The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
۞ I do call to witness this City;- (1) And thou art a freeman of this City;- (2) And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (3) That We created man in toil and trouble. (4) Does man think that no one will ever have power over him? (5) He saith: I have wasted riches plenteous. (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 have shown him the two ways? (10) So he did not quickly enter the steep valley. (11) And what will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? (12) It is freeing the neck, (13) And to feed in the day of hunger. (14) To the orphan with claims of relationship, (15) Or to the poor man lying in the dust. (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) Such are the Companions of the Right Hand. (18) But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left. (19) On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round). (20)
God Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)