The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
۞ No, I swear by this country (Mecca), (1) And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah). (2) And the begetter and that which he begat, (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance." (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) a tongue, and two lips, (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) But he would not attempt the uphill road, (11) And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass? (12) [It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin,] (13) or, in a day of famine, the feeding of (14) An orphan near of kin, (15) Or the poor in distress; (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 who do so are the people of the right hand, (18) But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left. (19) Upon them is a fire, in which they are imprisoned, closed and shut above them. (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)