Al-Balad - The City, This Countryside - Meccan

  1. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  2. 90:1 I do call to witness this City;-

  3. 90:2 And thou art a freeman of this City;-

  4. 90:3 And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;-

  5. 90:4 Verily We have created man into toil and struggle.

  6. 90:5 Thinketh he, that none hath power over him?

  7. 90:6 He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance!

  8. 90:7 Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?

  9. 90:8 Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?-

  10. 90:9 And a tongue, and a pair of lips?-

  11. 90:10 And shown him the two highways?

  12. 90:11 But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep.

  13. 90:12 And what will explain to thee the path that is steep?-

  14. 90:13 (It is:) freeing the bondman;

  15. 90:14 Or the giving of food in a day of privation

  16. 90:15 To the orphan with claims of relationship,

  17. 90:16 Or to the indigent (down) in the dust.

  18. 90:17 Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.

  19. 90:18 Such are the Companions of the Right Hand.

  20. 90:19 But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand.

  21. 90:20 On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round).