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) this city wherein you have been rendered violable– (2) And [by] the father and that which was born [of him], (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (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) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) Have We not shown him the ways of good and evil? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) What will explain to you what the ascent is? (12) (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.) (13) Or the feeding on a day of hunger. (14) An orphan, of kin, (15) or a needy man in misery; (16) Then he became of those who believed and enjoined on each other steadfastness and enjoined on each other compassion. (17) Such are the Companions of the Right Hand. (18) As for those who rejected Our Signs, they are the People of the Left Hand. (19) Fire will be an awning over them. (20)
Allah 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)