Surah Al-Balad (The City) - Aya count 20
لَاۤ أُقۡسِمُ بِهَـٰذَا ٱلۡبَلَدِ ﴿١﴾
I swear by this city, Makkah -
وَأَنتَ حِلُّۢ بِهَـٰذَا ٱلۡبَلَدِ ﴿٢﴾
And you, [O Muhammad], are free of restriction in this city -
وَوَالِدࣲ وَمَا وَلَدَ ﴿٣﴾
And [by] the father and that which was born [of him],
لَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ فِی كَبَدٍ ﴿٤﴾
We have certainly created man into hardship.
أَیَحۡسَبُ أَن لَّن یَقۡدِرَ عَلَیۡهِ أَحَدࣱ ﴿٥﴾
Does he think that never will anyone overcome him?
یَقُولُ أَهۡلَكۡتُ مَالࣰا لُّبَدًا ﴿٦﴾
He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance."
أَیَحۡسَبُ أَن لَّمۡ یَرَهُۥۤ أَحَدٌ ﴿٧﴾
Does he think that no one has seen him?
أَلَمۡ نَجۡعَل لَّهُۥ عَیۡنَیۡنِ ﴿٨﴾
Have We not made for him two eyes?
وَلِسَانࣰا وَشَفَتَیۡنِ ﴿٩﴾
And a tongue and two lips?
وَهَدَیۡنَـٰهُ ٱلنَّجۡدَیۡنِ ﴿١٠﴾
And have shown him the two ways?
فَلَا ٱقۡتَحَمَ ٱلۡعَقَبَةَ ﴿١١﴾
But he has not broken through the difficult pass.
وَمَاۤ أَدۡرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلۡعَقَبَةُ ﴿١٢﴾
And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass?
فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ ﴿١٣﴾
It is the freeing of a slave
أَوۡ إِطۡعَـٰمࣱ فِی یَوۡمࣲ ذِی مَسۡغَبَةࣲ ﴿١٤﴾
Or feeding on a day of severe hunger
یَتِیمࣰا ذَا مَقۡرَبَةٍ ﴿١٥﴾
An orphan of near relationship
أَوۡ مِسۡكِینࣰا ذَا مَتۡرَبَةࣲ ﴿١٦﴾
Or a needy person in misery
ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُواْ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلۡمَرۡحَمَةِ ﴿١٧﴾
And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.
أُوْلَــٰۤىِٕكَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلۡمَیۡمَنَةِ ﴿١٨﴾
Those are the companions of the right.
وَٱلَّذِینَ كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔایَـٰتِنَا هُمۡ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلۡمَشۡـَٔمَةِ ﴿١٩﴾
But they who disbelieved in Our signs - those are the companions of the left.
عَلَیۡهِمۡ نَارࣱ مُّؤۡصَدَةُۢ ﴿٢٠﴾
Over them will be fire closed in.