The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
۞ Nay! I swear by this city. (1) in which you are now living (2) And the parent and the offspring, (3) We created the human in fatigue. (4) Does man think that no one will ever have power over him? (5) He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance! (6) What, does he think none has seen him? (7) Have We not made for him two eyes (8) a tongue, and two lips, (9) and shown him the two paths? (10) But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep. (11) And what will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? (12) It is freeing someone's neck from slavery; (13) the giving of food upon the day of hunger (14) An orphan, of kin, (15) Or some poor wretch in misery, (16) Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion. (17) Those are the Companions of the Right. (18) But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left. (19) Over them shall be Fire closing round. (20)
Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)