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 not (need to) swear by this town (Mecca) (1) and thou art a lodger in this land; (2) And the parent and the offspring, (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (4) Does he think then that no one has power over him? (5) He will say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth' (6) Does he believe that none has seen him? (7) Did We not assign unto him two eyes (8) and a tongue, and a pair of lips, (9) And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) and what shall teach thee what is the steep? (12) The freeing of a slave, (13) or giving food upon a day of hunger (14) To an orphan near of kin. (15) Or some poor wretch in misery, (16) and to be one of those who believe and urge one another to steadfastness and compassion. (17) These are the People of the Right Hand. (18) And those who disbelieve Our signs - they are the fellows of the lefthand. (19) The Fire will vault them over. (20)
God 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)