Surah Al-Balad: The Territory
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
NO! I call to witness this Territory!—
and you have lawful rights in this Territory,
and the begetter, and whom he has begotten.
We have certainly created man into hardship.
Does he think that no one has power over him?
He says: “I have spent heaps of wealth.”
Does he think that no one sees him?
Have We not made for him two eyes,
and a tongue and two lips,
and pointed out to him the two highways?
But he does not rush ahead to the uphill road;
and what will make you know what the uphill road is?
The freeing of a captive,
or the feeding in the days of famine—
an orphan of near relation,
or a poor lying in dust.
Then he is of those who believe, and enjoin one another to perseverance and enjoin one another to mercy.
These are the companions of the Right-hand.
But as to those who disbelieve in Our Messages, they are the fellows of the Left-hand.
On them will be a Fire vaulted over.