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 do call to witness this City;- (1) this city wherein you have been rendered violable– (2) and by parent and offspring, (3) Certainly We have created man to be in distress. (4) Does he, then, think that no one has power over him? (5) He shall say: I have wasted much wealth. (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Have We not made for him a pair of eyes? (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) And showed him two highways (of good and evil)? (10) But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep. (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) It is freeing the neck, (13) or giving food on a day of hunger (14) of an orphaned relative (15) or to a needy person in distress; (16) Then he became of those who believed and enjoined on each other steadfastness and enjoined on each other compassion. (17) Those are the Companions of the Right Hand. (18) And those who disbelieve in Our signs, they are the Companions of the Left Hand; (19) who will be engulfed in the fire. (20)
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)