The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
۞ I swear by this city, Makkah - (1) this land in which thou art free to dwell (2) and I swear by the parent and his offspring: (3) Verily, We have created man in toil. (4) Thinketh he that none hath power over him? (5) And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth: (6) Thinks he that none sees him? (7) Have We not made for him two eyes (8) And a tongue and a pair of lips? (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) But he would not try to ascend the steep uphill road... (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) (It is) the freeing of a slave, (13) Or the feeding on a day of hunger. (14) To the orphan with claims of relationship, (15) or to a needy person in distress; (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 People of the Right Hand. (18) whereas those who are bent on denying the truth of Our messages - they are such as have lost themselves in evil, (19) Over them will be fire closed in. (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)