Surah At-Takasur is the 102nd Surah of the Qur’an, the religious book of the Muslims, with 8 verses and 1 ruku ‘. Surah At-Takasur was revealed in Makkah.
The word takasur is derived from Arabic: كثرة. This means saving a lot of money. Hazrat Ibn Abbas and Hasan Basri have commented. The term is also used to mean competition for abundance.
Hadrat Ibn ‘Abbas narrates that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, recited this verse once and said:
This means amassing wealth in an illegitimate way and not spending it in the sector prescribed by Allah.
Rivalry In Worldly Increase
|The meaning of the name||Rivalry In Worldly Increase|
|The other name||Hoarding, Competition, Worldly Gain, Rivalry|
|Revealed||Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)|
|Number of Verses||8|
At-Takasur English Translation, Transliteration:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1. أَلْهَىٰكُمُ ٱلتَّكَاثُرُ
Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you.
2. حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ ٱلْمَقَابِرَ
Until you visit the graveyards.
3. كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
No! You are going to know.
4. ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
thu mma kalla-shwfa tal’amun.
No! You are going to know.
5. كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ ٱلْيَقِينِ
Kalla-Lao Ta’lamuna ‘Ilmal Yakin.
No! If you only knew with knowledge of certainty…
6. لَتَرَوُنَّ ٱلْجَحِيمَ
You will surely see the Hellfire.
7. ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ ٱلْيَقِينِ
Shumma Lataraunnaha- ‘Ainal Yakeen.
Then you will surely see it with the eye of certainty.
8. ثُمَّ لَتُسْـَٔلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ
Shumma Latus Alunna Yaoma Ijin ‘Anin na’im.
Then you will surely be asked that Day about pleasure.
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Tafseer Surah Takasur :
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): The love of this world and the pursuit of this world have made you despair of the Hereafter and of good deeds. You will be in trouble in this world, and death will come to you suddenly.
In Sahih Bukhari, it is narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Three things go with the dead person, two of them come back, only one remains. (They are) relatives, wealth and deeds. The first two come back and only Amal (good deeds) stays with them.
In Musnad Ibn Abi Hatim it is narrated from Ibn Buraidah that this Surah was revealed about the two tribes of Ansar, Banu Harisah and Banu Haris. They tend to be proud of each other.
They say: Look, such a person among us is so brave, possesses such wealth and so on. After expressing such pride about the living, he said: Let’s go to the graveyard. There they pointed to the tombs of their chiefs and said, “Have any of you been like this?”
They slandered and rebuked the dead. Allah Ta’ala then revealed the first two verses of this Surah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): The competition of abundance enchants you until you reach the grave.
In other words, after reaching the grave, be proud of your leaders. But you should have gone there and learned. The former men should have thought of their own fate, thinking of death and decay.
Hazrat Qatada (R) said: People are arrogant about their abundance and are entering the grave one by one. That is, the longing for abundance has plunged him into indifference, and he has died and been buried.
Surah Takssur Benefit:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) once looked at the Companions and said, “None of you has the power to recite a thousand verses.” The Companions prayed: Yes, how many have the power to recite a thousand verses? He said, “Can’t any of you recite Surah Takasur?” Note that reciting Surah Takasur once daily is equivalent to reciting one thousand verses. – (Mazhari)
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