The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
۞ Nay, I swear by this city - (1) and thou art a lodger in this land; (2) And by oath of your forefather Ibrahim, and by you his illustrious son! (3) That We created man in toil and trouble. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He will say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth' (6) Thinks he that none sees him? (7) Have We not made for him two eyes? (8) and a tongue, and a pair of lips, (9) And shown unto him the two highways? (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 neck, (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) to an orphan near of kin; (15) or to a needy person in distress; (16) And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind. (17) They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise), (18) But those who deny Our revelations are the people of the left hand: (19) On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round). (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)