and Allah said "And proclaim the pilgramage among men; they will come to thee on foot and on every kind of camel. Lean on account of Journeys through deep and distant mountain highways" Surah 22 ~ Al Hajj Part 27

takathur - piling up

Revealed in Makkah


Bismillah arak maan nira heem, Alhamdhulillahi Rabil Alamin; arak maan nira heem

Alhaakumut - Talaasur

Hatta zurtumul - maqabir

Kalla sawfa ta'laamuun

Summa kalla sawfa ta'lamuun!

Kalla law ta'lamuun ilmal yaqiin

Latara - wunnal - Jahiim!

Summa latara - wunnahaa aynal-yaqiin!

Summa la - tus - - 'alunaa Yawma 'izin anin na'iim


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Rivalary in worldly increases distracts you

Until you come to the graves

Surely you will come to know

Most surely you will come to know

Surely with that you know (now) with sure knowledge

For you will hold hell fire

Most surely you you will hold it with sure vision

Then on that day you will be asked concerning all pleasures (you indulged in)

This Surah clearly indicates the first questioning in the graves and warns against acquiring more than your needs of the worldly goods therefore leaving you with no opportunity of pursuing the higher things in life