The Koran (Rodwell)/XV

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[XV.]

SURA CII.—DESIRE

Mecca.—8 Verses.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The DESIRE of increasing riches occupieth you,
Till ye come to the grave.
Nay! but in the end ye shall know—
Nay! once more, in the end ye shall know your folly.
Nay! would that ye knew it with knowledge of certainty!
Surely ye shall see hell-fire.
Then shall ye surely see it with the eye of certainty;
Then shall ye on that day be taken to task concerning pleasures.