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Tuesday 8 July 2014


Surah 102

سورة التكاثر - Al-TakasurThe excess / Over indulgence                                                                                                             
Again one more surah that proves that the book Quran is all about Mankind and how one should behave in order to live a peaceful life (Muslim).

The first word “Alha” of this surah is a very important word, as it helps us to understand the essence of this topic. The root word of this is Laam-H-Waw, ل ه و -. The basic meaning diverted so as to forget it due to seeking pleasure, delight, sports, play, occupied, solicitous  unable to see the right course, he took him as slave, enslave, captivated. Man is born to serve - his habits, and habits are his addiction, which gradually become his god. Due to this addiction man becomes selfish and he cannot see beyond serving his addictions. If the addiction is a good one, he is bound to succeed, otherwise he is a burden to himself and the society.

The next word is At-Takasur which means to multiply more, acquire more, in excess to your needs. Man is a by product of needs, wants and desires. According to this surah when we are not in control of our urge for more wants, it turns into an addiction and we are compelled to serve it. And if we don't serve it, we become soul-less as though we are dead. The respected author is warning us by describing such a condition of getting buried (Al-Maqbira) while still breathing. So as to avoid such condition turning into a reality in our life, we must avoid the habit of indulging in excess or hoarding. This habit of hoarding ultimately becomes our master or god and rules over us. We then start worshiping or adoring and giving more importance to materialistic gains rather become possessive about it. By entertaining this habit of addiction we actually miss out on the real enjoyment of life, as we are completely in servitude to our addiction of acquiring more and more. Due to this bad practice, the resources go dry and the balance of circulation is disturbed, thus the people in general feel the pinch / shortage (Al-Jaheem) because of hoarding by certain section of the society.

Being a workaholic is a good trait that too up to a certain a limit, but being a shopaholic or unnecessarily storing of things would lead you to your demise and downfall. And if you only know to acquire things and don't know how to enjoy or how to circulate/share it then its a big misfortune. Circulation is life, the existence of life depends on circulation. Circulation is key to our existence. We all are under a cycle. If we don't circulate that means we are dead or we can face the heat or fire of constriction . الْجَحِيمَ also means a burning situation or hour of crisis or deficiency.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the identification of the System of Consciousness, The Rehman, The Rahim.


1) أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ

You are always diverted towards acquiring excess 

2) حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ 

 Until you are destined / forced to be buried in it

 3) كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ

 Nay ! You shall soon learn

4) ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ      

Again further ! You shall soon learn

5) كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ الْيَقِينِ

 Nay ! You would experience it with certainty

6) لَتَرَوُنَّ الْجَحِيمَ        

Surely you shall feel the situation of dire crisis

7) ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِ        

Again, you shall experience it with vision of certainty

8) ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ  

Again, surely on that moment you shall be asked about the delicacies / pleasure of life


Alhakum = diverted due to pleasure, delight, sports, play, occupied, solicitous  3rd person masculine singular (form IV) perfect verb 2nd person masculine plural)

Takasur – plenty, excess, more, abundant, hoarding

Hata = Until

Dhurtum = You visit, destine (2nd person masculine plural)

Al-maqabir = The tomb, graveyard, buried in (accusative masculine plural)

Kala = Nay, moreover, further, not only that but

Law = if, but

Suawfa = shall soon - (future particle)

Alim = know, learn, experience

Suma = then, again

Ain = eye, spy, scout, water flow, spring, sources, specified, particularly, specially, prescribed etc

Yaqeen = sure, certain

Laturuna = shall see, observe, notice, feel, experience

Al- Jaheem = strait-ness, stinginess, narrowness, difficult situation, crisis 

Al-Naeem = The pleasure, The life of ease or comfort, enjoyment, delicacies of life


Don’t lose your precious moments in pursue of excess or over indulgence. Control your habits before it controls you. You are more important than anything else, so let not your habit become your god. Balanced and moderate life is recommended. Hoarding destroys the balance of economics. Everything should flow. Stopping is a sign of stagnation. Rotation is the key to Life, be it wealth, blood, water, knowledge, planets.

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