The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
۞ I CALL THIS earth to witness -- (1) And you are free to live upon it, -- (2) And by the giver of birth, and whom he fathered, (3) We have certainly created man into hardship. (4) Does he think that never will anyone overcome him? (5) He saith: I have wasted riches plenteous. (6) Does he think that none has observed him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) and guided him on the two paths (of good and evil)? (10) But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep. (11) And what will explain to thee the path that is steep?- (12) The freeing of a slave, (13) the giving of food upon the day of hunger (14) of an orphaned relative (15) Or some poor wretch in misery, (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) These are the people of the right. (18) But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand. (19) over them is a Fire covered down. (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)