The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
۞ Nay! I swear by this city. (1) And thou art an indweller of this city - (2) And the begetter and that which he begat, (3) We created the human in fatigue. (4) Thinketh he, that none hath power over him? (5) He shall say: I have wasted much wealth. (6) Does he think that no one sees him? (7) Did We not assign unto him two eyes (8) And a tongue, and a pair of lips?- (9) And have shown him the two ways? (10) But he has not attempted the ascent. (11) What will explain to you what the ascent is? (12) The freeing of a slave! (13) the giving of food upon the day of hunger (14) To an orphan, having relationship, (15) Or of a homeless needy person! (16) and being, withal, of those who have attained to faith, and who enjoin upon one another patience in adversity, and enjoin upon one another compassion. (17) Such are the Companions of the Right Hand. (18) But those who deny Our revelations are the people of the left hand: (19) and the Fire will close in on them. (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)