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 swear by this city (Mecca) (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) And by the giver of birth, and whom he fathered, (3) Verily We have created man into toil and hardship. (4) Does He think that no one will ever have control over him? (5) He will say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth' (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) a tongue, and two lips? (9) And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (10) Yet, he has not entered into Aqaba (11) What will explain to you what the ascent is? (12) It is freeing someone's neck from slavery; (13) Or, feeding, in a day of privation, (14) of an orphaned relative (15) Or of a homeless needy person! (16) And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion. (17) These are the people of the right hand. (18) And those who denied Our signs, are the people of the left. (19) On them is fire closed over. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)