The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ I do not (need to) swear by this town (Mecca) (1) this land in which thou art free to dwell (2) And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;- (3) We have indeed created man surrounded by hardships. (4) Thinketh he, that none hath power over him? (5) He says, “I destroyed vast wealth.” (6) What, does he think none has seen him? (7) Have We not made for him two eyes (8) One tongue, and two lips, (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) But he would not attempt the uphill road, (11) What could let you know what the height is! (12) To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery), (13) And to feed in the day of hunger. (14) An orphan of near relationship (15) Or to the poor man lying in the dust. (16) Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion. (17) These are the people of the right hand. (18) But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell). (19) The Fire will vault them over. (20)
Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)