The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ I do call to witness this City;- (1) And you, [O Muhammad], are free of restriction in this city - (2) And the begetter and whom he begot. (3) Verily, We have created man into [a life of] pain, toil and trial. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He says, "I have spent enormous wealth." (6) Does he think that no one has seen him? (7) Did We not grant him two eyes, (8) and a tongue, and two lips, (9) And have shown him the two ways? (10) But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep. (11) And what have you understood, what the valley is! (12) (It is:) freeing the bondman; (13) or giving food on a day of hunger (14) An orphan of near relationship (15) Or a needy person in misery (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 fellows of the righthand. (18) But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell). (19) The Fire will vault them over. (20)
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)