The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
۞ Nay! I swear by this city (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (3) We verily have created man in an atmosphere: (4) What, does he think none has power over him, (5) He says: “I have squandered enormous wealth.” (6) Does he believe that none has seen him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) a tongue, and two lips? (9) And showed him two highways (of good and evil)? (10) Yet he has not scaled the height. (11) And what have you understood, what the valley is! (12) (It is) the freeing of a slave, (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) To the orphan with claims of relationship, (15) Or the poor in distress; (16) and to be one of those who believe and urge one another to steadfastness and compassion. (17) Those are the companions of the right. (18) As for those who disbelieve in Our revelations, they are the people of the left (19) [with] fire closing in upon them. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)