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
۞ I do call to witness this City;- (1) And thou art an indweller of this city - (2) and [I call to witness] parent and offspring: (3) We have indeed created man surrounded by hardships. (4) Does he think that no one has power over him? (5) He boasts, "I have spent wealth abundant!" (6) Does he think that no one has seen him? (7) Did We not give him two eyes, (8) and a tongue and two lips? (9) and guided him on the two paths (of good and evil)? (10) Yet he has not scaled the height. (11) And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass? (12) It is the freeing of a slave (13) And to feed in the day of hunger. (14) to an orphan near of kin (15) or of a needy [stranger] lying in the dust (16) And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind. (17) Those are the Companions of the Right. (18) And those who disbelieve in Our signs, they are the Companions of the Left Hand; (19) and the Fire will close in on them. (20)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)