The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
۞ I swear by this city (Makkah); (1) And thou art an indweller of this city - (2) or by the great father and his wonderful son (Abraham and Ishmael) (3) that We have created man into a life of toil and trial. (4) Does he think then that no one has power over him? (5) He will say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth' (6) Deemest he that none beholdeth him? (7) Did We not assign unto him two eyes (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) (It is) the setting free of a slave, (13) And to feed in the day of hunger. (14) of an orphaned relative (15) Or of a homeless needy person! (16) Then he is of those who believe and charge one another to show patience, and charge one another to show compassion. (17) These are the people of the right. (18) But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand. (19) Upon them shall be a Fire that will hem them in. (20)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)