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 (Makkah); (1) this city wherein you have been rendered violable– (2) And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (3) That We created man in toil and trouble. (4) Does he think that no one has power 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) a tongue, and two lips? (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) But he would not attempt the uphill road, (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery), (13) Or, feeding, in a day of privation, (14) An orphan near of kin, (15) Or to the indigent (down) in the dust. (16) Then he became of those who believed and enjoined on each other steadfastness and enjoined on each other compassion. (17) These are the fellows of the righthand. (18) But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left. (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)
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)