Meaning of Quran

Al-Balad | The City

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[90:1] I swear by this city,

[90:2] and (O Prophet,) you are going to be allowed (to fight) in this city

[90:3] and by the father and all those he begot,

[90:4] indeed We have created man (to live) in hard struggle.

[90:5] Does he think that no one has power over him?

[90:6] He says, I have spent a lot of wealth.

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

[90:8] Did We not make for him two eyes,

[90:9] and one tongue and two lips,

[90:10] and showed him the two ways?

[90:11]Yet he did not make his way through the steep course,

[90:12] And what may let you know what the steep course is?

[90:13] (It is) freeing of the neck of a slave,

[90:14] or giving food in a day of hunger

[90:15] to an orphan near of kin,

[90:16] or to a needy person lying in dust

[90:17] then he did not join those who believe and advise each other to be patient and advise each other to be merciful.

[90:18] Those are the People of the Right Hand. (i.e. their books of deeds will be given in their right hands)

[90:19] As for those who reject Our verses, they are the People of the Left Hand. (i.e. their books of deeds will be given in their left hands.)

[90:20] Upon them will be the Fire, enveloping them with closed exits.