Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

102. Sūrat al-Takāthur 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Rivalry [and vainglory] distracted you
2 until you visited [even] the graves.
3 No indeed!
Soon you will know!
4 Again, no indeed!
Soon you will know!
5 No indeed!
Were you to know with certain knowledge,
6 you would surely see hell.
7 Again, you will surely see it with the eye of certainty.
8 Then, that day, you will surely be questioned
concerning the blessing.

103. Sūrat al-‘Aṣr 2

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 By Time!
2 Indeed man is in loss,
3 except those who have faith
and do righteous deeds,

1 The sūrah takes its name from the ‘rivalry’ (takāthur) mentioned in verses 1-3.

2 The sūrah takes its name from the phrase ‘By Time’ (wal ‘aṣr) in verse 1.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 27 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=892