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) this city wherein you have been rendered violable– (2) And the parent and the offspring, (3) Verily, We have created man in toil. (4) Does he think that no one has power over him? (5) He will say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth' (6) Does he think that no one has seen him? (7) Have We not made for him a pair of eyes? (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) And showed him two highways (of good and evil)? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass? (12) It is freeing someone's neck from slavery; (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) to an orphan near of kin (15) or of a needy [stranger] lying in the dust (16) Then he is of those who believe and charge one another to show patience, and charge one another to show compassion. (17) These are the fellows of the righthand. (18) And those who disbelieve Our signs - they are the fellows of the lefthand. (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)