Sura 90: The Town (Al-Balad)

Sura 90:  The Town (Al-Balad)

Number of verses in sura: 20

Order of revelation: 35


[90:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[90:1]  I solemnly swear by this town.


[90:2]  The town where you live.


[90:3]  The begetting and the begotten.


[90:4]  We created the human being to work hard (to redeem himself).*


*90:4 See the Introduction and Appendix 7 for the purpose behind our creation.


[90:5]  Does he think that no one will ever call him to account?


[90:6]  He boasts, “I spent so much money!”


[90:7]  Does he think that no one sees him?


[90:8]  Did we not give him two eyes?


[90:9]  A tongue and two lips?


[90:10]  Did we not show him the two paths?


[90:11]  He should choose the difficult path.


[90:12]  Which one is the difficult path?


[90:13]  The freeing of slaves.


[90:14]  Feeding, during the time of hardship.


[90:15]  Orphans who are related.


[90:16]  Or the poor who is in need.


[90:17]  And being one of those who believe, and exhorting one another to be steadfast, and exhorting one another to be kind.


[90:18]  These have deserved happiness.


[90:19]  As for those who disbelieved in our revelations, they have incurred misery.


[90:20]  They will be confined in the Hellfire.