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 yonder city (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) And by the begetter and that which he begat, (3) Verily We have created man into toil and struggle. (4) Does he think that no one has power over him? (5) He says: "I have wasted a great deal of wealth." (6) Does man think that no one saw him? (7) Have We not made for him two eyes? (8) And a tongue and two lips? (9) And showed him two highways (of good and evil)? (10) But he would not try to ascend the steep uphill road... (11) and what shall teach thee what is the steep? (12) (It is) the freeing of a slave, (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) An orphan of near relationship (15) Or a poor man cleaving to the dust. (16) And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion. (17) These are the fellows of the righthand. (18) But those who disbelieve in Our verses, they are the Companions of the Left, (19) who will be engulfed in the fire. (20)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)