In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 1
Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and backbiter, 2
Who piles up wealth and lays it by counting (penny by penny), 3
Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever! 4
By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into that which breaks to pieces. 5
And what will explain to you that which breaks to pieces? 6
(It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) Allah kindled (to a blaze), 7
The which mounts (right) to the Hearts: 8
It shall be made into a vault over them, 9
In columns outstretched.
The Qur'an (by Abudallah Yusuf Ali) © 2005/2007 Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.