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 Compassionate
۞ I CALL THIS earth to witness -- (1) and you are dwelling in this city -- (2) and by parent and offspring, (3) We verily have created man in an atmosphere: (4) Thinketh he that none hath power over him? (5) (He boasts and shows off) saying, "I have spent a great deal of money (for the cause of God)". (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not appointed to him two eyes, (8) and a tongue, and a pair of lips, (9) and shown him the two paths? (10) So he did not quickly enter the steep valley. (11) And what will make you know the path that is steep? (12) [It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin,] (13) or the feeding, upon a day of [one's own] hunger, (14) of an orphaned relative (15) or a needy man in misery; (16) Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion. (17) Such are they that have attained to righteousness; (18) But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand. (19) Upon them shall be a Fire that will hem them in. (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)