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) And thou shalt be allowed in yonder city (2) And by the begetter and that which he begat, (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (4) Does he think that none has power over him! (5) saying, 'I have consumed wealth abundant'? (6) Does he think that no one sees him? (7) Have We not appointed to him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) And pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways? (10) But he has not attempted the ascent. (11) What could let you know what the height is! (12) (It is) the setting free of a slave, (13) or the feeding, upon a day of [one's own] hunger, (14) An orphan, of kin, (15) Or a needy person in misery (16) And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to pity. (17) These are the People of the Right Hand. (18) As for those who disbelieve in Our revelations, they are the people of the left (19) Over them will be fire closed in. (20)
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)