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Surat Al-Balad (The City) - سورة البلد

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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: I swear by this city (Makkah);
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: And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah).
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: And by the begetter (i.e. Adam ) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny);
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: Verily, We have created man in toil.
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: Thinks he that none can overcome him?
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: He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!"
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: Thinks he that none sees him?
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: Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?
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: And a tongue and a pair of lips?
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: And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?
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: But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep.
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: And what will make you know the path that is steep?
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: (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.)
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: Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine),
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: To an orphan near of kin.
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: Or to a Miskin (poor) afflicted with misery.
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: Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion.
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: They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise),
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: But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell).
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: The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet.