The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
۞ I swear by this city, Makkah - (1) And thou art an indweller of this city - (2) And the begetter and that which he begat, (3) Verily, We have created man into [a life of] pain, toil and trial. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He says, "I have spent enormous wealth." (6) Does he then think that no one sees him? (7) Did We not grant him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and a pair of lips? (9) And have shown him the two ways? (10) Yet he has not scaled the height. (11) And what will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? (12) To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery), (13) the giving of food upon the day of hunger (14) Of a related orphan, (15) Or of a homeless needy person! (16) and, then besides this, he be one of those who believed, and enjoined upon one another steadfastness and enjoined upon one another compassion. (17) Those are the Companions of the Right. (18) But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand. (19) The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)