The Town (Al-Balad)
20 verses, revealed in Mecca after Q (Qaaf) before The Comet (Al-Taareq)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ I swear by this city, Makkah - (1) And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- (2) and by parent and offspring, (3) We have indeed created man surrounded by hardships. (4) Deemest he that none will overpower him? (5) He says, “I destroyed vast wealth.” (6) Does he think that none has observed him? (7) Have We not appointed to him two eyes, (8) And a tongue and two lips, (9) and guided him on the two highways? (10) Yet he attempteth not the steep, (11) And what do you know what that difficult steep is? (12) The freeing of a slave! (13) or the feeding, upon a day of [one's own] hunger, (14) to an orphan near of kin; (15) or some needy person in distress, (16) And moreover to be of those who accepted faith, and who urged patience to one another and who urged graciousness to one another. (17) Those who do so are the people of the right hand, (18) But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell). (19) The Fire will vault them 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)