The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
۞ I swear by this city (Mecca) (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) And by oath of your forefather Ibrahim, and by you his illustrious son! (3) We verily have created man in an atmosphere: (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!" (6) Thinks he that none sees him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and a pair of lips? (9) And have shown him the two ways? (10) But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep. (11) And what will make you know the path that is steep? (12) (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.) (13) Or the feeding on a day of hunger. (14) An orphan, of kin, (15) or some needy person in distress, (16) And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion. (17) They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise), (18) And (as for) those who disbelieve in our communications, they are the people of the left hand. (19) The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet. (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)