The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
۞ NAY! I call to witness this land (1) And thou shalt be allowed in yonder city (2) And by oath of your forefather Ibrahim, and by you his illustrious son! (3) Verily We have created man into toil and struggle. (4) Does he think that no one can overpower him? (5) (He boasts and shows off) saying, "I have spent a great deal of money (for the cause of God)". (6) Does man think that no one saw him? (7) Did We not make two eyes for him? (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) And did We not show him the two highroads (of good and evil)? (10) But he has not broken through the difficult pass. (11) How will you comprehend what the Steep ascent is? -- (12) The freeing of a slave! (13) or the feeding in times of famine (14) An orphan, of kin, (15) or a needy man in misery; (16) then that he become of those who believe and counsel each other to be steadfast, and counsel each other to be merciful. (17) These are the people of the right. (18) But those who disbelieve in Our verses, they are the Companions of the Left, (19) with the Fire closed above them. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)