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 not (need to) swear by this town (Mecca) (1) And thou shalt be allowed in yonder city (2) or by the great father and his wonderful son (Abraham and Ishmael) (3) indeed, We created man in trouble. (4) Does man think that no one will ever have power over him? (5) He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!" (6) Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? (7) Did We not give him two eyes, (8) a tongue, and two lips? (9) And showed him two highways (of good and evil)? (10) But he hath not attempted the Ascent - (11) Would that you knew what Aqaba is! (12) It is the setting free of a slave (13) Or to feed in times of famine (14) of an orphaned relative (15) Or some poor wretch in misery, (16) and, then besides this, he be one of those who believed, and enjoined upon one another steadfastness and enjoined upon one another compassion. (17) These are the fellows of the righthand. (18) But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand. (19) On them is fire closed over. (20)
True are the words of God the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Town (Al-Balad). Sent down in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)