gross rivalry diverts you, even till you visit the tombs. No indeed; but soon you shall know. Again, no indeed; but soon you shall know. 5No indeed; did you know with the knowledge of certainty, you shall surely see Hell. Again, you shall surely see it with the eye of certainty then you shall be questioned that day concerning true bliss.

A Meccan sura which criticizes man's preoccupation with worldly wealth and stresses that he will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1Striving for more distracts you 2until you go into your graves.a Literally ‘until you visit the graves’. Their stay in the grave is like a short visit (cf. 46: 35). 3No indeed! You will come to know. 4No indeed! In the end you will come to know. 5No indeed! If only you knew for certain. 6You will most definitely see Hellfire,7you will see it with the eye of certainty. 8On that Day, you will be asked about your pleasures.

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a Literally ‘until you visit the graves’. Their stay in the grave is like a short visit (cf. 46: 35).

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