The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ I CALL THIS earth to witness -- (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) And the parent and the offspring, (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 boasts and shows off) saying, "I have spent a great deal of money (for the cause of God)". (6) Does he believe that none has seen him? (7) Did We not give him two eyes, (8) and a tongue and two lips? (9) Have We not shown him the ways of good and evil? (10) But he could not scale the steep ascent. (11) What could let you know what the height is! (12) It is the freeing of a slave (13) Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine), (14) To the orphan with claims of relationship, (15) Or to a Miskin (poor) afflicted with misery. (16) Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion. (17) Those are the companions of the right. (18) And those who disbelieve Our signs - they are the fellows of the lefthand. (19) On them is fire closed over. (20)
True are the words of God the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)