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 swear by this city (1) And thou art a freeman of this City;- (2) and by parent and offspring, (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (4) Does He think that no one will ever have control over him? (5) saying, 'I have consumed wealth abundant'? (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) and a tongue and two lips? (9) And pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways? (10) But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep. (11) And what do you know what that difficult steep is? (12) (It is:) freeing the bondman; (13) or, in a day of famine, the feeding of (14) An orphan near of kin, (15) or to a destitute lying in dust; (16) And moreover to be of those who accepted faith, and who urged patience to one another and who urged graciousness to one another. (17) These are the people of the right hand. (18) As for those who disbelieve in Our revelations, they are the people of the left (19) with the Fire closed above 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)