Sura 90
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The City (Al-Balad)

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

11Falaqtahamal aqabah

12Wa ma adraka ma laqabah

13Faku raqabah

14Au itamun fi yaumin zi masgabah

15Yatiman za maqrabah

16Au miskinan za matrabah

17Summa kana minal lazina amanu wa tawasau bisabri wa tawasau bil marhamah

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 3:17-19 reads:

And 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.

 


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