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
۞ I swear by this city (Makkah); (1) in which you are now living (2) And by oath of your forefather Ibrahim, and by you his illustrious son! (3) We created the human in fatigue. (4) Does He think that no one will ever have control over him? (5) He says, “I destroyed vast wealth.” (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) One tongue, and two lips, (9) and guided him on the two paths (of good and evil)? (10) But he has not broken through the difficult pass. (11) Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! - (12) [It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin,] (13) And to feed in the day of hunger. (14) of an orphaned relative (15) Or to the poor man lying in the dust. (16) Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion. (17) Those who do so are the people of the right hand, (18) But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand. (19) On them is fire closed 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)