Quran in English - Translated by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani
Chapters | Surahs
90. The City | al-Balad

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.