The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ Nay! I swear by this city (1) And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah). (2) And the begetter and whom he begot. (3) We created the human in fatigue. (4) Thinketh he that none hath power over him? (5) saying, 'I have consumed wealth abundant'? (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Did We not grant him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) And shown him the two highways? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) (It is) to free a slave, (13) Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine), (14) an orphaned relative (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 fellows of the righthand. (18) As for those who disbelieve in Our revelations, they are the people of the left (19) who will be engulfed in the fire. (20)
God the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)