Surah Al-Balad: The Territory

Revealed at Makkah



With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding


90:1
NO! I call to witness this Territory!—


90:2
and you have lawful rights in this Territory,


90:3
and the begetter, and whom he has begotten.


90:4
We have certainly created man into hardship.


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


90:6
He says: “I have spent heaps of wealth.”


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


90:8
Have We not made for him two eyes,


90:9
and a tongue and two lips,


90:10
and pointed out to him the two highways?


90:11
But he does not rush ahead to the uphill road;


90:12
and what will make you know what the uphill road is?


90:13
The freeing of a captive,


90:14
or the feeding in the days of famine—


90:15
an orphan of near relation,


90:16
or a poor lying in dust.


90:17
Then he is of those who believe, and enjoin one another to perseverance and enjoin one another to mercy.


90:18
These are the companions of the Right-hand.


90:19
But as to those who disbelieve in Our Messages, they are the fellows of the Left-hand.


90:20
On them will be a Fire vaulted over.