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
۞ I swear by this city, Makkah - (1) in which you are now living (2) or by the great father and his wonderful son (Abraham and Ishmael) (3) We have certainly created man into hardship. (4) Thinketh he, that none hath power over him? (5) (He boasts and shows off) saying, "I have spent a great deal of money (for the cause of God)". (6) Does he think that no one has seen him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) And did We not guide him to the two elevated things? (10) But he would not try to ascend the steep uphill road... (11) And what shall make thee understand that which the steep is? (12) It is the freeing of a slave; (13) Or the giving of food in a day of hunger (14) An orphan of near relationship (15) or to a needy person in distress; (16) and being, withal, of those who have attained to faith, and who enjoin upon one another patience in adversity, and enjoin upon one another compassion. (17) Those are the companions of the right. (18) But those who disbelieve in Our verses, they 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)