The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ Nay! I swear by this city. (1) And thou art a freeman of this City;- (2) And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;- (3) That We created man in toil and trouble. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance." (6) Does he think that no one sees him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) and a tongue and two 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 the freeing of a slave; (13) Or to feed in times of famine (14) Of a related orphan, (15) and downtrodden destitute person, (so that he would be of) (16) And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind. (17) These are the people of the right hand. (18) And (as for) those who disbelieve in our communications, they are the people of the left hand. (19) The Fire will vault them over. (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)