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"Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path." — Holy Qur'an 5:16


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah Takaasur: Rivalry in Worldly Increase

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Yusufali:    The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),
Pickthall:   Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you
Yusufali:    Until ye visit the graves.
Pickthall:   Until ye come to the graves.
Yusufali:    But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).
Pickthall:   Nay, but ye will come to know!
Yusufali:    Again, ye soon shall know!
Pickthall:   Nay, but ye will come to know!
Yusufali:    Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!)
Pickthall:   Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge!
Yusufali:    Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!
Pickthall:   For ye will behold hell-fire.
Yusufali:    Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!
Pickthall:   Aye, ye will behold it with sure vision.
Yusufali:    Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!).
Pickthall:   Then, on that day, ye will be asked concerning pleasure.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.

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