In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.
1I do call to witness this city.
2And you are a freeman of this city.
3And parent and child.
4Verily, We have created man into toil and struggle.1
5Does he think that none has power over him?
6He may say: “Wealth have I squandered in abundance!”
7Does he think that none beholds him?
8Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?
9And a tongue and a pair of lips?
10And shown him the two highways?
11But he has made no haste on the path that is steep.
12And what will explain to you the path that is steep?
13Freeing the bondman;
14Or the giving of food in a day of privation.
15To the orphan with claims of relationship.
16Or to the indigent in the dust.
17Then will he be of those who believe and enjoin patience
(constancy and self-restraint) and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.
18Such are the companions of the right hand.
19But those who reject Our signs they are the unhappy companions
of the left hand.
20On them will be fire vaulted over.
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
1La uqsimu bihazal balad
2Wa antahilun bihazal balad
3Wa walidi wa ma walad
4Laqad halaqna linsana fi kabad
5Ayahsabu alayaqdira alaihi ahad
6Yaqulu ahlaku malal lubada
7Ayahsabu alam yarahu ahad
8Alam najal lahu ainain
9Wa lisana wa syafatain
10Wa hadainahu najdain
12Wa ma adraka ma laqabah
14Au itamun fi yaumin zi masgabah
15Yatiman za maqrabah
16Au miskinan za matrabah
17Summa kana minal lazina amanu wa tawasau bisabri wa tawasau bil
18Ulaika ashabul maimanah
19Wa lazina kafaru bi ayatinahum ashabul masamah
20Alaihim naru musadat
1. God did not create man to struggle, that
came about as a result of the man’s sin against God Almighty. Genesis
to Adam he said, “Because you have listened
to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded
you, ‛You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the
days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you
shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat
bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you
are dust, and to dust you shall return.”