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At-Takathur
سورة التكاثر
Classification Makkan
Meaning of the name Competition
Statistics
Sura number 102
Number of verses 8
Juz' number 30
Number of Rukus 1
Number of Sajdahs 0
Previous Sura Al-Qaria
Next Sura Al-Asr
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Surat At-Takathur (Arabic: سورة التكاثر‎) (Rivalry In World Increase, Competition) is the 102nd sura of the Qur'an with 8 ayat.

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Overview

After the bismillah, this sura is concerned with factionalism and schism amongst people. Disagreements between individuals and groups follows us "even until you visit the tombs". Three times in a row the sura warns the reader that "you shall know" that those who sow discord are headed towards Hell. Here, proper understanding is required for entrance into Paradise, and should one not attain this on Earth, one will receive the "eye of certainty" on the Day of Judgment, when "you shall be questioned ... concerning true bliss".

Translation

Your greed perished you . Until ye reach the graves . Won't you then understand . Nay therefor you will soon understand . Nay if you knew with clear knowledge . That ye see the hell fire . Then ye see that with clear vision . Then ye will be asked on that day regard joy .

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[Qur'an 102:1]

"Engage (your) vying in exuberance, until ye come to the graves."

Nahj al-Balagha commentary on Al-Islam.org is quoted as:

"The genesis of the descending of this verse is that the tribes of Banu Abd-al-Manaf and Banu Sahm began to boast against each other over the abundance of their wealth and the number of their tribesmen, and in order to prove they had a greater number each one began to include their dead as well, whereupon this verse was revealed to the effect that abundance of riches and majority in numbers has made you so forgetful that you count the dead also with the living. This verse is also taken to mean that abundance of riches and progeny has made you forgetful till you reached the graves, but the utterance of Amir al-mu'minin supports the first meaning."[1].

See also

Al-Qaria The Qur'an - Sura 102 Next Sura:
Al-Asr
Arabic text

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References

  1. ^ Sermon 219

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