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 (Makkah); (1) And thou shalt be allowed in yonder city (2) And [by] the father and that which was born [of him], (3) Certainly We have created man to be in distress. (4) Thinketh he, that none hath power over him? (5) He says, “I destroyed vast wealth.” (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Did We not grant him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (10) But he would not attempt the uphill road, (11) And what will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? (12) (It is:) freeing the bondman; (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) Of a related orphan, (15) Or some poor wretch in misery, (16) And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind. (17) Those are the Companions of the Right Hand. (18) As for those who rejected Our Signs, they are the People of the Left Hand. (19) Fire will be an awning over them. (20)
Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)