Al-Balad ("The City")

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(90:0) In the name of God, the Gracious, the Compassionate.

(90:1) I swear by this land.

(90:2) While you are a legal resident at this land.

(90:3) A father and what he begets.

(90:4) We have created the human being to struggle.

(90:5) Does he think that no one is able to best him?

(90:6) He says: "I spent so much money!"

(90:7) Does he think that no one saw him?

(90:8) Did We not make for him two eyes?

(90:9) A tongue and two lips?

(90:10) We guided him to both paths?

(90:11) He should choose the better path.

(90:12) Do you know which the better path is?

(90:13) The freeing of slaves.

(90:14) Or the feeding on a day of great hardship.

(90:15) An orphan of relation.

(90:16) Or a poor person in need.

(90:17) Then he has become one of those who have acknowledged, and exhort one another to patience, and exhort one another to kindness.

(90:18) Those are the people of happiness.

(90:19) As for those who rejected Our signs, they are the people of misery.

(90:20) Upon them is a fire closed over.