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Sorah Al-Balad ( The City ) - Verses Number 20
لَا أُقْسِمُ بِهَٰذَا الْبَلَدِ ( 1 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 1
I swear by this city, Makkah -
وَأَنتَ حِلٌّ بِهَٰذَا الْبَلَدِ ( 2 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 2
And you, [O Muhammad], are free of restriction in this city -
وَوَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ ( 3 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 3
And [by] the father and that which was born [of him],
لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ ( 4 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 4
We have certainly created man into hardship.
أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّن يَقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ أَحَدٌ ( 5 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 5
Does he think that never will anyone overcome him?
يَقُولُ أَهْلَكْتُ مَالًا لُّبَدًا ( 6 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 6
He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance."
أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُ أَحَدٌ ( 7 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 7
Does he think that no one has seen him?
أَلَمْ نَجْعَل لَّهُ عَيْنَيْنِ ( 8 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 8
Have We not made for him two eyes?
وَلِسَانًا وَشَفَتَيْنِ ( 9 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 9
And a tongue and two lips?
وَهَدَيْنَاهُ النَّجْدَيْنِ ( 10 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 10
And have shown him the two ways?
فَلَا اقْتَحَمَ الْعَقَبَةَ ( 11 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 11
But he has not broken through the difficult pass.
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْعَقَبَةُ ( 12 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 12
And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass?
فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ ( 13 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 13
It is the freeing of a slave
أَوْ إِطْعَامٌ فِي يَوْمٍ ذِي مَسْغَبَةٍ ( 14 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 14
Or feeding on a day of severe hunger
يَتِيمًا ذَا مَقْرَبَةٍ ( 15 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 15
An orphan of near relationship
أَوْ مِسْكِينًا ذَا مَتْرَبَةٍ ( 16 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 16
Or a needy person in misery
ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْمَرْحَمَةِ ( 17 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 17
And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.
أُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ ( 18 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 18
Those are the companions of the right.
وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِآيَاتِنَا هُمْ أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ ( 19 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 19
But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left.
عَلَيْهِمْ نَارٌ مُّؤْصَدَةٌ ( 20 ) Al-Balad ( The City ) - Ayaa 20
Over them will be fire closed in.

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