The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
۞ I swear by this city, Makkah - (1) And you, [O Muhammad], are free of restriction in this city - (2) And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;- (3) Assuredly We have created man in trouble. (4) What, does he think none has power over him, (5) He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance! (6) Does he think that no one sees him? (7) Did We not give him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) And shown unto him the two highways? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) And what shall make thee understand that which the steep is? (12) (It is) to free a slave, (13) or, in a day of famine, the feeding of (14) to an orphan near of kin (15) Or to the indigent (down) in the dust. (16) Then he is of those who believe and charge one another to show patience, and charge one another to show compassion. (17) They are the people of the right hand (and will succeed). (18) But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand. (19) over them is a Fire covered down. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)