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
۞ I swear by this city -- (1) and you are dwelling in this city -- (2) or by the great father and his wonderful son (Abraham and Ishmael) (3) We have indeed created man surrounded by hardships. (4) Does he think that never will anyone overcome him? (5) saying, 'I have consumed wealth abundant'? (6) Does he, then, think that no one sees him? (7) Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?- (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways? (10) But he has not broken through the difficult pass. (11) Would that you knew what Aqaba is! (12) It is the freeing of a slave (13) Or, feeding, in a day of privation, (14) of an orphaned relative (15) or some needy person in distress, (16) and, then besides this, he be one of those who believed, and enjoined upon one another steadfastness and enjoined upon one another compassion. (17) Those who do so are the people of the right hand, (18) and [as for] those who are bent on denying the truth of Our revelations, they are the people of the left hand, (19) [with] fire closing in upon them. (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)