The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
۞ No! I swear by this land, (1) this city wherein you have been rendered violable– (2) And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (3) Certainly We have created man to be in distress. (4) Does man think that no one will ever have power over him? (5) He says: "I have wasted a great deal of wealth." (6) Does he, then, think that no one sees him? (7) Have We not given him two eyes, (8) And a tongue, and a pair of lips?- (9) And have shown him the two ways? (10) But he would not attempt the uphill road, (11) And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? (12) It is the setting free of a slave (13) Or the giving of food in a day of privation (14) An orphan near of kin, (15) or to a destitute lying in 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) They are the people of the right hand (and will succeed). (18) But those who deny Our revelations are the people of the left hand: (19) with the Fire closed above 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)