Surah 102. At-Takaathur – The Relentless Greed
[Author’s Note] This is the 102nd Surah and it has 8 verses. ‘Takathur’ denotes the greed for amassing more and more wealth and material possessions, mutual rivalry and show-off, and racing after ‘things’ rather than good deeds.
With the Glorious Name of God, the Instant and Sustaining Source of all Mercy and Kindness
102:1 Relentless greed of material gains distracts you [from the real purpose of life. 57:20]
102:2 Until you go down to your graves.
102:3 Nay! But you will come to know!
102:4 Again! You will come to know.
102:5 Nay, only if you could have certain knowledge.
102:6 You would see it now, the Insurmountable Barrier (in the way of your progress). [29:54, 79:36, 82:16]
102:7 Finally, you will see it with sure vision.
102:8 Then, on that Day you will be questioned what you did with the boon of life. [21:13]